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Fast and Easy Graham Cracker - Nilla Pie Crust!

How to make a super easy Graham Cracker and Nilla Pie Crust!

Yes, I know there are ready made Graham Cracker pie crusts in the frozen section at the store, but they really are stale, dry and bland.  And loaded with fat an, sugar and calories. A moist, tasty crust with far fewer calories, sugar and fat is easy to make, just follow these simple, illustrated instructions!

For those unfamiliar with a Graham Cracker pie crust; you see them often on the bottom of cheesecakes.  Unlike a dough pie crust, they have a sweeter flavor, a hint of honey, and a nice crumbly texture.  You never find Graham cracker crust left on the plate.

For those in the British Isles, you may simply substitute "Digestives" for graham crackers.  They are very similar, although I think they lack the faint flavor of honey in the Graham Crackers.

Directions for Making a lower calorie, lower fat Graham Cracker Pie Crust - Easily!

Ingredients for a 9 inch deep dish pie dish

  • Vanilla wafersA packet of Graham Crackers. Note: in England, Australia, N.Z., you may not have Graham crackers, but "digestives"  are almost the same! You really only need about 4 or 5 crackers for the whole pie crust
  • Vanilla wafers, Nillas.  - about 15 or 3 20 nillas for the side

Recipe and Directions

Step 1 - Lightly grease the bottom of the pie plate

I use coconut or, but you can use your favorite shortening.  

Step 2 - Lay the Graham crackers in the bottom

So easy!  Just lay them out, then split some lengthwise to fit and continue shaping pieces to fit in the bottom


Step 3 - Set the Nillas against the sides

Again, so easy  Just set them in place by hand!

Step 4 - Finishing up

You can fill gaps with cracker crumbs up and make sure there are no gaps or holes.  That's all there is to it.  Now, you're ready to add the pie filling!