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Monday, September 16, 2013

Mock Graham Cracker Pie Crust

Graham crackers are not found in Costa Rica, let alone a Graham cracker pie shell. The pie shell can probably be found in one of the high-end super market that caters to expats with expensive imported foodstuffs. The lack of Graham crackers should not deter you from making a pie.

I remember years ago, my sons' Tica grandmother used to make a pie crust with Galletas Maria. The Galleta Maria is a very popular sweet vanilla cookie with the crispness of a cracker. You can find it everywhere in Costa Rica, and this is my substitute for the original Rev. Sylvester Graham's cracker.

Preheat oven to 300° F.

Crush about 25-30 Galletas Maria until you have about 1½ cups of fine crumbs.

Mix this with ¼ cup of sugar, ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon and ¾ of a stick of butter, melted.

Firmly press the crumb mixture into a pie pan making sure to evenly cover the bottom and side.

Bake for 15 minutes and allow it to cool to room temperature before you add your pie filling.

1 comment:

  1. While you cannot buy Graham crackers or Graham Cracker crumbs in Costa Rica, you can find teddy Grahams at the Automercado. 1 box of Teddy Grahams ground up will make one pie crust.


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