Homemade Graham Cracker Pie Crust

This Homemade Graham Cracker Pie Crust recipe is delicious and easy to make from scratch. The recipe only takes twenty minutes to pull together and is versatile enough to form the base for hundreds of desserts.

Learning how to make a graham cracker pie crust from scratch is a lot easier than it looks and is one of those standard baking items that are so helpful to have in your cooking repertoire. It doesn’t hurt that all three ingredients graham crackers, sugar, and butter are staples in a lot of kitchens, meaning that they’re always on hand.

Whether you’re making a graham cracker crust or traditional flour pie crust there’s something about making the whole pie from scratch that seems to make every bite taste better. This recipe makes enough crust to fill a 9 or 10-inch pie pan.

Graham cracker pie crusts are particularly good with cream pies, cheesecakes, and fruit desserts where their light crumbly texture and sweetness compliment the pie’s filling. A couple of scrumptious pie recipes that use graham cracker crusts are our Strawberry and Banana Cream pies.

 

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Homemade Graham Cracker Pie Crust

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 oz graham crackers, pulverized
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter, melted

Instructions

  • Using a food processor pulverize the graham crackers until they look like large grains of sand. If you don’t have a food processor place the graham crackers in a sealed ziplock bag before using a rolling pin to crush them.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the crushed graham crackers with the sugar and melted butter, stirring until everything is combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the center of an ungreased pie pan and using a measuring cup or small glass with a flat bottom compact the mixture into the shape of the pan. It helps if you work from the center to the outside of the pan. Using your fingers to form the crust along the edges.
  • Bake the crust in a 300ºF oven for 10 minutes. Let the crust cool for 30 minutes on a wire rack before using it for cold desserts.
  • If you’re making a no-bake dessert, you can chill the crust in the fridge for 2 hours instead of baking it in the oven.

Notes

6 oz of graham crackers works out to roughly 10 standard sheets or 1-1/2 cups of graham crackers.
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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Graham Cracker Pie Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Potassium 37mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 5.3%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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