Recipe for Gluten Free Pie Crust

This recipe for Gluten Free Pie Crust is made with only five ingredients, and my husband says it tastes like cookies.

Better yet? It’s nut free and dairy free.

Recipe for Gluten Free Pie Crust

In 2001 I went on a grain-free diet.

Then in 2009, I wrote The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook and have been referred to as the “Queen of Almond Flour” over the years.

Still, since I know nuts aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, I figured it was critical to create a pie crust recipe without almond flour.

Home Made Pie Crust Recipes

While I don’t have any dietary need that would lead me to create a nut-free pie crust for myself, I know just how many of you have nut allergies.

And so, this nut-free pie crust was born.

It’s really important to have a home made pie crust for everyone who needs it.

Low-Carb Almond Flour Pie Crust Recipe

Recipe for Vegan Pie Crust

That’s why my Gluten Free Pie Crust is egg free too.

So many people suffer from egg allergies, and it’s so hard to find good recipes that are egg-free.

If you avoid eggs, check out my Egg-Free Recipes page.

Cuisinart Food ProcessorPie Crust How to Make

This recipe for Gluten Free Pie Crust couldn’t be easier to throw together.

I make it with one of my favorite kitchen tools, my food processor.

How to Make Pie Crust from Scratch 

Just whiz the arrowroot, coconut flour, and salt together, then pulse in the shortening and maple syrup. That’s it for the ingredients!

After that, press the dough into the pie pan, and you’re good to go.

Gluten-Free Pie Crust

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Servings 8

Ingredients

Instructions

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 28 mins
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Easy No-Roll Pie Crust

The beauty of this Gluten Free Pie Crust is that it’s a press in pastry crust, also referred to as a no-roll pie crust.

Personally, I love rolling out my pie crust between two pieces of parchment paper, transferring it to the pie pan, and then patching as needed.

rolling pin

The photo above is of my older son making his own rolling pin when he was seven years old.

I still have it in our kitchen drawer!

But back to pie crusts –most people think a simple press in, no-roll crust is far easier to work with.

How to Blind Bake a Pie Crust

Are you wondering how to blind bake a pie crust?

Blind baking is quite simple, all it means is to bake the pie without the filling.

This technique is great if you want the crust to set and stay firm.

Pie Crust Blind Bake

If you’re using this crust to make my Paleo Pumpkin Pie blind bake it for 10 minutes, then bake it again along with the filling.

For my Vegan Pumpkin Pie and other no-bake custard fillings that firm in the refrigerator, bake this Gluten Free Pie Crust as directed above, until golden brown.

Let it cool and set for a couple of hours prior to filling it.

I often bake it the night before.

Low-Carb Pie Crust

This is not a low-carb pie crust.

It’s made with arrowroot flour which is composed entirely of carbohydrates.

My favorite low-carb pie crust is my Pie Crust with Almond Flour.

Made with almond flour and egg, it works very well for those in need of Keto Diet Healthy Recipes.

Buttery Pie Crust

My family finds this Gluten Free Pie Crust to be sweet and crunchy, while my Pie Crust with Almond Flour is a more buttery crust.

Flakey Pie Crust

My husband loves my Gluten Free Pie Crust recipe –it’s his favorite!

Flaky and sweet, it’s wonderful with both baked and refrigerated fillings. What will you fill it with?

Pie Crust Recipes Easy

Below are some of my favorite home made pie crust recipes.

Low-Carb Pie Crust From Almond Flour

Pie Crust with Almond Flour

Mentioned above, the perfect buttery four ingredient pie crust is my Pie Crust with Almond Flour

All you need to make this incredible crust is almond flour, butter, egg, and salt. Almond flour is hands down the best low-carb flour

Paleo Pecan Tart Crust

Pie Crust Graham Cracker

If you’re looking for a graham cracker style crust, my Pecan Pie Crust brings a nutty flavor to the table.

Our favorite filling for this four ingredient crust is apples.

Filling for Pies Recipes

Do you love pie? We do!

Below are the best healthy pie recipes using my two favorite crusts –my Gluten Free Pie Crust above and my Almond Flour Pie Crust.

chocolate pecan pie

Recipe for Chocolate Pecan Pie

My Chocolate Pecan Pie isn’t just for Thanksgiving, you can find it on our table year-round. 

With only five ingredients in the filling (eggs, coconut sugar, coconut oil, chocolate chips, and pecans), you’ll love how easy this pie is to throw together.

I’ve made Chocolate Pecan Pie in my Gluten Free Pie Crust and Almond Flour Pie Crust, and it works incredibly well in both.

Truth be told? My family goes gaga for it in the former, saying it tastes like pie filling nestled in cookies!

banana cream pie

How to Make Banana Cream Pie

Didn’t think you’d ever find a recipe for Low-Carb Banana Cream Pie?

Not only is this low-carb, it’s the best banana cream pie recipe around. 

