Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Perfecto Graham Cracker Crust . . . Works for Me Wednesday

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Here is my recently discovered trick for making perfect graham cracker crusts....use a measuring cup to press the crust mixture into the pie pan!

Using a measuring cup helps keep the crust even, makes the sides pretty and keeps your fingers from getting buttery.  (Not that buttery fingers were ever a BAD thing.)

{If you're so inclined, you can even lick the bottom of the measuring cup when you're finished. I'm not saying I did that.}

This is a great recipe for graham cracker crust...I used it again this week for Mr. E's birthday pie.  More on that later....

Graham Cracker Crust
{source: Betty Crocker Cookbook (Bridal Edition) }

1 and 1/2 cup finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
1/3 c. butter, melted (I used salted)
3 TBSP sugar

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine all of the ingredients.  Press into the bottom and sides of a 9" pie pan. 
Bake 10 minutes.  Let cool completely before filling.

So simple and utterly yummy!  Graham Cracker Crust works for me!  What's working for YOU this week?


  1. I love that technique. I use a small drinking glass... works every time!

  2. I usually try to press them into the pan myself, but this would work a lot better!

  3. What a great tip! I will definitely try this next time I made a pie.

  4. Good tip! I can't wait to hear how the pie was!

  5. That technique always works so well. The measuring cup needs to be washed anyway - double the use. :)

  6. ooooh, good idea!! I'll have to remember that next time!

  7. Now just to get me that perfectly shaped measuring cup! :)

    Great tip!


  8. Good tip Bridget! I can't wait to see the pie that went into that lovely crust :)

  9. Ohh i love graham cracker crust. Thanks for the great recipe and the tips.

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  11. This is a great idea! I always use my fingers, but this will result in a neater and smoother finish.

  12. loved the idea!! thanks for sharing!

  13. Thanks for this tip! That's one good lookin' graham cracker crust!

  14. So unscientific but this is what works for me as well :) (licking the bottom of the cup works for me too)

  15. Always nice to review a classic. You have some great photos.

    Plan B

  16. That is the BEST lookin' graham cracker crust I ever did see!
    And leave it to YOU my dear to find the PERFECT thing to press it down.
    I really am BUMBED that your book isn't coming out!
    I think your book would have been worth WAY more than $40!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just sayin!
    Love u 2 peeee~ziz!

  17. archiepiepieanother way to make a perfect graham cracker crust is to use a 10 inch pie plate,scatter your crumbs with a spoon about how you want them to look when completed and then press a 9 inch pie plate down onto the crumbs. ta dah! it is perfectly smooth and if you have pressed hard enough, tight. it will bake up in the oven wonderfully,lift out of the pan perfectly and you will amaze your family and friends with "all the time and hard work that goes into making the perfect graham cracker pie crust".

  18. What a perfect looking crust! Love your recipe... I'm not typically happy with my graham cracker crusts, so I'll have to give yours a try next time!

  19. I think that is the most delicious graham cracker crust I have ever seen!! I love the thick sides and that the crumbs are not totally crushed.

  20. Seriously, for the first time, my crumb crust (prepped for the T'giving pumpkin cheesecake) looks like it's supposed to. thanks for the great photo tutorial.

  21. In many countries you can't find graham crackers! Look how to make other crusts at http://teenage-baking.blogspot.com :)
    Especially good for key lime pie or cheesecake ... or other pies


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