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How to Make Easy Graham Cracker Crust

Learn How to Make Easy Graham Cracker Crust! This crust is buttery, tasty, doesn't crumble, and comes out perfectly every single time.  It's is perfect for cheesecakes, pies, and tarts. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 9 - 10 inch crust
Calories 1270kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups (150 g) graham cracker crumbs (about 10 - 12 full sheet graham crackers)
  • 1/3 cup (75 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar

For Extra Thick Crust:

  • 2 cups (200 g) of crumbs (about 15-17 full sheet graham crackers)
  • 7 tablespoons (98 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup (67 g) granulated sugar


  • Grind the graham cracker with a food processor or blender, or crush them in a zipped top bag with a rolling pin.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar with a fork until evenly moistened.
  • Pour the crumbs mixture into the pan and press the crumbs down into the base and up the sides. Tip: Use the bottom of a measuring cup or glass to press down the crumbs evenly. Refrigerate until you make the filling (up to two days).
  • Bake or refrigerate according to the recipe's instructions.


STORE: Keep the prepared crust in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before using it in your recipe.

Freeze the prepared crust in your pan for up to 3 months—Thaw before using it in your recipe.

Prepare1-2 days ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until I'm ready to use it.

  • Try using brown sugar instead of granulated sugar for a hint of molasses flavor.
  • Use any flavor of graham cracker – regular, cinnamon, chocolate – to switch it up!
  • Add about a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the graham cracker crumbs, and it gives a little something extra to the crust!
  • Don’t have graham crackers where you live? Use crushed digestive biscuits instead.
If you’re going to make this recipe, please read the whole post content to get lots of tips, tricks, and variations. 
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate, and it can vary depending on the products used.


Calories: 1270kcal | Carbohydrates: 146g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 74g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Sodium: 839mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 79g