Pies are such a beloved holiday tradition! And since I’m a firm believer that everyone deserves a great-tasting slice of homemade pie, I’m sharing my tried-n-true, always scrumptious, perfect grain-free pie crust recipe with you, including a helpful photo tutorial below.
Whether you’re a seasoned pie-baking master, or you’ve yet to roll out a flaky crust and fill it full of yumminess, this tasty grain-free, dairy-free pie crust is super simple! And best of all, it tastes great with whatever delectable filling is your favorite. It’s an exclusive recipe from my new cookbook, Everyday Grain-Free Baking.
In fact, I’ve included more than a half-dozen classic pie recipes in Everyday Grain-Free Baking, including my secret method for creating grain-free fruit-filled pies that are absolutely outstanding!
My heart in creating Everyday Grain-Free Baking is to transform the everyday comfort foods we each hold dear into delightfully flavorful and satisfying GF creations that are so remarkably similar to traditional gluten-based foods that everyone will enjoy these recipes, whether or not they’re living a GF lifestyle.
Finding recipes that will work for everyone that actually taste AMAZING is what Everyday Grain-Free Baking is all about! So if you haven’t already, I encourage you to grab a copy today and rediscover the joy of baking everyday favorites your whole family will love!
(P.S. It also makes a great gift for your gluten-free, grain-free friends!)
How to Make the Perfect Grain-Free Pie Crust
Step One: Shape the Crust
My simple method for an evenly baked, sturdy pie crust is to break off even pieces of the dough and press them along the sides of the dish. Place the remaining dough in the center. Start by building a nice thick and even crust along the sides of the dish. (This will help keep your filling in place when you slice the baked pie.) Then, press the remaining dough evenly along the bottom of the dish to connect the bottom and sides together.
Step Two: Add a Decorative Touch
A perfect pie crust should be pretty – pretty easy that is! I learned this simple technique for creating a decorative pie crust from my Grandma. Use your index fingers and thumbs as shown in the photo above to gently pinch the edges to create a scalloped pattern. Another simple method is to use a fork to press the crust gently against the side of the dish to create a decorative striped pattern.
Step Three: Bake, Fill & Enjoy!
Of course, the best part is enjoying your perfect grain-free pie crust with any number of your favorite fillings. And guess what, I have a secret for you … You don’t have to put up with over-baked grain-free pie crusts to enjoy classic desserts like pumpkin pie! I’ve got a simple method for making perfectly scrumptious pumpkin pie with a light flaky grain-free crust. What’s the secret? Pop over to my Perfect Pumpkin Pie recipe to get the delicious details!