This Gluten Free Pie Crust is made with gluten free all purpose flour and tastes great! It's easy to prep and work with, plus it uses simple ingredients, making it your new go-to pie crust recipe.
This gluten free pie crust will come in handy this holiday season! Chances are, you probably know someone who is gluten free or at least trying to eat semi-gluten free. The problem is that, most holiday desserts aren't gluten free, and then those people are missing out on delicious dessert recipes. But, this pie crust is the way to go if you want to turn your favorite pie recipe into a delicious gluten free dessert.
GLUTEN FREE PIE CRUST INGREDIENTS
- gluten free flour
HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE PIE CRUST
Your food processor is your best friend. For reasons I'm a little unsure of, it took me far too long to make my pie crusts using a food processor, but boy does it make life easier. It's less messy and the food processor does all the work rather than you having to continually knead the dough yourself.
For this step, I like to add my dry ingredients to the food processor first before adding in the butter and then ice water through the top of the food processor.
Use COLD butter and ICE water. This is easy, but still important. Make sure you leave the butter in the refrigerator until right before you're going to use it, and that you add a few ice cubes to a bowl of water to keep it cold.
The dough should come together quite similarly to traditional pie crust, but it is trickier to work with. Follow my tips below to make it easier.
TIPS FOR THE PERFECT CRUST
I highly recommend Bob's Red Mill 1:1 gluten free flour. I've tried other brands and they work fine, but I think this flour is easiest to work with and doesn't necessarily "taste" gluten free.
Rather than rolling out the dough then transferring it to your pie pan, you may want to place the whole ball of dough into your greased pie pan and then use your hands to form the dough to the bottom of the pan. This takes a little bit longer, but gluten free dough is more fragile and tends to break more easily, so I don't recommend rolling it out.
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Gluten Free Pie Crust
- 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- ½ cup butter cold
- 10 tablespoon ice water
- Add flour, sugar and cornstarch to your food processor and pulse for a few seconds.
- With the motor still running, add the butter in through the top, 1 tablespoon at a time.
- Then, with the motor still running, add the ice water through the top 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough has formed a giant ball.
- Grease your pie pan with coconut oil or nonstick spray. Transfer the ball of dough from your food processor into the center of your pie pan, then use your hands to press the dough into the bottom of the pan, forming the edges as you wish.
- Make your favorite pie filling as you normally would and bake the pie accordingly.