Graham crackers are one of the most common ingredients used to make pie crusts for a wide variety of desserts. Whether it is cheesecake, lemon pie, or the popular key lime pie, Graham crackers can be found in the bases. The cracker crumbs are generally mixed with butter and sugar and firmly pressed into the bottom of a pan, before the sweet or savoury filling is poured on top and baked to perfection.
In the past, you would have to manually crumble your crackers, but now Graham cracker crumbs are sold in most grocery stores.
If you are ever in the position however, where you need to manually make your own crumbs, then about fourteen crushed crackers will give you one cup of crumbs. It’s important to note that when one is using Graham crackers in combination with other ingredients such as chopped nuts or chocolate chips, you must take into account the dry weight of the other ingredients.
Fun fact: History has it that the popular Graham crackers were invented in 1829 by a Presbyterian minister named Sylvester Graham. The first version of the cracker was not very sweet and more like a biscuit, but over the years it evolved into a sweet snack similar to the traditional cookie.