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Gluten-Free Pie Crust

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Sue Gray

Gluten-Free Pie Crust  Recipe

We're proud of the flaky texture of this crust, which can be difficult to achieve with gluten-free ingredients. Thorough baking and a golden brown color will give this crust a wonderful toasty flavor. This is enough for a single 9" crust, but can easily be doubled to make a two-crust pie.

Note that the Instant ClearJel used here is optional; it's not packaged in a gluten-free facility, and thus isn't suitable for celiacs, or for those with a strong allergy to gluten.

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crust for one 9" single-crust pie.
Nutrition information

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

  • 1 1/4 cups King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour or brown rice flour blend*
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Instant ClearJel (optional; not packed in a gluten-free facility)
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/8 cup (6 tablespoons) cold butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar
  • *See recipe for this blend below.

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a 9" pie pan.
  2. Whisk together the flour or flour blend, sugar, Instant ClearJel, xanthan gum, and salt.
  3. Cut the cold butter into pats, then work the pats into the flour mixture until it's crumbly, with some larger, pea-sized chunks of butter remaining.
  4. Whisk the egg and vinegar or lemon juice together until very foamy. Mix into the dry ingredients. Stir until the mixture holds together, adding 1 to 3 additional tablespoons cold water if necessary.
  5. Shape into a ball and chill for an hour, or up to overnight.
  6. Allow the dough to rest at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes before rolling.
  7. Roll out on a piece of plastic wrap, on a silicone rolling mat, or in a pie bag that's been heavily sprinkled with gluten-free flour or flour blend. Invert the crust into the prepared pie pan.
  8. Fill and bake as your pie recipe directs.
  9. *Make your own blend
    Many of our gluten-free recipes use our King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour, which includes ingredients that reduce the grittiness sometimes found in gluten-free baked goods. Our flour also increases the shelf life of your treats, keeping them fresh longer.

    The following make-at-home blend, featuring stabilized brown rice flour, works pretty well when substituted; and it tastes better than a blend using regular brown rice flour.

    Whisk together 6 cups (28 1/2 ounces) King Arthur stabilized brown rice flour; 2 cups (10 3/4 ounces) potato starch; and 1 cup (4 ounces) tapioca flour or tapioca starch. Store airtight at room temperature. Note: You can substitute white rice flour for the brown rice flour if you like; it'll make your baked goods grittier (unless you manage to find a finely ground version).

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/8 of recipe, 43g
  • Servings Per Batch 8
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 173
  • Calories from Fat 84
  • Total Fat 9g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 49mg
  • Sodium 156mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 1g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.