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Gluten Free Crust

I have missed pie. My family has missed pie since we have been gluten free.

One type of pie crust that I knew would be easy to adapt to gluten free is a graham cracker type crust. So, I recently tackled making one. I have since made three of them. It works so well.

There are so many pies that have a gluten free filling that can be made in a graham cracker type crust. I am loving being able to make pies again.

The picture above is of a key lime pie that I made recently. It was perfect with the gluten free crust.

My secret to a great gluten free crust is to use

gluten free animal crackers instead of graham crackers. Yes, I know they make gluten free graham crackers, but have you seen the price of them? These a cheaper than what I can buy gluten free graham crackers for.

And yes I could make my own, and it is on my list of things to try, but I have not had time. So, gluten free animal cookies have been working perfectly for what I need.

Here is what I do.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Hi Lynn,
    The key lime pie looks great, I can’t wait to try it. We love using MiDel arrowroot animal crackers/cookies for pie crust–it’s great for cheesecake also–and they’re inexpensive, too!

  2. Great idea. I have also used GF ginger snaps to make a crust and I love that with pumpkin pie and apple pie.

  3. Lynn- I buy Mi-Del at all of our local grocery stores (Wegmans, Giant, Genuardi’s) in Pennsylvania, but you can also buy them online at Amazon…just search Mi-Del arrowroot. They have a slighty wholesome flavor and less grainy than the Envirokids animal cookies and they have 2g fiber in each serving which is a nice bonus. We love them!

  4. I agree that Mi-Del cookies are good and I am pretty sure they aren’t as sweet tasting as most of the gluten free cookies/animal crackers out there. When I have used boxed gluten free crackers for a crust, I omit the sugar. They tend to be too sweet already.

    I like to just make a large bunch of crackers up and throw them in the food processor for crumbs, freeze them and then I don’t have to spend a small fortune just to make a gluten free pie 🙂

  5. K Smith says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for this super idea on the pie crust. I’ve tried gf ginger snaps but it wasn’t quite right. This should be perfect!!!

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