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Almond Pie Crust (gluten free)

Try this easy to bake gluten free almond pie crust recipe for savory or sweet pies. You don't need a rolling pin or mixer. It tastes so much better than prepackaged pies.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp sugar (only for sweet recipes, see notes)
  • 4 cups fresh fruits (only for fruit pies, see notes)

Instructions

Prepare

  1. Preheat the OVEN to 350°F.
  2. Make sure the coconut oil or butter is firm and cut into thin slices.
  3. Grease the 9-inch PIE DISH.

Dough

  1. In a large BOWL, add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
  2. Add the egg and the coconut oil or butter. Mix until everything is well combined.
  3. Knead quickly until the dough is a smooth ball.

Prepare the Pie

  1. In the center of the PIE DISH, press the dough ball into a flat patty. Then press the dough evenly from the center all the way up the sides.
  2. Cover the top of the sides with a small strip of ALUMINUM FOIL to prevent it from burning.

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  3. With a FORK, prick the dough several times.

Bake

  1. Bake the pie for 8-12 minutes.
  2. Let it cool.


Recipes for the Filling

French Quiche Lorraine

Notes

SWEET PIE CRUST

For a sweet pie, add the sugar to the BOWL together with the dry ingredients in the first step for the dough.

FRUIT PIE

In a small BOWL, add 3/4 cup of water. Stir in 3 tbsp cornstarch. Set aside.

In a small POT, mash 2 cups of fresh fruits. Add 1 cup of sugar.

Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Gradually, stir in the cornstarch slurry.

Reduce heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes until it thickened, stirring constantly.

Place 2 cups of fresh fruits on the pie crust. Pour cooked fruits evenly on top.

Chill for 2 hours before serving.