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Graham cracker pie crust baked and ready to be filled.

Graham Cracker Pie Crust

A simple and delicious crust for a wide variety of pies.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 1 9-inch pie
Author Laura

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups graham crackers, crushed The crushed graham crackers equal about 1 sleeve or 8 graham crackers.
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 

  2. Crush the graham crackers by putting them in a gallon plastic freezer-type bag, preferably one with a plastic "zipper" and roll over them with a rolling pin or a bottle until they are crushed. 

  3. Mix the crumbs, sugar, and melted butter in a bowl. 

  4. Spread the ingredients in a 9-inch pie pan, pressing the moist crumbs into the bottom and up against the sides of the pan with your fingers or a fork. 

  5. Bake for approximately 8 minutes, until the pie crust is a bit darker than when it started. When you take it out. press the warm crust with a fork to make sure that it stays close to the pan. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature before filling. 

    Graham cracker pie crust baked and ready to be filled.

Recipe Notes

If you melt the butter by microwaving it in a medium-large bowl, then you only need that one bowl for the mixing and can just add the crumbs and sugar once the butter is melted. (I'm all in favor of fewer dishes to wash.)