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Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust In A Food Processor

This is the easiest gluten-free pie crust recipe ever. If you need a single gluten-free pie crust for a quiche or a pecan pie, or an apple crisp, this is the recipe for you. Jump to Recipe

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Gluten-free pie crust – picture perfect!

Some of you might have some time on your hands and feel like making a pie – just because. Noelle’s math class had to postpone Pi Day because – well, school was canceled. It’s hard to believe that the kids have been out of school since before 3.14!

She was so excited that her awesome math teacher rescheduled Pi Day to this week. Noelle’s siblings were REALLY excited that Pi Day was rescheduled to this week because they all got PIE.

If you don’t make your own pie crust, now might be the time to start! It’s really easy. Super duper easy if you have a food processor.

Picture perfect gluten-free pie crust!
Make this. Super easy!

I make gluten-free pie crust and you cannot tell it’s gluten-free. My biggest piece of advice to really good pie crust is to make sure that your BUTTER and your WATER are VERY, VERY COLD. Practically frozen.

Gluten-Free Single Pie Crust
1 cup gluten-free flour (we used Cup4Cup)
1/4 teaspoon salt
7 T butter – chopped and put in freezer
3 T (approximately) chilled water (water with ice cubes)

You Need A Food Processor

In your food processor, cut the (almost) frozen butter chunks into the flour and salt until the pieces are pea-sized. Gradually add chilled water, one tablespoon at a time, until a dough ball forms. Add a little more flour if the dough looks too wet.

Roll Out The Dough

Remove dough ball and put on a clean surface – I roll all my dough on a granite slab that I bought at Sur La Table. It is inexpensive and perfect for rolling out dough.

Make sure the dough has enough flour on it so that it doesn’t stick to the roller or the rolling surface. Roll it out a few rolls at a time and rotate the dough circle a quarter turn – I don’t necessarily flip it over. Less is more. Don’t over-roll it.

I turn it over once, add a little more flour, and give it a few more rolls to get it to the right size.

A Fish Spatula Is Handy

If you have a fish spatula – a super flat metal spatula – or a dough scraper – gently slide it under the dough to make sure the dough is not sticking at all to the surface.

Gently fold the dough in half and then half again and put it in your pie pan and gently unfold. Even out the edges with a sharp knife and make any necessary repairs. Make the edges look neat and fill with your pie filling.

Protect Your Edges

When you cook your pie, make sure you protect your pie edges! I usually create a little foil crown to go around the edge so my hard work doesn’t get burned.

Picture perfect gluten-free pie crust!
Picture perfect gluten-free pie crust in a gorgeous pie dish.
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Gluten-Free Single Pie Crust Recipe

Gluten-Free Single Pie Crust

Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Keyword Southern cooking, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 138 kcal
Author Erin Brighton

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free flour we used Cup4Cup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 7 T butter - chopped and put in freezer
  • 3 T approximately chilled water (water with ice cubes)

Instructions

  1. In your food processor, cut the (almost) frozen butter chunks into the flour and salt until the pieces are pea-sized. Gradually add chilled water, one tablespoon at a time, until a dough ball forms. Add a little more flour if the dough looks too wet.
  2. Remove dough ball and put on a clean surface - I roll all my dough on a granite slab that I bought at Sur La Table. It is inexpensive and perfect for rolling out dough.
  3. Make sure the dough has enough flour on it so that it doesn't stick to the roller or the rolling surface. Roll it out a few rolls at a time and rotate the dough circle a quarter turn - I don't necessarily flip it over. Less is more. Don't over-roll it.
  4. I turn it over once, add a little more flour, and give it a few more rolls to get it to the right size.
  5. If you have a fish spatula - a super flat metal spatula - or a dough scraper - gently slide it under the dough to make sure the dough is not sticking at all to the surface.
  6. Gently fold the dough in half and then half again and put it in your pie pan and gently unfold. Even out the edges with a sharp knife and make any necessary repairs. Make the edges look neat and fill with your pie filling.
pumpkin pie in a gluten free pie crust
Pumpkin pie ready for the oven
Picture perfect gluten-free pie crust!
Picture perfect gluten-free pie crust!

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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

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