Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe (No Bake)

Learn how easy it is to make a homemade graham cracker pie crust! It’s perfect for all desserts; pies, tarts, bars & cheesecakes.

a homemade graham cracker pie crust recipe in mini pie tins

My first mini graham cracker pie crust recipe (no bake) was from a paperback cookbook I bought from a scholastic book sale in fourth grade.

I’ve been in love with graham cracker crusts ever since.

To this day, if a dessert comes along with a graham cracker crust, I start eating the crust first, never mind the rest.

Here’s my favorite go-to recipe to make your own homemade crust.

A Basic Pie Crust Recipe you will use for Years to Come

After you make a homemade graham cracker crust, you will never need or want to buy the store-bought, pre-packaged variety again!

This recipe takes just a few ingredients and 10 minutes to make, and you’ll feel good knowing what’s in it.

It’s a classic recipe. You can use it for all kinds of desserts in all shapes and sizes!

Ingredients Needed for a Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

Here’s what you will need to make one crust or use it to make a few little crusts!

Graham Crackers
Butter
White Granulated Sugar
Brown Sugar

For more Recipes using a Graham Cracker Crust, click here.

a Cuisinart food processor crushing ingredients for a homemade graham cracker pie crust recipe
Pulverize graham crackers in a food processor, blender, or a by hand with a rolling pin.

Homemade Crust Ideas and Alternatives 

Oh, graham cracker crust, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Here are modifications you can try to make the recipe your own.

Reduce sugar or remove it altogether

Are you using a sweet dessert filling? Do you prefer less sweetness overall?

Consider reducing or removing the sugar in the recipe if you don’t want too much sweet flavor in your dessert.

Adjust it to suit your taste, and it will still be delicious.

Crust Flavors and Ingredient Combinations

Mix it up! Try alternative cracker, cookie, or biscuit options to change up the recipe.

Test with cinnamon graham crackers or chocolate wafer cookies instead of graham crackers.

For fun taste combinations, experiment with pre-made cookies such as sugar, chocolate chips, or gingersnaps.

Reduce the added sugar amount if sugary cookies or biscuits are used to balance the taste.

Combine spices or Mix-ins for your homemade crust

Ground cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, or nutmeg are delicious additions to taste test.

Try adding ground nuts, such as pecans or walnuts, for crunch.

making the mixture for a a homemade graham cracker pie crust recipe in white bowls
Mix graham cracker crumbs and both sugars. Add butter.

Tips for your Homemade Graham Cracker Crust 

Here are a couple of quick fixes if you need troubleshooting help for your graham cracker crust recipe.

Is your pie crust too crumbly or too wet?

If you use different cracker types or measure wrong, your mixture can be a bit off.

If your crust consistency is not right, it’s easy to fix.

Too sticky and wet? Just add more graham cracker crumbs.

If your crust is too dry and crumbly, then simply add more melted butter. The butter acts like glue to hold crumbs together.

a homemade graham cracker pie crust mixture in a white bowl
Use a fork to blend ingredients.

Not enough pie crust mixture?

Pans differ in size, and if you run short for any reason, this mix is easily adjustable.

Of course, you can make a whole new batch to add to it, but you can also just eyeball it.

Add a couple more crackers and one tablespoon of butter at a time until the consistency is just right.

Fillings to use with Homemade Graham Cracker Crust

Here is a short list of yummy dessert ideas where you can put your graham cracker crust to work as a base.

Recipes using a Graham Cracker Crust

Blueberry Crumble Pie recipe here
Cheesecakes
Cream pies
Fruit pies
Ice Cream Pies
Key lime pies
Lemon Bars
Lemon Meringue Pies
Pumpkin Pies
Tarts

Graham cracker crusts are such a delicious base for so many incredible desserts!

I think you’ll agree it’s such an easy, tasty, and versatile crust recipe. Enjoy!

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a homemade graham cracker pie crust recipe in 3 small pie tins

Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe


  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 89” pie pan or a 9-10″ springform pan 1x

Description

A delicious and easy homemade crust for any size or kind of dessert you can think of.


Ingredients

Scale

10 graham cracker sheets (1 1/2 cups/170g) graham cracker crumbs
1 T granulated sugar
1 T brown sugar
7 T (100g) butter, melted


Instructions

Crush graham crackers in a food processor or with a kitchen mallet until finely ground into crumbs.

In a large bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, and both sugars Add melted butter and use a fork to blend ingredients well.

Place mixture into your pie tin, glass pan or ramekin of choice. Use the back of a spoon or the bottom of a glass to press the crumbs firmly into the bottom and sides, (if desired) of your pan. Use your fingers if necessary to perfect the job.

Pre-bake if needed at 375º F (190º C) for 8-10 minutes, keeping a close eye not to burn. If you are making this crust for a different recipe, bake according to that recipe’s instructions. If this is for a no-bake recipe, refrigerate or freeze the crust for 10-20 minutes to set before filling it. 

Notes

If you do not have brown sugar, use all white sugar in the recipe.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 7.75 g
  • Sodium: 192 mg
  • Fat: 11.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.5 g

Keywords: homemade, crust, graham cracker, dessert, recipe

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I hope you try making your own graham cracker pie crust. It’s super easy, and I think you’ll love it as much as I do! 

xo,
Cindy

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5 comments on “Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe (No Bake)

  1. I would certainly recommend this recipe to new bakers, it was delicious, easy to male, and made the perfect amount for my mini lemon meringue pies.

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