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Vegan Pie Crust

This gluten-free pie crust recipe is so easy with the food processor! It's tender, flaky, and super buttery with all vegan ingredients. Use it for any pie recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Vegan
Keyword gluten free pie crust, vegan pie crust
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 1 pie crust
Calories 2596kcal
Author Cindy Gordon | Vegetarian Mamma

Equipment

  • Stand mixer with dough hook attachment
  • Rolling Pin
  • Pie plate
  • Parchment paper
  • Pie weights, dried beans, or dried rice

Ingredients

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons gluten-free all purpose flour
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon vegan butter cold, cut into cubes
  • 1 flax egg
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum only if your gluten-free flour mix does not include a gum
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Add the flour, sugar, salt, and xanthan gum to the bowl of a food processor. Blitz to combine.
  • Add cubed butter, and blitz again until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Transfer the mixture to the bowl of an electric mixer with a dough hook attachment. Add the flax egg, and mix on low speed while gradually adding cold water just until it forms a dough consistency.
  • Shape the dough into a ball, cover it in plastic wrap, and chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Roll the dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper until it is a few inches larger than your pie plate.
  • Lay the dough over the pie plate, and gently push it into all cracks and edges of the plate. Use a knife to cut away the excess dough. Prick the dough with a fork a few times, and chill in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes.
  • Place parchment paper over the pie plate, and fill with pie weights, dried beans, or dried rice. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove paper and pie weights, and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Fill pie crust as desired.

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Notes

  • If you do not have a food processor, whisk the dry ingredients together, then rub the butter into the flour mixture with your hands.
  • If you do not have an electric mixer with a dough hook, mix the flax egg into the dough with a wooden spoon, then use your hands to knead and shape the dough mixture. 

Nutrition

Calories: 2596kcal | Carbohydrates: 399g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 105g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 29g | Monounsaturated Fat: 38g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1553mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 50g | Sugar: 86g | Vitamin A: 5082IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 383mg | Iron: 17mg