No-Bake Graham Cracker Pie Crust

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This No-Bake (2-ingredient!) Graham Cracker crust is a delicious, fuss-free alternative to a traditional pie crust, and is perfect for when you’re short on time or energy, but still need a delicious, show-stopping dessert!

a graham cracker crust pressed into a clear glass pie plate sitting on a marble surface

We love a good pie crust over here, y’all, and we’re big believers in pie for ALL (no matter your food allergies, cooking experience, and/or taste preferences), so we’ve created several pie crusts to fit your specific needs! First, we’ve got a really delicious, egg-free, gluten-free crust that is an easy take on traditional pie crust. Then, we’ve got a Paleo-ish (butter included) pie crust that includes a paleo-friendly flour blend and uses egg as a binder – this one is a traditional-style pie crust too. Both of these options are really excellent for a baked dessert pie!

Because we’re pressing the easy button this holiday season though, we decided to take our love of pie crusts to the next level with this 2-ingredient graham cracker crust! If you’re looking for an easy take on pie crust, this is it. With just graham crackers and butter, this recipe comes together in a food processor (no rolling pin or oven required!) in less than 5 minutes! Let’s get to it! 

Ingredients

As previously mentioned, this crust only requires 2 ingredients, y’all! This one is truly as simple as it gets, and only calls for necessary, simple ingredients (that means that there are no weird junky ingredients here!).

  • Graham Crackers – for this super simple pie crust, you’ll need 1 box (about 8 ounces) of graham crackers. 
  • Butter – this tasty pie crust also calls for butter! 6 tablespoons of grass-fed butter cut into ½-inch chunks, to be exact! Be sure to set your butter out ahead of time to knock the chill off and let it soften before starting on the crust.
a food processor filled with large pieces of graham cracker
finely processed graham cracker crumbs in a food processor with solid butter pieces
graham cracker crust crumbles being pressed into a clear glass pie plate
the top view of the inside of a food processor after butter cubes and graham cracker crumbles have been combined
graham cracker crust crumbles sitting in a clear glass pie plate
graham cracker crust crumbles being pressed into a clear glass pie plate

How to Make a Graham Cracker Crust

The directions list for this homemade graham cracker crust is *almost* as short as the ingredient list, and we can pretty much guarantee that any cook (no matter their level of expertise!) can master this easy crust.

  1. Add Graham Crackers to Food Processor – place the graham crackers into a food processor and pulverize them until you have fine crumbs.
  2. Add the Butter – to the graham cracker crumbs, add 4 tablespoons-worth of softened butter (be sure not to use melted butter here) pieces at a time, pulsing the food processor with each butter addition. Continue to pulse while you add the rest of the butter (a bit at a time) until the graham cracker crust comes together in a flaky, slightly-crumbly dough.
  3. Press the Dough Crust into a Pie Plate – spoon the graham cracker crumb mixture into a pie dish, and working the dough along the bottom of the pan and up along the sides, form an even 1/4-inch-thick crust with your hands. If pieces of the crust feel too crumbly, remix until it holds together.

Do you have to bake a graham cracker crust?

Not this one, you don’t! This crust is no-bake for a perfectly easy take on pie crust. We love the crumbly texture that this crust lends, and because it’s a no-bake crust, it is absolutely perfect for no-bake cream pies.

a graham cracker crust pressed into a clear glass pie plate sitting on a marble surface

The Best Gluten-Free Graham Crackers

These Kinnikinnick S’moreables graham crackers are our very favorite gluten-free graham crackers. They have the flavor and texture of regular graham crackers and always play the “graham cracker” role perfectly in our recipes!

How to Store Homemade Pie Crust

Feel free to throw this crust together ahead of time and once pressed into a pie pan, let it sit in the refrigerator until you’re ready to fill it (up to 4 days). To cover and protect your graham cracker crust, simply lay a layer of plastic wrap over it! 

How to Use Your Crust

This graham cracker crust is excellent in so many of our no-bake pie recipes! Here are a few of our very favorites:

We hope you love this graham cracker crust recipe – it's such a simple way to really elevate your no-bake dessert!

 

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No-Bake Graham Cracker Pie Crust

a graham cracker crust pressed into a clear glass pie plate sitting on a marble surface

This simple no-bake graham cracker crust contains just two ingredients and comes together in minutes!

  • Author: Amber Goulden
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pie crust 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces graham crackers (we used these for gluten-free)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened

Instructions

  1. For the graham cracker crust, place the graham crackers into a food processor and pulverize until you have a fine powder (no chunks).
  2. Add the butter and pulse the food processor until the graham cracker crust comes together in a flaky, slightly-crumbly dough.
  3. Spoon the dough into a pie pan. Working the dough along the bottom of the pan and up along the sides, form an even 1/4-inch-thick crust with your hands. If pieces of the crust feel too crumbly, remix until it holds together.
  4. Fill crust with a filling of choice and bake or refrigerate according to your recipe's instructions.

Notes

This recipe makes enough for a shallow pie pan or tart dish. For a deep dish pie, use 12 ounces graham crackers and 9 tablespoons butter. For a 9×13 inch pan, use 16 ounces graham crackers and 12 tablespoons butter.

Keywords: graham cracker crust, no-bake graham cracker crust, gluten free graham cracker crust, gluten free pie crust

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