How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust

With just three ingredients and about five minutes of your time, you can have this delicious Graham Cracker Crust on hand for any occasion!

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Easy Graham Cracker Crust

The key to a great graham cracker crust is simplicity. With just three ingredients and about five minutes of your time, you can have this delicious treat on hand for any occasion!

This is the only graham cracker crust you will ever need. It’s easy, delicious, and can be used in any recipe that calls for one!

You know that feeling when you bite into a sweet, buttery graham cracker crust and it melts in your mouth? That’s what we’re going for today.

There’s no better time than now because pre-made pies from stores tend to lack flavor and often taste stale too?

HOW TO MAKE A GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST RECIPE

It tastes better than anything purchased store-bought because our recipe uses less sugar – so there are not as many competing flavors fighting one another.

The quality of your crust can make or break the success rate for any pie you try to cook. Learn how with this lesson!

Springform Pan Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs (about 21 full graham cracker sheets)
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • For exact measurements, please see the recipe card below.

9 Inch Pie Plate Ingredients

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • Sugar
  • Butter
HOW TO MAKE A GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST RECIPE

Supplies Needed

What Kind of Pies Can I Use This With

These crusts can be used for many different kinds of pies.

Obviously, the main pie is cheesecake. I normally use a cheesecake pan rather than a springform pan so that I don’t have to wrap it in aluminum foil when doing the water bath.

I made this for my Easter Jello Pie recipe in a springform pan and it was perfect.

Here are a few more types of pies to use the graham cracker crust.

  • Fresh strawberry pie
  • Chocolate cream pie
  • S’mores pie
  • Mississippi Mud Pie
  • Lemon
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Pecan pie
  • Chocolate Pudding pie
  • Banana Cream

How to Make the Perfect Graham Cracker Crust

Start by placing your graham crackers in a food processor if you are using full sheets.

If you are using crushed cracker crumbs, measure them out into a bowl.

Add your sugar and mix thoroughly.

Melt your butter in a microwave-safe bowl.

Pour butter into the crumb mixture and stir until combined.

If you are using a springform pan, spray the bottom and sides with cooking spray.

Place crumbs inside and press with a measuring cup or use your fingers.

Bring your crumbs up the sides and press firmly.

Place in the freezer for about an hour if making a no-bake pie like my Easter Jello Pie recipe.

If you are using it for cheesecake, bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes.

The 9-inch pie plate directions will be the same except bake for about 7-8 minutes.

You can prepare this ahead of time and keep it in the freezer for up to three months.

Yield: 1

Easy Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

how to make a graham cracker crust recipe

With just three ingredients and about five minutes of your time, you can have this delicious Graham Cracker Crust on hand for any occasion!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs (about 21 full graham cracker sheets)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup melted Butter (2 sticks)

9 Inch Pie Plate Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted Butter

Instructions

  1. Start by placing your graham crackers in a food processor if you are using full sheets. HOW TO MAKE A GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST RECIPE
  2. If you are using crushed cracker crumbs, measure them out into a bowl. Add your sugar and mix thoroughly. 4 Layer Easter Jello Recipe 4
  3. Melt your butter in a microwave-safe bowl. how to make a graham cracker crust recipe
  4. Pour butter into the crumb mixture and stir until combined. how to make a graham cracker crust recipe
  5. If you are using a springform pan, spray the bottom and sides with cooking spray. how to make a graham cracker crust recipe
  6. Place crumbs inside and press with a measuring cup or use your fingers. how to make a graham cracker crust recipe
  7. Bring your crumbs up the sides and press firmly. how to make a graham cracker crust recipe
  8. Place in the freezer for about an hour if making a no-bake pie like my Easter Jello Pie recipe. easter jello pie recipe
  9. If you are using it for cheesecake, bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes. The 9-inch pie plate directions will be the same except bake for about 7-8 minutes. how to make a graham cracker crust recipe

Notes

You can prepare this ahead of time and keep it in the freezer for up to three months.

Supplies Needed

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 535Total Fat 35gSaturated Fat 20gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 81mgSodium 448mgCarbohydrates 53gFiber 2gSugar 30gProtein 3g

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In Conclusion

I’m not sure why anyone would want to eat something that tastes like it came from an old cardboard box at best and maybe somebody’s shoe repair kit as well?

Graham Cracker Crusts are incredibly easy when you know-how! All those store-bought ones lack in taste department so stick with making this one yourself if possible.

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HOW TO MAKE A GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST RECIPE

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