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!
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!
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).
Makes enough crust for one large pie pan.
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!