Pie Crust (Gluten-Free Recipe)
20 min
1 hr 35 min


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

How to make

  1. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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.

Tip #1

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.

Tip #2

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.


13Fat (mg)
40Cholesterol (mg)
135Sodium (mg)
22Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)


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  February 05, 2018

Wonderful! It came out perfect. Tastiest pie crust I've ever had, and very flaky!!

— says Marj

I used all butter, and a GF flour mix containing brown and white rice flour, etc. and also it had guar gum, so I left out the xanthan gum.

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  November 23, 2017

This is a delicious crust. I found I needed to adjust the recipe a bit to suit my recipe. I used coconut oil in place of the shortening which was a personal preference. I did not add the water because the dough felt loose. I used yhe crust for a pumpkin pecan pie. Because the filling is so dense, i baked the crust for about 15 minutes prior to filling the crust. The crust and the pie were great. Land o Lakes always gets me off to a great start. Delicious gluten free pie!

— says Debby

Coconut oil for shortening. Add water only as needed. I formed the crust directly into the glass plate after a 20 minute chill

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