Desserts, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free
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Gluten-Free Pie Crust

Pear TartIt’s tough to match the flakiness of a gluten-filled pie crust in a gluten-free one, but this is still pretty darn good. It more than does the job, and hopefully it will come in handy for all you gluten-free, grain-free eaters out there as the holidays get closer. There are lots of apple pies to be baked, am I right?

I used this recipe to make an improptu pear tart at right a couple days ago (quickie recipe: 1 chopped pear, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and a sprinkling of walnuts—bake it all up in a mini springform pan for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F).

Please disregard my poor plating skills. It wasn’t the crust, it was me, but I actually don’t mind a delicious mess. Hope you get a lot of use out of this one!

Happy baking!

Gluten-Free Pie Crust

3/4 cup tapioca flour/starch
3/4 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup  almond meal/flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
14 tablespoons cold butter, cut into chunks
2 large cold eggs
1 tablespoon white vinegar
 Cold water, as needed


  1. Add flours and salt to a food processor and pulse a few times until it’s all blended together.
  2. Add butter. Pulse several more times until mixture crumbly, with pea-sized pieces or smaller.
  3. Beat eggs together in a small bowl.
  4. Pour flour-butter mixture into a bowl and knead in eggs and white vinegar until dough comes together. (Add cold water one teaspoon at a time if needed.)
  5. Divide dough into two balls, wrap with plastic, and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  6. I found it much easier to just press this dough into a pie tin with the bottom of a cup (or your fingers if using muffin tins or a mini cheesecake tin) rather than rolling it out, but you can roll it out on a floured surface first. Whatever works for you!

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I also used a cookie cutter one Christmas to cut out snowflakes and covered an apple crisp with them. YUM.



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