Graham cracker crust

Graham cracker crust is a style of pie crust made from crushed graham crackers. Graham crackers are a sweet American cracker made from unbleached, whole wheat graham flour. The crust is usually flavored and stiffened with butter or vegetable oil and sometimes sugar.[1] Graham cracker crust is a very common type of crust for cheesecakes and cream pies in America.

Graham cracker crust
An unbaked graham cracker crust
TypePie crust
Created byMonroe Boston Strause
Main ingredientsUsually graham crackers, sugar, butter or vegetable oil
VariationsChocolate graham cracker crust
Other informationPopular in the United States

Graham cracker pie crusts are available as a mass-produced product in the United States, and typically consist of the prepared crust pressed into a disposable aluminum pie pan.[2]

Variations use crushed cookies or Nilla wafers as substitutes for the graham crackers.


The invention of the graham cracker crust is credited to Monroe Boston Strause, who was known as the Pie King and also invented the chiffon pie.[3][4]


  1. Graham Cracker Crust. Martha Stewart Living. June 2008. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  2. Savoie, Lauren (April 10, 2017). "Tasting Ready-Made Graham Cracker Crusts". Cook's Illustrated. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  3. Meade, Mary. Pie 'Engineer' Is the Baking's Industry's Friend. Chicago Tribune. October 31, 1952. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  4. Perry, Charles. The Pie King. Los Angeles Times January 9, 1997. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
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