Graham Cracker or Cookie Crumb Pie Shell

by , Updated April 8, 2017
crumb crust
Diana Rattray

Use this basic crumb pie shell recipe for your favorite chilled or frozen pie. Try adding about 1/4 cup of finely ground pecans or walnuts to vary the flavor.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  1. Heat the oven to 350 F if you will be baking the crust.
  2. Mix crumbs and sugar together; stir in melted butter.
  3. Line pie plate with mixture, pressing firmly into place.
  4. Chill for 20 minutes or bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Makes 1 pie shell, 9-inch.
*Make crumbs from chocolate cookies, graham crackers, cereal, gingersnaps, toasted bread, vanilla wafers, or zwieback.

Variation: For a cinnamon crust, use graham cracker crumbs and mix in 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon along with sugar and butter.


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