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Ginger Crumb Crust Recipe

Serves 8


  • 1 1/4 cups Gingersnap crumbs
  • 3 ounces crystallized ginger, sliced
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees with a rack in the middle.
2. In a food processor, process the crumbs, crystallized ginger, sugar and ground ginger until they're as fine as possible.
3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the melted butter.
4. Set aside 1/4 cup of the crumb mixture for decorating the top of the pie.
5. Press the rest of the crumb mixture over the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-inch deep pie pan.
6. Bake the crust for 10 minutes.
7. On a separate pan or sheet of foil, at the same time, bake the 1/4 cup of crumbs.
8. Cool the pie shell completely before putting a cold filling.
9. If the extra crumbs need to be crumbled, crumble them.
10. Makes one deep 9-inch pie shell or 8-inch springform crust.


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Main Ingredient:Herb and Spice
Preparation Method:Baking
Dish:Pastry / Dough
Pie / Pie Crust

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