How To Make A Press-In Pie Crust

Using melted butter in a graham cracker crust helps to stiffen and firm it when chilled. Most importantly, it gives the pie a rich, buttery flavor! Learn how to make this classic crust.

Get Started

Step 1: Combine Ingredients

Combine 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs and 8 tablespoons of melted butter in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2: Stir

Stir together until the crumbs are well coated with butter and the mixture resembles wet sand.

Step 3: Press & Freeze

Pour the crumbs into a 9-inch pie dish and press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides using a cup or the bottom of a large spoon. Freeze until firm, about 25 minutes, before adding filling.