Vanilla Wafer-Almond Pie Crust

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 7 mins

Add a bit of character to plain vanilla pie crusts with some almonds... from Icebox Pies cookbook

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 40 vanilla wafer cookies (yield apprx. 1 1/4 cup crumbs)
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 14 cup thinly sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  2. Process cookies in food processor until finely ground.
  3. Combine crumbs, butter, salt, vanilla and almonds, stirring until crumbs are moistened.
  4. Press mixture evenly across 9-inch pie plate.
  5. Bake crust until crisp, about 7 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely before filling.
  7. Crust may also be wrapped tightly in plastic and frozen up to one month.


Most Helpful

I made this for a chocolate cream pie and it worked wonderfully. Next time, I will toast the almonds five minutes, then cool them before I add them to the crust mixture because I really like the flavor of toasted almonds. Any time you need a vanilla wafer cookie crust, I recommend this one because both the vanilla and the almonds make it special.

rochsann January 03, 2005

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