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A white 9-inch pie plate full of gluten-free dough.
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Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

Learn how to make the BEST Homemade Pie Crust Recipe with only four simple ingredients.  This ultra flaky and buttery gluten-free pie crust is easy to blind bake or fully bake for your favorite sweet or savory pie recipes.

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 118 kcal


  • 1 cup flour gluten-free 1-to-1 blend
  • 6 Tbsp. butter cold, cubed*
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar optional*
  • Pinch of salt optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add flour, cubed butter, sugar, and salt to the bowl of a large food processor. Pulse 20-25 times, or until mixture resembles a coarse crumb.*

    A food processor mixing together a homemade vegan pie crust recipe.
  3. Pour in water and pulse until it sticks together and forms a ball of dough.
  4. Shape pie crust dough into a round disc and place between two sheets of wax paper. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or overnight.
  5. Keep pieces of wax paper on the dough and roll it out into a circle that measures 11 to 12 inches in diameter.
    Instructional images showing how to roll out pie crust dough for a 9-inch pie plate.
  6. Remove the top piece of wax paper and flip it into a ceramic 9-inch pie dish or glass pie plate that has been sprayed lightly with non-stick cooking spray.

  7. Press the dough lightly until it completely covers the pie plate.

Crimping Pie Crust Dough:

  1. Form a V with your thumb and pointer finger in one hand. Push with your thumb of the other hand. (See picture.)
    A thumb and pointer finger forming a V and then another thumb pressing in showing how to crimp pie crust dough.
  2. Poke holes in the bottom of the pie crust with a fork.

Partially Baked (Blind Baked) pie crust:

  1. Par-bake the pie crust in a 375 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the bottom starts to dry out.

  2. Use in your favorite baked pie recipes. (Like this Pumpkin Pie Recipe.)

Fully Baked pie crust:

  1. Add a piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil and fill with dried beans or pie weights.
    A piece of parchment paper in a pie crust shell to be fully baked in the oven.
  2. Cook pie crust in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes with the beans or pie weights.

  3. Remove the weights and return to oven for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  4. Use in your favorite no-bake pie recipes.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Nutritional information is calculated without sugar.
  • To make this recipe vegan use vegan buttery sticks in place of the regular butter.
  • Leave out the sugar in savory pie recipes.
  • If using salted butter, leave out the salt.
  • You can also use a pastry cutter and a medium-sized bowl instead of a food processor.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Pie Crust Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 68mg3%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 236IU5%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.