Learn how to make Almond Flour Pie Crust with my easy 5-ingredient pie crust recipe. It is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and low carb. This amazing pie crust is a great base for any sweet pie, tart, or cheesecake recipe.
Lately, I have been making no-bake recipes with my pre-baked Graham cracker pie crusts. My Strawberry Cream Pie and Vegan Peanut Butter Pie have been a huge hit with my family.
Today, I decided to make a simple almond flour crust that turned out amazing. It had a delicate sweet crumb crust with a tender buttery crust it was ready in no time, only took me 5 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake.
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Why You’ll Love This Almond Flour Pie Crust Recipe?
This recipe for almond flour pie crust is so awesome. I’m super excited to share this with you. Here are a few reasons why you’ll love this pie crust recipe:
- It is easy to make. 5 simple ingredients and about 25 mins are all you’ll require.
- It’s gluten-free and vegan.
- It is dairy-free, egg-free, and low carb but mega crusty.
- It is keto-friendly.
- It’s a delectable delicacy that will satisfy your taste.
- This amazing pie crust is a great base for any sweet pie, tart, or cheesecake recipes.
- It is extremely comforting.
- Super satisfying.
- It will delight your entire family; in fact, enlist the help of your children to prepare it!
Almond Flour Pie Crust Ingredients
- Almond Flour: This flour is usually used as a binding agent in savory recipes. You can use store-bought or make your own Almond Flour.
- Salt: Salt is used to balance out the flavors.
- Vegan Butter: In comparison to traditional butter, plant-based butter often have less saturated fat and more heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.
I used Earth Balance Buttery Spread. You can use almond butter, coconut butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter. You can also use coconut oil in place of vegan butter.
- Maple Syrup: You can also substitute it with agave syrup or coconut sugar.
- Vanilla: The addition of vanilla enhances the flavor.
How To Make Almond Flour Pie Crust?
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place almond flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in the vegan butter or coconut oil, and mix with a pastry cutter, or your hands until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Add maple syrup and vanilla and mix. Press dough into a prepared pie plate, pressing along the bottom and sides, flute the edges, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Add-Ins For Pie Crust
Most of the time, you don’t need to add much to make a fantastic almond flour pie crust. It’s a flaky, buttery base that lets your filling shine.
However, depending on what you’re filling it with, you can flavor the crust itself. To get you started, consider the following suggestions:
- For a savory low-carb pie crust, follow these options: Add some spices to the mix. (If you do, mix them in first with the dry ingredients.) Garlic powder and Italian seasoning are two popular options.
- Cinnamon may be an excellent addition to a sweet pie crust. Even something more unusual, such as maple extract, has the potential to be fantastic.
Before you begin, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- Before you start mixing, ensure that all of the ingredients have been measured out and are prepared so that you don’t miss anything.
- Weigh your ingredients using a kitchen scale to ensure accuracy.
- Ensure your oven is set to the correct temperature for baking. To ensure accuracy, use an oven thermometer.
- Salt is essential for flavor, so don’t skimp on it.
- Omit the sweetener and vanilla for a savory crust. For a flakey crust, you can also try my Gluten-Free Vegan Pie Crust.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Can You Prepare Almond Flour Pie Crust In Advance?
Yes, absolutely! You have three choices:
- Prepare the pie dough in advance. Wrap it in clingfilm and place it in the refrigerator in a bowl.
- Place the crust in a pie pan and press it down. The raw crust can be kept in the fridge in a pie pan.
- Bake the crust in advance. Prebaking the almond crust is a good idea because it is best when made ahead of time. Then cover and refrigerate, though it’s good to leave on the counter for a day or two after baking.
Can Almond Flour Pie Crust Be Freeze?
Yes, you can freeze almond flour pie crust. Dough balls, raw crusts pressed into pans or pre-baked crusts can all be frozen using the same methods described above. It is entirely up to you!
