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Easiest Pie Crust Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword: pat in pan pie crust
Servings: 6
This Easy Pat in the Pan Pie Crust is super simple and can be made with whatever flours you have on hand. No rolling and no fussing!
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  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil (or alternative--see Recipe Notes)
  • 5 tablespoons milk (or milk substitute; either way, have it be cold)


  • Mix together flours and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Blend oil and milk together in a separate bowl.  If using solid oil, melt first.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and combine.
  • Place dough into a pie plate.
  • Gradually press dough firmly into the bottom and up sides of the pie plate, covering bottom and sides evenly.  Form fluted edges if desired.
  • If you plan to fill and bake the crust further, you should glaze the crust with egg yolk to prevent the crust from soaking up the filling.
  • If pre-baking, bake at 425°F for 12-18 minutes, or until golden brown.
    Of course, pre-baked with a wash on top of the crust is best, but when I'm in a rush (like all the time) I do none of it and just deal with things not being perfect. Our last pumpkin pie crust didn't stick to the pie plate much at all even without pre-baking.


Alternative Oils for Crust: Using a light oil will result in a neutral crust flavor. Light olive oil, refined coconut oil, or avocado are great choices. 


Carbohydrates: 21.8g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 11.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 0.7g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1.3mg | Net Carbs: 21g