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How To Make a Graham Cracker Pie Crust


Crumb Crust

Crumb Crust

Photo © Diana Rattray
This simple graham cracker crust mixture is easy to prepare, and may be used for a 9-inch pie or cheesecake.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 10 minutes

Here's How:

  1. In a small saucepan or the microwave, melt 1/2 cup of butter. (1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons)
  2. Place about 30 graham crackers in a plastic bag. Roll with a rolling pin until finely crushed. This may be done in small batches. Or, use a food processor to make fine crumbs.
  3. Measure 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs into a medium bowl.
  4. Add 1/3 cup of granulated sugar to the graham crackers.
  5. Add the melted butter.
  6. Stir or blend the ingredients together with your hands.
  7. Press the crumb mixture into the pie plate or springform pan.
  8. To pre-bake the pie crust, bake for 10 to 12 minutes in a preheated 350° F. oven.
  9. Fill the crust and refrigerate or bake, following your recipe for pie or cheesecake.


  1. Add a little cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice to the crumbs for a spiced flavor.

What You Need

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 30 graham crackers
  • 1/3 cup sugar

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