Saturday, June 2, 2012

Vanilla Wafer Crust

Why have I not thought of this before?? Honestly, this crust is hands-down the best crumb-crust recipe I've run across. Make it tonight with your favorite cream pie filling and you don't regret it. (Although your thighs might.)

Vanilla Wafer Crust
Adapted from Ken Haedrich's PIE

1 ¾ cups finely ground vanilla wafers (start with about 4 cups crumbled crackers)
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Big pinch of salt
6 tablespoons melted butter

Crunch up crackers to make fine crumbs. Mix with dry ingredients.

Add melted butter and mix with fork until everything sticks together.

Epic fail: I only took two pictures of this process.
Press into 9-inch pie plate and bake at 350⁰ for 7 minutes.

Allow to cool completely before building your pie.

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