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Step by Step Guide: How to Make a No-Bake Crust in a Springform Pan


  • Author: Beyond Frosting
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 9 inch crust 1x

Description

One of the best parts of a pie or cheesecake is the crust. This step-by-step guide will teach you How to Make a No-Bake Crust in a Springform Pan to  prepare the perfect no-bake crust.


Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 package Oreo cookies (14 oz)
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. For the crust: Prepare a 9-inch springform pan by lightly greasing the edges of the pan with cooking spray, and then wiping gently with a paper towel. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
  2. Grind the cookies into a fine crumb using a food processor or blender. Do not remove the filling.
  3. In a small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds. Pour the melted butter over the cookie crumbs and stir until the crumbs are well coated.
  4. Pour the crumbs into your springform pan and press firmly into the bottom and up on the sides to create a thick crust. Refrigerate the crust while you are preparing the filling.

Notes

  • A full package of Oreos (14 oz) has 3 1/2 cups (315g) of crumbs and has 36 cookies
  • 12 Oreos is about 1 1/4 cup (112g) of crumbs
  • For flavored Oreos (Golden, Lemon etc 15 oz+) use 7 tablespoons melted butter. There are less cookies in this package but there’s more filling.
  • Other crust options include: Shortbread cookies, graham crackers, Nilla Wafers, Nutter Butters, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gingersnaps or shortbread cookies.
  • For a graham cracker crust you need 2 ¼ cups graham crackers crumbs and 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • For a 9-inch pie plate, reduce the crust to 24-26 Oreos and 6-7 tablespoons of butter
  • For shortbread cookies, reduce to 6 tablespoons of butter since the cookies themselves have a lot of butter.