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Learn how to make a Graham Cracker Crust from scratch! The homemade version is sweet, buttery, and miles ahead of anything you can buy at the store.
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How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust

Learn how to make a Graham Cracker Crust from scratch! The homemade version is sweet, buttery, and miles ahead of anything you can buy at the store.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 165kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 graham crackers (see note 1)
  • 5 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (see note 2)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a food processor, blender, or in a plastic bag with a rolling pin, finely crush graham crackers (you will have about 1 1/2 cups crumbs).
  • In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar. Pour into a 9-inch springform pan. Using the bottom of a measuring cup, press the crust evenly and firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
  • Bake until golden brown and fragrant, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.

Notes

  1. Graham crackers: Honey-flavored, cinnamon, or even chocolate graham crackers all work well. If graham crackers aren’t available in your part of the world, you can substitute 1 ½ cups crushed digestive biscuits (9 sheets of graham crackers yields about 1 ½ cups of crumbs).
  2. Sugar: Or substitute 2 tablespoons brown sugar or omit sugar from the crust entirely.
  3. No-bake dessert: Chill the crust (to solidify the melted butter and sugar mixture) for at least 2 hours before filling it.
  4. Make ahead: After baking, cool completely and then store covered (or wrapped in plastic) in the refrigerator up to 3 days in advance.
  5. Freezer: Freeze the prepared crust up to 3 months in advance. Thaw before using.
  6. Square desserts: This crust works great for desserts baked in a 9-inch square pan, too.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg