Basic Gluten-Free Pie Crust Recipe

This gluten-free pie crust rolls out beautifully and is very pliable.

| September 2013

  • Photo By Jason Wyche/Courtesy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Gluten-Free 101 explains how to master basic gluten-free cooking techniques, such as baking gluten-free bread or rolling gluten-free pizza dough. It includes 175 simple recipes for everyday favorites like pancakes, pizza, fried chicken, sandwich bread and more. This basic gluten-free pie crust recipe is from the chapter "Desserts."

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: Gluten-Free 101.

Basic Gluten-Free Pie Crust Recipe

Gluten-free pie crusts may seem challenging to beginners, but they are not impossible. This one rolls out beautifully and is very pliable. With a little practice, you’ll make pies like a professional baker.

The double-crust version works best with stone fruit fillings like cherries, peaches, or apricots. If you only need a single crust, freeze the remaining half (tightly wrapped) for another pie.

Following this, see all of the different pies you can make with this basic pie crust recipe.

• 1 cup Gluten-Free Flour Blend
• 3/4 cup tapioca flour
• 1/2 cup sweet rice flour
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
• 3/4 teaspoon guar gum
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup shortening
• 2 tablespoons butter or buttery spread, at room temperature
• 1/2 cup milk of choice
• 1 large egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash



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