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Ginger Graham Cracker Crust

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  • 2 packages honey graham crackers, to make about 2 1/4 cups of crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, grind the graham crackers to form fine crumbs. Add the sugar, ginger, and butter and pulse to combine.
  3. Press the mixture into a 9-inch springform pan, working the crumbs over the bottom and then up the sides.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly before filling or according to your pie recipe directions.
     This recipe makes one 9-inch piecrust.
By November, 2004

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 271Calories From Fat 55%
  • Calcium 12mg
  • Carbohydrate 29g
  • Cholesterol 38mg
  • Fat 17g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Iron 1mg
  • Protein 2mg
  • Sat Fat 9g
  • Sodium 161mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

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    High in vitamin C, these hard, tart berries are grown in bogs in colder regions of North America and Europe. They’re almost always eaten cooked, as in the classic Thanksgiving relish.