Perfect Graham Cracker Crust

5 from 8 votes

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Make your own Perfect Graham Cracker Crust for any pie filling. With only 3 ingredients it is simple to make and a homemade crust is always best!

Graham Cracker Crust in a glass pie dish

Perfect Graham Cracker Crust

This crust is SO easy to make and tastes far better than the pie crusts that you can buy at the grocery store. This is a recipe that has been in our family for YEARS. It always turns out perfect! I use this for so many recipes, cheesecake, key lime pie, lemon cream pie, pudding pie, banana cream pie, coconut cream pie, you name it. It is my go-to every time. If you are making a chocolate pie, use chocolate graham crackers instead of the typical honey or cinnamon. This makes one 9″ pie crust (8″ works too).

Gluten Free Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe

Yes! You can make this pie crust gluten free! It’s as simple as this: substitute gluten free graham crackers for the regular graham crackers. A delicious pie can still be enjoyed by those on a gluten restricted diet.

Fill It Up

Starting with the perfect crust means everything inside the pie is going to taste even better than before. If you’re looking for ideas on which pies to make that feature a graham cracker crust, you might be interested in these listed below.

  • Cheesecake is a popular item that starts with a graham cracker crust. This recipe is the ultimate indulgence; deliciously light and creamy, yet surprisingly simple to make.
  • Pink Lemonade Ice Cream Pie is the perfect cold, creamy, tart summer treat. And, with only three ingredients, its very simple to make.
  • Easy Key Lime Pie is smooth, creamy and the perfect blend of tart and sweet.
  • Triple Berry Cheesecake Bites are little creamy morsels of heaven. Perfect for parties, the smaller size of these treats allow you to have a bite of each flavor.


How to Make the Perfect Graham Cracker Pie Crust

Graham Cracker Crust in a glass pie dish

Perfect Graham Cracker Pie Crust

5 from 8 votes
Make your own Perfect Graham Cracker Crust for any pie filling. With only 3 ingredients it is simple to make and a homemade crust is always best!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 pkg graham crackers or 9 full graham crackers
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 375-degrees.
  • Place graham crackers in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag. Squeeze as much air out as you can and seal tightly. Using a rolling pin, smash the crackers and roll out until you have very fine crumbs.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine crumbs, sugar, and butter until all the crumbs are evenly moist.
  • Press crumbs into pie plate.
  • Bake for 7 minutes in preheated oven.
  • Wait until crust cools before adding filling. If your recipe calls for an "unbaked" graham cracker crust, chill in the fridge for at least an hour before adding filling.



For a gluten free graham cracker crust, substitute gluten free graham crackers in the recipe.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 334kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 415mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 277IUCalcium: 43mgIron: 2mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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    1. The measurement isn’t by “cups” so much as it is by “crackers”.. you want to use 1 sleeve of graham crackers (about 9) I am GUESSING this would be around 2 c. of crumbs.

  1. Thank you for your response

    Based on your 1 package graham crust, what does it measure out to? 1 cup?
    1 1/2 cups?
    This would be very helpful


  2. Hey : )
    l live in Canada, the Graham crackers we buy in a box has 2 sleeves in it and they are single squares in each sleeve do l use them all? Or once crushed what is the cup(s) measurement we need?

    Thanks so much

    1. A box in the U.S. typically has 3 packs, totalling about 14-15 oz.
      If your squares are about 3″x3″ you will want to use 18 squares. Hope this helps!

  3. I keep coming across Graham crackers. Here in United Kingdom crackers are for eating with cheese. Are they perhaps a digestive sweet biscuit. I would very much appreciate your advice. Many thanks

    1. They are a sweet, flat “cracker”.. probably closer to what you would call a biscuit because it is sweet like a cookie. It is flat and rectangular. haha I know, so confusing! If you google it, you will see what I’m talking about haha! Hope this helps!

  4. I like this recipe. It is very similar to the one my grandma taught me. If you want to try something a little different it also works well with chocolate or cinnamon graham crackers.

  5. So I’m kind of new to making desserts…I typically hate baking, but lately I’ve been wanting cheesecake! Would this recipe work for a spring form pan, too? Or do you have an idea of how much more graham crackers, etc. you would need for a spring form pan?

    1. Yes! It works in a spring-form pan as well. Unless you want a really thick crust you wouldn’t need to add more graham crackers or anything. Typically I just press it into the bottom of the pan and don’t try to go up the sides at all. It is just a bottom crust. be sure to line it with parchment paper around the sides! That will make it stay nice and pretty and your cheesecake won’t get stuck to the sides when you take it off.