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Basic Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

Graham Cracker Crust

Graham Cracker Crust

From Martha Stewart Living


  1. 6 1/2 ounces graham crackers (12 crackers), finely ground (1 1/2 cups)
    2 1/2 ounces (5 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pulse graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, and salt in a food processor until combined.
  3. Firmly press crumb mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Bake until crust is fragrant and edges are golden, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Makes one 9-inch pie crust.

Graham Cracker Crust Variations:

  • Use graham cracker crust as the base for a classic key lime pie.
  • Sub graham crackers with crushed wafer cookies, such as Nilla Wafers.
  • Use smashed Oreos (omit the filling, and use only the biscuits) for the crust instead.
  • Crumbled ginger snaps instead of graham crackers, then bake with a spiced holiday custard filling.
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