Graham Cracker Crust Recipe | Only 3 Ingredients

Graham cracker crust recipe

Delicious graham cracker crust recipe with only 3 ingredients. An easy dessert crust with simple ingredients, this is my go to!

Since we’ve been staying home more in the recent year, I’ve been cooking and baking a lot lately. The kids are loving it because mom has a sweet tooth!

But I’m very much a, let’s use what’s in the pantry, sort of person. And since pudding and bananas are always in the house, banana cream pie with a graham cracker crust is happening a lot more now.

Yay for the kids! Oi for my hips…

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Such is life. We’ll just have to go on extra long family bike rides. So really it’s a win win.

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST RECIPE

Ingredients- 9 inch pie crust

  • 9 rectangular graham crackers
  • 2- TBS sugar
  • 4-5 TBS butter

Place your graham crackers in a food processor and chop into fine crumbs.

Graham crackers in food processor

Place into bowl and add 2 TBS sugar and 4-5 TBS melted butter. Mix.

Since I’m usually making chocolate banana cream pie with this pie crust, I tend to go with 4 TBS melted butter. It’s a little crumbly on top but holds its shape with the pudding on the sides and bottom. Just the way this family likes it.

Feel free to add an extra TBS of butter if you’re looking for a less crumbly crust.

Packing the graham cracker into the pie crust

Spray the bottom of the pie pan with cooking spray and firmly pack the graham crackers into the dish using your fingers or measuring cup.

Bake in preheated oven at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until the sides turn a light golden.

Golden graham cracker crust

Allow to cool and add your filling.

This pie crust is so simple and so good! With only three ingredients that you may already have in your pantry as a staple. For us, we’ll be filling this crust with bananas and chocolate pudding for our chocolate banana cream pie.

banana cream pie with graham cracker crust

IS THE BUTTER SALTED OR UNSALTED

Honestly, either works just fine. Just leave out the salt if using salted. I tend to use unsalted since I usually have it on hand.

  • Can I use brown sugar?
    • Absolutely! This pie crust is easy and fuss free. As long as you cook it to a light golden brown and don’t add to much butter, this pie crust will always take the cake… no…pie.

Graham Cracker Crust

Fast, easy, delicious, homemade graham cracker crust.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dessert,, Pie, pie crust
Servings: 8

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 9 rectangular graham crackers
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 4 TBS butter

Instructions

  • Place your graham crackers in a food processor and chop into fine crumbs.
  • Place into bowl and add 2 TBS sugar and 4 TBS melted butter. Mix.
  • Spray the bottom of the pie pan with cooking spray and firmly pack the graham crackers into the dish using your fingers or measuring cup.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until the sides turn a light golden.
  • Allow to cool and add your filling.

Notes

I tend to go with 4 TBS melted butter. Feel free to add an extra TBS of butter if you’re looking for a less crumbly crust.
Salted or unsalted butter works just fine. Since I usually have unsalted, that’s what I use. But I’ve had no problems with salted either. 
Sometimes you run out of sugar! No worries, you can substitute for brown sugar as well. 
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