We are going to show you how to make graham cracker crust that is super easy. Skip those store bought pie crusts and make this in minutes at home. It is buttery and delicious for the absolute perfect graham cracker crust. 

Graham cracker crust in pie plate.
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Graham cracker crust has always been my favorite pie crust.  There is something about that delicious combination of graham crackers and butter that make a delectable crust for your next dessert.

 It is so delicious for lots of pie recipes. I also make 3 Ingredient Pie Crust Recipe for another great pie crust recipe.

Why we love this recipe

I think this homemade graham cracker crust recipe taste so much better than store-bought crusts.  The pie crusts are just so easy that you can whip these up in minutes. By the time you can take a trip to the grocery store, you can already have this delicious pie crust ready to go!

Ingredients for pie crust - graham cracker crumbs, sugar, salt, butter.

Ingredients

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Salt (omit if using salted butter)
  • Unsalted butter

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How to make Graham Cracker Pie Crust

Graham crackers in food processor.

Step 1. Start by crushing the graham crackers into fine crumbs with a food processor.

Crumbs in bowl.

Step 2. Add the crumbs to a medium bowl.

Sugar and salt combined in bowl.

Step 3. Then mix in the Sugar and Salt. Stir to combine.

Butter and crumb mixture in bowl.

Step 4. Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl and combine.

Mixture spread into pie plate.

Step 5. Pour the melted butter and graham cracker mixture into the pie pan.

Mixture pressed into pie plate.

Step 6. Press the mixture into bottom of the pan. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. To bake the crust, preheat the oven to 325 degrees and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Pro Tips

  • Made ahead Crust – Crust can be made ahead. Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze until ready to use. Thaw before filling.
  • Crush Graham Crackers – When you are preparing your graham crackers, make sure you have fine crumbs.
  • Evenly fill pie plate – When you are placing the graham crack mixture in the pie dish pack it in good. Evenly fill the bottom and the side with the mixture.
  • Cold Pie – If you are making a cold pie, refrigerator for 2 hours first. This makes it easier to smooth the filling over the pie crust
  • Brown SugarYou can substitute white sugar for brown sugar.
  • Measuring Cups – Be sure to use measuring cups to measure the amount you put in for each ingredient.
Graham cracker crust in pie plate with cheesecake and cherry topping.

FAQs

Do you have to bake the Graham Cracker Crust?

Baking the Graham Cracker Crust is optional. Since the graham crackers are already baked, it is not necessary to bake it. It will depend on your pie filling.

If you need to bake the filling, then the graham cracker crust will get baked. Most cream pies will not need to be baked.

If you desire that crispy crust, then you can bake it. Bake crust at 325 degrees for about 8 minutes.

What is the best pan to use?

This recipe is for a 9-inch pie plate or a 9-inch spring foam pan. This recipe can be used for a dessert bar recipe, but it might turn out to have a thin crust.

I would double the crust recipe, for the dessert bars and you should have plenty of crust to cover a 9×13 pan.

Why is my Graham Cracker Crust Soggy?

When preparing your crust make sure to only use butter. We do not recommend using low fat spreads. These spreads add water, which could cause your crust to be soggy.

Another thing that could cause your crust to get soggy is adding the filling to soon. Make sure to let your crust cool before adding any filling.

Recipes using Graham Cracker Crust

Go ahead and make this homemade graham cracker crust today. Leave a comment and star recipe rating once you do.

Graham Cracker Pie Crust

5 from 5 votes
We are going to show you how to make graham cracker crust that is super easy. Skip those store bought pie crusts and make this in minutes at home.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1 crust
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 1606

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs about 11-12 sheets
  • cup granulated sugar
  • teaspoon salt omit if using salted butter
  • ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
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Instructions

  • Crush graham crackers in food processor until fine, add to medium bowl
  • Add sugar and salt, stir to combine
  • Melt butter in microwave safe bowl, stir to cool
  • Add butter to graham crackers and mix until well combined
  • Press mixture into pie shell or springform pan
  • Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours **

Recipe Notes

**Crust can be made ahead. Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze until ready to use. Thaw before filling.
To bake the crust, preheat the oven to 325 degrees and bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool before filling.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 1606kcal, Carbohydrates 163g, Protein 10g, Fat 105g, Saturated Fat 60g, Cholesterol 244mg, Sodium 1932mg, Potassium 223mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 96g, Vitamin A 2836IU, Calcium 127mg, Iron 5mg

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  1. Linda says:

    5 stars
    You have the best and tastiest desserts ever! They do not take long to make! Thank you 🙏

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much!

  2. Shirl says:

    Can’t wait to make the pies.