A homemade graham cracker crust is the perfect addition to cheesecakes and cream pies—make your own in two simple steps.

A good shortcut can go a long way, but sometimes, a homemade pie crust can make all the difference. We love making our own two-crust or one-crust pie pastry for fruit pies, but did you know you can also make a classic graham cracker crust  receipes in just two steps? Follow our easy guide to learn how.

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 ½ cups finely crushed regular or cinnamon graham crackers (24 squares)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Medium bowl
  • 9-inch glass pie plate

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How to:

1.    Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, stir all ingredients until well mixed. Reserve 3 tablespoons crumb mixture for garnishing top of pie before serving, if desired. Press remaining mixture firmly and evenly against bottom and side of pie plate.

2. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown; cool on cooling rack. Fill as directed in pie recipe.

For a cookie crumb crust:

Substitute 1 ½ cups finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies (24 cookies), vanilla wafer cookies (35 cookies) or gingersnaps (30 cookies) for the graham crackers. Decrease butter to ¼ cup; omit sugar.

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