Gluten Free Pie Crust
Gluten Free Recipes
When making a Gluten Free Pie Crust for a double crust pie, double this recipe and follow the directions for the filling.
2 cups gluten free flour mixture, sifted
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup corn oil
4 tablespoons ice cold water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour mixture, sugar, and salt. In a small bowl, combine the oil, water, and vanilla. Pour the liquid mixture into the center of the flour mixture. With a rubber spatula, stir the dough well until it holds together. With your hands, knead the dough until it forms a smooth ball.
Sprinkle the confectioners' sugar onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Set the ball on the sugar and turn the dough to coat it. Cover it with a second sheet of plastic wrap. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough into an 11 inch circle. Place the dough in a greased 9 inch pie plate. Scallop the edges.
Yield: 8 servings
Calories: 287; Total fat: 14g; Saturated fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 146mg; Carbohydrates: 39g; Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 0g.
Alternative: Super Easy Gluten Free Pie Crust
First, consider making the dish without the crust. After all, when you eat a pie, the crust is really just a means to get to the gushy stuff inside! However, if you really want to make a gluten free pie crust without creating a full-fledged one from a recipe, crush a couple of handfuls of gluten free cookies or a sugary gluten free cereal, add some butter or margarine (a tablespoon or two), and press the mixture into a greased pie pan. Then follow the baking instructions for a regular pie.
Purchased Pie Crust Mixes
Feel like getting a little dirty in the kitchen but not sure about making your own flour blend? Try these pie crust mixes to create an almost-from-scratch holiday pie.
Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix. Introduced just a few years ago, this pie crust mix is a tasty addition to Bob’s gluten free line and is available in most natural food stores. It contains rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour and rice bran. You need only butter, shortening and ice water to create a delicious crust. The dough is easy to work. Visit BobsRedMill.com.
Gluten Free Mama's Pie Crust Mix. This certified gluten free mix yields two beautiful, golden brown pie crusts. Made with white rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, coconut flour and sweet rice flour, the mix calls for butter, shortening, an egg and cold water with suggested substitute for egg and dairy. Available online at GlutenFreeMama.com.
Free From Has Never Been Better. Enjoy Life Foods offers an exciting line of baking mixes made with ancient grains (millet, teff and buckwheat flours), as well as plant based protein and probiotics. Certified gluten-free, certified vegan, kosher, Halal certified, Non GMO Project Verified and free from the top 8 allergens. Visit EnjoyLifeFoods.com.
Disclaimer: Fitness and Freebies has no affiliation with any of the aforementioned brands.