Easy 3-Ingredient Low-Fat Graham Cracker Crust

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Easy 3-Ingredient Low-Fat Graham Crust

Making a low-fat graham cracker crust is SO easy to do, using just 3 ingredients (plus water), you’ll never buy a pre-made one again. You can use regular graham crackers, gluten-free, or even chocolate like I did here. Once made, you can fill it with anything your heart desires.

Easy 3-Ingredient Low-Fat Graham Crust

Ideas: No-bake cheesecake, pumpkin no-bake cheesecake, peanut butter pie, yogurt pie, coconut cream pie… the list goes on. Here’s how easy it is to do.

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Easy 3-Ingredient Low-Fat Graham Cracker Crust

88 Cals 1 Protein 13 Carbs 4 Fats
Yield: 8 servings
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American


  • 6 sheets graham crackers, 3.5 oz total*
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar
  • 3 tbsp cold whipped butter


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse a few times.
  • Add 1 tbsp water and pulse a few more times until it has a texture of coarse meal.
  • Press into an 8-inch pie dish making the crust about 1/8-inch thick evenly all around and up the sides.
  • Refrigerate the crust for 30 minutes before you bake it, this will help prevent crumbling when you want to serve it.
  • Bake until the edges are golden, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let the crust cool on a wire rack, before filling.


*Use gluten-free graham crackers to make this gluten-free.


Serving: 1/8th, Calories: 88kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 101mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g
WW Points Plus: 2
Keywords: Gluten Free

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  1. I see a few people have asked if the crust can be used for a pie or cheesecake to be baked but no reply from anyone including you, Gina. I, too, am interested to know as It would be a decent crust for a diabetic – to splurge once in a blue moon!!!! 

    • I’ve used this recipe for a baked cheesecake and it was excellent. I did add a half teaspoon of cinnamon because I love cinnamon. 

  2. Should you spray the pie plate with non-stick cooking spray first?

  3. Having trouble finding an 8 inch pie plate. Any suggestions?

  4. Hi Gina! In the process of making this crust right now. One small suggestion in the instructions…I don’t think you need to preheat oven first if refrigerating crust for 30 minutes. Maybe move that first step down between steps 5 and 6.

    I know this is going to be amazing! Can’t wait! I’m using ginger snaps and am going to fill with the pumpkin no-bake cheesecake filling!!!!

  5. I want to use this with a baked cheesecake , can I use this or not?

  6. I want to make this with a cheesecake that I have to bake for 30 min. Should I still prebake the crust?

  7. EASY and works great with so many fillings!

  8. HI Gina,
    Love your website, thanks for taking the time to share your love and knowledge of cooking healthier recipes with us. I was reading the comments and saw that you use unsalted butter. I made this crust exactly as you posted before I read the comments. Can you correct it to say unsalted butter so next time I remember? I don’t print recipes. Thanks.

  9. Can the crust be made the night before? Loving using this recipe at Thanksgiving 🙂 

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  11. Can I make it with regular graham cracker and add cocoa powder to get the chocolate flavor?

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  13. This is so easy and delicious! I’ve used both chocolate and honey graham crackers to make this crust. Highly recommend!

  14. So simple! Your the best!!! ????

  15. I can just taste the chocolate grahams with a lemon pie filling. I have to get to the store quickly………

  16. Hi if I am going to make pumpkin pie with this crust should I still bake it first or fill it and then bake it with the filling inside?

  17. Can one use brummel brown instead of butter?

  18. very easy and look delicious, I want to try this 3 ingredients Cracker crust

  19. To Anonymous 12:18 – where does it say to melt the butter? I don't see that in the recipe.

  20. Can anyone clarify please, are Graham Crackers the equivalent to our digestive biscuits in the UK?
    Many Thanks

    • Hi there – American living in the UK here – digestives are about as close as you'll get. We can't get graham crackers here, but I successfully made several pie crust recipes that called for graham crackers using digestives instead, and they've always turned out great. Minor taste difference but still delicious 🙂

    • Sure, that will work!

  21. There is a print friendly button at the bottom of the recipe next to email.

  22. I love your recipes, but why is there no print button anywhere? Instead I have to print out the whole web page. Much easier if it was in a single sheet recipe. Please fix! TX!

  23. You can make this lower fat by using melted dark chocolate wafers instead of the butter and sugar to make the crust.

  24. Can regular sugar be used instead of raw sugar?

  25. I can't help but wonder if failing to add sugar to my graham cracker crusts has been a big mistake all this time…

  26. Love your recipes! Could you tell me what kind of graham crackers you use? They look very dark and I'm not sure if it's the photo or if maybe you used chocolate ones. Either way it looks delicious! Thanks!

  27. Any suggestions if you don't have a food processor?

    • You could use a blender. If you don't have a good blender you could at least use it to crush the crackers (or crush them by hand in a ziploc with a rolling pin or your fists lol) and then mix in the sugar and butter by hand in a bowl, but just be sure to use melted butter if doing it by hand.

  28. How can you make whipped butter at home?

    • You just put unsalted butter into a food processor or stand mixer until it is a whipped and soft consistency, you are just incorporating air into the butter.

  29. I want to make this crust for a coconut creme pie!

  30. I'm going to try this using KerryGold butter….. I'm not sure what we're going to fill it with yet though! but it looks wonderful !

  31. Do you have a recommendation of butter to use for this recipe?