graham cracker crust

Perfect #1 Graham Cracker Crust

Ingredients for a graham cracker crust

Graham Cracker Pie Crust

You can make a perfect graham cracker crust!

1-1/2 cup graham crackers
1/4 cup brown sugar (light or dark, it doesn’t matter)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (really, any nut you like! It’s for texture)  
1 TEA vanilla
1 TBSP honey
1/2 stick butter, melted (equal to 4 TBSP)

 

Directions

To make this graham cracker crust, you will combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Here’s how you do it: First crush the crackers yourself with either a mallet, or the back of a metal measuring cup, or for eas, you can put them in a food processor. I try to keep some texture, so I do not ‘powder’ them. This means you should not grind them for very long in the food processor, perhaps 3 to 5 seconds. Next, combine all the ingredients with the graham crackers and then press into a porcelain 9 or 10″ pie plate.  Your pie crust is ready now, it does not need to be cooked.

However, it can be cooked. If your pie requires the crust to be cooked, just follow directions for your pie. For example, in my Super Luscious Key Lime Pie, this crust is used, and it is cooked for 10 minutes only. But some other pies, for example, The Best Banana Cream Pie in the World, you cook it for longer like 15 – 20 minutes for that recipe.

NOTE: If you are allergic to nuts, leave them out, and add more crumbs instead.Graham Crackers in package

For some fun facts on graham cracker crusts READ THIS. 

Also, here’s a helpful hint. The image below is how the graham crackers come when you open a box of them, they are individually wrapped as you can see. This little package equates to 1-1/2 cups when crushed.

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