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    Basic Graham Cracker Crust

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    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    Marg (CaymanDesigns)'s Note:

    Originally from the Fanny Farmer Baking Book. I use it for my Lemon Meringue and Key Lime Pies. I don't usually add the cinnamon but it is an option.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 8

    Yield:

    8 or 9- ...

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine cracker crumbs and sugar in a bowl, then add the butter and optional cinnamon.
    2. 2
      Stir with a fork until crumbs are moistened.
    3. 3
      Empty the mixture in the pie plate, then pat and press mixture evenly all around the bottom and sides of the plate.
    4. 4
      Before filling, either bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 8-10 minutes or chill for about an hour.
    5. 5
      (You simply want the crust to be firm and both baking and chilling will do that, although I prefer baking.).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 20, 2010

      55

      Very basic and easy and VERY tasty. I didn't use the cinnamon, since I was filling it with lemon. I used it in a removable bottom tart pan and used the baked method. Worked great! Made for TOP FAVORITES of 2009 COOKBOOKS TAG GAME.

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    • on June 12, 2009

      55

      Worked perfectly. I chose to bake the crust as the method of getting it to set up. I did not add the optional cinnamon. I used this as the crust for a key lime pie.

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    • on November 16, 2008

      55

      Made as the crust for a key lime pie (baby sis recipe not on Zaar), I skipped the cinnamon as I did not see that flavor as compatible. I used my magic bullet mini-chopper unit to crush the graham crackers that come in rd cookie form here, my Pampered Chef wooden mini-tart shaper to press the crust into the pie plate & the pre-bake method to set the crust as you suggested. Easy-peasy w/an ideal outcome. Thx for sharing this useful recipe w/us. :-)

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Graham Cracker Crust

    Serving Size: 1 (36 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 192.6
     
    Calories from Fat 117
    61%
    Total Fat 13.1 g
    20%
    Saturated Fat 7.5 g
    37%
    Cholesterol 30.5 mg
    10%
    Sodium 176.5 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 18.3 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 11.1 g
    44%
    Protein 1.2 g
    2%

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