Mix the graham crackers and sugar, then add butter and mix with a fork until completely moistened. Press mixture into the bottom and up 1/3rd of the side of a 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Variations: Use ginger snaps instead of graham crackers for a spicier crust or for cakes like pumpkin. Use chocolate wafers instead of graham crackers for a chocolate, white chocolate, or certain fruit-flavored or ~topped cheesecakes like raspberry, cherry, or orange. For a sweeter, moister crust (do this only if the cheesecake is going to get eaten quickly, because it gets mushy faster) use brown sugar instead of white.
(see also Basic Cheesecake Filling and Basic Cheesecake Method & Toppings)
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