Gluten Free Vegan Pie Crust (Video)

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

This Gluten Free Vegan Pie Crust is made with just 4 ingredients and works with ANY pie! All natural, easy ingredients and bakes perfectly into a light flaky crust!

 

Top down shot of a pie with gluten free vegan pie crust in a glass dish.

(pictured above: Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie)

Now that Halloween’s over, it’s officially all things Thanksgiving and Christmas season! Yeah, that mashup season is my current reality right now. To celebrate, I did something a bit different today: a pie crust. Not just any pie crust though, we’re learning how to make a gluten free vegan pie crust! This is the answer to all your pie crust dreams since this works perfectly for everyone.

BONUS: it only looks intimidating; it’s actually pretty easy to make!

 

Gluten free vegan pie crust in a glass dish before baking.

Step one to making a gluten free vegan pie crust: prepare to eat all the pie because the crust just tastes that amazing. Okay, truly, step one: ensure all your ingredients are very cold. Measure out your butter, cube it, then freeze it for a bit. Since vegan butter isn’t as solid as regular butter, this step is crucial. If you can buy the ones that come in the sticks, even better. Once it’s pretty solid, it’s ready.

Crumbling vegan pie crust in a glass bowl.

Next, mix everything together. There is no gluten, so you don’t have to worry about over mixing. However, you still don’t want to blend it out because solid bits of vegan butter is a GOOD thing. This means an even “fattier” crust and more flakiness, that’s still sturdy.

We want flakiness.Close up of crumbled pie mix.

Form into a disk, wrap with saran wrap, and set in your fridge for two hours or more. I do overnight sometimes. I love that you can make this gluten free vegan pie crust (just cementing that in your minds, inception style) ahead of time because, who has 4 hours to make a pie?!

Top down shot of ball of dough on a white surface.

Roll it out (no pictures for this step, but it’s all in the video). PERFECT. I like to roll my dough out to 12 inches so you get that hang over the pie container. Speaking of which, I use a standard 9 inch pie dish. Apparently it is deep dish (according to the description), and you can pick it up on Amazon.

I roll mine out on parchment paper so I can just flip it onto the pie dish. Even after 3 years of owning a baking company, this part is still tricky, but this crust is FORGIVING. If it doesn’t fall perfectly, just form it out with your hands. Seriously, no one will know. Except us, of course.

If your recipe requires pre-baking, add some pie weights if you own them, or dry beans. I always have dry beans, so this seems perfect here. For my pumpkin pie recipe, I bake these for 10 minutes (coming tomorrow). Since it’s such a wet crust, that helps prevent soggy crust.Filling pie crust with dried beans for blind baking.

You’re done! Add your delicious filling and reveal beautiful yummy pie below! That wasn’t so bad right?! P.S. 2 LOOK at that flakiness!! Goodness this crust was delicious. I had way too much, but that’s okay because I shared it so the calories don’t count ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

Top down shot of sliced pumpkin pie in a glass dish.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Q: Can I freeze this gluten free vegan pie crust?
A: YES! You can freeze this pie crust for up to 3 months. When ready to use, thaw overnight and use as normal.

Q: Why is my pie crust crumbly?
A: You may need a bit more water in your pie crust. Ensure that you actually weigh out your flour to prevent adding too much!

Q: Why is my pie crust too soggy?
A: You probably added too much liquid. Again, weighing out ingredients will help to prevent this!

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This Gluten Free Vegan Pie Crust is made with just 6 ingredients (including coconut oil) and works with ANY pie! All natural, easy ingredients and bakes perfectly into a light flaky crust!
Overhead shot of pumpkin pie with gluten free crust.

