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, and you can bake it or leave it the way it is and fill it up.

I used this for my Lemon Curd Jell-O Pie (without baking it) and Raspberry Jell-O Pie (baked crust).

I also used this as the base of my S'more Brownie Bars.

Step 1: Ingredients

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

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

Step 2: Prepare and Mix

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:

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!

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!



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    5 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    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!

    I like chocolate pies and lemon meringue, and of course apple. For this particular crust I am attempting a jello-y filling. Stay tuned!


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Looks yummy! (A lower-fat version is to substitute frozen apple cider concentrate for some of the butter and sugar.)

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    5 years ago

    This makes me want a smore! I can just imagine filling it with chocolate pudding and marshmallow fluff mmmmm :)

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    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!


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I like the way you have left the edges "lumpy." Looks more appetizing than the usual graham cracker crust that way.

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