Bakers, rejoice – here’s your ultimate guide to how much graham cracker crust you’ll need for any situation. We have a handy chart and recipe card that will calculate exactly how much graham cracker crust you need for whatever kind of pan you’re using.

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Graham Cracker Crust Calculator

Graham cracker pie crust is a staple of many classic baking recipes, from cheesecakes to ice cream pies to mini tarts, and much more. It’s also versatile – you can make your graham cracker crust in 9×13-inch pans, springform pans, tart pans, and pie pans, just to name a few.

But this versatility also means that it can be difficult to know how much graham cracker mixture you need for your specific situation.

If you’re looking to modify a recipe to fit a pan you already own, but don’t know how much graham cracker mixture you’ll need, this is the guide for you!

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Perfect Graham Cracker Crust for Cheesecake, Pies, and More

I created this graham cracker crust chart because I often get questions from bakers wanting to modify recipes to fit the pans that they have.

The graham cracker crust recipe below is written for one 9″ pie pan, which is an extremely common size for desserts using a graham cracker crust. But what about making a graham crust in a springform pan? Or mini tart pans?

I measured all of the most common pan types and sizes and weighed how much graham cracker mix they required, then compiled it in the chart below. To be clear, this is a general guide, and your milage may vary depending on your specific pan, how thick you like to make your crust, etc. But I hope you find it helpful as a starting point!

How to use the crust calculator table

  1. Find the pan size that most closely resembles the pan you will be using.
  2. Look at the information in the last column, “Recipe Card/yield.” This tells you what you need to input in the recipe card to get the perfect amount of crust.
  3. For instance, for an 8″ pie pan, you will need 0.75, or 3/4 of a batch. In the recipe card header, next to the word “Yield,” is a place for you to customize the amount. Input 0.75 in the box. The ingredient amounts you need will be automatically calculated for you!
  4. For miniature pies/tarts, the table will list how many of the mini desserts 1 batch will yield. Depending on the number of mini desserts you want to make, you can double or even triple the recipe to yield that many crusts. Use the customize button as described above, or the 1x / 2x / 3x boxes under the Ingredients header.
  5. Finally, because cheesecakes can be made with either a crust just on the bottom, or on the bottom and sides, both of those options are listed separately in the table.
  6. I hope you find this helpful, and please do let us know if you use it and how it works for you!

For more information, a picture tutorial and video, check out my Easy Graham Cracker Crust Recipe!

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Graham Cracker Crust (for any pan size)

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Making the perfect graham cracker crust at home couldn’t be easier! You just need 4 ingredients and 10 minutes to make a homemade graham cracker pie crust.
This crust can be used baked or unbaked. Baking yields a crispier, sturdier crust, but this step is optional, and whether you bake it or not depends on the recipe and your personal preference. If you are not sure, I recommend baking the crust when in doubt.
Prep10 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Total25 minutes
Yields1 9″ pie crust

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Crush the grahams in a food processor until they are fine crumbs. (Alternatively, place them in a zip-top bag and roll over them with a rolling pin until very finely crushed).
  • Combine the graham cracker crumbs, about 2.5 TBSP of the melted butter, granulated sugar, and salt in a bowl, and stir until well-combined. The mixture should have the texture of wet sand, and hold together a bit when you squeeze it between your fingers.
  • If the crust still feels a bit dry, add the remaining butter and stir together to make it the proper texture.
  • Press the crust evenly on the bottom and up on the sides of a 9 x 1.5" pie plate.
  • If not baking the crust: refrigerate the crust for an hour before filling, so it is more set before filling it.
  • If baking the crust: bake at 350 F for 12-15 minutes, until fragrant and lightly golden. Let the crust cool completely before filling.

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Measuring Tips

Our recipes are developed using weight measurements, and we highly recommend using a kitchen scale for baking whenever possible. However, if you prefer to use cups, volume measurements are provided as well. PLEASE NOTE: the adage “8 oz = 1 cup” is NOT true when speaking about weight, so don’t be concerned if the measurements don’t fit this formula.

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Nutrition

Calories: 1171kcal | Carbohydrates: 125g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 1512mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 1771IU | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 6mg
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💡 Graham Cracker Crumb FAQs

How many graham crackers do I need to make 1 cup of crumbs?

This is a very common question! For general reference, 7 finely ground graham crackers equal 1 cup of crumbs.

How many cups of crumbs will one package of graham crackers make?

Standard graham cracker boxes (14.4 oz) come with 3 sleeves of 9 crackers each. If you crush an entire standard box of graham crackers you will have approximately 4 cups of crumbs. You can also roughly estimate that each sleeve equals about 1 1/3 cups of crumbs.

Are crushed graham crackers the same as graham cracker crumbs?

When talking about making a graham cracker crust, crushed graham crackers and graham cracker crumbs are the same. In this instance, graham crackers need to be crushed into a very fine crumb. The only time these terms might not be interchangeable is when you are using graham crackers as a mix-in (for ice cream or cookie bars, etc). As a mix-in, crushed graham crackers could be larger, broken or bite-sized pieces of graham cracker.

What’s the fastest and easiest way to crush graham crackers?

My favorite method is to use the food processor. It’s easy, and it produces very fine graham crumbs. A lower tech option is to place the crackers in a gallon sized zip-top plastic bag, and roll over them with a rolling pin. The only downside to this method is that the crumbs are often a bit coarser than what you get from a food processor. (But the upside is that you don’t have to wash all the food processor parts!)
Check out my Graham Cracker Crust Recipe post for more specific directions and a photo tutorial.

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