To determine whether or not you may freeze this crust with filling inside, you should refer to a specific recipe. With some fillings, the crust, like any other crust, might get soggy when thawed.
Place the crust on the counter or in the refrigerator overnight to thaw it.
How To Use Almond Flour Pie Crust?
For both bake and no-bake pie recipes, this almond flour pie crust can be utilized in place of any pie crust that is cooked before filling. This amazing pie crust is a great base for any sweet pie, tart, or cheesecake recipe.
What Is The Difference Between Almond Meal And Almond Flour?
Almond flour and almond meal are both made from ground almonds but there is a difference. To make almond flour, the almonds are first blanched and the skins are removed, then the almonds are grounded into flour.
On the other hand, the skins of the almonds are kept intact to make almond meals. The almonds are then grounded into a meal. The fact that almond meal has the skin results in a coarser flour, with a brown and white speckled look.
The finished almond crust would evidently show the dark brown specks of the almond meal with a coarser texture than almond flour crust. One good thing to note is that the almond meal is less expensive than almond flour.
However, I preferred to use almond flour to make my almond crust even though almond flour and the almond meal will both work for your pie crust.
Another note is that the almond flour crust looks similar to traditional pie crust with its beige crust and it has a lighter tender texture.
How To Make Almond Meal?
Almond meal is easier to make at home than almond flour from scratch, place dry raw almonds in a food processor and process until crumbly.
How To Make Almond Flour?
To make almond flour at home you would have to first blanch the almonds, in order to remove the skin, dry the almonds then process into a high-speed blender.
You can also purchase already blanched raw almonds or slivered almonds to eliminate the process of blanching your almonds.
Is Almond Flour Gluten-Free?
Yes! It is gluten-free. For those with celiac disease or wheat sensitivity, almond flour is a fantastic gluten-free alternative to wheat flour.
Is Almond Flour Healthy?
Almond flour is low in carbs yet high in fiber and healthy fats. Almond flour contains beneficial vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Almond flour contains monounsaturated fats, which can help lower cholesterol levels. Reducing cholesterol substantially reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Almond flour, which is essentially powdered almonds strong in magnesium, can help lower blood pressure and regulate blood sugar. These qualities have a low GI, which indicates that they slowly release sugar into your blood to produce energy.
Prebiotic dietary fiber is abundant in almond flour. These fibers are digested by bacteria in the small intestine. Prebiotic dietary fiber provides a healthier and more efficient digestive tract.
Almond flour has a lot of vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that is good for the brain. Getting adequate vitamin E lowers your chances of Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive diseases. It also aids in the prevention of serious illnesses like cancer, stroke, diabetes, and heart disease.
It is ideal for those with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Also, almond flour is a good choice for people who like to stay fit and satisfied on the keto diet by getting the everyday flour substitute because it only has 3 g of net carbohydrates.
Is Almond Flour Healthier Than Regular Flour?
Almond flour is a popular alternative to wheat flour. It has a somewhat sweeter taste, is low in carbohydrates, and is filled with nutrients including dietary fiber, protein, and magnesium. In addition, almond flour may offer more health advantages (as listed above) than regular wheat flour.
Where To Buy Almonds Flour?
These are some of the most well-known brands of almond flour available in most stores.
Blue Diamond Almond Flour: This is my favorite brand, as it is unscented and affordable. Conveniently, a 3-pound pack is also available. A portion can be used easily, and the rest can be stored.
Barney Almond Flour: If You have to go to the store to get almond flour, you can get it here.
Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour: I prefer Bob’s Red Mill’s almond flour and meal. However, they are, in my opinion, more pricey than other brands.
A Trader Joe’s Almond Meal is an excellent option for those who live near this store; it’s fairly priced and delicious. In some recipes, it can be substituted for blanched almond flour.
How Does Almond Flour Affect Baking?
