How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust with Photo Instructions

  • 01 of 09

    Making a Graham Cracker Crust

    Graham Cracker Crust by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    A Completed Graham Cracker Crust. Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    I know that for convenience you could just buy an already made graham cracker crust in a metal pan. Try to resist doing it. A homemade graham cracker crust tastes so much better than a store-bought one. The very best tasting graham cracker crusts are made by crushing the graham crackers yourself. Don't skimp on the butter or sugar either. Use real butter and sugar in the amounts required by the recipe. Baking the crust will pull these ingredients together. I promise you'll get...MORE compliments on the crust as it actually has some flavor and good texture.

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  • 02 of 09

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust - Step One

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step One (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust. How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step One (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    A graham cracker crust is made with graham cracker crumbs. Graham cracker crumbs can be bought. They are typically sold in a cardboard box. I prefer not to use already-made graham cracker crumbs, because the pieces are too uniform.

    There are a couple of ways to make your own graham cracker crumbs. One way would be to use a food processor. I prefer to make mine the old-fashioned way with a resealable plastic bag and a rolling pin. It's a good way to release any pent-up aggression.

    Begin my...MORE sealing the graham crackers in the bag. Hit the crackers a few times with the rolling pin.

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  • 03 of 09

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust - Step Two

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step Two (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo. How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step Two (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    After hitting the bag a few times, begin moving the rolling pin back and forth crushing the graham cracker crumbs into smaller pieces.

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  • 04 of 09

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust - Step Three

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step Three (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust. How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step Three (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Continue rolling until all pieces are of similar size.

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  • 05 of 09

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust - Step Four

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step Four (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step Four. How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step Four (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Place the graham cracker crumbs into a bowl along with the sugar and butter.

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  • 06 of 09

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust - Step Five

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step Five (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust. How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step Five (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Stir the crumbs, sugar and butter until combined.

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  • 07 of 09

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust - Step Six

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step Six (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust. How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step Six (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Pour crumb mixture into glass pie plate.

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  • 08 of 09

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust - Step Seven

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step Seven (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust. How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step Seven (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Use your hands to flatten out the crumb mixture in the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate.

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  • 09 of 09

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust - Step Eight

    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step Eight (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust. How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust Photo - Step Eight (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Baking a graham cracker crust is optional. If desired, bake the crust in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F. for 8 to 10 minutes. Another way to set the crust is to refrigerate it for 30 minutes.

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