Yield: Yields one crust for one 9-1/2-inch tart.
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I prefer Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers, Honey Maid Grahams and Nilla Vanilla Wafers for these crusts. If you don’t have a food processor, put the cookies in a zip-top bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
Great crust but it took 55 'Nilla wafers to make one cup of crumbs. Added 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, too - cuz' it's good for what ails ya'. 8-)Mahalo
Simple, basic & very easy recipe to use! You can adjust it with any type of non-sandwich cookie or cracker you wish, that will compliment your filling. I like a thicker crust, so usually double the recipe. As we're going with as many organic & clean foods as possible, I used an organic Animal Cookie. They worked out great!
Very pleased with this recipe. It was great with the pumpkin tart. I used homemade graham cracker crumbs (leftover from making homemade graham crackers) and added an extra 1/3 cup for better coverage in my tart pan and a thicker edge that would hold up better. I would be very careful using any packaged cookies as so many have partially hydrogenated oils and other poor quality, cheap, processed ingredients. Be sure to read labels if you choose this route. It takes a little fussing and time to press in the crust but it's worth it. I kept working at it until I was happy. I also used a dark, nonstick tart pan. Came out fine. Baked it at a little lower temp and watched so it did not get over browned. I will make this again and try other recipes in it.
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