Being gluten-free comes with its fair share of obstacles. You'll need to steer clear of certain foods or make adjustments accordingly to various recipes. But just because you're living a gluten-free life doesn't mean that you need to sit on the sidelines while everyone else cuts themselves a slice of pie. You no longer need to worry about which pies are good for your diet because there are gluten-free pie crusts out there that you can bring to the kitchen and eventually to your stomach.

How To Make Gluten-Free Pie Crust

a slice of pie on a plate

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/4 cups of gluten-free, all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3-4 tablespoons of cold water
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Steps

  • In a large bowl, mix your flour, sugar, xanthan gum, and salt.
  • Cut in the butter with a pastry fork until the mixture becomes crumbly.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the water and the egg until everything is properly combined.
  • Once the mixture is whisked together, add the water mix to the flour mix. Stir everything until it holds together.
  • Form the mixture into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap or parchment paper, and chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
  • After an hour, remove from fridge and let it sit for 10-15 minutes until it reaches room temperature.
  • Remove the dough from the plastic wrap or parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle some flour onto a sheet of parchment paper and stick the dough on top of it. Lightly add flour to another sheet of parchment paper and place it over top the dough. Roll the dough into an 11-12-inch circle.
  • Stick your crust into a lightly greased 9-inch pan.
  • Fill and bake your crust as the pie recipe suggests.

Additional Methods

You can also add a decorative edge to your pie crusts by crimping the edges or adding another layer of crust on top of your pie filling. Though these are just suggestions for more aesthetic pies and you don't need to do this if you're looking for something more basic.

Some people enjoy adding 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and you can add that in with the water and egg.

a cherry pie on a table

Just because you're gluten-free doesn't mean that you need to miss out on all the pastries everyone else indulges in. Once you teach yourself how to make gluten-free pie crust you'll be able to indulge in a delicious treat that will offer you all the savory goodness you deserve!

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