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two hands pressing Oreo cookie crust into pie dish.

Perfect Oreo Cookie Crust

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes (if needed)
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 9-inch pie crust
  • Category: Pie
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Learn how to make a thick Oreo cookie crust with only 2 ingredients.


Ingredients

  • 22 regular Oreo cookies
  • 5 Tablespoons (72gunsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Make the crust: In a food processor or blender, pulse 22 Oreos (including the cream filling) into a fine crumb. You can also place them in a zip-top bag and crush them into fine crumbs with a little arm muscle and a rolling pin. You should have about 2 cups (packed) crumbs, or 250g. Pour crumbs into a large bowl.
  2. Add the melted butter and stir to combine. The mixture will be thick and quite wet. Try to smash/break up any large chunks.
  3. Pour the mixture into an ungreased 8-inch, 9-inch, or 10-inch pie dish, cake pan, springform pan, or square pan. With medium pressure using your hand, pat the crumbs down into the bottom and up the sides to make a compact, thick crust. If the mixture seems really wet and is not forming a nice crust, grind up 2 more Oreos and mix those crumbs in. Tip: You can use a small flat-bottomed measuring cup to help press down the bottom crust and smooth out the surface, but do not pack down too hard. If making a pie, run a spoon around the bottom “corner” where the edge and bottom meet to help make a rounded crust⁠—this helps prevent the crust from falling apart when you cut slices.
  4. For a baked dessert, pre-bake this crust per your filling recipe directions. I usually pre-bake for 8–10 minutes at 350°F (177°C). For a no-bake filling such as cookies & cream pie, bake for 10–12 minutes at 350°F (177°C). Cool the crust completely before using, unless your no-bake filling recipe instructs otherwise.

Notes

  1. Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: It’s freezer friendly! Freeze the prepared crust in your pan for up to 3 months. Thaw before using in your recipe. For shorter storage, keep the prepared crust in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before using in your recipe.
  2. Other Types of Oreos: Do not use Double-Stuf Oreos. Golden Oreos aren’t ideal either, because the mixture turns into mush. It’s best to stick with regular Oreos, or you can use peanut butter- or mint-flavor Oreos.
  3. Other Brands of Chocolate Sandwich Cookies: You can use generic/other brands. Keep in mind that other brands of chocolate sandwich cookies may not be the same size/weight, and that could change the amount of crumbs you get. For this crust you need 2 (packed) cups, or 250g, of cookie crumbs, so that may be more or less than 22 cookies if you’re using another brand.
  4. What Size Pan Does This Crust Fit? Use an 8-inch, 9-inch, or 10-inch pie dish, cake pan, springform pan, or square pan for this recipe. It’s not enough for a 9×13-inch pan. If you’re making a 9×13-inch dessert, such as these chocolate peanut butter cheesecake bars, I recommend using 30 Oreos (340g) + 8 Tablespoons (1/2 cup, or 115g) butter.

Keywords: Oreo cookie crust