This is the only resource you will need for perfect gluten-free pies!
I am talking about 50+ of my favorite websites for everything you will EVER need to make any kind of gluten-free pie with a flaky, buttery, mouth-watering crust!
There are sweet pies, savory pies, and even fun creative ways to use pie crust covered. Unconventional crusts like.
You will find recipes for not only gluten-free pie crust, but sweet pies, savory pies, and even fun creative ways to use pie crust. Unconventional crusts like a macaroon crust and hash brown crust too!
I am all for gluten-free pies! I love every kind of pie recipe you can imagine. Okay, maybe not mincemeat pie...but give me fruit, pumpkin, tarts, galettes, and I am one happy lady.
It is my hope that some of these pie articles will give you the confidence to get creative and try your hand at making your own gluten-free pie crust from scratch! Now you can skip buying ready-made pie crusts in the store!
What are your biggest challenges when you make a gluten-free pie crust?
For me, it is getting that perfect flaky crust. You know the kind of crust I am talking about. It is not easy when you are making a gluten free pie crust from scratch. I put together this all-inclusive guide to help you so that you have time to try some of these recipes and find your favorites in time for fall and holiday baking!"
I have compiled 50+ resources to take you from the best gluten-free pie crust to pie fillings, so don't forget to bookmark this so you can refer back to it again anytime you need. Sweet pies, savory pies...even tart and galette recipes!
This is everything you need to know about how to make the perfect gluten-free pies in one easy place!
Why is my pie crust dry?
Pie crusts can easily get dry in the baking process if you don't use enough moisture. I like to use a lot of butter for increased moisture. When rolling your pie crust, is it holding together or are crumbles breaking off? If you have bits breaking off, it is a good sign that you don't have enough moisture in your pie crust dough.
You want to make sure to use a lot of butter like in my Gluten-Free Flaky Pie Crust recipe.
How do you make your crust flaky?
If you like a really flaky pie crust, you must use a LOT of butter or shortening. Cut it in with a pastry blender so your flour mix looks like it has tiny pebbles of butter. Those little butter pebbles will add flaky layers.
How do you keep a pie crust from getting soggy?
A soggy crust can be common in gluten-free baking. You want to pre-bake your gluten free crust before adding the filling. If you are still getting a soggy pie crust, you have too much moisture in your filling.
How do you transport a pie without it breaking?
When we need to take a pie to a friend's house for a celebration, I like to use a special pie container to transport my pie. This keeps the pie safe and prevents the crust from breaking.
What are the best store-bought gluten-free pie crusts?
Sometimes we just don't have time to make a homemade gluten-free pie crust. There are several store-bought gluten free pie crusts available. Some are better than others so if I have tried it, I give my personal opinion of it.
- Trader Joe's Gluten-Free Pie Crust. In their frozen section. This pie crust is good, but the bottom layer tends to be thin so be careful with any pie filling that is juicy...it can soak completely through.
- Mi-Del makes gluten-free graham cracker and gingersnap crusts. These are quite good, but they often break very easily so ordering online is risky. Most grocery stores carry them.
- Mixes. There are several companies that make gluten-free pie crust mixes including Bob's Red Mill, Glutino, King Arthur, Cup4Cup, and XO Baking Company.
Pie wouldn't be a pie without the crust. This is THE most important part of your pie recipe. You could make a gluten-free pie without the crust, but why would you want to?
A gluten-free pie crust can be made out of several different flours from your standard gluten-free flour blend to almond flour and coconut flour. Here are lots of ideas for you to experiment with to see what works best for you.
Gluten-free flour blend pie crust recipes:
These crusts all use a combination of gluten-free flours to mimic wheat flour. When you bake with gluten-free flours, you have to combine a few different flours and starch to get them to bind together. This gluten-free flour blend works in all of these recipes, and the authors also have some great gluten-free flour blend combinations as well!
- How to Make A Simple Flaky Gluten-Free Pie Crust
- Gluten-Free Flaky Pie Crust
- Gluten-Free Pie Crust
- Gluten-Free Pie Crust
Coconut flour pie crust recipes:
Coconut flour is perfect to make a gluten-free or paleo pie crust. One thing to watch for is coconut flour absorbs a LOT of moisture so you will notice that the wet ingredient quantities are a lot larger in these coconut flour pie crust recipes. My favorite coconut flours are by Anthony's Organic Coconut Flour and Nutiva Organic Coconut Flour.
Almond flour pie crust recipes:
Almond flour is a fun ingredient that a lot of people on a paleo diet embrace. I love this because the almond flour in the pie crust adds a protein boost that helps balance out the sugar in the pie. I use primarily Anthony's Premium Blanched Almond Flour and Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour.
Other pie crust recipes:
These are some other fun gluten-free crust ideas. Let me know if you try any!
- Three Ingredient Gluten-Free Pie Crust
- Gluten Free Raw No-Bake Tart Crust (This isn't a baked flaky pie crust, but it is a nutritious and absolutely delicious crust.)
