Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

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Things You'll Need

  • 9-inch pie plate
  • 1 box graham crackers or pre-crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork
Substitute a graham cracker crust for a regular pie crust.
Substitute a graham cracker crust for a regular pie crust.

If you need a graham cracker crust for a baking recipe, you can easily make it. A homemade graham cracker crust can taste much better than a store-bought, pre-made crust. It's also quick to make one and, according to Nabisco, graham crackers contain no cholesterol.

Making Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

Step 1

Mixing bowls are essential for baking.
Mixing bowls are essential for baking.

Crush 24 graham cracker squares or measure out 1.5 cups of pre-crushed graham wafer crumbs. Put the crumbs into a mixing bowl.

Step 2

You can measure dry or wet ingrediants with a measuring cup.
You can measure dry or wet ingrediants with a measuring cup.

Mix ¼ cup white sugar with the crumbs in the mixing bowl, using the fork.

Step 3

Butter will melt very quickly in the microwave.
Butter will melt very quickly in the microwave.

Melt 1/3 cup of butter either on over low heat on the stove or in the microwave. Combine the butter with the graham cracker crumb mixture and mix them well with the fork.

Step 4

Use a glass or metal pie plate.
Use a glass or metal pie plate.

Press the crumb mixture into a 9-inch ungreased pie plate. Press it evenly and firmly into the bottom and the sides of the pie plate.

Step 5

Refridgerating the pie shell will help it stay together better.
Refridgerating the pie shell will help it stay together better.

Refrigerate the empty pie shell for at least half an hour before filling it with your favorite pie filling.

Tip

  • Add 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon for extra flavor.

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