I am sharing this recipe with you for a gluten-free, dairy-free pie dough in honor of March 14th being national PI Day. You can also be use it to make a gluten free pie crust for a single crust pie. Double it for a 2 crust pie. This recipe is also free of eggs, tree nuts and is vegan. Hand pies bring back happy memories of the carefree days of childhood and summer vacations. I must be honest and admit, while making these I also thought of the times as a kid when I ate McDonald’s fruit pies. Today, I made apple hand pies using pre-cooked apple pie filling but feel free to use this dough recipe with any of your favorite fillings. I made homemade apple filling but I am sure canned would work great too. Last week, I found this Namaste Foods For Everyone Gluten Free Organic Perfect Flour Blend at my local Costco and decided to give it a try. I had not used this product previously, so I was curious to see what kind of a gluten-free, dairy-free pie dough or crust it would make. I was not given any products for this review. This flour blend created a crunchy and flaky crust in this recipe. It made creating these pies quick and easy and for a cook with allergies that is always bonus. Please let me know that you make with this recipe and your thoughts. Happy baking!
- Yield: 4-6
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Pie Dough
- amaste Foods Gluten Free Organic Perfect Flour Blend - 2 c.
- Coconut Oil - 2/3 c.
- Salt - 1/2 tsp.
- Cold Water - 1/2 c.
Combine gf flour mix, coconut oil and salt in the bowl of your food processor. Pulse to cut coconut oil into the flour blend. There shouldn't be any large clumps. Add cold water slowly while processing until a nice dough ball forms. Turn onto a piece of parchment paper. Place additional parchment paper over dough and roll out thin, about 1/8 in. thick. This can be used as a pie crust for a traditional pie or cut into rectangles for making the hand pies. If making hand pies, place a spoonful of pie filling in the center of the dough rectangle, careful to not get within 1/4 in. from the edge of the dough. Place a 2nd rectangle on top of the filling. Using a fork press to seal all of the edges. Bake at 400 for about 18 minutes or until golden brown. ****Please note, I used pre-cooked apple pie filling for my hand pies******