How do you use a premade graham cracker pie crust?
Premade graham cracker crusts are already baked. You do not need to bake them unless you want a golden crust. DO NOT prebake the graham cracker crust when making a baked pie. Simply fill the pie crust and then bake according to recipe directions.
Can I substitute graham cracker crust for pie crust?
When you don’t feel like preparing a pie crust for your desserts, a graham cracker crust is the way to go. It works great for cream pies and cheesecakes, especially.
Should you Prebake crust for pumpkin pie?
Most custard-filled pie recipes (like pumpkin pie!) instruct you to pre bake the pie crust before filling it. Pre baking the pie crust helps keep the crust crisp and prevents a soggy-bottomed pie. There’s also the fact that many custard fillings cook much faster than the crust itself.
Does graham cracker crust need to be prebaked?
There’s really no compelling need to prebake Graham cracker crust since the crackers are already baked. However, if your filling needs baking, then naturally the crust will need to go in the oven too.
How do you make a store bought graham cracker crust taste better?
Feel free to add a bit of spice according to what kind of pie you’re making to bump up the flavor even more. Brushing a bit of melted butter on the rolled crusts can give a nice richness if that’s what you’re after. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cookies and the sugar and cinnamon, if using.
Can you put premade pie crust in oven?
If you are pre-baking a store-bought frozen packaged crust, I recommend following the directions on the package for how to pre-bake that particular crust. Most instructions will have you defrost the crust, prick the bottom of the crust all over with the tines of a fork, and bake at 375°F to 450°F for 10 to 12 minutes.
What can I use instead of a graham cracker crust?
What is this? If you don’t have graham crackers, you can use Nilla wafers, digestive biscuits (with or without chocolate), shortbread, or anything similar. Similarly, you can substitute the brown sugar with granulated sugar.
How do you make graham cracker crumbs without graham crackers?
If you don’t have graham cracker crumbs you can substitute one of these options:
- Crush whole graham crackers (see equivalents below)
- OR – Use equal amounts of crushed chocolate wafers.
- OR – Another alternative is to use crushed vanilla wafers.
How do you keep the bottom crust of pumpkin pie from getting soggy?
Sprinkle dried breadcrumbs or crushed cornflakes, or other types of cereal, on the bottom crust before filling and baking in the oven. This will prevent the filling from turning the crust soggy.
Do you poke holes in pumpkin pie crust?
For a flaky crust, par-bake the crust and let it cool before adding the filling. Also, don’t use a fork to poke holes or aerate the crust before baking. This allows the filling to seep into the crust.
How do you make graham cracker crumbs with graham crackers?
- You can make your own graham cracker crumbs by crushing graham crackers in a blender, food processor, or plastic bag.
- If using graham crackers in this recipe, you’ll need about 11-12 full sheets of graham crackers to get 1 and 1/2 cups of crumbs.
- I suggest starting with 5 tablespoons of butter.
Will a graham cracker crust burn?
Form the graham cracker crust in the bottom and around the sides of the pan to approximately a one quarter inch thickness. Any thinner, and the pie crust will burn before the filling has thoroughly cooked.