How to Make a Homemade Gluten Free Pie Crust

If you love flaky pie crust, this recipe for a simple gluten free pie crust will become a staple for you. You can also use this gluten free pie crust in tarts too!

A gluten free pie crust that has been baked. A rolling pin is off to the side in this picture.

When I went gluten free, I worried I would miss all of my favorite things. There were not many gluten free products in the stores, so I had to learn (often the hard way) how to make things. When more and more gluten free products hit the stores, I took a much needed break from trying to re-create gluten free versions of everything. I fell in love with this Bob’s Red Mill Pie Crust Mix.

After a little while, I realized I LOVED to make my own gluten free pie crust from scratch. You can’t beat the homemade pie crust flavor.

This is the only gluten free pie crust recipe you will ever need because this recipe is great for both sweet and savory pie recipes.

It won’t get any easier than this gluten free pie crust recipe, so keep reading to see lots of step by step pictures to help guide you to making the perfect gluten free pie crust.

What should I make with this pie crust? A gluten free quiche, or a gluten free fruit pie? This easy gluten free pie crust recipe is PERFECT in this Gluten Free Asparagus Goat Cheese Tart recipe.

This flaky pie crust is on a table with a rolling pin.

This gluten free pie crust freezes well, so you can make several and freeze the extra gluten free crusts.

Making gluten free pastry with rice flour and other gluten free flours can be tricky! If it has been a long time since you enjoyed gluten free pastry, give this gluten free flaky pastry recipe a try. There are a lot of steps to making your gluten free pastry dough flaky, don’t be intimidated. It is worth EVER bit of effort once you bite into these pastries.

You can also make delicious gluten free graham cracker crusts. Just check out the crust recipe in these Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie S’mores Tarts and this Gluten Free Pumpkin Tart. Almond flour also can make a wonderful gluten free crust!! Go see the recipe for these Raw Gluten Free Strawberry Tarts.

How to make a gluten free pie crust:

Cutting butter into the dry ingredients.

Mix your dry ingredients and use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour. These tiny pieces of cut butter is what makes your pie crust so flaky and delicious.


Pour in your wet ingredients and mix. Use your hands to blend in until you have a firm gluten free dough ball.

Rolling out the gluten free pie crust dough with a rolling pin.

Place the pie dough between two sheets of wax paper and roll in a circle shape.

pie crust dough is rolled into a flat into a circle shape

Remove the top piece of wax paper.

Gluten free pie crust dough laid into the pie tin

Position the dough over your pie pan.

Gluten Free Pie Crust with fork holes poked into it and it is ready to bake

Pinch the edges of the dough in a design. Use a fork to make steam holes on the bottom.

The pie crust out of the oven

Now your pie crust is ready to fill to make your gluten free pie! I love this pie crust for gluten free quiche crust too!

Check out all of the gluten free pie recipes on my blog!

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Things You Need to Make This Recipe:

  1. My favorite gluten free flour blend.
  2. This is an inexpensive easy dishwasher safe rolling pin.
    5 from 4 votes
    Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    40 mins

    How to make a homemade gluten free pie crust.

    Course: Dessert, Main Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 8 slices
    Calories: 158 kcal
    Author: Sandi Gaertner
    • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour blend
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 6 tablespoons butter
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup water +1 to 3 additional tablesppons
    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

    2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.

    3. Use a pastry blender to cut in the butter until it is in tiny pieces.

    4. In a small bowl, add wet ingredients and mix.

    5. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix. Use your hands to make a dough ball.

    6. Place the dough ball onto a piece of wax paper.

    7. Top with another piece of wax paper and use a rolling pin to roll flat in a circle shape.

    8. Remove the top piece of wax paper. Place the dough dough side to the greased pan and drop in. Remove the top piece of wax paper.

    9. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and fill the crust with sweet or savory filling. Bake an additional 25 minutes.

    Nutrition facts per serving (8slices)
    158kcal | Fat: 9g | Saturated fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated fat: 2g | Monounsaturated fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 7mg | Carbohydrates: 16g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 3g | Vitamin A: 5.8% | Vitamin C: 0.3% | Calcium: 2.1% | Iron: 5.1%

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  1. Your pie crust looks perfect, thanks so much for sharing a gluten free version.

  2. This is excellent! I have a couple of friends who are gluten free and they are going to love this, thank you 🙂

  3. I love that this is gluten free! Looks easy to make. Saving this to make later.

  4. I think sometimes people forget how to make things like pie crusts as you can buy ready made. Nothing is as good as home made though

  5. This is such a useful post! Surely homemade is always better. At least you’d know what you are eating! Thanks for sharing it!


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