Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust Recipe is a really simple gluten free pie crust recipe. It’s crushed gluten free graham crackers, spice, and butter pressed into a pie plate and toasted. Perfect for your holiday pies!
Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust Recipe
I make this gluten free pie crust recipe around this time every year, and I’m really excited to be sharing it with you today! This gluten free graham cracker crust recipe is perfect for making pumpkin pie, banana cream pie, chocolate pie, you name it. Plus this is a really easy recipe because you can make it in the food processor (the best way to crush graham crackers!).
Are there any gluten free graham crackers?
Gluten free graham cracker crust requires gluten free graham crackers. And there ARE gluten free graham crackers out there! Honestly, they’re not exactly like the ones you’re probably used to. But they do have that great graham cracker flavor you’re craving, and they work really well in this gluten free graham cracker crust.
If you’re really motivated, there are a lot of gluten free graham crackers recipes online (I’m actually working on one myself!).
What You’ll Need For This Recipe
Here is what you will need to make this recipe:
- Pie Plate
- Cinnamon and Nutmeg
- Gluten Free Graham Crackers
I have a lot of these things in my pantry already, which means I can make this gluten free graham cracker crust recipe in a pinch!
Can you use graham cracker crust for apple pie?
Personally, I think gluten free graham cracker pie crust works with any pie. If you want to use graham cracker crust for apple pie, what you’re going to end up with is more of an apple crumble or crisp. But the cinnamon and nutmeg goes really well with apple pie filling.
If you do use graham cracker crust for apple pie, simply fill the pie crust with the apple pie filling. Then use extra gluten free graham cracker pie crust dough to sprinkle on top of the pie and bake as normal. Since this crust takes less time to cook than the traditional apple pie crust, you might have to cut down on the cooking time by about half.
How To Make Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust. Also, what is the best way to crush graham crackers?
This one is easy! The best way to crush graham crackers is in the food processor. Simple break up the cookies with your hands as you put them in the food processor. Then pulse a few times, until you have small graham cracker crumbles. You can then add the spices, sugar, and melted butter, and pulse a few more times. Then viola! Your graham cracker crust is crushed, and ready for the pie plate.
Then, you add the dough to a greased pie plate and press it to form the crust. Bake until lightly toasted, and that’s it! You have a homemade gluten free graham cracker pie crust.
What spices can you use in a gluten free graham cracker pie crust recipe?
I use cinnamon and nutmeg in my gluten free graham cracker pie crust recipe. I’m also using store-bought gluten free graham crackers, which already have other spices in them. If you make your own gluten free graham crackers, you might want to change the seasoning around and find what works for you. You can also try a teaspoon or two of pumpkin pie spice!
Do you have to cook graham cracker crust?
Technically, no, you do not need to cook graham cracker crust. But there are a few reasons you might want to.
- Baking graham cracker crust helps prevent it from crumbling once your pie is totally done. Otherwise, it would have to stay cold, as it’s basically the cold butter that’s holding it together.
- Cooking your graham cracker crust helps the crust not stick to the pie plate as you’re serving the pie. Just as the butter holds the crust together, it also sticks it to the pie plate when it gets cold. When you cook graham cracker crust, you melt the sugar and form more of a crust and less of a sticky butter/sugar situation.
Can you freeze homemade graham cracker crust?
Yes! You can absolutely freeze homemade graham cracker crust. I usually bake them, then wrap the crusts tightly in plastic wrap, put them in a ziplock bag, then stick them in the freezer. You want to be sure to keep the air out to prevent frost. Then you’ll have a gluten free pie crust any time you need one!
Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust Recipe is a really simple gluten free pie crust recipe. It's crushed gluten free graham crackers, spice, and butter pressed into a pie plate and toasted. Perfect for your holiday pies!
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free graham crackers crushed
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a pie plate.
In a food processor, pulse gluten free graham crackers until crushed. Add sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and pulse a few more times.
Slowly add melted butter while pulsing food processor, until crumbs look wet.
Press crumbs into pie plate and up the sides evenly. You can use the bottom of a glass to help press down the bottom.
Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until toasted. Allow to cool before making pies.
This recipe makes 1 pie crust. The nutrition is for 1 slice of the crust only, if you cut your pie into 8 slices.