Gluten Free Vegan Pie Crust

This Gluten Free Vegan Pie Crust was made with just 6 ingredients but i narrowed it down to 4 and works with ANY pie! All natural, easy ingredients and bakes perfectly intoย a light flaky crust!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Ingredients

Gluten Free Vegan Pie Crust

  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose GF flour 6.5 oz/185g
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 8 tablespoons vegan butter solid and cold
  • 4-6 tablespoons ice cold water
Instructions

Instructions

Gluten Free Vegan Pie Crust

  • Ensure all your ingredients are very cold. You want almost frozen butter that is hard.
  • Add all the ingredients (you can mix the salt with the flour first) to a large bowl and using a pastry cutter, blend it all together. You could also use a fork or even your hands. You want everything blended together to form a coarse dough, where you can still see bits of butter that look like little pieces of coarse sand. Don't overwork.
  • Add the water slowly. Start at 4 tablespoons and mix with a wooden spoon. If the dough is too dry, add a tablespoon at a time until it's a bit more pliable. The dough should come together and not be sticky.
  • Shape the dough into a disk. Pay attention to see if it needs a bit more flour (a sprinkling) or water and add accordingly. I do not recommend adding more water than above.
  • Wrap with saran wrap, and place in the fridge for two hours up to two days.
  • When ready to use, set on the counter for about 5 to 10 minutes before rolling out.
  • Set down some parchment paper, dust it lightly with GF flour, and begin to roll out crust. Since the parchment paper moves a lot, it may help to add some weight to the edges. Roll out into a 12 inch circle.
  • Lightly flour your pie dish. Move the parchment paper with pie dough over the pie dish and begin to invert it into the dish. If it doesn't fall perfectly, just reform with your fingers. Smooth out the bottom and edges. Ensure the pie is covering all of the pie dish, especially the bottom.
  • Prick the bottom with a fork lightly, then add pie weights into a parchment paper onto pie crust. IF pre-baking, bake according to recipe's instructions. Enjoy!
NOTES

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 202mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 334IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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26 comments

  1. I am loving this vegan pie crust – I can imagine filling it with so many yummy fillings!

  2. Selina says:

    I have been looking for a good gluten free crust, however, being vegan is not a diet requirement for my family. What would happen if I used real butter? Would the results be different?

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Selina,

      You could definitely make this with real butter. I tried both ways just in case and they both came out great. Hope that helps!

  3. Clark S. says:

    Finally. No gross dates. Vegan. Grain, seed and nut free.

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Clark. We’re glad you approve.

      • Francesca Maria Guenter says:

        Hi. This looks incredible. I don’t have any coconut oil on hand. Could I substitute it with more vegan butter? Thank you!

        • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

          Hi Francesca! You can use any neutral oil if you run out or more vegan butter. I hope this helps!

  4. Emily says:

    Can you substitute another oil for the coconut oil? I just found out I’m allergic to coconuts.

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Emily I’m sorry to hear about your coconut allergy. You can indeed substitute coconut oil with olive oil or canola oil in this recipe. I hope this helps!

  5. Brooke says:

    What type of GF flour do you use?? Is almond flour okay? What do you recommend?

  6. Frances says:

    Can someone write down the measurements for the pie crust recipe please? I need to make it tomorrow…

  7. Phoebe says:

    Do you think this crust would be suitable for hand pies? Or is it too delicate? I’ve been looking for a good pastry for hand pies that is both vegan and gluten free and have been coming up short!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Phoebe,

      Such a good question! I think it would be able to handle it! It stood up really well to the pie. I haven’t made hand pies before, but maybe you can check out the video for the consistency and see if it’s suitable for you? I really hope that helps and that you enjoy!

  8. Trena says:

    Hi , would regular all purpose flour work just as well as gluten free? Thanks

  9. Julie says:

    I want to use this recipe for the crust to an non-bake filling (chocolate pudding). How long and at what temp do I bake it if itโ€™s just the crust that needs baking?

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Julie,

      I think ten minutes of pre-baking should be fine!

    • Jessica says:

      I should add, I haven’t tested this on a no bake recipe, so you should just test with your eyes and hands to see if the crust is baked through!

  10. randy E thill says:

    good thing the kids are coming this weekend. I get to try this and share it so I don’t have to eat the whole pie… I’ve been in search of a perfect gluten free crust for several years now..Been through white flour, wheat flour, lard/Crisco/oil/ and now working on gluten free. I’m always blessed with good guides, and you are a great person to follow for good recipes!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      On behalf of Jessica thank you so much Randy. So happy to hear this, I hope all goes well with this recipe and the kids!

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