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Graham Cracker Crust

Homemade Graham Cracker Pie Crust-Crushed graham crackers, melted butter and sugar baked in a pie plate until golden brown.

homemade graham cracker pie crustToday’s recipe can’t get much easier…unless you buy a a graham cracker crust from the store. Been there, done that. Obviously when you’re in a pinch the store bought crusts will work just fine. However, the homemade ones are cheaper and taste much better.  I say cheaper because you can buy a whole box of graham crackers which will be enough graham crackers for more than one pie crust.

I wasn’t sure if a Homemade Graham Cracker Crust Recipe deserved it’s own individual blog post. But, it does. It most certainly does. I figured with the upcoming holidays there tends to be a lot of pie making and if you’re not a fan of a traditional pastry crust then you may prefer a homemade graham cracker crust.

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Recently, I started using my Ninja food processor bowl to crush up the graham crackers. Once they are all crushed I add the sugar and melted butter and then pulse a few more times. I like this method and I think it gives more flavor to the crust because the butter is blended much better.

Previously, I would pour the melted butter over the top of the crust once it was packed into the pie plate.

Depending on what pie I am filling the crust with I may add a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon when I add the butter and sugar.

I like to use this tool to pack the crust.

Homemade Graham Cracker Pie Crust
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Ingredients
  1. 8 or 9 whole graham crackers (about 1 sleeve)
  2. 1/3 cup sugar
  3. 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Pulse until all large pieces are broken and the crackers are all crumbly.
  3. Remove lid.
  4. Add the sugar and melted butter and cinnamon, if using.
  5. Pulse several more times and stop to scrape the sides of the bowl one or two times.
  6. Pour crumb mixture into a pie plate.
  7. Using the back of a glass or a tarte tamper to help pack the crust.
  8. Don't overfill if you're using a smaller size pie plate because the pie filling may run out.
  9. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
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Comments

  1. The devil is in the details! Technique can often trump ingredients. I am learning that when it comes to baking especially!

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