Monday, November 23, 2009
Graham Cracker Crumb Crust and Variations
Graham Cracker Crumb Crust
1 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup soft margarine
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or cinnamon, optional
In medium mixing bowl combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, margarine and nutmeg; blend until crumbly. Save out 1/3 cup crumbs to sprinkle on top of pie, if desired. Press remaining crumbs evenly on bottom and sides of 9-inch pie pan, making a small rim. Bake in 375 degree oven, 8 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire rack and fill as pie recipe directs.
Unbaked Graham Cracker Crumb Crust: Use the same ingredients as for the baked crust; do not make rim on pi shell. Chill about 1 hour, or until set before filling.
Walnut Graham Cracker Crumb Crust: Reduce crumbs to 1 cup and add 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts. Follow directions for Baked Graham Cracker Crumb Crust. You can use finely chopped pecans, almonds or Brazil nuts instead of the walnuts.
Chocolate Graham Cracker Crumb Crust: Reduce crumbs to 1 cup and add 2 squares unsweetened chocolate; grated. Follow recipe for Baked Graham Cracker Crumb Crust.