Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust

Pie crust

Gabriel (Gabi) Bucataru / Stocksy United

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 70 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
154 Calories
10g Fat
13g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 154
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 3g
Calcium 15mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a revised and improved version of our original gluten-free pie crust recipe. This butter-rich gluten-free pie crust is easy to make using a food processor. Use it for all types of pies, savory tarts and quiche fillings.


  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup organic cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup organic amaranth flour
  • 1/4 cup sweet rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons water (ice cold; you might need more or less)
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 tablespoons butter (cold and cubed)

Steps to Make It

To Make Dough:

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Measure dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Use a whisk to thoroughly blend ingredients.

  3. Pour the dry ingredients into a food processor bowl, fitted with a metal blade.

  4. Add the cold butter cubes and pulse until the butter cubes are reduced to the size of peas and the mixture looks crumbly.

  5. Add the egg and pulse just until egg is incorporated into the flour-butter mix.

  6. Add ice water, one tablespoon at a time and pulse several times. Add just enough water to get the ingredients to hold together when squeezed in your hand completely.

  7. If the dough is too crumbly and dry, add additional ice water and pulse several more times. Check the consistency of the dough again. If the dough holds together and you can form a ball don't add more water. Adding too much water will make the dough sticky and harder to roll out and shape.

  8. Scrape the dough, which will look a bit crumbly, on a clean, gluten-free work surface covered with waxed paper.

  9. Gather the crumbly dough into a ball.

  10. Divide the dough into two pieces and flatten into discs. P

  11. lace each disc in a plastic bag and refrigerate for at least one hour before rolling out the dough. (Note: At this stage, the dough can be frozen. Place the wrapped dough in a freezer bag, label and freeze for future use.)

To Roll Dough:

  1. Remove dough from refrigerator and place dough between two sheets of waxed paper. Let dough sit just until it's soft enough to roll. When workable, roll from the center outward, working to make a circle about 10-inches in diameter and 1/8-inch thick. If the dough gets too warm and sticky, place it in the freezer for several minutes and then continue rolling it.

  2. Peel top sheet of wax paper from the dough and carefully flip the dough still on the remaining piece of waxed paper over a 9-inch pie plate. Gently peel the waxed paper from the dough.

  3. Gently fit the dough into the pie plate.

  4. Trim edges with a knife and crimp the edge with a fork or using your favorite method.

  5. Pie crust is ready to fill or partially bake as desired.

  6. To partially bake the crust, preheat oven to 350 F. Use a fork to pierce the crust - this will prevent the crust from bubbling up while baking. Or, line the dough with parchment paper and fill the plate with dry beans or pie weights. Bake the crust for about 15 minutes, or until lightly golden.


Bonus Use for Leftover Dough: Roll out leftover dough scraps, butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar for an old-fashioned treat.

A tart pan with a removable bottom makes shaping and cutting pies much easier. You can find tart pans at most large cookware stores or online.

Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans, and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.