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Press-In Crust (Basic Directions)


  • cups 300 g cookie crumbs (graham cracker, chocolate, vanilla wafers)
  • 3 tablespoons 37 g granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons 84 g butter, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Make the cookie crumbs by processing them in a food processor or placing them in a large resealable bag and rolling with your pin until finely crushed.
  • Place the cookie crumbs, sugar, and optional extras into a bowl. Add the melted butter and distribute it well with clean hands or a fork.
  • Turn the mixture into the pie pan and evenly spread it out over the bottom and up the sides, but do not spread on top of the rim. You can use your fingers, the back of a spoon, or even the rounded side of a coffee cup or a small bowl. Try to make the depth of the crust even on the sides and the bottom. Press in firmly!
  • Bake for 6 to 10 minutes until the edges have gained a little color. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.


P.S. You can also make a press-in crust combining nutmeal, oatmeal, coconut, spices, sugar, and melted butter.