Easy Paleo Pie Crust

Posted on November 12, 2016 by PBC Admin | 0 Comments

Paleo Pie Crust by Paleo Baking Company

It's officially pie season, and it's time to indulge!

Paleo Baking Company has made it easy to make a homemade paleo pie crust. With a package of Paleo Vanilla Cake and Muffin Mix, a few extra ingredients and some TLC, you'll be enjoying your favorite pie flavors without breaking your commitment to a paleo lifestyle.

All you need in addition to the paleo baking mix is a bit of arrowroot powder, salt, coconut oil, and an egg. Really, that's it! You'll be rolling out pie crust in no time. Tis the season for paleo pumpkin pie, paleo pecan pie, paleo fruit pie... ALL THE PIE!

 

Paleo pie crust in minutes!

Paleo Pie Crust rolled flat on a table

Our Vanilla Cake and Muffin Mix is made with almond and coconut flour, so it has a delicate balance of flavor which lets the pie filling steal the show. While a little more crumbly than gluteny-wheat flour pie crust recipes, this crust will stick together and be easy to serve. In fact, we'd be shocked if anyone could identify this recipe as paleo once they've enjoyed their second (or third, or fourth) slice!

 

Just like a regular pie crust, but paleo!

Paleo pie crust with an egg wash

The secret to this crust being wonderful is that you make it just like a regular pie crust. Cutting in solid coconut oil is similar to the process of cutting pea-sized pieces of lard or butter into flour to make a wheat pie crust. The reason for cutting fat into pie crust dough instead of using melted butter or oil is that cold, hard pieces of fat "pinched" into flour creates tiny pockets of fat interspersed throughout the dough. This is what creates a "flaky" texture in pie crust. Neat, huh?

Using parchment paper to roll out chilled dough will make this recipe a million times easier. Parchment paper should have a regular home in your pantry if you do any paleo baking. It allows you to work on a dry, mobile surface that is perfect when working with delicate baked goods (like those made with paleo-approved flours).

Easy Paleo Pie Crust

Paleo Pie Crust in a dish

Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free

Makes enough crust for one large pie pan.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Paleo Vanilla Cake and Muffin Mix
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cold coconut oil
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg white (to brush on top of the crust before baking)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix baking mix, arrowroot powder, and salt until well combined
  2. CUT in coconut oil (small chunks at a time) until it is thoroughly dispersed throughout the mixture in small pea-sized chunks
  3. ADD the whole egg into the mixture and stir with a fork until thoroughly mixed
  4. Using plastic wrap, roll dough into a dense ball, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  5. While the dough is in the fridge, tear off two large pieces of parchment, lightly dust with arrowroot powder, and place on your workstation.
  6. When dough is ready, place it in between the two pieces of parchment paper (dusted sides in) and flatten with a rolling pin until approximately 1/8 inch thin
  7. Remove top piece of parchment paper, place pie tin upside down on top of dough, and cut dough with a knife 1 inch around the perimeter of the pan, then remove excess dough surrounding this cut.
  8. Leaving the pan where it is, very carefully slide one hand under the bottom of the parchment paper, place your other hand on top of the pie tin (to keep it in place), and flip the pan, dough, and paper over. The pan should now be right-side-up with the dough settling into it, and the parchment paper on top.
  9. Slowly remove the parchment paper, and press the pie crust into the pan.
  10. Once settled, brush the edges of the crust with the egg white.
Baking times may vary:
  • For a partially baked crust, bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes (we would recommend partially baking the crust before adding the pie filling)
  • For a fully baked crust, bake at 350 for 14-16 minutes

You'll be serving up smiles aplenty when you put this paleo pie crust recipe on your menu. Be sure to check out our other delicious paleo recipes!

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