Happy Thanksgiving Eve, everybody! I hope that any stress is being dialed down, and the fun, relaxation, and good eats are amping up.
I am spending the next few days in Arkansas with my husband’s family. The weather could not be more beautiful–cool, crisp and sunny– and I am so thankful to be here. I have had the nastiest cold for the past week and a half and, thank heavens, I am finally on the mend, baking has been baked, and travel is complete.
Easy Grain-Free Pie Crust
So let’s get to this pie crust. I apologize for getting this out to all of you a few days late (this is the last of 3 grain-free pie crust posts: don’t miss the Tiger Nut Flour Crust and the Coconut Flour-Almond Flour Pie Crust).
With much protesting, I finally succumbed to spending some time in bed to get over this cold, which put my baking and posting schedule out of whack. But it’s always time to make more pie, right? And I know you will love everything about this easy pie crust.
Here it is: My No-Roll, Chickpea Flour Pie Crust!
This healthy and easy pie crust is:
- Made without rolling (just press it into the pan!!!)
- Vegan (made with coconut oil, or butter or ghee if not vegan)
- A one-bowl recipe
- Mixed and ready to bake in 10 minutes
You can mix up the crust in minutes, with vigor, in a single bowl (it is impossible to overwork the dough)–no mixer or food processor required. Yippee!
The dough is quite moist, a little bit crumbly, and, as you can see in the photo below, a sunny yellow (it is one of the only pie crusts I know of that gets lighter in color as it bakes!). I just want to assure you that that is exactly as it should be!
Put all of the dough in a 9-inch pie pan and press against the bottom and sides of the pan. There is enough crust to form a crimped edge, if you like, too.
Delicious, Versatile & Fuss-Free
Like the other two grain-free pie crusts I’ve posted, this one is versatile for all of your favorite pies, including savory options. It has the short, tender texture of an all-purpose flour pie crust–really–but none of the fuss of proper mixing, rolling, and pie weights.
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!