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Graham Cracker Crust

Making your own homemade graham cracker crust is quick and amazingly easy. The ingredients are minimal and easy to keep on hand for whenever the mood to make a pie strikes.

Making your own homemade graham cracker crust is quick and amazingly easy. The ingredients are minimal and easy to keep on hand for whenever the mood to make a pie hits you.

You’ll need graham crackers (or graham cracker crumbs), granulated sugar, brown sugar, unsalted butter, and cinnamon (optional).

To prepare your own graham cracker crumbs, either pulverize the graham cracker sheets in a food processor or place them in a large ziplock back and use a rolling pin to crush them into fine, sandy crumbs. I’ve used both methods, and one works just as well as the other, although with the food processor it’s definitely easier and faster to attain the consistent crumb consistency you will want for your crust.

Graham Cracker Crust

Add the sugars, melted butter, and optional cinnamon, and blend together until the crumb mixture is well-combined and looks slightly damp throughout.

Graham Cracker Crust

Transfer the crumb mixture to your pie or tart pan, and press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan with a pastry tamper, or the bottom of clean glass or measuring cup. Press the crumbs up the sides of the pan, tidy up the top edges, and pop it into the oven to bake for about 10 minutes.

Generally, you’ll want to make your pie crust as the first step of your recipe, so the crust has time to cool while you prepare the filling.

Graham Cracker Crust
Graham Cracker Crust

Servings:

8

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

10 minutes

Difficulty:

Easy

Introduction

About this Recipe

By: Tess

Making your own homemade graham cracker crust is quick and amazingly easy. The ingredients are minimal and easy to keep on hand for whenever the mood to make a pie hits you!

Graham Cracker Crust

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups (approx. 10 graham cracker sheets), finely ground graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

Notes and Tips

Generally, you’ll want to make your pie crust as the first step of your pie or tart recipe, so the crust has time to cool while you prepare the filling.

Check out my video where I show you just how easy it is to make your own homemade crusts for pie and tart pans!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Step 2

Pulverize your graham crackers in a food processor, or place them in a large ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into fine, sandy crumbs.

Step 3

Add sugars, melted butter and cinnamon (optional) to the graham cracker crumbs, and pulse your food processor until the mixture is blended. You can also toss everything together in a bowl using a fork. The crumb mixture should be well-combined and look slightly damp.

Step 4

Transfer crumb mixture into your 8” or 9” pie pan or tart pan, and press them tightly into the bottom of the pan. A pastry tamper or the bottom of a clean glass or measuring cup works well for this. This recipe will also work for cheesecake in a 9” or 10” springform pan.

Step 5

Using your fingers, press the crumbs firmly all around the sides of the pie pan, and tidy up the top edges.

Step 6

Bake at 350° F for 7 – 10 minutes. Cool.

Additional Comments:

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
Food processor or rolling pin
Pie pan or tart pan
Medium bowl

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Graham Cracker Crust

Graham Cracker Crust Recipe Card


  • Author: Tess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 1 pie crust 1x

Description

Making your own homemade graham cracker crust is quick and amazingly easy. The ingredients are minimal and easy to keep on hand for whenever the mood to make a pie hits you.


Scale

Ingredients

1 ½ cups (approx. 10 graham cracker sheets), finely ground graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. Pulverize your graham crackers in a food processor, or place them in a large ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into fine, sandy crumbs.

3. Add sugars, melted butter and cinnamon (optional) to the graham cracker crumbs, and pulse your food processor until the mixture is blended. You can also toss everything together in a bowl using a fork. The crumb mixture should be well-combined and look slightly damp.

4. Transfer crumb mixture into your 8” or 9” pie pan or tart pan, and press them tightly into the bottom of the pan. A pastry tamper or the bottom of a clean glass or measuring cup works well for this. This recipe will also work for cheesecake in a 9” or 10” springform pan.

5. Using your fingers, press the crumbs firmly all around the sides of the pie pan, and tidy up the top edges.

6. Bake at 350° F for 7 – 10 minutes. Cool.


Notes

Generally, you’ll want to make your pie crust as the first step of your pie or tart recipe, so the crust has time to cool while you prepare the filling.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
Food processor or rolling pin
Pie pan or tart pan
Medium bowl

Keywords: pie crust, graham cracker crust

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