2000s Recipes + Menus
- Active Time:10 min
- Start to Finish:1 1/4 hr
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus additional for greasing
- 1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs (10 graham crackers or 24 small gingersnaps; about 6 oz)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Special equipment:a 9- to 9 1/2-inch pie plate (4-cup capacity)
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly butter pie plate.
Stir together all ingredients in a bowl and press evenly on bottom and up side of pie plate. Bake until crisp, 12 to 15 minutes, then cool on a rack to room temperature, about 45 minutes.
For pumpkin ginger cheesecake, use 4 (not 5) tablespoons melted butter plus additional for greasing.