Uncle Bill's Graham and Vanilla Wafer Pie Crust

READY IN: 35mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 34
    cup graham wafer crumbs
  • 34
    cup vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 12
    cup finely chopped lightly toasted almonds
  • 14
    cup butter, softened
  • vegetable oil, spray for pie dish
  • 1
    tablespoon all-purpose flour
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a mixing bowl, combine graham wafer and vanilla cookie crumbs and almonds, mix well to combine.
  • Cut in butter using a pastry blender or a fork until mixture is crumbly.
  • Prepare a 9 inch oven-proof pie dish by spraying with some vegetable oil, then dust with flour, Shake off any excess flour off the pie dish and discard.
  • This prevents the shell from sticking to the dish when baked.
  • Spoon wafter mixture into the pie dish; press evenly to the bottom and sides using a rounded soup spoon. Also, use a potato masher with small holes or squares to firm the bottom crumb mixture. The thickness should be about 1/4 inch.
  • Place the prepared pie dish in the freezer compartment for 30 minutes.
  • Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 400 F oven to set the crust.
  • Cool baked pie crust and continue with your pie filling mixture of your choice.
  • Pecans can also be used for some pie recipes.
  • Suggested recipes to look at: #87452, #18007, #18795, #18705, #18353, #18457.
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