Food - Drink
The Breakfast Staple That Will Elevate Your Pie Crust
By JEN PENG
The crust of a pie is arguably the most important part, which is why there are so many different types, including the crumb crust, made from finely ground crackers or cookies. If you're bored with your typical graham cracker crust, there's another pantry staple that makes for a great stand-in: breakfast cereal.
The beauty of a cereal crust is that you can use either your favorite cereal or whatever you have on hand to create an easy and delicious pie base. You can make a gluten-free pie crust using crushed Cheerios or Chex, or add a flavor twist with more assertive cereals like Fruity Pebbles or Reese's Puffs.
To make the crust, mix crushed cereal with butter, add sugar if your cereal isn't sweet, press the mixture into your pie pan, and bake it in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 F. You can skip baking if you properly chill your crust in the fridge so it sets, which is very important to make sure it doesn't fall apart.