There are so many things that are so easy to buy. But this is one thing when you make for yourself you will not ever want to buy ready-made again. There truly is no comparison in the flavor in this homemade version with a store-bought version. When you see how easy it is to make, you will become the new designated pie maker.
For those of you that harbor a deep rooted fear of attempting making your own butter or shortening pie crust, making this crust could be your baking moment of triumph! This crust is so delicious you will even be tempted to eat it without filling it. Your house smells like delicious graham crackers while it’s baking. And the beauty of it is the richness in flavor that happens when you make it with olive oil. None of your friends or family will ever guess that it is made with olive oil so don’t even bother revealing your baking secret. If you’re not an olive oil fan, you could sub it with the same amount of melted butter. I personally prefer it with olive oil.
This is a versatile crust that can be used all year long. Think of fun ice-cream pies on hot summer days and wonderful pumpkin pies in the fall. I will see you this Wednesday with our favorite way of using it. It’s a simple pie but one I get asked to make possibly every single week.
- 12 full-size graham crackers
- 1/4 cup sugar, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
- 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil