I love to cook but certain things just intimidate me…. like pie crusts. My mom and sisters make wonderful pie crusts and pies all the time. I never seem to get them right so I always preferred to buy one pre-made. I can’t make them look pretty to save my life, so why in the world am I posting a gluten free pie crust you may ask.
Well, I missed things like chicken pot pie, and quiche, and apple pie, …. I could go on and on. But all of the recipes I came across, although they looked wonderful and yummy, had too many things in them I can’t eat anymore so I finally decided, if I wanted that gluten free chicken pot pie I was craving I needed to come up with a gluten free pie crust recipe I could eat.
Thus started my long journey of trying this and that until I came up with this gluten free pie crust. It is softer than a regular pie crust so you can’t lift it with a rolling pin, but using the parchment paper it is laying on, it is fairly simple to transfer it to the pie dish. It may not be the prettiest looking pie, but it tastes wonderful, and it definitely beats not having any pie at all.
- ½ cup quinoa flour
- ½ cup millet flour
- ⅓ cup tapioca flour
- 1 teaspoon guar gum
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- ⅓ cup cold filtered water
- In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients.
- Cut in the coconut oil until the mixture is crumbly.
- Add the apple cider vinegar and cold water and mix until dough forms. (It will be pretty sticky.)
- For top crust: Sprinkle a sheet of parchment paper with millet flour. Form the dough into a ball and then flatten it out. Lay the dough on the parchment paper, lay a second sheet of parchment paper on top of dough and roll out the dough to the size of the dish - pie dish or casserole dish. Gently take the top piece of parchment paper off the crust.
- Set the filled dish next to your crust. Gently take the end of the parchment paper with the crust that is furthest away from the dish and slide the crust onto the dish. Gently peel the parchment paper off.
- For bottom crust: Make sure to spray dish with cooking spray.
- You can follow the same directions as above . Or-
- Form the dough into a ball and then flatten it out as much as you can in your hands.
- Lay it in the bottom of the dish and use your fingers to pat and spread it to cover the bottom and sides of dish.
- Fill and bake according to directions for what you are making.