This recipe is sized for a nine or ten inch cheesecake but the same crust can be used for a pie.


  • 2 cups crushed chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Crush the cookies. (The easiest way to create the crumbs is with a food processor.)
  2. Mix the crumbs, sugar, and melted butter in a nine or ten-inch springform pan. Press the mixture into a crust across the bottom of the pan and up the sides.
  3. Put the crust in the refrigerator to set up while you prepare the filling.

Baker’s note: There is now a wide variety of springform pans to choose from: round, glass base, square, heart-shaped, rectangular, and silicone. We prefer the silicone pans with their leak proof seals, easy release, and easy clean-up.

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