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“I didn't have any graham crackers so I decided to see what else I could use to make the crust. Who knew you could make a pie crust with cereal? I made mine with Captain Crunch. How fun is that! Recipe courtesy of The Joy of Cooking. Serving size is estimated.”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups breakfast cereal (flaked or puffed)
  • 12 cup butter, melted
  • 14 cup sugar (omit if the cereal if presweetened)
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

  1. Roll or grind the breakfast cereal. There should be 1 1/2 cups after crushing.
  2. Combine with the melted butter, sugar (if using), and cinnamon.
  3. An easy way to form the crust is after mixing to press another pie pan of the same diameter firmly into the dough. When the top pan is removed a crust of even thickness is underneath.
  4. Trim any excess that is forced to the top edge.
  5. Crumb crusts need not be baked before filling, but if used unbaked, must be first chilled thoroughly or the filling will immediately disintegrate the crust.
  6. If baked before filling, they require a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. It is best to cool the empty baked shell before filling.
  7. Fill a prebaked shell with chiffon fillings, bavarian creams, or gelatin whips topped with sweetened whipped cream, or with custard or fruit filling, which may be covered with a high meringue.

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