- The Easiest Chocolate Pie
Gluten-Free Fruit Pie Recipes:
Fruit pies are loaded with juicy sweet fruits. That is what I love most about a fruit pie recipe, you can fill it with any type of fruit. The fruit can be fresh, frozen, or even from a can. The pie crust dough bakes in with the fruity flavors and makes pies delicious.
- Deep Dish Gluten Free Apple Pie
- Classic Blueberry Pie
- Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry Pie
- Sweet and Spicy Gluten Free Hatch Chile Apple Pie
- Healthy Orange Pie
- Gluten Free Blackberry Pie
- Gluten Free Dark Cherry Lemon Pie
- Peach Blueberry Pie
Gluten-Free Holiday Pie Recipes:
The holidays will be here before you know it and what is the first dessert you think of for Thanksgiving?
Pie!! Lots of homemade gluten-free pie, gluten-free pumpkin pie, gluten-free apple pie, gluten-free pecan pie. Am I missing any?
Here are some of my favorite homemade gluten-free pie recipes, many are even refined sugar-free! I even sneaked in a crustless pumpkin pie recipe, just in case you are trying to cut down on those carbs!
- Easy Gluten-Free Pecan Pie
- Gluten-Free Easter Pie
- Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Pie
- Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts
- Gluten-Free Vegan Classic Pumpkin Pie
- Gluten-Free Pecan Bourbon Chocolate Pie
- Coconut Macaroon Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Apple Pie
- The Healthiest Crustless Pumpkin Pie
Gluten-Free Cream Pie Recipes:
Who loves cream pies? These cream pie recipes are not only pretty to look at, but they are easy to make too! These pies are perfect all year round, but if it is a hot summer day, you will love the no-bake cream pie option below!
- Gluten-Free Ice Cream Pie with Cookie Dough Crust
- Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie (pictured above)
- Gluten-Free Banana Cream Pie
- Banana Cream Pie
- No-Bake Mini Key Lime Pies
- Paleo Chocolate Cream Pie
- Coconut Custard Pie
Gluten-Free Galette Recipes:
If you don't feel like making two pie crusts, a gluten-free galette is a great way to get the pie flavors.
Galettes are really easy to make on a cookie sheet! Put your rolled out pie crust dough on a cookie sheet, top with fruit, or your favorite pie filling, and fold up the edges of the pie crust around the filling.
(Just make sure your cookie sheet has sides so the juices don't leak out into your oven during the baking process. It is hard to clean the baked-on juices off the bottom of your oven!) Bake and enjoy!
- Gluten-Free Honey Apple Galette
- Gluten-Free Plum Galette
- Gluten-Free Strawberry Chocolate Galette
- Gluten-Free Black Grape Mason Jar Lid Galettes
- Glute-Free Plum and Hazelnut Galette
- Gluten-Free Apricot Mascarpone Galette
Gluten-Free Tart Recipes:
Gluten-free tarts can come in all shapes and sizes. You can make a really long tart with a rectangular tart pan and slice it into pieces, or you can make a big round tart. I love these mini tart pans!
TIP: The big thing to look for when you buy a tart pan is to make sure the bottom pokes out. This makes it so easy to get the tart out of the baking pan!
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Caramel Tart (pictured above)
- Key Lime Pie Tarts
- Gluten Free Maple Ginger Butternut Squash Tart
- Easy No-Bake Yogurt Tarts
- Gluten-Free Strawberry Almond Tart
- Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Tarts with Vanilla Custard
- Mini Gluten-Free Lemon Tarts
- Gluten-Free Fig and Walnut Tart
- Gluten-Free Breakfast Tarts (who says tarts are just for dessert?)
- Gluten-Free Brownie S'Mores Tarts
Savory Gluten Free Pies:
I feel like I wouldn't be doing pie full justice if we didn't take a moment to talk about savory pies. These easy pies come in all types from tarts to quiche to even cottage pie.
Most of these pies make a savory delicious brunch or breakfast, or if you are crazy like we are, breakfast for dinner!
Pie crusts can be fun when you are making a savory version. Think hash browns, potatoes, or even go crustless.
- Gluten-Free Savory Goat Cheese and Asparagus Tart (pictured above)
- Arugula Cremini Quiche
- Spinach and Pepper Quiche with Hash Brown Crust
- Gluten-Free Quiche with Potato Crust
- Gluten-Free Goat Cheese and Tomato Tart
- Gluten-Free Mashed Potato Pie
Creative Pie Recipes:
These easy pie recipes are a little more out of the box, and they all sound delicious. Do you have some fun ways to use pie crust in a recipe? Send it my way and I will see if it can be included.
- Easy No-Bake Creamy Peanut Butter Pies
- Strawberry Hand Pies
- Gluten-Free Coconut Pie
- Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie
I hope you love this roundup of all things pie related. These pies are fun at any time of year! Am I missing a fun pie recipe? Let me know and maybe I will include it!