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Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

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This easy graham cracker crust recipe is the perfect base for any pie. Easy ingredients and ready in under 20 minutes! A must have for any pie recipe. 

Graham pie crust in pie plate

Pie crusts… At least once a year they are the star of the show. Building a base for your pie is key to a delicious dessert! You want it to either be butter filled and flaky OR you want it to be like this crust.

THIS crust is a winner. Great with custards, chocolate, puddings, fruit… You name it, we love it. You can never go wrong with this:

Recipe Features:

  • Quick and Easy: This recipe comes together in under 20 minutes.
  • Minimal Ingredients: Only 4 ingredients, that are mostly pantry staples!
  • Easy to Customize: Swap the cookie type or the spices for an entirely new flavor.
Graham Crackers

What You’ll Need:

If you have made my cheesecake the recipe probably sounds familiar.  All you need to do is crush the crackers, stir in a little sweet and butter, and smash it into your pan for the perfect Graham Cracker Crust.

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs- Graham’s are my go-to for this recipe. Be sure to pound or blend the crackers until fine crumbs. 
  • Sugar- Granulated sugar, or white sugar, is what works best with this simple recipe.
  • Cinnamon- This ingredient is optional but a GREAT addition to the flavor profile of this pie crust. 
  • Butter- I use salted butter in my crust recipe. 

For a full list of ingredients and their measurements see the recipe card below.

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Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe

Step by Step Instructions:

How to make graham cracker pie crust from scratch is similar than it seems.

  1. Whisk the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Use a fork to cut in the melted butter. Press into your pie pan using the back of a large spoon or measuring cup.
  2. If you pie recipe calls for an unbaked crust you are good to go. If you need a baked crust cook for 5-7 minutes at 375 degrees.

What kind of pies do you have on the menu this year? I would love to hear how creative you are getting with those desserts! Leave a comment below.

Graham Cracker Pie Crust on One Sweet Appetite

Tips and FAQ’s:

Like many of the recipes on my site, this recipe is incredibly simple. It has minimal ingredients and takes under 20 minutes to prepare. But there are also some great tips I have included to help you on your pie journey.

How to customize this graham cracker crust recipe:

The great thing about this recipe is that you can get pretty creative with spices. We always add a touch of cinnamon but a little ginger, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice would add a unique flavor that would compliment any pie.

How to keep graham cracker crust from falling apart:

The secret to getting your graham cracker crust to stay together is in the crumble. You want to crackers to be super fine. I use a blender (affiliate) but you could also use a food processor (affiliate).

The other secret is pressing it tightly in the pan. I like to use the bottom of a measuring cup (affiliate) to help give it a nice packed and smooth finish.

What kind of pie can I make with a graham cracker crust?

THIS is the question of the hour. You can make so many pies in this crust type, but it is especially great for no-bake pies! Here’s a quick list of our favorites:

  • Banana Cream Pie
  • No-Bake Cheesecake
  • Coconut Cream Pie
  • Chocolate Silk Pie
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Peanut Butter Pie
Graham Cracker Pie Crust

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Graham Cracker Crust

Graham Cracker Crust

Yield: 1 crust
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

This easy graham cracker crust recipe is the perfect base for any pie. Easy ingredients and ready in under 20 minutes! A must have for any pie recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

  1. Whisk the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Use a fork to cut in the melted butter. Press into your pie pan using the back of a large spoon or measuring cup.
  2. If you pie recipe calls for an unbaked crust you are good to go. If you need a baked crust cook for 5-7 minutes at 375 degrees.

Notes

 We always add a touch of cinnamon but a little ginger, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice would add a unique flavor that would compliment any pie.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

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This easy graham cracker crust recipe is the perfect base for any pie. Easy ingredients and ready in under 20 minutes! A must have for any pie recipe. 
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