When you’re making a gluten-free pie crust, you have a few options:
Traditional gluten-free pie crust: You can use the helpful tips and tricks from my gluten-free pumpkin pie when you’re looking for a gluten-free pie crust recipe. It always turns out perfectly flaky and golden brown!
Gluten-free Oreo crust: Like the gluten-free graham cracker crust, you can quickly blend gluten-free Oreos as delicious gluten-free pie crust. This easy gluten-free pie crust works great for chocolate cream pie or gluten-free peanut butter pie. Add a tablespoon of gluten-free flour to make the crust nice and crisp!
Gluten-free pretzel crust: I love using gluten-free pretzels to make a crust for my vegan chocolate pie. It’s the perfect mix of sweet and salty!
Gluten-free walnut crust: Looking for an easy, naturally gf pie crust recipe? Use walnuts! The gluten-free crust on my gluten-free vanilla cheesecake is truly incredible!
Gluten-Free Pie Crust Tips
Use a food processor. I really like making in the food processor because it’s quick and reliable. You could also cut in the butter by hand using a fork or pastry cutter.
Chill the dough. It’s important to let the pie dough sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour (up to overnight) before rolling it out. This allows the dough to hydrate form a cohesive ball.
Let dough rest before rolling out. After the chilling time, the pie dough also has to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before you roll it out.
Don’t substitute ingredients. Want a dairy-free, gluten-free pie crust? If so, I don’t recommend swapping in ingredients to make my go-to crust dairy-free. If you need a dairy-free alternative, check out this recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free pie crust.
Use plastic wrap. Gluten-free pie dough is more delicate than regular pie dough. It helps to roll the dough in-between plastic wrap so you can easily transfer it to the pie plate. Peel off the top layer of wrap and carefully invert the rolled crust onto the plate. Then peel off the remaining plastic wrap. After this you can trim the edges and shape the crust as usual.
Using Gluten-Free Flour
There are lots of gluten-free flour brands on the market today — and they’re not created equal! The one you choose will greatly affect the results of your gluten-free pie recipe.
Your gluten-free pie will turn out best when you use a high-quality gluten-free flour blend. Look for flour blends that contains xanthan gum so the muffins have the structure they need. I think King Arthur Measure For Measure gluten-free flour is the best gluten-free flour out there!
Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Pies
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie (with Homemade Crust)
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie! A crowd-pleasing holiday favorite made from scratch with a flaky pie crust and custardy pie filling. Thanksgiving isn’t complete without it!
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Pie! This gluten-free peanut butter pie has a smooth, creamy cream cheese-based peanut butter filling and an easy, gluten-free Oreo crust. It's the best thing for a peanut butter and chocolate lover!
This gluten-free key lime pie is the perfect combination of tart, sweet, and creamy. Tucked in an easy gluten-free graham cracker crust, this pie is an easy classic that nobody will guess is gluten-free!
Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue
If you’re looking for a truly amazing gluten freeThanksgiving dessert, this is it! This homemade sweet potato pie has a nutty cookie homemade pie crust, sweet potato custard and a pillowy marshmallow meringue.
If you’re looking for a heavenly gluten-free pie with a dairy-free option, look no further! The combination of the light, crispy meringue, silky chocolate filling, and soft whipped cream makes this pie angel-like.
This dairy-free coconut cream pie is made with a REAL-DEAL dairy-free custard that's thickened with coconut milk and egg yolks. Add bits of coconut, flaky pie crust and a mound of dairy-free whipped topping and you'll be in dessert heaven.
Unlike other vegan option pies, this chocolate pudding doesn’t have avocado, banana or tofu. Instead, it's made on the stove with milk, cornstarch (or arrowroot), and sugar — just like traditional pudding. It's the real deal!
This gluten-free graham cracker crust is sweet, buttery, and SO easy to whip up. It's essential for all of your favorite pie recipes, from key lime to chocolate pudding!The trick to a good gluten-free graham cracker crust is to add 1 tablespoon of gluten-free flour along with the graham cracker crumbs to hold the crust together.
Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie (with Easy Biscuit Topping!)
This gluten-free chicken pot pie has an EASY, gluten-free biscuit topping! (No rolling or shaping pie crust needed!) The filling is full of creamy chicken, diced potatoes, and mixed vegetables for a classic, cozy meal that everyone will love!
This gluten-free quiche includes a creamy filling and a tried-and-true gluten-free pie crust. Made with cream, bacon and Swiss cheese, this quiche is a classic.This quiche is delicious for breakfast, brunch or dinner. I love it as a make-ahead option for holidays and special occasions.