Pie Crust (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Gluten-Free Pie Crust Recipe
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Gluten free pie crust that lets you update your favorite pie recipe.
20 min
Prep Time
1:35
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups
Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see below)
1 tablespoon
sugar
1/2 teaspoon
xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1/4 cup
cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks
1/4 cup
cold shortening
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
3 tablespoons
cold water
1/4 teaspoon
apple cider vinegar

Directions

  1. Combine flour blend, sugar, xanthan gum and salt in bowl. Cut in butter and shortening with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Combine egg, cold water and apple cider vinegar in another bowl; beat with fork until mixed. Add egg mixture to flour blend mixture; stir just until moistened. Shape pastry into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until chilled.
  3. Remove from refrigerator; let stand 15 minutes at room temperature. Unwrap pastry; place onto parchment paper lightly floured with gluten-free flour blend. Lightly flour pastry with gluten-free flour blend; top with another sheet of parchment paper. Roll out pastry into 12-inch circle. Transfer pastry to ungreased 9-inch pie pan, pressing firmly against bottom and sides and sealing any cracks as necessary. Crimp or flute edge. Fill and bake as directed in pie recipe.

Recipe Tips

Gluten-Free Flour Blend: Combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Use appropriate amount for recipe; store remainder in container with tight-fitting lid. Stir before using.

This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
210
Cholesterol
40mg
Carbohydrates
22g
Protein
2g
Fat
13g
Sodium
135mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Hi Michelle, you can definitely blind bake this crust. We'd suggest lining the top of the crust with aluminum foil and weighing it down with pie weights or uncooked beans. Happy baking!

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This is the best GF pie crust recipe I've used. Great taste and texture. Doesn't get crumbly and dry like a lot of gluten free pastries do.

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Can this pie crust be baked blind?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Hi Michelle, you can definitely blind bake this crust. We'd suggest lining the top of the crust with aluminum foil and weighing it down with pie weights or uncooked beans. Happy baking!
Posted February 01, 2016

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I love this pie crust! It was different than any other pie crust I had ever made. My husband was diagnosed with Celiac's Disease so I had to make major changes in everything! Probably easier than wheat flour crusts and tastes much better!!

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This is the best GF pie crust recipe I've found! I used a pre mixed GF baking mix that contained white rice flour, brown rice flour, sweet rice flour, tapioca flour, and Xanthan gum. Made the recipe exactly for a mincemeat pie. Delicious! Crust was very buttery and flakey!

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This is my favorite pie crust recipe ever. I use only butter and it works very well.

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For a GF crust, this has been the best one so far. Can I bake it unfilled ahead of time, and if so at what temp and for how long?

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Do you have to add sugar if making a meat pie?

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Hi Donna, you can definitely freeze the pie crust in the baking dish. We'd suggest letting it sit out for 15 minutes before filling and baking. Hope this helps - happy baking!

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Can I make this pie crust ahead of time and freeze it? And should I thaw it before I bake the pies?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Hi Donna, you can definitely freeze the pie crust in the baking dish. We'd suggest letting it sit out for 15 minutes before filling and baking. Hope this helps - happy baking!
Posted November 16, 2015

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Hi Carolyn, glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe! We have not tested the crust with glutinous white rice flour. It more than likely would not be a 1:1 substitute, because GF flour blends usually require a specific ratio of ingredients. If you do try to substitute, please let us know how it turned out for you!

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This is a very good GF pie crust, but just a bit grainy. Is there anything I can do to improve on that? Would glutenous white rice flour help, and if so would it be a 1 for 1 substitution? Thanks!

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Hi Carolyn, glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe! We have not tested the crust with glutinous white rice flour. It more than likely would not be a 1:1 substitute, because GF flour blends usually require a specific ratio of ingredients. If you do try to substitute, please let us know how it turned out for you!
Posted November 13, 2015

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Hi Tara, great question! You can replace the apple cider vinegar with regular vinegar, or even lemon juice. The acidity from any of these will help produce a more tender crust.

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I don't have any apple cider vinegar, do I need it? Can I use something else in it's place?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Hi Tara, great question! You can replace the apple cider vinegar with regular vinegar, or even lemon juice. The acidity from any of these will help produce a more tender crust.
Posted September 28, 2015

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Mallory: As an executive chef for a charter & all-inclusive (K-12) public school in NE Maine, it was hard coming up with a GF pie crust recipe I can use for everyone to enjoy, not just those who have specialty diets. THIS pie crust recipe is the best out of dozens I've tried. I did have to add 2 dry ounces of white rice flour to the mix because it was a bit wet, and I did use LOL unsalted butter rather than shortening, but other than those changes, the recipe is PERFECT. Yes, docking does help :) THANK YOU for an amazing recipe! P.S. left over/broken crust crumbs makes a delicious streusel topping base!

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Excellent pie crust! I gave this recipe to my mother, who has Celiac Disease (the real deal, not the Dr. Oz kind!) and it is better than any traditional pie crust. She used King Arthur brand all-purpose GF baking mix.

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I am not even on a gluten free diet.....have made many pies in my day...this is my new recipe....because there is no gluten this recipe will never be tough..no matter how many scraps you re roll.....so never any waste.....beautiful,flaky,with a really nice texture.....thank you....

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Hi Amy, sorry to hear the pie crust didn't work well for you. Adding flour to get the right consistency can be tricky - you have to add just the right amount to avoid the crust getting too dry.

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This pie crust was is amazing !!!!!! Even better than regular ! I went to the store to get shorting so I could use that and butter. I made a black raspberry pie with this pie crust and it was so so good :) Thanks Land o lands ! I`m going to try the pound cake next !

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Hi Nora, you can definitely use all butter with the recipe. Let us know how it works out for you!

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