How To Measure Almond Flour
Even though this crust is seriously easy, we are still baking. For a successful pie crust, it’s important to measure accurately and pay attention as you move through the steps.
For the easiest prep and most consistent results every time, I highly recommend using a kitchen scale. I use this affordable Escali digital scale. It’s currently $25 on Amazon, and there are plenty of other inexpensive options out there, too.
If you don’t have a scale, thankfully, measuring almond flour is different than measuring other flours. So it’s pretty easy to get an accurate amount even without a scale. Instead of whisking the flour and then spooning it into the measuring cup, like you would with all-purpose flour, measure almond flour like you would brown sugar. Scoop it up, and then lightly pack it into the measuring cup.
Heres What Youll Need To Make This Gluten
a gluten-free flour blend. I used Bobs Red Mill 1-for-1 baking flour and think its great.
white chia seeds .
vegan butter. I like Earth Balance for this crust.
coconut sugar. My sweetener of choice for this pie. If youd like to substitute for another, youre welcome to I just may not know how to guide you for substitutions.
coconut yogurt or anything thick and tangy.
spices, and dont skimp on the ground coriander and fresh grated nutmeg.
pie weights and parchment paper
coconut cream for whipped cream if youd like.
Well start by making the gluten-free and dairy-free pie crust. Because its gluten-free, I work this crust a little differently than a gluten-full crust. Youll see.
This is a familiar sight but Im using vegan butter instead of cows butter. Ive tested this recipe with vegetable shortening and was not at all impressed by the flavor. Ive also tested this recipe with coconut oil and found it a little more difficult to work with.
You can absolutely choose your own adventure. My most successful adventure involves Earth Balance baking sticks.
I add ground white chia seeds to the crust dough. It helps to bind the dough together and adds an earthy, nutty flavor.
If you dont have white chia seeds, the black seeds will do too, theyll just leave specks through the dough. Ive also used ground flax seeds with similar success.
After working in the butter well create a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie
One bite of this gluten free pumpkin pie will have you pulling that pie plate just a little bit closer! It’s smooth, rich and bursting with pumpkin pie spices. And the fact that it’s dairy free too means everyone can enjoy a slice or two of mouthwatering pie.
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There was a time when I thought my days of enjoying pies were over. Even though I bake yeast breads, rolls and even make a mean gluten free/dairy free tiramisu, pies and specifically pie crust were not something I could master. Until this pie crust.
Now I can make a pie with confidence, knowing that it will be tasty because I have a delicious crust recipe to start with.
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Why This Recipe Works:
- Simple Ingredients: As you can see from the photo of the ingredients below, you only need 6 ingredients for this recipe. You probably already have all these on hand, which means that making this pie crust doesnt require fancy or expensive ingredients.
- Only 15 Minutes and No Chilling Time: This gluten-free pie crust recipe also only requires 15 minutes of hands-on time, and zero chilling is required once assembled, which is a double win !
- Amazing Flaky Texture: You wont believe just how flaky this pie crust turns out. Its the perfect pie crust for making all your holiday pies both sweet pies or savory alike! Try this crust with to make gluten-free pies such as apple pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, or cranberry pie I know youre gonna love it!
- Totally Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free: The best part is that this pie crust is totally gluten-free and dairy-free, which means that even those with Celiac disease, or who are intolerant to gluten and lactose can enjoy it without any issues!
How To Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Here are a few quick notes to ensure that your pie turns out perfectly!
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What Is Coco Whip
This post is not sponsored, but finding Coco Whip has changed the ability I have to make desserts. I am so grateful to the company So Delicious. If you used to use Cool Whip, then this is the perfect dairy-free replacement. It comes in a tub, just like Cool Whip, and is whipped coconut cream that is light and frothy and delicious and perfect for going inside recipes as well as garnishing them.
Just like when using Cool Whip, youll need to thaw Coco Whip before using it, otherwise its too frozen to stir or do much with. Id set it in my fridge the day before to be just right.
So, to those who have coconut allergies, Im sorry, but coco whip is made out of coconuts. I have yet to find another dairy-free creamer that yields similar results. Coco Whip is a fabulous replacement for vegans and those with dairy allergies or lactose intolerance.
How To Make Chicken Gravy & Filling
For the dairy-free gravy, we use a traditional gravy making method. Creating a roux, add the chicken stock, and whisking until there are no lumps.
For the filling, heat ghee or your vegan butter in a large saucepan . Add in the tapioca flour and whisk vigorously until combined and there are no lumps, you will cook it for an additional 30 seconds.
Slowly pour in the stock, whisking constantly. Cook for 1-2 minutes until thickened, whisking every few seconds. If using bone broth rather than shelf-stable chicken stock, warm it up to room temperature. You dont want it too cold or too hot, both can cause excess lumps .
Stir in the vegetables and chicken, cook for 3-5 minutes until heated through. Add in the remaining spices for the filling and bring to a simmer. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.
We finish the gravy with a small amount of dairy-free milk, preferably almond, just to give it a little extra body. This is optional, but a nice touch!
Fresh veggies work too. I recommend sauteing chopped onions for 5 minutes to soften them before adding the pot pie filling. The peas and carrots can be added raw. with the chicken.