My five ingredient banana cream pie filling is made with a base of low carb coconut milk and coconut oil with bananas blended in.

This is not only a dairy free banana cream pie recipe, it’s vegan as well.

Throw this filling into my Almond Flour Pie Crust, and soon you’ll be enjoying your own delicious Banana Cream Pie!

paleo chocolate pie

Recipe for Chocolate Pie

Looking for a Chocolate Pie recipe?

My four ingredient (chocolate chips, eggs, honey, and salt) Chocolate Pie is so easy to put together!

It’s also a family favorite, especially smothered in homemade Whipped Cream.

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Homemade

Do you need a vegan pie recipe that tastes like the real thing?

Try my Pumpkin Pie No Bake, which can be found at our Thanksgiving table every year.

This fantastic pie is low carb and perfect for those in need of Keto Diet Healthy Recipes.

It contains freshly roasted pumpkin, healthy fat from coconut, and a hint of maple syrup, though I’ve made the pie without that sweetener, and it’s just as amazing.

Vegan and no-bake? It couldn’t be easier! I’m all about saving oven space on Thanksgiving and other holidays. 

I love pumpkin pie filling recipes which is why I also created one for a Traditional Baked Pumpkin Pie.

Pie Crust Homemade Recipe

There’s nothing better than homemade pie crust nestling a glorious filling.

What’s your favorite type of pie? Leave a comment and let me know!

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared my Recipe for Gluten Free Pie Crust in 2017.


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This pie crust is amazing. Flaky, sweet and melts in your mouth.

Comments

120 responses to “Recipe for Gluten Free Pie Crust”

  1. Elana,
    I am diabetic. Do you ever add nutrition info to your recipes? It really helps me figure out what is going to be healthy for me.
    Thanks

  2. Which of your crusts would work best for a dessert tart? Is a tart crust typically the same as a pie crust?

  3. This crust is so versatile. I always swap out the shortening for 1 stick of butter and it comes out great. Taste just like shortbread cookies.
    Been making it for years with all kinds of fillings. I’m always the only GF person but everyone LOVES this crust. It’s sooo good with Elana’s pumpkin pie recipes.

    BTW..Elana- you’re amazing! Your blog and books have helped me stay 100% GF for 12 years now. I’m eternally grateful to you for helping me reclaim my health.

    • Veronica, thanks for your incredible comment and for letting me know that everyone LOVES this crust. I’m so glad we’re on this healing path together :-)

  4. Hi Elana!

    Can this crust be used to make an apple or other fruit pie? If so, do you have a recipe? I didn’t see one.

    Thank you so much! I love your recipes!

    • MG, thanks for your comment! Yes, I’ve used this as the bottom crust for a fruit pie. Do not have any on the website :-)

  5. I was trying to make is a savory crust this by omitting the maple syrup and ended up with a gooey sloppy mess…:(. Is there a recipe for a savory crust (for pot pie, quiche etc)?

    This recipe by as it is, is amazing!! I actually baked it on a flat cookie sheet and cut it into squares. I was hoping to top my chicken potpie with it…a tad sweet for that, but my daughter and I enjoyed snacking on it through the week!

    • Shannon, thanks for your comment! Agreed –this recipe won’t work when omitting one of the main ingredients. You might like my Paleo Pie Crust, but I haven’t tried it with a savory recipe so not sure that will work:

      https://elanaspantry.com/paleo-pie-crust/

      I have a fantastic Chicken Pot Pie recipe in my first book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook:

      https://amzn.to/20XA3ic

      I hope you find something you like and let me know how it goes!
      Elana

  6. Elana, do you think this recipe would work with butter or Miyoko’s vegan butter (coconut oil based). Have you used either in this recipe?

    I’m so excited to find this recipe! I was recently diagnosed with several food allergies and can’t have almonds or eggs. I haven’t found much for baked items. Certainly never hoped for a pie crust!

    • Heidi, I haven’t tried making this with the Miyoko’s vegan butter so not sure if that’s a good sub. If you do experiment I hope you’ll let me know if it works :-)

  7. Can you sub back the almond flour in this recipe and achieve similar results? I am vegan and don’t use egg so I don’t use your paleo recipe, but thinking I could modify this one accordingly.

  8. Have you worked at all with combining coconut flour with “green banana” flour or other non grain, non nut flours? Louisa can you give us any tips on advantages and disadvantages of different types of non- grain flours? I am a fan!

    • Louisa, thanks for your question! I haven’t experimented much with green banana flour, when I did use it I didn’t love it :-)

  9. Stunningly wonderful pie crust. Wow! Tender and flaky, baked perfectly, and browned beautifully. Amazing, especially for a vegan/paleo pie crust! Only thing is I think this recipe is best for sweet pies, not savory. I used it on a lasagna pie (yep!), and it was a bit too sweet and coconut-y. But still absolutely wonderful. Will definitely make again with a sweet filling. As good as a gluten pie crust!

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