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graham cracker crust
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Graham Cracker or Cookie Crust

Graham cracker or cookie crusts are easy and simple to make. they are the perfect base for cheesecake and cream pies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 12
Calories: 135kcal


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  • 9-inch deep-dish pie plate or 10-inch springform pan.


  • 2 cups graham cracker or cookie crumbs(198g)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar(66g)
  • 6 tbsp melted butter(85g)


  • Crush the graham crackers with a rolling pin or in a food processor
  • Add 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs to a bowl.
  • Add the sugar and mix in.
  • Melt the butter and add to the mixture. Stir until all the crumbs are moistened
  • Press the crumbs into a 10-inch springform cheesecake pan, or a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350°F (176°C) until browned.
  • This crust can also be used unbaked if the recipe calls for an unbaked crust



This is a basic crust recipe.   Substitute cookies for the graham crackers.   Oreos, or sandwich cookies are good.  If you use a sandwich cookie you don't need to add the sugar.  
Add 1/4 of a cup of finely chopped nuts to the crumbs. 


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg