Sometimes, you’re in no mood to whisk and bake, and other times, you just don’t have the time. Luckily, there’s a shortcut to making a pie crust, and it’s quick, easy and only requires a few ingredients. This no bake pie crust recipe will save you countless hours of whisking and baking. It will only take 10 minutes of your time and provide an end result that will astonish even the most pretentious foodies.
Perfect No Bake Pie Crust Recipe
When you make a pie crust from scratch, the trick is in the butter. The trick is in the butter in this easy no bake pie crust recipes too. Pay attention to the butter content on the shortbread or cookies you will use in this no bake crust recipe. The more butter they contain, the less you’ll need to use additionally to make the crust. If you’re not sure about their butter contents, it’s very easy to determine the outcome of this recipe. If the cookies you use are dry and crunchy, then you’ll need more butter. If they are soft, moist and crumble in your mouth, it means they naturally contain more butter and you won’t have to use plenty.
- 2 ½ cup of shortbread
- Sugar to taste
- 4 – 6 tablespoons of butter
If you don’t own a food processor or a blender, you can crumble the cookies in a Ziploc bag. Fill the bag and zip it. Take a rolling pin and roll over the Ziploc bag. When the cookies resemble crumbs, you can take them out and pour them in a large bowl. Add the butter and sugar and start mixing. When the texture resembles sand, but you can also form a ball that doesn’t crumble between your hands, the no bake crust is ready. You can form the crust in a dish and let it chill for an hour or two before making the pie.
Cooking tips and tricks
You can use any kind of dry cookie, biscuit or shortbread for this no bake pie crust recipe. Oreos, graham cookies, walkers, you name it. The favorite cookies you serve with tea can become your go-to ingredient for no bake crusts.
You can also add your favorite seasoning and make the crust full of flavor. Nutmeg, vanilla or cinnamon are most probably the ingredients listed in the cookies you use, so make sure you don’t overdo it.
There’s no need to bake this crust, as the cookies you’ll use are already baked. Use this crust for cheesecakes, cream pies or just fill them with pudding and call them your own special recipe.
When choosing the biscuits for the no bake crust, it’s always better to go with the whole wheat cookies, than white flour cookies. Whole wheat is dryer and more crumbly, whereas, white flour may become soggy after you fill the pie. With whole wheat, you’ll have the freedom to decide on the amount of butter you want to use.