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Want to make baking a pie an even easier process than usual? Prepare a Graham Cracker Crust in advance, and add the pie filling later! This homemade pie crust carries a hint of sweetness, and is so buttery and tender!

If you’re looking for a traditional pie crust instead, make sure to check out my Homemade Flaky Pie Crust, it’s AMAZING!

Graham cracker pie crust in a pie pan.

This Is the BEST Homemade Graham Cracker Crust!

All delicious pies start with a fundamental step – making a good pie crust. And this Graham Cracker Pie Crust? It’s one of the best.

You can use this homemade pie crust to make any pie you like. Apple pie, chocolate pudding pie, lemon meringue pie, cherry pie… literally whatever flavor you like will work. If you’re still trying to decide what kind of pie to make, don’t sweat it! Just make this pie crust ahead of time, freeze it, and figure out the rest later! (You also make a graham cracker cheesecake crust! More on that below…)

Making freezer-friendly pie crusts, like this graham cracker one, is such a timesaver. If I get a sudden craving for pie (I mean, who doesn’t get those every once in a few weeks), or need to whip together a quick dessert for guests, I’ve already got half the dessert ready!

I could honestly eat just this crust, though. That’s it. That’s the dessert. It’s the perfect amount of crumbly, it’s buttery, it’s sweet… it’s all that you could ask for.

Let’s get it in the oven so you can see what I’m talking about!

Filling for a graham cracker pie crust.Filling for a graham cracker pie crust.

What You’ll Need

What goes into this graham cracker pie crust? Not that much, actually! You will need just 5 ingredients – 4 if you don’t like cinnamon. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Graham Crackers: You’ll need crushed graham crackers to complete this pie crust – you can crush whole graham cracker sheets yourself, or you can buy graham cracker crumbs from the store for convenience.
  • Sugar: I like to use regular granulated sugar for a little added sweetness.
  • Butter: Melted. I generally use unsalted butter because you’ll be adding salt to the mixture later.
  • Salt: Kosher salt is my go-to for this recipe.
  • Optional Add-In: Ground cinnamon – it adds great flavor!

How to Make Graham Cracker Pie Crust

If you were thinking that making your own pie crust sounds complicated, you can let go of your concerns. This is some of the easiest prep work you will do all week. Here’s how you make a simple yet tasty graham cracker pie crust:

Preheat the Oven to 350°F: Then, in a blender or food processor, crush the graham crackers to a fine crumb.

Combine All of the Ingredients: In a large bowl mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, melted butter, salt, and cinnamon if using.

Crushed graham cracker crumbs in a plate.Crushed graham cracker crumbs in a plate.

Form the Crust and Bake: Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9- inch pie plate or springform pan evenly. Bake for 7- 8 minutes, until lightly golden.

Measuring cup pressing into a graham cracker crust.Measuring cup pressing into a graham cracker crust.

Tips for Success

See what I mean? Easy (half) dessert completed.

If you’re looking for a couple more tips/extra guidance, I’ve got a few that have helped me complete this p