If you’re looking for an incredible paleo pie crust recipe, you have found your match. This almond flour pie crust only needs 10 ingredients and a few minutes of prep time. It’s versatile, and you can make sweet or savory pies with it.
I love that this almond flour crust is so adaptable, because it seriously tastes so good no matter what the filling is. Pie is one of those desserts that are timeless, and no one gets tired of it. Whether you are taking a pie to party, holiday get-together, or you just want something after dinner, a home-cooked pie is always a hit. Once you’ve got the almond flour pie crust done, you just add fillings, bake or chill, and eat!
(Note: This is a “slow carb” pie crust, but it’s not strictly low carb since it has tapioca flour and a tiny bit of coconut sugar.
How To Make Paleo Pie Crust
Let me show you how easy it is to make this paleo pie crust recipe! Here are the steps:
- Mix dry ingredients. In a bowl, mix together almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, and sea salt.
- Add in the ghee. Using a grate, add in the frozen ghee to dry ingredients.
- Incorporate ghee into almond flour pie crust dough. Squeeze together the ghee and dry ingredients with your hands. It should be crumbly.
- Add in wet ingredients. To the crumbly dough, add egg, vinegar, and vanilla until it forms into a dough. Roll the dough into a ball and place in the fridge to chill.
- Roll the dough balls into round discs. Use two pieces of parchment paper so the almond flour dough doesn’t stick.
- Place the crust into the pie pan. Bake until slightly golden.
- Add fillings. Add your favorite fillings and bake some more. Then enjoy!
Does The Ghee Have To Be Cold When Making This Paleo Pie Crust Recipe?
Yes, you definitely want the ghee to be ice cold when you are making this paleo pie crust recipe. If you use cool or room temperature ghee, your easy paleo pie crust is going to crumble and fall apart.
Why Do I Have To Pre-Bake This Paleo Pie Crust Recipe?
You don’t have to pre-bake it, but it’s recommended. Pre-baking pie crust reduces the chance that the fillings from making the crust soggy.
However, if you want to make a paleo pie with a top crust…
Can I Make Paleo Pie With A Top Crust?
Yes, you can make a paleo top pie crust!
Here’s how to make almond flour pie crust for a top and bottom crust pie:
- Multiply the recipe ingredients by 1 1/2. You’ll use the normal amount of dough (2/3 of the total) for the bottom crust and the remaining 1/3 of the paleo pie dough for the top crust.
- Don’t pre-bake the almond flour pie crust. While pre-baking is best for just a bottom crust, with a top one you’ll want to seal it, so it will need to be raw. You’ll just have to bake it for longer.
What Kind Of Fillings Should I Put In Almond Flour Pie Crust?
You can put any kind of filling that you want to in this paleo crust – sweet or savory! Here are a few ideas to get you inspired.
TIP: If you’re making a savory pie, simply omit the coconut sugar and vanilla.
- Berries – Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries are all lovely with this paleo almond crust. Try them all or any combination of the three. Try my paleo blueberry pie!
- Peaches – I love a good old-fashioned peach pie! Peaches go well with this gluten-free dairy-free pie crust with hints of almond. You can make the filling similar to this paleo peach cobbler.
- Apples – Apple pie is always a good idea. Keep it classic! Add some paleo ice cream, too! 😉
- Pumpkin – Fill this almond crust with some homemade paleo pumpkin pie filling, it’s perfect for the holidays.
Can I Use This Paleo Pie Crust Recipe For A Quiche?
Yes, absolutely! You can seriously use this paleo pie crust recipe for anything you like. Add all your favorite ingredients like eggs, spinach, seasonings, and meat.
How Do You Store Almond Flour Pie Crust?
The best place to store the paleo pie dough is in the refrigerator. You can leave the dough ball wrapped up and in there for up to 2-3 days. So, it’s nice that you can make it ahead and do the rolling and baking the next day. Perfect if you are hosting a family get-together.
You can also pre-bake the pie crust a day ahead and store it in the fridge or the counter until you are ready to add filling.
Can I Freeze Paleo Pie Crust?
Yes, you can freeze the paleo pie crust. You can freeze the paleo pie dough in a ball, or press it into a pan and freeze in the pan. It will last 1-2 months.
When you’re ready to use it, pull it out of the freezer and place it in the refrigerator until thawed. Then bake as you usually would.
More Paleo Dessert Recipes
If you love paleo desserts as much as I do, you should try some of these paleo dessert recipes:
- Chocolate Paleo Mug Cake – If you’ve got a chocolate craving, this mug cake will take care of it FAST.
- Paleo Pumpkin Muffins – A perfect addition to your holiday table!
- Fudgy Paleo Brownies – These are so decadent and taste just like regular ones would. Maybe even better! 😉
- Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies – The SOFTEST paleo cookies ever!
Easy Paleo Pie Crust Recipe:
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Easy Paleo Pie Crust Recipe
You'll find so many ways to use this paleo pie crust recipe with simple, natural ingredients! Fill this almond flour pie crust with sweet or savory fillings.
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- 1.5 cups Blanched almond flour
- 1 1/4 cups Tapioca flour
- 1/3 cup Coconut Flour
- 2 tsp Coconut sugar
- 3/4 tsp Sea salt
- 3/4 cup Ghee
- 1 large Egg
- 1 large Egg white
- 3/4 tsp Apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
Mix together all of the dry ingredients for the crust.
Grate in the frozen ghee and mix into the dry ingredients with hands, until it is crumbly.
In a stand mixer fitted with the dough attachment (or by hand), mix in the egg, vinegar, and vanilla, until a dough forms.
Form into a ball and refrigerate 30-60 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C).
Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper large enough to cover a 9" pie plate.
Carefully transfer the crust into the dish by lifting it up with the parchment and gently flipping it into the pan. It may help to tilt the pan up at the same time. If there are any cracks simply squeeze it back together with your hands.
Trim off the crust that's hanging over the edges and set aside for a different use.
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Serving size: 1 slice, or 1/12 of entire recipe
Nutrition info is for crust only and does not include fillings.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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Hi! I am not paleo, but I have to be rice free and gluten free so paleo baking recipes work well for me. I do not, therefore, need to use coconut sugar. Can I substitute regular cane sugar for it? Thank you. The rice thing is a new diagnosis, so I am anxious to start baking again!
Hope this isn’t a stupid question but why couldn’t I use butter instead of ghee? Thanks for your time and recipes.
Hi Holli, Butter would not be strictly paleo but you can definitely use it if you’re ok with it. 🙂