7 Incredible Crumb Crust Pies for When You Don’t Want to Fool With Dough
Summertime calls for cool, creamy desserts that don’t require a lot of fuss. That’s why we love crumb crust pies. There’s no pie dough to roll out, they can be made in almost any flavor you choose, and only require minutes in the oven—if at all! Some of these crumb crust pie recipes are completely no-bake. That way, you can whip up a crowd-pleasing summery dessert without even breaking a sweat. Although these pies are a breeze to assemble, several of the recipes require time in the refrigerator or freezer to chill and set completely—perfect if you’re looking for a make-ahead dessert, but not ideal if you’re in a hurry and looking for something that can be put together at the last minute. And if you think all crumb crust pies are made with plain old graham crackers, think again. These crusts are made with a variety of ingredients, including pretzels, gingersnaps, honey-roasted peanuts, and more.
Praline Key Lime Pie
Recipe: Praline Key Lime Pie
IWe sweetened up the traditional graham cracker crust with caramel sauce, brown sugar, and toasted pecans. You’ll love how the praline crust contrasts with the creamy, tart filling.
Strawberry-Lemon-Buttermilk Icebox Pie with Baked Gingersnap Crust
Buttermilk pie makes a refreshing and light summer dessert, but if you’re looking for something a little more interesting, try this unique version, all dressed up with a jammy lemon-blueberry topping.
Mixed Stone-Fruit Pie
Recipe: Mixed Stone Fruit Pie
Make this pie when summer fruit is at its peak. You can use any combination of stone fruit you like—peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries, and pluots are all amazing in the syrupy topping.
Peach Divinity Icebox Pie
Recipe: Peach Divinity Icebox Pie
A spicy gingersnap crust pairs beautifully with this creamy peach icebox pie. Instead of the usual whipped cream, we created a light and airy divinity filling flavored with peach preserves.
Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie
Recipe: Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie
Fans of salty-sweet desserts will love this creamy strawberry pie with a pretzel crust. Allow the frozen pie to soften for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Rebecca's Black Bottom Icebox Pie
Dark, rich chocolate wafers make an irresistible crumb crust, especially when paired with this silky chocolate pudding filling and clouds of creamy whipped cream.
Peanut Butter-Banana Icebox Pie
Recipe: Peanut Butter-Banana Icebox Pie
Honey-roasted peanuts make a surprisingly delicious addition to a graham cracker crumb crust, in this luscious peanut butter pie. A fudgy layer of chocolate atop the pie crust is an even sweeter surprise.