It’s summer and that means berries and cherries are on the menu! A beautiful cherry tree grows in our yard, and we now have enough cherries to make a zillion pies. At least, it feels like we can make that many. We also have strawberry and rhubarb plants – how blessed! This is the perfect time to bake up a delicious, gluten free pie crust – easy and flaky, of course – and fill it up with loads of summertime delight.
What to do with all this abundance? Make Pies!
We tested four different pie crust ideas and discovered the flakiest, tastiest buttery gluten free pie crust ever. The best part? This recipe is simple to make. We make it by hand, but you can quickly whip it up in a food processor. The dough rolls out easy and delivers consistent results. Woo!
Winner #4 (Thank you, Inspired Taste)
Adapt this recipe to create a vegan pie crust – just use nondairy butter.
For a delicious cherry pie recipe, click on this link to Inspired Taste. Food Bloggers Adam and Joanne are amazing bakers. My berry pie recipe is an adaption of Delish’s Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup, added a cup of blueberries and increased the the amount of cornstarch by 1 Tablespoon. Click here for the original recipe.
An important note: this recipe successfully uses Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend. This blend is found online at Amazon.com or in a few local grocery stores. If you are unable to locate it please send us a message, and our team will get it out to you. If you choose to make this with another flour blend, please note that your results may differ.
Peace & LOVE – Teri
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Recipe Inspiration: Summer Pies & Inspired Taste Bloggers Adam & Joanne who have incredible recipes
Recipe update 11.15.18 for clarification purposes.
Photos by DuPree Productions
Flour Farm Pie Madness
Equipment: Digital Scale (preferred), 9″ Pie Plate, Large & Small mixing bowls, Measuring Cups and Spoons, Fork or Pastry Blender, Plastic Wrap, Unbleached Parchment, Silpat or Bakery Mat
Substitutions: Do you need suggestions to swap out an ingredient? Click here.
Before You Dive In – Prep:
- This recipe is for a double crust, 9″ pie – divide the recipe in half for just a bottom crust
- Butter should be very cold. Weigh out butter and grate. Keep in refrigerator until ready to use.
Choose Gluten Free, Non-GMO, & Organic Ingredients.
- 300g (10.6 oz) Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend (2 3/4 C)
- 1/2 tsp Extra Fine Pink Himalayan Salt (3g)
- 1 T Cane Sugar (14g)
- 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum (1.5g)
- 1/2 tsp Double Acting, Aluminum Free Baking Powder (2g)
- 227g (8 oz) Butter – very cold and grated (1 C)
- 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (4g)
- 4-8 T Filtered Ice Water (60-120 ml)
Please read prep note above before you begin. Thanks!
Step 1: In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients – except the butter.
Step 2: In a small bowl, combine the vinegar and 4 T of ice water. Set aside.
Step 3: Add grated butter to the dry mix and blend with a fork until butter is thoroughly incorporated. Your crumbly mix will have pea sized shapes of dough scattered through it.
Step 4: Sprinkle the vinegar and water mix over the dough. Start with the fork to blend and then switch to a heavy spoon or your hands to mix well. The dough should come together and hold when pinched. If it doesn’t, add water one tablespoon at a time, just until dough forms a rough ball. The dough should not feel gummy, wet or slimy.
Step 5: Shape the dough into a ball. Divide the dough in half, and form two disks. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap or parchment and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (and up to 3 days.) Prepare the crust according to your recipe directions.
To Roll Out the Dough
Step 1: Grease or spray your pie plate with non-stick spray.
Step 2: Prepare your roll-out surface. If making a sweet pie, sprinkle vanilla powder or powdered sugar over unbleached parchment, silicone mat, or pie crust maker. If making a savory pie, use Flour Farm flour instead. Place the refrigerated disk on the prepared surface. Place parchment, plastic wrap, or pie crust maker cover over the dough and press down with the rolling pin until flat enough to roll. Frequently check to see if you need more powder or flour either on the surface or on the lower layer of parchment to prevent sticking. When transferring dough to the pie plate, chill the rolled out dough on the parchment for a few minutes before attempting to transfer.
Do not let the rolling out process intimidate you! If pieces break off or if the dough falls apart or if there are holes or gaps, just piece it back together. Press pieces of dough into place, it really is that simple.
Step 3: Cover and refrigerate the prepared pie crust for at least 30 minutes before baking.
Note: If blind baking (or par-baking) the crust, there is no need to weigh the dough down with pie weights. Just prick the surface with a fork and cover the edges of the crust with a pie shield or aluminum foil to prevent burning.
Dough may be stored in the refrigerator for 3 days or in the freezer for 1 month. To thaw, place in the refrigerator overnight and remove about 15 minutes prior to preparing.
Nutrition information provided below is for the recipe as written using salted organic butter.
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 360
- Sugar: 3g
- Sodium: 370mg
- Fat: 25g
- Saturated Fat: 14g
- Unsaturated Fat: 11g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 30g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 3g
- Cholesterol: 60mg
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