A Gluten free pie crust recipe that’s easy to make with just 3 healthy ingredients, and a dairy free option. A versatile gluten free pie crust that’s great for creating quick savory meals or sweet desserts. This recipe has become a staple in our house for easy gluten free baking!
This is it! Officially calling this week “EASY Gluten free PIE” week. And all you need to make your Gluten Free Holiday Baking (and eating) complete. Or maybe I’m just bias. Haha! Either way, I have a feeling you’ll agree once you try this 3 Ingredient Gluten free pie crust ya’ll! You heard me. THREE INGREDIENTS! GASP! Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! I could not wait to share this recipe with ya. I am one big nerd, I know. But this recipe has SERIOUSLY saved me in the kitchen; time wise and all.
No Martha skills needed. Which is good because right now I can’t be Martha, or even attempt. Nope, it’s scrappy Cotter ALL in this season. Okay I lie. When I made that Panforte Christmas Cake I kinda felt Martha-esque. But still, that cake was sooooo easy. Promise.
Let’s get back to this 3 Ingredient Gluten free pie crust situation. I know you must be wondering what it’s in it and how it actually works. You will BE AMAZED at the baking hack, and obsessed!
You ready for this ridiculously easy Gluten free pie crust?
Let me count the ingredients out for you.
First ingredient –> Coconut oil (softened) or Butter if you are not dairy free.
Second Ingredient –> 1 egg, whisked.
Third and most IMPORTANT ingredient. The one that make this crust just plain AWESOME! Drum roll please… —> Gluten Free Bread. Specifically UDIS Gluten free White Sandwich bread!
Optional and only if bread is too dry –> A few teaspoons of apple cider vinegar or juice (water works too if you must)
Are you still stumped? Here let me explain how this works, mmm, k?
In order to make this spiffy (ohhh, i love that word) 3 Ingredient Gluten Free Pie crust, all you do is:
- Cut up the gluten free bread into cubes. I used about half a loaf of Udis Gluten Free White Bread.
- Place bread in a food processor.
- Blend and grind.
- Add in your whisked egg.
- Add in your coconut oil (softened, not liquid). Blend again. Add a tiny bit of liquid ONLY if needed (Water, Juice, or Apple Cider Vinegar all work).
- Then press that little food processor button again to blend into a dough.
It’s like the simplest gluten free pie crust recipe EVER!
After you get the dough formed. Roll it up and place in the fridge. I think it works best once chilled.
Mmm k. Now you’re ready to roll. Literally. Just roll out the dough with a rolling pan. Place a sheet of plastic or parchment paper between the rolling pin and gluten free pie crust dough.
Now that you have gluten free pie crust dough, the question remains…. what to make?
Ohhhh So glad you asked! Ya’ll, I made 3 PIE dishes with this gluten free pie crust recipe in 3 days. No joke. Don’t worry, I will share all these with you soon.
A tasty gluten free quiche.
Okay now I kinda feel like Martha. Haha. Just healthier, scrappy , and gluten free!
This is now my go to gluten free dough for baking. Yep. Not looking back. Call me a slacker, but I think it’s pure genius. A gluten free pie crust recipe that doesn’t require skill or time. Plus you can make a few batches and then freeze it. Which is what I did and totally genius if you ask me. Especially during the busiest time of all. HOLIDAY SEASON! Or in my case Holiday season plus moving states season … Ya, we are crazy that way. I’m asking Santa for my sanity these next 3 weeks. I’ve been slowly losing it. LOL!
Enough jibber jabber about that magic dough…
Let’s hop to the gluten free pie crust recipe.
Which obviously won’t take long.Print
This gluten free pie crust is perfect to use for preparing sweet or savory recipes for a quick meal or dessert. Dairy free with a vegan option.
- 7 pieces (36 grams each) gluten free bread, diced
- 2 1/2 tbsp butter or refined coconut oil, softened (not melted)
- 1 egg, whisked
- Water, as needed (I used 2 tbsp water)
- Optional – 1-2 tbsp sugar or sweetener of choice (if you will be using this for dessert pie)
- Cut your bread into cubes. Place it in a food processor. Blend and grind, until more of a bread meal texture is formed.
- Add in whisked egg and pulse a few times.
- Add in coconut oil or butter and blend again. Add a tiny bit of water, ONLY if needed. Then, process again to blend into a dough.
- After the dough is formed, form it into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate to chill for at least 2-3 hours.
- After chilling, move the dough to a work surface. Place a sheet of plastic or parchment paper over the pie crust dough and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/8 to 1/4 inch in thickness. This amount of crust will make enough for 6 hand pies and a pot pie.
- Bake at 350° F for 30-40 minutes. Par bake 10 minutes before adding filling. Hand pies bake faster. Baking times depend on your oven type of bread, so check at 30 minutes.
- If you want to make a gluten free pie crust (9 inch), Make 2 batches and then combine dough and roll it out to a 10-inch circle for a 9-inch pie. The dough may not be very flexible, but lay as much as possible over the pie dish, then press the rest of the dough in pieces into the pie pan. Same for crimping the top. Use whatever dough you have extra to make it even on top and then pinch together. Doesn’t have to be pretty, it’s still tasty!
- VEGAN OPTION: Use water and coconut oil. It will be thicker and harder to roll out, but still bakes. Just a little crispier.
- Nutrition shown below is for an entire pie crust (one 9-inch crust)
- Category: dessert, brunch
- Method: oven
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 123
- Sugar: 1.7g
- Sodium: 158.4mg
- Fat: 7.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 4.1g
- Carbohydrates: 12.6g
- Fiber: 1.1g
- Protein: 3.2g
- Cholesterol: 26.7mg
Keywords: gluten free pie crust, gluten free desserts, dairy free pie crust, healthy pie crust
Stay tuned this week. More Gluten Free Pie Crust recipes with this recipe. All cozy comfort food recipes that are also dairy free friendly too. Dude, I CANNOT WAIT!
Tell me.. do you shortcut your way through recipes too?
I think it’s totally allowed with gluten free ingredients that are so simple. Right? I sense you nodding your head.