Simple Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

A simple graham cracker crust is perfect for so many recipes. From key lime pie to a chocolate tart, a graham cracker crust is a never fail favorite.

A simple graham cracker crust is perfect for so many recipes. From key lime pie to a chocolate tart, a graham cracker crust is a never fail favorite. // addapinch.com

You’ll never need to buy store-bought graham cracker crust again after you make this perfect graham cracker crust.

It is one of the first pie crust recipes that I made on my own. I was in the seventh grade and was determined to make a pie for my Daddy. After watching Mama make what seemed like a million pies in my lifetime at that point, I knew exactly what to do. It didn’t hurt that I’d written out the recipe in a notebook while I watched her make it.

How to Make a Perfect Graham Cracker Crust

A simple graham cracker crust is perfect for so many recipes. From key lime pie to a chocolate tart, a graham cracker crust is a never fail favorite. // addapinch.com

Graham cracker crust is so quick and easy to make. With only three ingredients, it comes together for the perfect no-fail recipe every time!

A simple graham cracker crust is perfect for so many recipes. From key lime pie to a chocolate tart, a graham cracker crust is a never fail favorite. // addapinch.com

Add your crumbs and sugar to a medium bowl and stir to combine well.

A simple graham cracker crust is perfect for so many recipes. From key lime pie to a chocolate tart, a graham cracker crust is a never fail favorite. // addapinch.com

A simple graham cracker crust is perfect for so many recipes. From key lime pie to a chocolate tart, a graham cracker crust is a never fail favorite. // addapinch.com

Then, pour in your melted butter.

A simple graham cracker crust is perfect for so many recipes. From key lime pie to a chocolate tart, a graham cracker crust is a never fail favorite. // addapinch.com

And stir to combine well.

A simple graham cracker crust is perfect for so many recipes. From key lime pie to a chocolate tart, a graham cracker crust is a never fail favorite. // addapinch.com

Pour the crust mixture into your pie plate and press with a dry measuring cup into the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate.

Do You Have to Bake Graham Cracker Crust?

There are two ways to prepare your crust, both produce a delicious graham cracker crust perfect for pies and tarts!

No Bake Graham Cracker Crust

Once you have your crust pressed into your pie plate, place in the refrigerator or freezer for at least one hour to chill completely. As the butter hardens, it will hold the crust together. This crust is perfect to use for no-bake desserts and at times when you prefer not to use an oven or one isn’t available to you. The crust will be crumbly as you cut slices.

Baked Graham Cracker Crust

I prefer to bake my crust for a few minutes for a firmer crust that holds together well as you cut slices and serve. Once your crust has been pressed into your pie plate, bake until the crust is lightly golden brown and fragrant, about 6-8 minutes at 375º F. Then, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before adding a no-bake type pie filling.

Can I Make Ahead My Graham Cracker Crust?

Yes! This graham cracker crust recipe works perfectly for a make-ahead crust recipe.

For a no-bake crust, simply wrap well with plastic wrap and keep your crust stored in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

For a baked crust, simply wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store in a cool, dry place for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Note: When freezing, I like to slide my pie plate into a very large zip top freezer bag as well.

Some of My Favorite Desserts Using Graham Cracker Crust Include

Key Lime Pie

KK’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Frozen Cherry Pineapple Dessert

Here’s my Graham Cracker Crust recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Simple Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

A simple graham cracker crust is perfect for so many recipes. From key lime pie to a chocolate tart, a graham cracker crust is a never fail favorite.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: graham cracker crust
Servings: 12
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter melted

Instructions

  • Add the graham cracker crumbs and the sugar to a medium bowl. Stir well to combine. Pour in the melted butter and stir into the graham cracker crumb mixture until well combined.
  • Pour the graham cracker mixture into a pie plate and press firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate.

No Bake Graham Cracker Crust

  • Once the graham cracker mixture has been pressed into the pie plate, place in the refrigerator to chill until firm, about 1 hour.

Baked Graham Cracker Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 375º F. Once the graham cracker mixture has been pressed into the pie plate, place in the oven to bake until lightly golden brown and fragrant, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before adding filling.

Nutrition

Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3.5% | Calcium: 1.3% | Iron: 3.2%

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

6 comments on “Simple Graham Cracker Crust Recipe”

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  2. Hi Robyn
    Love your recipes, love your blog! Wanted to ask, are graham crackers the same as digestive biscuits?In the UK, everyone makes cheesecakes and key like pie with crushed McVities Digestive biscuits (the rest of the recipe is the same).
    Many thanks!

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  6. Hi Robyn,

    Graham crackers aren’t so readily available in Australia, so I was wondering if you could recommend another type of sweet biscuit to use instead? And roughly how many grams of graham crackers makes up 2 cups of crumbs?

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