Shortbread Crust

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  • Easy no bake Shortbread Crust Recipe for cheesecake, pies, bars and tarts.

    no bake shortbread crust recipe

    As it starts to warm up, I tend to use my oven a little less. It’s a mix of wanting to spend more time outdoors and a smaller effort in the kitchen, and the love for all things chilled this time of year.

    That’s one of the many reasons I love this no bake Shortbread Crust! It’s simple, buttery, sweet but yet not too sweet, making it a delicious base for cheesecakes, pies, bars, tarts and more. This Shortbread Crust Recipe creates a thick crust with great texture and can hold filling without becoming soggy.

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    How to Make Shortbread Pie Crust:

    It’s quick and easy to make and like so many of my recipes, only uses a few ingredients. Shortbread cookies, butter and sugars are all you need to make this tasty treat. You can even just dump them all into a food processor and let it do all the “work.” It takes just 3 minutes!

    shortbread crust from cookies

    It’s so hard to use your spoon to press it in your pie dish rather than into your mouth.

    shortbread crust recipe

    A Shortbread Crust is often a welcomed, but unexpected surprise when slicing into a pie where most anticipate the usual graham cracker crust.

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    Shortbread Crust isn’t Just for Pies

    So, what should you put in a shortbread crust? The list is endless, but here are a few of my Shortbread Crust Recipe favorites: Pecan Pie Bars, Lemon Pie, Rhubarb Bars, Fruit Pizza, Banana Cream Pie, Lemon Berry Pie, Lemon Tart and whatever your little heart desires {um, all of the above, please?}

    shortbread crust for pie and bars

    The Best Shortbread Crust Recipe:

    Shortbread Crust Recipe

    Easy no bake Shortbread Crust for a simple and sweet base for pies, cheesecakes, tarts, bars and more!
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword bars, cheesecake, no bake, pie crust, shortbread, tart
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 8
    Author Julie Blanner

    Ingredients

    • 10 oz shortbread cookies
    • 6 Tbsp {salted} butter melted
    • 1 Tbsp brown sugar packed
    • 2 Tbsp sugar

    Instructions

    1. In a food processor {or bag with a mallet}, crush shortbread cookies until smooth.
    2. Add butter and sugars and combine in processor {or in a bowl with a spoon}.
    3. Press into a greased pie crust.
    4. Refrigerate 10+ minutes and fill.

    Recipe Notes

    It’s simple, buttery, sweet but yet not too sweet, making it a delicious base for cheesecakes, pies, bars, tarts and more. This Shortbread Crust Recipe creates a thick crust with great texture and can hold filling without becoming soggy.


    If you’re a fan of sweet and salty, you’ll love my Pretzel Crust recipe! It’s a favorite with Chocolate or Peanut Butter Cheesecake.

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