How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust

How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust

This quick and delicious crust recipe is as easy as pie!

How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust
How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust
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When it comes to desserts, this tutorial on How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust is almost too simple to make! Using just three ingredients, this easy pie crust recipe is a delightful way to add some crunch and flavor to some of your favorite pies. You can use this easy graham cracker crust in a number of incredible desserts, including this incredible no-fuss recipe for Shortcut Pumpkin Pie! Other filling options can include chocolate mousse, fruit, or custard. You'll definitely wow the crowd when you serve up this pie at your next get-together!

Difficulty LevelEasy

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Five Ingredients or LessYes


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 10 full sheets of graham crackers)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar


  1. If you're starting out with full-sheet graham crackers, you can use a food processor or blender to grind them up. Or crush them in a zipped top bag with a rolling pin.

  2. Mix the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar together with a rubber spatula in a medium bowl until combined. The mixture will be thick, coarse, and sandy. 

  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of the dish or pan and slightly up the sides. This crust will fit into a 9- to 10-inch pan. Make sure it is tight and compact.

  4. For a baked dessert, pre-bake this crust per your recipe's directions (about 10 minutes at 300 degrees F or 7 to 8 minutes at 350 degree F). For a no-bake dessert, chill the crust for 2 hours before using it in your recipe.

Make Ahead Tip

This crust is freezer-friendly! Freeze the prepared crust in your pan for up to three months. Thaw before using it in your recipe. 

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I've always gotten pre-made graham cracker crust but this recipe looks simple enough for me to test out! This sounds perfect for pies!


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