A few dishes I make call for a ‘real’ old fashioned pie crust… Something light & flakey, delicious for both sweet & savory dishes. I’ve tried several Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipes, and even store bought ones – But, honestly, they were just awful & expensive! After multiple attempts on my own, I finally got this recipe just right – and best of all, it’s both Gluten AND Dairy free!
This crust rolls out smooth, can be cut into fancy decorations, bakes up perfectly light, and tastes amazing! Feel free to make the crust in advance and keep it in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to use it. Plus, you can easily adapt this for desserts or main dishes.
The Tools & Ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:
- 2 cups of Erika's All Purpose Gluten Free Flour (or you can use King Arthur's Brand)
- ½ cup Palm Shortening, Coconut Oil, or Real Butter
- 1 egg (CLICK HERE for my GF VEGAN Pie Crust Recipe)
- ⅔ cup water (approx. depending on consistency - add a little at a time - not too wet, not too dry.)
- ½ tsp salt (or season to taste)
- 2 tsp sugar or alt. sweetener for desserts if desired (or sweeten to taste)
- Mix together Gluten Free Flour along with optional Salt & Sugar.
- Add in Shortening (or butter), and mix until crumbly.
- Add in Egg and mix until well incorporated - mixture will still be crumbly.
- Add Water by stirring in 1 TBSP at a time until dough holds together for rolling - better a little moist, then too dry.
- Cut Mixture in Half and roll into 2 balls (one for each crust or topping).
- Shape dough balls into disc with floured hands and place onto a sheet of floured parchment or wax paper.
- Cover with an additional sheet of parchment or wax paper. Roll crust out to slightly larger than your pie tin.
- Remove top parchment/wax paper and Slip hand gently under the bottom paper to flip into pie tin... carefully peeling back the paper as you press it into the pan. Don't worry if it breaks apart a little, you can always press it together and it will look great!
- Crimp edges of crust to make a decorative edge... or top with an additional crust layer after adding your pie filling.
- Pierce bottom slightly with fork (and slit top layer with knife to vent).
- Fill with My Chicken Pot Pie Mixture or Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Filling Recipe or your favorite recipe and bake.
- Follow the pie recipe you are using for bake time and temperature.
- Pre-Bake for approx. 15 minutes at 425 degrees if you need a pre-baked pie crust for your recipe.
- Or, you may par-bake the crust for 5-7 minutes to firm up the crust prior to adding your filling
- To prevent the crust from shrinking, add dry beans or pie weights during baking time.