This all-purpose tart shell made from Ritz crackers is a nice alternative to the traditional Graham Cracker crust. Try it with Black and Blue Buttermilk Tart or Fig Tart with Bittersweet Ricotta Chocolate Cream Filling.

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  • Course Dessert
  • Cuisine American
  • Keyword All-Seasons, Different, Do-Ahead, Oven Baked, Sweet
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
1 9" pie shell 5 minutes 15 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
1 9" pie shell 5 minutes 15 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
20 minutes
Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Ingredients
  • 2 sleeves Ritz Crackers or 56 crackers
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tb of sugar divided
Servings: 9" pie shell
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Instructions
  1. Gather all ingredients before starting recipe
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F
Tart Crust
  1. Add crackers to food processor pulse until finely ground, pulsing 6 to 8 times. Add egg white, butter, and 3 tablespoons of the sugar. Pulse until well combined, about 4 more times.
  2. Melt butter and separate one egg. Add melted butter, the egg white and 3 tablespoons of sugar to the crumbled crackers.
  3. Scatter crumb mixture evenly on bottom of a 9” inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Firmly press crumbs on bottom and against sides of pan using a straight-sided glass or dry measuring cup.
  4. Bake crust in pre heated oven until golden brown around the edges, 12 to 14 minutes.
  5. Cool completely before adding filling.

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