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Graham Cracker Crust

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Graham Cracker Crust is a great alternative to regular pie crusts. It is a simple recipe that can be used for different types of pies and bars. Enjoy!
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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This crust can be made and used as is or baked in the oven.

Ingredients:
  • Crushed Graham Crackers (about 1 package of 8 crackers per pie crust)
  • 6 Tbs Melted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
Optional:
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey (will make the crust darker if baked)

Step 2: Prepare and Mix

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We are going to start with crushing our graham crackers. You can do this by hand, I've done it in the past, but I had this cute little food processor at my disposal so I used that.

Once you have your crackers ground up, you are going to mix that with the melted butter and sugar. Mix well! If it seems too dry, you can throw in some more butter.

Step 3:

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Time to line your pan! Whether you are making bars or a pie you can use this method. I wanted to get it pushed down but didn't want to put my hands all over it. So I used a piece of parchment paper and use that to press down the crust.

Now, you can refrigerate until you want to use it, or send it to the oven!

Step 4: Bake and Fill!

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To bake your crust, set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. (let it preheat) Bake it for about 12 minutes. It will start to get a darker brown.

Now just fill it up with whatever you want and enjoy!
andyforrest9 months ago
very interested, thanks
HelenaTroy10 months ago
I checked the UK equivant of graham crackers; there's nothing identical, but digestive biscuits seem to come closest. I've used that as topping for rhubarb crumble, I'll have to see if it'll work with this recipe as well! thanks for sharing
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  HelenaTroy10 months ago
Crazy! It has been a while since I was there, but I think those digestive biscuits would do quite well. You mainly needs just something crackery/cookiey!
savorthefood10 months ago
Nice, and what is your favorite pie filling?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  savorthefood10 months ago
I like chocolate pies and lemon meringue, and of course apple. For this particular crust I am attempting a jello-y filling. Stay tuned!
nanaverm10 months ago
Looks yummy! (A lower-fat version is to substitute frozen apple cider concentrate for some of the butter and sugar.)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  nanaverm10 months ago
That sounds tasty! Healthy is always good :)
italzboi10 months ago
This makes me want a smore! I can just imagine filling it with chocolate pudding and marshmallow fluff mmmmm :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  italzboi10 months ago
Oh, just wait until you see what I did with it (well not this pie) I used this recipe for a bar dessert to come!
Yum. I am not a fan of traditional pie crust for sweet pies, so I will definitely try this!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  rachaelwhitaker10 months ago
It is definitely worth trying, especially because it is so easy to do :)
kderevan10 months ago
I like the way you have left the edges "lumpy." Looks more appetizing than the usual graham cracker crust that way.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  kderevan10 months ago
Oh yes, the lumpy look was entirely on purpose :) I think it is quite delicious!
hunter99910 months ago
Nice and sweet! I like its simplicity!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  hunter99910 months ago
I know! Soooo easy to do :)