Make it Yourself...Crumb Crusts

Graham Cracker Crust 

  Another type of pie crust is the crumb crust. Most typical of these are the graham cracker crusts. While you can buy crumb crusts already made, they are so easy to do and really taste better than the prefab ones from the store. 
Graham Cracker Crust
Combine 1 ½ cups (about 18 crackers) or buy the box of graham cracker crumbs, If using crackers blend in your blender or food processor till crumbs are fine, ¼ cup sugar, and ½ cup melted butter. Mix well. Press firmly into unbuttered 9 inch pie plate. Bake in 375° oven for about 8 minutes or until edge is lightly browned. If you prefer an unbaked crust, chill crust till set about 45 minutes and then add filling.

Vanilla wafer Crust 
Use 1 ¼ cups fine vanilla or chocolate wafer crumbs, with ⅓ cup melted butter. Press
Firmly against bottom and sides of buttered 9 inch pie plate. Chill in refrigerator until set.

Gingersnap Crust 
Mix 1 ½ cups fine gingersnap crumbs and ¼ cup soft butter until well mixed. Press into bottom and sides of butter 9 inch pie plate. Bake in moderate oven 375° for about 8 minutes. Cool.


  1. Hey, Myrna, do you make your own graham crackers and vanilla wafers? I just posted some recipes for homemade versions. I sure enjoy your blog, going to make those stuffed chicken thighs today for supper!

  2. Ilene, I have tried making my own graham crackers but not vanilla wafers. I am going to check your post for the recipe for them.
    I have been in a rut on making anything different since Christmas. Maybe that is what I need to get started again.
    Glad you enjoy the blog.


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