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Whats your best tip for making a graham cracker crust?

Asked by wallabies (1068 points ) July 3rd, 2012

I havent made one in ages and have never made a crust that I thought was perfection…please help! Determined to win a bake off :p

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marinelife's avatar

Butter. Sugar. Evenly crush the crumbs,

Buttonstc's avatar

You need to use enough butter to make sure it stays together and firm after the brief pre-bake (15 mins. or so)

I assume you’ll be using a standard Springform pan? One of the best techniques I saw for getting it even on the bottom and up the sides was demonstrated on Food Network. Use a straight sided glass to tamp it down with and this will give you the best way to get it to come up the sides. This gets at a right angle much better than your fingers

disquisitive's avatar

I always just put the crumbs in the pan and add a little sugar and pour melted butter. Then stir that around and then mash it with a large spoon to compact it. I use way more butter than any recipe I’ve seen called for. That’s what makes the crust stick together.

Dsg's avatar

I crush the graham crackers in a ziplock bag and seal it. Then take my rolling pin and roll it back and forth until all the crumbs are the consistency of sand.

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