Vanilla Wafer Pie Crust

"From Mom's recipe box. Fill with your favorite cooked or no-cook pie filling (this crust won't stand up to being rebaked once filled, like a graham cracker crust)."
 
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Ready In:
10mins
Ingredients:
3
Yields:
1 9" pie crust
Serves:
8
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ingredients

  • 1 13 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened (1/2 stick)
  • 14 cup sugar
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directions

  • Blend crumbs, butter and sugar thoroughly. Pour into 9" pie plate; press down firmly into bottom and sides with the bottom of a glass. Bake in preheated 375°F oven for 5 minutes. Cool completely before filling with softened ice cream, stiff custard or pudding, or other fully-cooked or no-cook-needed pie filling.

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Reviews

  1. Just what I was looking for! Used animal crackers, which were first demolished in the Kitchen Aid mini processor, and one packet of Stevia in place of the sugar. The animal crackers hold up so much better to the strawberry pie than graham crackers, but vanilla wafers would probably do very well too. Thanks for sharing!
     
  2. This is a wonderful crust recipe. I used it for a low cal cheesecake. I don't think it needs the additional sugar, but that's just personal preference! Thank you for such a great recipe!
     
  3. Changed the yield to 1.5 for my 9" deep dish glass pie pan.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Just what I was looking for! Used animal crackers, which were first demolished in the Kitchen Aid mini processor, and one packet of Stevia in place of the sugar. The animal crackers hold up so much better to the strawberry pie than graham crackers, but vanilla wafers would probably do very well too. Thanks for sharing!
     

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I'm a 48 y/o gay Jewish man in the suburbs immediately north of New York City. I'm a general internist, practicing and teaching at a medical college north of NYC. I also earned a Masters in Public Health degree in 2013. After a Walt Disney World trip in Dec 2006 where I had to rent an electric scooter because I couldn't manage the walking, I decided to have gastric bypass surgery, which was done Feb 28, 2007. I lost 160 lbs (though I've gained back about 60 of that since). I can't eat as much as I used to, so I want every bite to be extra good!
 
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