Parve (non-dairy) Graham Wafer Crust

I love a Graham Wafer Crust & like to make it non-dairy sometimes.

This crust can easily be vegan, you have to ensure that the graham wafer crumbs you are using are vegan & use a vegan margarine.

Becel has come out with a margarine that is made with plant-based oils .. Becel with Oat Beverage. I don’t use margarine very often but I like this one so it is the one I am buying now. I replace butter with a parve or vegan margarine when I want to change a dairy recipe to a parve one. If there is milk in a recipe I change that as well.

The recipe is simple. Bake the crust for a firm crust or for a pie that will be baked. Check the recipe for whatever you are making to see if the crust should be baked or not! I like to make a lemon meringue pie in a graham crust..the taste combo is great.

Here is the recipe makes one 9 inch pie crust. Note: this recipe makes a thin crust so if you like a thicker crust double the ingredients. I usually double this.

6 tbsp parve ( non-dairy or Vega) margarine

1 1/2 cups graham wafer crumbs

4 tbsp sugar


Preheat oven to 350f

  1. Melt the margarine in a heat resistant bowl in the microwave ( or you can do this on the stove if you want!)
  2. Add the graham wafer crumbs & sugar to the melted margarine
  3. Mix well until combined & all the crumbs are moist
  4. Press evenly & firmly into a 9 inch pie plate. You can use a smooth bottomed glass to press the crust firmly into the pan.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until lighted browned and fragrant
  6. Let cool on a wire rack completely before adding your filling. This allows the crust to firm up!


HAHA. I forgot the sugar!!! There should be 4 tbsp of sugar in this crust!!
You would add the sugar here too!!!
You can see all of the crumbs are moist … and the sugar would have been as well
Put the crumb mixture into the bottom of the pie pan
Even the crumbs out into the bottom of the pie pan
Ready for the oven!
Baked and cooling before the filling goes in

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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