Why does homemade pie crust seem so intimidating? Maybe because with a regular pie crust you have to worry about the cold butter and refrigerating the dough and rolling it out, etc. etc. That's what has kept me from attempting a homemade crust for so long, but with a paleo crust, none of that is a factor and you can whip it up in a matter of minutes! No rolling required, no refrigerating, no intimidation necessary — you just mix a couple simple ingredients together and press it into a pie dish with your hands. It's truly as easy as... pie!? ;) Seriously though, it's so simple and the perfect crust for any pie or quiche recipe that your heart desires (I strongly recommend trying it out with my Paleo Pesto & Veggie Quiche)!
A few notes...
If you want to make this recipe extra easy breezy, I'd suggest making the dough in a food processor. It's so quick and does all the work for you in seconds. If you don't have one, you can also mix it by hand — I've done it before and it works just as well, you just get a little bonus arm workout in the process!
About the dough, it won't form into a perfect dough ball in the food processor and may still look a little crumbly — that's ok! You'll just transfer it into to your pie dish and push the dough flat and even across the bottom of the dish and then keep pressing it to work it's way up the sides. It will all come together as you do this. You just want to make sure it's an even thickness all around. Last step is to poke some holes in the crust with a fork — this will let some steam escape while the crust bakes so it doesn't puff up in the oven.
Last thing... if you're making the crust for a dessert recipe like a pie, you'll definitely want to skip the garlic powder! You don't need to add sugar to the crust, but if you want a little extra sweetness, it doesn't hurt to add 1 tsp coconut sugar. If you're making something savory like a quiche, the garlic powder is a good addition!
1 1/2 cups almond flour
½ cup tapioca flour
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp melted butter
Optional for savory recipes: ½ tsp garlic powder
Optional for sweet recipes: 1 tsp coconut sugar
Makes one 9-inch pie crust.
Excited to see what you whip up with this crust! Don't forget to tag me at @weeknightbite and #weeknightbite on your creations!
July 28th, 2016
June 23, 2017
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.