Gingersnap Crust October 22 2012, 1 Comment

homemade pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust

Gingersnap crust is the perfect complement to our homemade pumpkin pie. A delicious fall treat!    

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Yield: Makes one 9” pie crust


1 3/4 cups gingersnap crumbs
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted


1. Using a food processor, blend about 3 cups of gingersnap cookies into crumbs. You should yield about 1¾ cups.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Then add the melted butter and stir until well combined. The mixture should stick together when pressed with your fingers. If not, add a little cold water (up to 1 Tbsp).

3. Press the crumbs into a 9” pie plate. Bake at 350F for about 10 minutes. Cool completely before making our homemade pumpkin pie.

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