Vanilla Wafer Crust Recipe

Pumpkin Butter Pie in Cookie Crust
Pumpkin Butter Pie in Cookie Crust. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8
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Use this vanilla wafer crust for your favorite pie filling. It's especially good for a no-bake pie like the pumpkin butter pie in the photo. 

Use it for any pie in place of a graham cracker or other cookie crumb crust.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups fine vanilla wafer crumbs, about 30 to 35 cookies
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Blend ingredients thoroughly.
  3. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Cool thoroughly before filling.

Serves 8.

Tips and Variations

  • Add a few tablespoons of finely chopped pecans or walnuts to the cookie crumbs.
  • Replace the vanilla wafer crumbs with gingersnap crumbs for a gingersnap crust.
  • Replace the vanilla wafer crumbs with chocolate cookie crumbs, ground animal crackers, or shortbread cookie crumbs.
  • Add about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon or other spices to the crumbs.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 5281
Total Fat 326 g
Saturated Fat 115 g
Unsaturated Fat 142 g
Cholesterol 1,956 mg
Sodium 2,090 mg
Carbohydrates 3 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 547 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)