This easy graham cracker crust recipe--made with heart-healthy oil instead of butter--is the perfect base for meringue pies, ice cream pies, cream pies and more. For a different flavor, try crumbled gingersnaps or chocolate snaps instead of the graham crackers.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2014


Recipe Summary

45 mins
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray.

  • Process graham crackers in a food processor until finely ground. Add oil and process until well combined. Using your fingertips or the back of a spoon, press the crumb mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Bake until just set, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


Make Ahead Tip:

Equipment: 9-inch pie pan (not deep dish)

Nutrition Facts

107 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 11g; dietary fiber 0.5g; sugars 3.5g; fat 6.8g; saturated fat 0.6g; vitamin a iu 0.3IU; folate 20.1mcg; calcium 10.9mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 5.7mg; potassium 24.1mg; sodium 65.1mg; added sugar 4g.

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might as well just throw some crumbs over a slice of pie filling There's not enough liquid to hold the crumbs together. Lift out a slice of pie and you wind up with mound of crumbs at the bottom of the pan. I'd make this with real melted butter maybe 6T of it. After all it's DESSERT not a penance! Pros: low-fat Cons: doesn't hold together at all Read More