1. In a 9-inch pie plate, place butter.
2. In the microwave, cook for 45 to 60 seconds on High to melt butter.
3. Add the graham cracker crumbs and sugar and toss together.
4. With a spatula, press the mixture firmly against the bottom and sides of the pie plate.
5. In the microwave, cook for 2 ½ minutes at Power 7 or Medium-High.
6. Cool for 10 minutes.
7. Use as a base for pies and other baked dishes.