Never-Fail Gluten Free Pie Crust


This is an easy gluten-free pie crust using common ingredients. I've adjusted the method over time and have found this final recipe to work. It is perfect for both sweet and savory dishes. The trick is leaving large chunks of butter, whole, so they create a flaky crust. The baked crust holds its shape quite well and delivers a nice slice of filled pie beautifully without falling apart.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
2 9-inch pie crusts


  • 2 tablespoons brown rice flour

  • 1 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 2 cold eggs

  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar

  • 2 ½ cups gluten-free flour blend

  • ¼ cup ice cold water


  1. Place brown rice flour in a resealable plastic bag. Add butter to the bag one cube at a time, shaking to coat each cube evenly with flour. Seal bag and place in the freezer for 15 minutes.

  2. Whisk eggs and vinegar together in a small bowl. Place in the refrigerator.

  3. Pour gluten-free flour into a large bowl. Cut in cold flour-coated butter cubes with your fingers until mixture resembles pebbles with some large lumps of butter remaining. Stir in egg and vinegar mixture. Mix in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough is no longer sticky and forms a ball.

  4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

  5. Divide dough into 2 pieces and roll out to desired thickness on a lightly floured work surface.

  6. Fill and bake as directed in your pie recipe.


This pie crust freezes well both before and after baking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
13g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 15mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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