fills 22cm pie dish
Crushed biscuits, sweet and savoury, can be used a simple base for cheesecakes, slices and pies, instead of pastry. They can also be combined with other ingredients and used to make all sorts of sweet and savoury finger food and nibbles to have with drinks and coffee.
fills 22cm pie dish
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook | Chill | Freeze
10 mins
Oven Settings
Fan Forced
Oven Temperature
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins


  1. Sweet or savoury biscuits (plain, without fillings)
  2. Melted butter (amount will depend on how many biscuits you have)


  1. In a small saucepan or the microwave, melt the butter.
  2. Place the biscuits into a food processor or electric chopper and pulverize into crumbs.
  3. Measure 1½ cups of crumbs into a medium bowl.
  4. Add enough of the melted butter to moisten the crumbs but not make them wet.
  5. Stir or blend together with your hands.
  6. Press into the pie plate or other pan, or use as instructed in your recipe (sometimes only the crushed biscuits will be used without the melted butter, so follow your instructions).
  7. To pre-bake the pie crust, bake for 8 to 10 minutes in a preheated 180°C oven.
  8. Any leftover biscuits can be stored in a the fridge or frozen till required.
Adapted from 180°C
Adapted from 180°C
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