Creative Cheesecake Crusts

Many cheesecake recipes call for a classic graham-cracker crust, but the flavor of the crust is limited only by your imagination. Choose one that complements your filling, and get creative.

"You can use practically any cookie to make a crust," says Cherylptw. "Just pulse it to make crumbs and add a little butter to bind." Hounds like using chocolate wafers, gingersnaps, sugar cookies, and digestive biscuits. If you use Oreos or other cream-filled cookies, you don't even need butter, says nemo; the cream filling acts as a binder.

Crumbs made from dry cake or other day-old baked goods also work great, says chowser. And hotoynoodle suggests a nut crust, made from ground nuts, butter, and sugar.

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