Making your own graham cracker crust is so easy and tastes so much better, you’ll never buy one from the store again!
I am all for short cuts in the kitchen. I buy my onion precut and frozen, 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!! I often 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.
How to Make A Graham Cracker Crust
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!
- You will need 1 1/4 cups of graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and 5 Tbsp of butter.
- I use my mini food processor to make my graham cracker crumbs but a blender will work also. You will be using 10 sheets of graham crackers (that is two squares to a sheet)
- 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.
Recipes using a Graham Cracker Pie Crust
Graham Cracker Crust Recipe
- 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.
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