Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe
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Your friends and family will never guess this flaky, tender pie crust is gluten free!
Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • 1¼ cups gluten free flour blend (see notes below)
  • ½ tsp. xanthan gum (this is in addition to what's in the flour blend)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs. organic cane sugar (optional) (note: I do NOT recommend subbing with coconut sugar)
  • ¼ cup cold butter, cubed
  • ¼ cup organic palm shortening (may substitute lard)
  • 3 Tbs. cold water
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp. apple cider vinegar
  1. Combine first four ingredients in a bowl or food processor with dough blade attached.(I always use the bowl and pastry cutter method myself)
  2. Cut in butter and palm shortening with a pastry cutter, or process briefly until a crumbly texture is achieved.
  3. In a small separate bowl, with a fork, gently whisk together water, egg and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Add egg mixture to dry mixture and stir/process until just combined.
  5. Shape pastry into a ball, flatten slightly and wrap in plastic wrap.
  6. Refrigerate for at least an hour (I left mine in the fridge for 5 days in this state and it was perfect. You can also freeze at this point).
  7. Remove from fridge; let stand at room temperature for a few minutes.
  8. Dust counter top with more of the gluten free flour blend.
  9. Roll out the crust.
  10. Transfer to 9" pie plate
  11. Fill and bake according to pie recipe (I recommend cooking at 375° F for allotted amount of time).
  12. Alternately, prick bottom of pie crust, bake at 375° F until light golden brown, let cool, and fill.
Gluten free flour blend
2 cups white rice flour
⅔ cup potato starch
⅓ cup arrowroot powder (you may substitute tapioca flour as well- but know that it has a more "springy" quality than arrowroot)
1 tsp. xanthan gum
Combine, and use appropriate amount for recipe (this amount will make enough for 2-3 pie's depending on how much you use for rolling out the dough).
Store leftovers in a sealed container.
Stir before using.
This is a great gluten free mix for any baking application!

*Please note that the pie crust recipe is for a single crust. If making a pie such as apple, that requires a double crust, simply double the pie crust recipe (no need to double the gluten free flour blend-there is plenty).
Recipe by HealthNut Nation at