The Best Gluten-Free Graham Cracker Pie Crust Ever!

Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker Crust and Whipped Cream Topping (425x283)

I am not bragging, ‘ tis simply the truth. This is the best gluten-free graham cracker pie crust ever! I would love to say it is because of my brilliant baking skills, but it is actually the result of several happy accidents. Much of the credit must go to my sister because if I had not been distracted while talking to her on the phone, this recipe would never have been created.

I ruined a traditional gluten-free graham cracker pie crust while talking to my sister. I didn’t have any other gluten-free graham crackers on hand, so I improvised and used Enjoy Life Vanilla Honey Graham Cookies to create a new graham cracker mixture. Then I quickly washed the still hot pie plate, in hot water so it wouldn’t crack, dried it and while it was still warm pressed the new graham cracker mixture into it. And it was the easiest time I have ever had forming a pie crust to a pie plate!

Gluten-Free Graham Cracker Pie Crust Secret Tip (425x308)

Hugely important! Place your pie plate in the oven while you are preheating it. This will allow you to easily mold the graham cracker mixture to the hot pie plate and create a lovely, but firm crust while using less butter. This recipe only calls for 2 tablespoons of butter or dairy-free margarine.

Gluten-free Graham Cracker Pie Crust Tutorial (425x283) (2)

There is nothing like a food processor to create a a nice even crumb from crackers or cookies in seconds.

How to Make a perfect Gluten-free Graham cracker crust (425x283)

Add the crushed graham crackers and sugar to a bowl. Cut the butter into the graham cracker mixture.

Best Gluten-Free Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe Ever - Dairy-Free optionPour the graham cracker mixture into the hot pie plate. Using a pot holder to hold the pie plate, use a spatula to press the graham mixture evenly around the pie plate. You will notice the crust darken as the butter begins to melt. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes and then use to make a pie as you normally would.

The Best Gluten-Free Graham Cracker Pie Crust Ever!
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Serves: 8
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place your pie plate in the oven while you are preheating it!
  2. Crush your graham crackers.
  3. Place graham crackers and sugar in a bowl.
  4. Cut butter into graham mixture.
  5. Pour graham cracker mixture into the hot pie plate.
  6. use a pot holder to hold the pie plate and a spatula to mold the crumbs to the pie plate.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
  8. Use as called for in your pie recipe.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. Like this recipe but am confused as to why it must be pre-baked. Is it really necessary?

  2. I am pretty sure you could put the crust into the fridge until firm as an alternate to baking it!

  3. I will defer to Alea for expertise, but if you were to put the pie dish and crust in the fridge as an alternative to baking it (IF that does indeed work), I would think you’d want to be certain to bring the dish to room temperature before adding pie filling and baking! Otherwise, you may have a cracked or exploding pie dish, a mess in your oven, and possible cuts on your hands from broken glass or pottery to clean up! Sounds too dangerous otherwise. :)

  4. Have you tried this recipe with any of the other Enjoy Life crunchy cookies (e.g. double chocoloate, sugar)?

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