How to Make Summer Pies with Graham Cracker Crust

summer pies with graham cracker crust

Summer pies with Graham cracker crust are a summertime favorite. Read on to see how you can make these summer pies for yourself!

In this article, I’ll be covering summer pies with a Graham cracker crust. This recipe is perfect because it’s relatively easy and inexpensive to make. Furthermore, the ingredients don’t require refrigeration so they’re great for summertime! Let’s get started making our summer pies today!


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Graham cracker crust (recipe at bottom of page)

1 (8 ounces) block cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Topping Ingredients: Strawberries, sliced (amount varies with the number of summer pies desired; amount listed is for one summer pie)

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


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Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

In a medium bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Mix well until smooth.

Spread the mixture into the prepared crust. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack before topping.

Topping: In a medium saucepan, combine 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Stir in strawberries until coated. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Allow summer pie to cool completely before topping and serving.

Servings: 8 summer pies

Nutrition Facts:

For one summer pie, the nutritional value is 242 calories, 16g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 20g sugar, 2g protein.

Health Benefits:

Summer pies with Graham cracker crust are a summertime favorite. They’re easy and inexpensive to make, and the ingredients don’t require refrigeration. The strawberries in the topping provide antioxidants, which are beneficial for overall health. Furthermore, this recipe is gluten-free.


Q: How long do summer pies last?

A: This summer pie will last for about 3-5 days in the refrigerator under normal conditions.

Q: Can summer pies be frozen?

A: Yes, summer pies can be frozen. They will last for about 2-3 months in the freezer.

Q: Can summer pies be made ahead of time?

A: Yes, summer pies can be made ahead of time. They’ll last in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or in the freezer for 2-3 months.

Q: If summer pies are gluten-free, why do you put flour in the crust?

A: The flour is only used to add slight crispiness to the crust. It is not used in significant amounts.

Summer pies with Graham cracker crust are a summertime favorite. You can make these summer pies for yourself in just an hour! The strawberries provide antioxidants, so this summer pie is healthy too. What’s more? It has no dairy or gluten and it bakes quickly — all you need to do is mix the ingredients together after preparing your graham cracker crust ahead of time. In order to bake summer pies that everyone will love, use our recipe as a guide but feel free to change up some of the toppings from those listed here if desired. If none of these seem appetizing enough for you right now, we have plenty more recipes on our blog page that might suit what you’re craving today!

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