Speaking of leftover chicken we used leftover poached chicken from our monthly Butcher Box. Good high-quality chicken has a stronger chicken-y flavor. Maybe because it is a healthier animal to start with? I am not sure but I have noticed that chickens that are allowed to forage for part of their food do tend to taste better.
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Storing And Freezing The Pie Dough And Crust
You can keep the dough or shaped crust in the fridge for up to a week.
- To freeze the dough, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then in a freezer bag. Store for up to 6 months. Thaw the dough out in the fridge overnight before using it.
- To freeze a shaped pie crust, freeze the entire pie dish, covered tightly in foil or plastic wrap, and then in a freezer bag for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge or you can place it right in the oven and extend your blind baking or full baking time.
Why This Recipe Is Great:
What isn’t there to love about a pie loaded with all of these sweet juicy summer berries. You can buy berries year round, but their peak flavor is in the summer. Nestle these delicious berries in a homemade gluten free flaky pie crust and you have a match made in heaven.
This pie is perfect for dessert and can be packed up and brought to a potluck, picnic, or cookout! If you love pie but want an easier version, give this Gluten Free Plum Galette recipe a try. Plums are also at their peak in the summer.
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Why This Apple Crumble Pie Recipe Is The Best:
The Amazing Crumble Topping Its like the best parts of apple crumble and apple pie mixed together. Buttery, brown sugary goodness with flecks of oatmeal. I feel like I dont need to say more than that. Its SO GOOD.
A Piled-High Apple Filling Ive had a lot of bland apple pies in my life, and lots of them didnt have quite enough apples in them. This piedoesnt have that problem. Its definitely the largest apple pie Ive ever made, and thats because it starts with a mile-high apple pie filling. Thin slices of apples laced with cinnamon and vanilla, piled high on your favorite crust means youre getting plenty of apples in this apple crumble pie recipe.
Its Friends With Add-Ons What do I mean by add-ons? Vanilla ice cream or caramel sauce. Whether youre spooning over dairy free ice cream or the dairy stuff, this apple crumble pie plays well with vanilla ice cream. And a little caramel sauce on top? Fuhgettabouit.
The Recipe is Gluten Free & Dairy Free Friendly. You can make this straight up with regular white flour and butter. Or, you can make it with gluten free flour and vegan butter. The choice is yours! Just pick your favorite crust. This is my favorite gluten free crust recipe, and this is my favorite white flour pie crust recipe.
Why Is This Shepherds Pie Recipe Made With Beef
Traditionally shepherds pie is made with lamb. However, over the years ground beef has become a frequent meat substitute for lamb in this recipe.
You may find recipes referring to shepherds pie with beef as Cottage Pie.
And you can substitute ground turkey or the traditional ground lamb in this homemade meal as well.
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Gluten Free And Dairy Free Key Lime Pie Recipe
Key Lime pie is a perennial favorite in my house. Trouble is, restaurant varieties always contain gluten in the crust and dairy in the pie a double no-go for us. On the other hand, this homemade gluten free and dairy free Key Lime Pie is so amazingly delicious that I dont even complain about having to make it at home rather than ordering out.
Even our dairy- and gluten-eating friends tell me this recipe makes the best Key Lime Pie theyve ever had. High praise, indeed. Sounds like recipe you need to try for yourself, dont you think?
Fresh, light, and oh-so tangy, its truly one of my favorite desserts of all time.
I mean, how cool and creamy does this treat look?
And no gluten or dairy was harmed in the making of this delicious, iconic pie!
Its not needed and its certainly not missed! Check my recipe for the cool ingredients I used to get around any need for gluten or dairy.
You can even make the filling in a blender! *
My gluten free Key Lime Pie boasts 3 fancy layers: gluten free graham cracker crust sweet-tart creamy key lime filling light and airy meringue top. But theres actually nothing complicated about making this yummy pie.
It all starts with homemade gluten free graham crackers. I mean, when your graham crackers are this good, the homemade gluten free graham cracker pie crust is bound to be amazing!
Enjoy this cool pie on these hot summer days!
Ingredients For The Gluten
Growing up my Mom always made the good old back-of-the-pumpkin-can recipe for pumpkin filling. I like to do the same! The only changes Ive made are I reduce the sugar and sometimes swap out the evaporated milk for coconut milk. Be sure to use 100% pumpkin puree rather than pumpkin pie filling for this recipe.
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Press Dough Into Pie Tin
Remove the top parchment paper and then place your hand below the bottom piece of parchment to flip the dough onto your pie tin, then slowly peel off the remaining parchment paper as you press the dough into the tin. Note that the dough may break, but dont worry as you can easily press the dough back into place .
A Low Fodmap Shepherds Pie
This is the fourth in a series of dinners that I have prepared for my daughter-in-law after her lactation consultant advised an elimination diet.
To make the recipe low-FODMAP, we removed the onions and garlic from the original recipe and replaced them with asafetida. Read more about asafetida its pretty amazing!
I assure you that neither you nor your eaters will notice anything missing! This pie is really just a tasty layer of mashed potatoes on a flavorful meat-vegetable mixture. I have written this recipe so that its easy to use onions if you are eating them, and leave them out if not.
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