How To Make A Graham Cracker Pie Crust

 

Sure, it can be convenient to buy the ready-made graham cracker pie crusts, but did you know it’s almost as quick and easy to Make Your Own graham cracker pie crust?  It’s really just a matter of crushing some graham crackers, adding a little sugar and melted butter, and then pressing it into a pie plate.

Even though you can use a food processor to crush your crackers, I’m still a little old school and get out my rolling pin.  I lay down some wax paper and then crush a couple of graham cracker rectangles at a time until the job’s done.  You can get a nice fine crumb with very little effort with the rolling pin and for me it’s often quicker than dragging out the food processor and cleaning it.

How To Make A Graham Cracker Pie Crust

And on a side note . . . . see my “vintage” rolling pin up there?  Yup, it was my grandma’s and it probably dates back to the 1920’s.  It’s a wonderfully sturdy, heavy duty thing and at the risk of sounding like an old fogey, they just don’t make ’em like that anymore.   A few times I’ve looked at rolling pins in the store thinking I should get myself a new one, but anything else feels downright wimpy compared to my beloved old timer. And if I ever need to smack a burglar over the head to protect myself ?  Well I have the perfect weapon!  I could probably crack a skull with that thing.

However I will try to stick to graham crackers.

For this recipe I crush one sleeve of graham crackers (which is 9 large rectangles – or 36 small rectangles),  and equals one and a half cups of crushed crackers.

How To Make A Graham Cracker Pie Crust

HOMEMADE GRAHAM CRACKER PIE CRUST

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1 stick of butter or margarine – melted

Combine the graham cracker crumbs and the sugar in a mixing bowl.  Add the melted butter and mix with a fork until everything is well moistened.  Press into a 9″ pie plate, making sure to press some of the mixture up the sides of the pie pan as well.

I use my hands to get the crumb mixture pretty much spread out around the pan.  Then I finish by using the bottom of a drinking glass to get things pressed down a little more.  This is especially helpful around the perimeter of the bottom of the pan as it helps to push some of the crumbs up the side a little more.

How To Make A Graham Cracker Pie Crust

Finish by chilling your crust in the refrigerator for an hour, or by cooking the crust for about 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven (and then letting it cool).  You can then fill your crust with the pie filling of your choice.

Need a pie filling suggestion?  Try this easy Refreshing Lime Pie recipe.  Yum!

 

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