Saturday, December 4, 2010

Graham Cracker Crust

Support the slow-food movement: Make your own pie crusts. In this case, I'm not suggesting that you make your own graham crackers, simply that you don't buy premade traditional or graham cracker crusts. Both are so easy and quick to make. Here's a recipe for the graham cracker crust that I use when I make key lime pie.

Wendy's Graham Cracker Crust

1 1/2 cups finely ground graham crackers
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
6 tablespoons butter, melted

1. Mix graham cracker crumbs; sugar; cinnamon, if using; and melted butter until well blended.

2. Press mixture into a 9-inch pie plate.

3. Bake in 375°F. oven for 7 minutes. Cool before filling.

NOTE: Will need about 44 small graham cracker rectangles.
Rumor has it that crust need not be baked but simply can be chilled for 1 hour before filling.

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