Easy Oreo Cookie Crust Recipe

Make an Easy Oreo Cookie Crust at home with just two ingredients! This crust is perfect for both pies and cheesecakes and can be used as a baked or no-bake crust!

finished ore pie crust

Easy Oreo Cookie Crust for Pies and Cheesecakes

I’ve never been a user of store bought Oreo crusts. Not only do I just prefer to make my own, the “pie plate” they come in isn’t really the cutest thing. I’m all about using my own fun pie plates when I can.

And since Oreo cookie crusts are so easy to make on your own, I’ve just always done that. It takes maybe 10 minutes to put together – most people can’t even get to the store and back that quickly. So today I’m going to talk you through just what to do. I’ve made countless cheesecakes and plenty of pies and I’m a big lover of this crust.

finished oreo cheesecake crust

How to Make Oreo Cookie Crust

You only need two ingredients for this crust – Oreos and butter. There’s no need to remove the filling from the Oreos. It adds flavor and helps hold the crust together. That’s a big reason why the amount of butter I use in this crust is a decent amount less than I’d use in a graham cracker crust. You simply don’t need to add as much butter to help hold things together. So while you can use any flavor Oreo you like without having to make any adjustments, I’d recommend sticking with regular Oreos – not the double or mega stuf. Those will add even more moisture and might give you a crust that leaks a little butter when baked – mainly for a baked cheesecake crust.

Once you’ve got your butter and Oreo of choice, put the Oreos (filling and all!) into a food processor and pulse until you have fine crumbs. If you don’t have a food processor, you could put the Oreos into a bag and smash them with something like a rolling pin, but it’ll be harder to get nice, fine crumbs. Fine crumbs will hold together better.

Add the melted butter to the Oreo crumbs and stir them together until well combined. The mixture is added to your pie crust or springform pan and pressed into an even layer on the bottom and around the sides. I like to spray my dish with non-stick spray just to ensure no sticking.

oreo crumbs and butter combined in a bowl
adding oreo crust crumbs to springform pan

Do You Bake an Oreo Crust?

This Oreo Cookie Crust can be left as is and used for a no bake dessert, or baked. For a no bake dessert, refrigerate the crust until you’re ready to add your filling. For a baked crust, follow the instructions in the recipe for either a pie or cheesecake crust.

Tips For a Successful Crust

– You’ll notice I have different amounts listed for the pie crust and cheesecake crust. That’s because to get a full cheesecake crust, I believe you need more crust. There’s also a little more butter in the pie crust to ensure it all stays together. I think pie crust is much harder to remove from a pie plate without it falling apart, so the extra butter helps hold it together a little more.

– As I mentioned before, you do not need to remove the filling from the Oreos.

– If you’d like to make the crust ahead and freeze it, you can. If not using with a few days, cover it with aluminum foil, then wrap it in plastic wrap. It’ll be fine for 2-3 months.

– You can use a glass cup or measuring cup to help press the crust into the bottom of the pan you use to make sure they are tightly packed.

pressing crust into springform pan with glass cup
pressing crust into pie plate

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Recipe

Easy Oreo Cookie Crust Recipe

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pie crust
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Make an Easy Oreo Cookie Crust at home with just two ingredients! This crust is perfect for both pies and cheesecakes and can be used as a baked or no-bake crust!


Ingredients

Oreo Cookie Pie Crust

  • 24 Oreos (2 cups | 268g Oreo crumbs)
  • 4 tbsp (56g) butter, melted (salted or unsalted is fine)

Oreo Cookie Cheesecake Crust

  • 35 Oreos (3 cups |403g Oreo crumbs)
  • 5 tbsp (70g) butter, melted (salted or unsalted is fine)

Instructions

1. Add the Oreos to a food processor or blender and grind into fine crumbs. You do not need to remove the filling from the Oreos.
2. Add the Oreo crumbs to a bowl and combined with the melted butter.
3. Pour the mixture into your pie pan or springform pan (I like to grease mine to ensure no sticking) and press into an even layer on the bottom and up the sides.
4. For a no bake crust (pie or cheesecake), you can refrigerate it for 30 minutes before adding your filling. If you are going to bake it, bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: - Full crust
  • Calories: 381
  • Sugar: 15.2 g
  • Sodium: 585.7 mg
  • Fat: 29.7 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 27.7 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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34 Comments
  1. Paul

    I’m making a cherry pie filling (on top) cheesecake using cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice and an Oreo pie crust. Should I refrigerate or bake the pie crust? Thanks

    1. Lindsay

      You can do it either way. I personally always pre-bake my crust, even if it’s a no bake cheesecake. It just holds together better. But you don’t have to.

  2. Amber

    Will this come out the same if I remove the Oreo centre?
    And if I remove the centre will I need more Oreos to make the 3 cups of Oreo crumbs? Thank you

    1. Lindsay

      I haven’t ever removed the center so it’s hard for me to say of the exact outcome. But I know that leaving the center in means you don’t need as much butter. So you may need more butter because the crumbs will be dryer.

  3. Elaine Levine

    I am gluten intolerant, so was very very happy when Nabisco came out with gluten free oreos. Just made a pudding pie with them and it was amazing. I did bake the crust and it was still a bit hard, but my taste buds didn’t care a bit! Thank you for an easy and enjoyable recipe!!

  4. Lee Sells

    I followed the recipe exact except (don’t you love critics that start this way) I used Nutter Butter sandwich cookies. My Oh My, it was perfect! Filled it with a chocolate pudding and added more peanut butter to the Cool Whip. The crust and the topping were the best part.

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