Graham Cracker Crust 101
Something that every baker should know how to do is how to make a graham cracker crust. They are the base of so many desserts and an important skill to have. Luckily, making a graham cracker crust is not too difficult. However, there are a few tips and tricks of the trade to ensure your crust comes out delicious and not falling apart!
How To Make a Graham Cracker Crust
One of the nice things about graham cracker crusts is that they only take three ingredients to make. Graham crackers, butter and sugar. To make, start by preheating the oven. You’ll want your oven hot and ready so you can get your crust baking as soon as it’s prepped. Now it’s time to prepare the crust. Some stores sell prepackaged graham cracker crumbs but I don’t like them nearly as much as preparing your own. The simplest way to turn graham crackers into graham cracker crumbs is by using a food processor. Simply toss the graham crackers in and pulse until they are crumbs! It’s so quick and easy, I love it! If you don’t have a food processor, (Which you definitely should!) put the graham crackers into a large Ziploc bag and then roll over them with a rolling pin. This method takes a little bit longer but ultimately gets the job done.
Adding the sugar and butter
Next add in your sugar and melted butter then stir well. You want your crumbs to be moist enough that they hold together but not so wet that they become soggy. Transfer your crumbs into a baking dish or springform pan depending on what kind of dessert you are making with your graham cracker crust!
Pack it in!
The key now is making sure the graham cracker crumbs are densely packed. You don’t want to leave the crumbs loose or your crust will not bake properly and fall apart later. I like to use my measuring cup to help pack the crumbs down. It really helps to get the crumbs around the edges and on the sides. Voilà! And that’s how to make a graham cracker crust. Did you try out this recipe? Comment below and let me know what you think!
What to do with this new found skill?
…And if you’re looking for inspiration for what to do with your new graham cracker crust, try out my recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake with Creamy Mousse Topping!