Learn How To Make Graham Cracker Crust! This full photo tutorial shows you how to easily make a delicious and flexible recipe for graham cracker pie crust recipe.
Graham Cracker Crust pies and assorted desserts hold a special place in my heart. Honey sweet, buttery to the tongue and crumbly in all the right ways, there is just no wrong way to consume it.
There are an incredible amount of pie crust varieties: shortbread, oreo and the classic flaky, butter filled beauty. Each version is unique by its own right and they carry their own individual flavor matches.
Is it Easy to Make?
Sure, a Graham Cracker Crust is simple. It can be made in a mere fifteen minutes with just a handful of ingredients because it is a recipe made to be both accessible and delicious.
Homemade Graham Cracker Crust VS. Store Bought Version
So this post is for those of you who are picking up what I’m putting down right now. If you know the gospel that is the subtle crunch of the first bite into a slice of cheesecake then you’ll appreciate the gift that is this recipe.Now, we’ve all fallen victim to the grocery store graham cracker crust and its unreliable ways.
First, you’re forced to hunt through the shelf in the search of a crust without cracks, crumbles or just straight up shattered pieces. Once you’ve found what you’ve deemed to be the perfect one you take it home just to find its been damaged in the shuffle of things. So now that key lime pie, classic cheesecake or summer fruit tart on the menu for dessert is no more.
I’m here to tell you there’s a simple solution; one that requires no more than fifteen minutes of your time and only three ingredients to prepare. Homemade Graham Cracker Crust is one of easiest ways to not only save time and stress but also make your recipe more satisfying and delicious. After you’ve made this crust once, you’ll never find yourself in that dreaded grocery aisle again.
This recipe only has 2 major ingredients and one additional optional one:
- Graham Cracker Crumbs
- Melted Butter
- Sugar which is optional
These ingredients mixed together create something so special. They create a wonderfully stable crust.
The granulated sugar is optional because a lot of graham crackers are already sweetened so it really is up to you if you want to add the additional sugar. Because this is a dessert crust, the extra sweetness is always preferred in my opinion but feel free to remove.
How to Make Graham Cracker Crust
To start, you’ll need graham cracker crumbs, which can be quickly made by placing your graham crackers in a food processor and pulsing until they are fine crumbs.
Tip: If you do not own a food processor, place the crackers in a large ziploc bag, seal properly and go to town on them with a rolling pin or meat tenderizer. Great way to relieve a little tension!
Place your crumbs, sugar and butter in large bowl and mix together until the mixture is a little bit crumbly but holds together when squeezed in your hands.
Next, scoop the mixture into the pie dish of your choosing and press it down firmly on the bottom and up the sides.
Tip: You can use the back of a spoon or bottom of a measuring cup to help create a smoother, more even texture.
Finally, pop that crust in the oven and bake for ten minutes so that you’re crust will be nicely set. There you have it, a simple, homemade buttery crust that crumbles in all the right ways. All you have to decide on is what delicious filling to use tonight!
Note, this recipe can also be cut in half to fit the size of your pie dish or match your preferred crust thickness.
Graham Cracker Crust Desserts
Graham Cracker Crust Recipe
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar optional
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Whisk together graham cracker crumbs and sugar until combined in a large bowl. Next pour melted butter into mixture and mix together until crumbs are well coated.
- Pour the mixture into a 9 inch pie plate and press down into the plate and around the sides. Bake for 10 minutes to set.