Easy Paleo Pie Crust (Nut Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free)

This nut-free paleo pie crust is perfect for sweet or savory recipes. It’s flaky and buttery and super easy to make!

paleo pie crust - nut free, grain free, gluten free

This paleo pie crust is so simple to make! You just combine 5 ingredients together in a food processor and press the dough into a pie dish. No need to roll anything out or make things complicated. Just blend in a food processor, press into a pie pan and bake. That’s it, really.

We learned about a year ago that my husband is allergic to almonds and so I’ve had to get pretty creative with my paleo baked goods. Well, this pie crust is nut free and picky husband approved. It’s surprisingly perfect. It’s so buttery and tasty and well, perfect.

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It’s easy to mold with your fingers too – I mean, look at those crimps in the crust! I’m not good at crimping at all – the dough just made it easy. You can just press it up against the pie dish if you want – no need to try to be fancy. But if you want to be fancy, be fancy 🙂

For this crust, I use a combination of tapioca flour (arrowroot works too) and a bit of coconut flour, a pinch of salt, cold butter/ghee and an egg. Together, these ingredients form the most delicious gluten free crust – one that everyone will enjoy.

I can’t wait to hear what you think of the crust and what you make with it!

paleo pie crust - nut free, grain free, gluten free

easy paleo pie crust (nut free, gluten free, grain free)


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup cold butter (1 stick) or cold ghee, cut into pieces
  • 1 egg

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine the flours and salt together in food processor, then add the butter and egg and mix until a dough forms. This will all happen right in the food processor.
  2. Press dough into a 9-inch pie dish.
  3. Bake at 350F for 15 mins or until browned OR fill the pie with a filling then bake according to the type of pie you are making (e.g. if you are making this pecan pie, you will need to bake for 45 minutes).

NOTES

  • I have and am very happy with this food processor – if you’re looking in the market for a new one 🙂

Gluten Free Chocolate Pecan Pie (Paleo, No Corn Syrup)

This ooey gooey chocolate pecan pie is going to be the star of your holiday dessert table this season!

gluten free chocolate pecan pie

When it comes to making pie, I have two major criteria:

  1. it must be amazingly delicious
  2. it must be ridiculously easy

And guess what? This pecan pie is definitely those two things. Excuse me, I mean, this chocolate pecan pie. Because why make a pecan pie without the chocolate?

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I mean, this picture here is proof of number 1 – you can just tell it’s going to be a darn good piece of pie.

gluten free chocolate pecan pie

This is the pie for those of you intimated by making pie. I promise you, this pecan pie is a really simple recipe.

The pecan pie filling is a cinch to make and the crust is super easy too! You can use any crust that you’d like with this recipe but I highly suggest my flaky grain free and nut free paleo pie crust – it’s the perfect crust for this pecan pie and so simple to make too! No need to roll out any dough, just make the crust in a food processor and press it into a pie pan. I’ve also made this pecan pie using the frozen gluten free pie crusts from Trader Joe’s and those are great too.

gluten free chocolate pecan pie

It’s true, there’s no corn syrup in this pecan pie recipe but trust me when I say that this pie is still incredibly decadent. You won’t miss a thing.

Rather than use corn syrup, my recipe calls for a combination of maple syrup and brown sugar (or coconut sugar if you want to keep things paleo-friendly). There’s also plenty of butter, pecans and chocolate chips! And we can’t forget the vanilla extract – it adds great flavor and aroma.

gluten free chocolate pecan pie

For the pecans, I like using a combination of roasted and salted pecans and raw pecans but you can use whatever you prefer! I use roasted inside the pie and raw on top to decorate 🙂

gluten free chocolate pecan pie

I made this chocolate pecan pie during a Friendsgiving party and it went faster than pumpkin pie, which I think is pretty telling. It’s also a hit with my family!  I can’t wait to hear what you and your friends/family think of this chocolate pecan pie!

gluten free chocolate pecan pie