Graham Cracker Crust -- Cheesecake/creamy pies only?
I have a lot of graham crackers in my house (Santa overindulged) and I'd like to use some of them to make a pie crust. But I'm non-dairy. All of the pie recipes I'm finding that use a graham cracker crust are dairy-rich -- cheesecakes, key lime pie, etc. Is there such a thing as an apple pie with a graham cracker crust? Or would it all just fall apart? Thanks for any tips!
I would eat an apple pie with a graham cracker crust! Sounds yummy and cinnamon-y. Try it out!
FYI-You can substitute coconut oil for butter in most recipes to continue your dairy free requirements with minimum modification. There are great sorbets out there to top your dairy free pie.
Do you like the coconut ice cream? You could make a coconut ice cream based pie ...
I tried using gingersnap crust under a pumpkin pie and it did not work, the crust didn't stay crisp. It became wet and not quite mushy, but very disappointing nonetheless.
The other thing I would try, in your shoes, is using the graham cracker crust in a fresh fruit pie that uses well-thickened juice to hold the pie together.
Alternatively, I know some of the homemade Reese's cup recipes use graham cracker crumbs in the peanut butter filling mix to give it more texture and stiffness.
i've done pumpkin pie in a graham cracker crust with great results.
if you like cheesecake, it's easily done non-dairy and wonderful using tofutti cream cheese and sour cream...
you could also do a s'more pie...
graham cracker crust... par-bake for 5-10 minutes on 350 F.
chocolate ganache filling using non-dairy
topping -- broiled swiss meringue? marshmallow frosting using marshmallow fluff? seven minute icing?
garnish with shaved chocolate
Most fruit pies work with a graham cracker crust, except you sort of have to recalibrate your expectations to having a sweeter follow-through because graham cracker are sweeter than a tradition pie crust.
(As an aside, Chess Pie is great with a graham cracker crust.)