The addition of almond flour to savory dishes imparts a particular richness in addition to a very subtle sweetness that is not enough to impair the flavor of the dish. The storage life of baked goods can be prolonged by using almond flour in the baking process because fat, which is added during this process, allow the baked good to retain moisture.
Does Almond Flour Take Longer To Bake?
Keep an eye on anything you bake using almond flour since it browns and cooks faster than all-purpose flour. This also means that you should stick to the cooking temperatures specified in the recipe.
Why Is My Pie Crust Too Crumbly?
If the dough is crumbly and hard to roll, it’s likely that the crust is too dry. Increasing the moisture in the dough will help it become more cohesive. While working with the dough gradually include a few drops of ice-cold water (no more than 1 teaspoon at a time), making sure to handle it as slightly as possible until it is evenly moistened.
Why Does My Pie Crust Get Hard?
If your pie crust is hard instead of soft, flaky, and tender, you probably incorporated too much water. In this case, the only feasible solution is to dish a slice of pie and top it with a dollop of ice cream. Don’t worry about it; you’ll get it right next time.
Which Is Better, Butter Or Oil?
To make almond flour pie crust, I prefer to use vegan butter.
Vegan butter gives the pie crust its greatest flavor and creates light, airy, flaky layers. The flakiness is partially attributable to the butter’s water content, which evaporates and turns into steam while the pie is baking, causing the layers of dough to separate and rise. So, vegan butter is significantly more delicious.
That’s all for today!
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- Categories: Gluten-Free, Vegan
- Course: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- Energy: 88 kcal / 368 kJ
- Fat: 6 g
- Protein: 1 g
- Carbs: 6 g
- Preparation: 5 min
- Ready in: 5 min
- For: 8 Servings
- 2 cups blanched almond flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons Vegan Butter, or coconut oil ( I used Earth Balance Buttery Spread)
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla, optional
- Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Place almond flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in the vegan butter or coconut oil, mix with a pastry cutter, or your hands until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Add maple syrup and vanilla and mix. Press dough into a prepared pie plate, pressing along the base and sides, flute the edges, bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
I learned something new for today. Thanks for sharing.
This look delicious.
Is there an alternative to maple syrup?
Thank you Maram, agave, date syrup are alternatives.
I love this recipe!! We are newly gluten free and have been vegan for years and this crust has helped bring the joy back to baking. Most of my GF flour recipes are just meh. I have used it several times now as the base for my banana coconut cream pie and it is AWESOME. Even my little guy who hates pie crust eats it up Thank you!
Could this be used to make a lattice on top as well?
No, try doubling my https://healthiersteps.com/recipe/gluten-free-vegan-pie-crust/
Thank you. :)
I’m looking for a gluten free crust I can use to make pumpkin pie. The instructions make this sound like a filled crust and not a baked pie; can I still use this recipe?
Is this pie shell only for no-bake pies? Or could it be used to bake a pumpkin pie?
If you did use this for pumpkin pie, would you pre-bake the shell for 20 minutes?
Barbara, prebake the crust for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. on a baking sheet, lightly covering crust with foil. Allow the crust to cool, add the pumpkin pie filling, cover the edges of the pie crust with two layers of foil and bake for about 50 minutes.
sorry, I read this after I posted my question!
Made an apple galette with this pie crust. It was a little tricky folding the edges up around the fruit, but working with a wet butter knife it went along really well. I didn’t pre bake it before adding fruit and it was baked in about 20 minutes. Thanks for posting such a delicious recipe!!
Oh I love apple galette, I only used the almond flour pie crust in my pie plate but I normally used my gluten-free vegan pie crust recipe for galettes https://healthiersteps.com/recipe/gluten-free-vegan-pie-crust/
mine looks like leather face, tastes good tho
Oh my, doesn’t sound pretty, can’t imagine what leather face looks like, lol. I’m happy it tastes good, one solace is that you will add a filling and no one will have to see it.
Love having new different pie crust options!
Thank you Alana, I hope you enjoy!