Oreo Pie Crust
An oreo pie crust is the easiest crust you can make for any cheesecake, pie, or tart. This recipe can be used as an unbaked crust or baked crust and can be made with any flavor of oreo cookie or sandwich cookie! Pin it for Later »
Oreo Pie Crust Overview
- Skill Level: Beginner
This oreo cookie crust is just about the easiest chocolate pie crust you could ever make. It only requires two ingredients and can be made in less than 10 minutes.
An oreo pie crust can be used for both no-bake and baked pies or tarts. This crust can also be made with any flavor of oreo or similar sandwich cookie.
How to Make Oreo Pie Crust
An oreo pie crust is similar to a traditional graham cracker crust in that the cookies are ground into crumbs and mixed with butter to create the crust.
Step 1: Make Oreo Cookie Crumbs
You can turn the oreos into cookie crumbs by pulsing them in a food processor or blender or by placing them in a ziplock bag and beating them with a rolling pin or meat mallet to a fine crumb. You can make the crust with the whole cookie, including the cream filling.
Step 2: Mix the Cookie Crumbs with Melted Butter
Mix the cookie crumbs with melted butter until they are completely coated. I also like to add a pinch of salt to my crust to balance the sweetness of the filling it will be paired with, but this is optional.
Step 3: Press the Cookie Crust into the Pan
Press the cookie crumb into your pie or tart pan. I like to do this with a measuring cup to firmly press the crust in place and up the sides.
Step 4: Set the Crust
This crust can be used as is without being baked. Allow it to set in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes before filling it.
If you want a crunchier crust, you can bake it at 350 F (177 C) for about 10 minutes. Allow it to cool completely before filling it.
Tips, Tricks, & Techniques
- Pair this oreo pie crust with a no-bake cheesecake or to make a french silk pie even more decadent!
- Grind the oreo cookie crumbs very fine for a more cohesive crust, or keep the crumbs more coarse for a crumbly texture.
I used this oreo cookie crust in a my chocolate mousse tart pictured below.
Oreo Cookie Crust Ingredient Functions
- Oreo Cookies are the base for the crust and the main flavor. The oreo cream filling also helps the crust hold together.
- Melted Butter binds the cookie crumbs together to create a cohesive crust.
- Salt (optional) helps balance out the sweetness of the crust.
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- 20 (270 gr) whole Oreo cookies
- 1/4 cup (56 gr) unsalted butter
- pinch of salt
- Place the whole cookies into a food processor or blender and pulse until you have cookie crumbs. Alternatively, you can place them in a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to roll back and forth over the cookies until they are crumbs. Pour the crumbs into a medium bowl. You should have about 2 cups of crumbs.
- Stir in the melted butter, and a pinch of salt if desired, until all of the crumbs are completely coated with butter.
- Firmly press the cookie crumb mixture into the bottom and up the sides of your pie plate or baking dish. This is enough for a 9" round pie plate or spring form pan, as well as an 14 x 4.5" rectangular tart pan. The bottom of a glass or a measuring cup can be helpful to press the crumbs into an even layer.
- This crust can be used unbaked or baked. If you are baking the crust, bake at 350 F (177 C) for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely before filling the crust. A baked crust will have a crunchier texture and slightly more toasted flavor. If you are keeping the crust unbaked, place it in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to firm up before filling it.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0