The best part about the holidays? It's pie season. However, many people can't tolerate traditional flour-based crusts. But that certainly doesn't mean that you should be missing out on pie season! There are plenty of gluten-free pie crust alternatives depending on what you're looking for. From flaky pastry dough to simple and versatile nut-based varieties, here are 10 pie crust recipes that are all 100 percent gluten-free.
Traditional pastry crust is usually made up of flour, butter and sugar. A gluten-free version is, of course, fairly similar but with a different flour blend. This one uses rice flour, potato starch and tapioca starch, and is free of xantham gum.
If you want to use an all-purpose gluten-free flour instead of mixing your own, here is a recipe that works for both sweet and savory pies.
Another variation on the traditional pastry crust, this one uses a base of finely ground cornmeal and oat flour with the addition of a touch of almond flour.
Using oats, almond butter and dates, this crust is perfect for a pumpkin or sweet potato pie.
Use gluten-free certified oats and sorghum to make this crust, that's not only gluten-free but also vegan.
6. Pecan Crust
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Nut-based crusts are a great option because they're so simple to make, and grain-free which makes the Paleo crowd happy.
Another popular nut to use in crusts, toasted hazelnuts pair with almond flour for thus nutty base.
Lover of coconut macaroons? Then this is your crust, made with plenty of shredded coconut.
Buckwheat has a rich nutty flavor, which makes it a great option for holiday pies. This recipe is as simple as buckwheat flour, salt, vegetable shortening and water.
With pecans and dates, this crust is actually raw, which means less time baking and more time eating.
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