Making your own graham cracker crust is so easy and tastes so much better, you’ll never buy one from the store again!
Homemade Pie Crust
I am all for short cuts in the kitchen, I buy my onion precut and frozen and I love the fresh minced garlic you can buy in the produce section. But when it comes to pie crusts, homemade is always better. I know some people think making your own pie crust is too much work and too hard but I’m here to tell you, I can make a crust in less time than it takes me to run to the grocery store and buy one! Whether you are making a pastry pie crust or a graham cracker pie crust, homemade is the way to go!
I am a huge fan of graham cracker crusts, it might be my love of graham crackers dunked in milk as a treat that contributes to that but I love them!! Often, I will use a graham cracker crust, even when the recipe calls for a pastry crust like with my French Silk Pie. I love the sweetness and texture it gives to a pie.
Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients
All you need are three ingredients and if you are like me, you always have them on hand. Graham crackers are a staple at our house!
- Graham Cracker Crumbs
How to Make Homemade Graham Cracker Crumbs
- Use a mini food processor or a blender. You will be using 10 sheets of graham crackers (that is two squares to a sheet)
- Place broken crackers into the blender or food processor.
- Pulse or blend until fine crumbs are formed.
How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust
- Mix together the crumbs, sugar and butter.
- Mix together until it is combined and looks like wet sand.
- Press the crumbs into a 8 or 9 inch pie dish, pushing the crumbs up the sides of the pan also. You can even use a 10 inch dish, the crust will just be a bit thinner and will cook a bit faster.
- Bake the pie crust in a 350 degrees F oven for 10 minutes until it is lightly golden brown. Then let the crust cool, add your filling and bake again according to pie directions if needed.
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Graham Cracker Crust Recipe
Graham Cracker Crust
- 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 10 sheets
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 5 Tbsp butter melted
- Combine all three ingredients and stir until it forms a wet sand texture.
- Press crumbs into a 8 or 9 inch pie dish, pushing crumbs up the sides also
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.