Pies are a very versatile type of food. You can create comforting meat pies, nutritious vegetarian pies, or delicate sweet pies.
If you have opted for a paleo lifestyle, this doesn’t mean that you have to give up eating pies.
There are lots of great recipes for paleo friendly pie crusts which will allow you to carry on enjoying all of your favorite pies.
We have put together this list of 10 fantastic paleo friendly pie crust recipes.
We have included various types of pie crust so that you can make a wide range of filled-pastry delights. Keep reading to find your favourite recipe.
If you don’t have a lot of time then this recipe is perfect. The ingredients come together in minutes using a blender, creating the perfect paleo pastry every time.
Not only is this a paleo recipe, it is also gluten free, dairy free, and grain free. This recipe has the perfect ratio of three different types of flour – almond flour, coconut flour and tapioca flour.
This creates a texture that feels like a real pie crust and also holds together as it cooks, so it won’t split or crack.
If you can’t get hold of palm oil shortening then you can also use refined coconut oil. Indeed, some people might prefer this option as it is more environmentally friendly.
Whilst you’re in a baking mood, why not make a batch of our Paleo (Gluten Free & Grain Free) Scones?
Continuing on with our paleo pie crust recipes we have one that results in a deliciously flaky pie crust. And all without using butter or grains.
The combination of almond flour, tapioca flour and cassava flour creates a flour that is easy to work with.
You can roll it out evenly and make different shapes like flutes and folds, allowing you to create intricate and beautiful pies with a perfectly flaky crust.
The pasty won’t break as you shape it or bake it.
The recipe is free from gluten, grains, eggs and dairy.
There are also ingredient substitutes to allow you to make it vegan and nut-free if you need to, so it can be suitable for various different dietary requirements.
If you are both vegan and paleo, meal times can be a challenge. See our Paleo Vegan Pizza Recipes for some ideas.
This is a recipe for a gluten free and sugar free pie crust that is suitable for paleo and keto diets. The main ingredient is almond flour, which creates a buttery flavour without the need to use actual butter.
It is also flaky and light, making it very versatile. You can use it for sweet or savoury recipes and you can customise it to suit different dietary needs.
You can use fine almond flour, or almond meal which is more coarse – it depends on what kind of texture you want from the pastry.
If you want to make this into a sweet pie crust that is still paleo friendly then you can use coconut sugar. You can also replace the eggs with coconut oil if you prefer.
Check out our Paleo and Grain Free Porridge Recipes for some breakfast inspiration.
Next up on our list of paleo pie crust recipes we have one that is suitable for a number of dietary requirements.
You might think that it’s impossible to find a pie crust recipe that is paleo friendly, gluten free, vegan, and doesn’t split or crack in the oven.
Well this recipe ticks all of those boxes! It has a light, flaky texture, it is easy to work with, and it won’t break when you cook it. It also tastes great with a sweet or a savoury filling.
The fine almond flour is ideal for making this great pastry, which you can create with or without a food processor or blender.
If you are making it by hand then make sure you take your time to mix the ingredients well and create a good texture. It will feel very soft when it is done, a bit like play dough.
It will be too soft to roll out like this, so you should leave it in the refrigerator for a few hours.
If possible, make the pastry the day before and leave it to chill overnight. This will make it even easier to work with.
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This is a low carb, gluten free paleo pie crust that is very versatile. You can use it for sweet or savoury pies and it comes out perfect every time.
It uses almond flour, which is high in Vitamin E and healthy fats. This is a very simple recipe with only four ingredients – almond flour, coconut oil, egg and kosher salt.
You can whip it up in no time- simply blend the ingredients in a food processor until they form a ball, then press it into your pie dish.
It only takes 8 to 12 minutes to bake in the oven and you will have a pastry case ready to fill.
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This recipe is super quick and easy and it is perfect for those days when you want a pie crust but you don’t have lots of time to make one.
It won’t result in the neatest edges but it will taste good and hold its shape. It uses a blend of almond flour, tapioca flour, and cassava flour to create the perfect texture with minimal effort.
The food processor does all of the work, then you roll out the pastry between two pieces of greaseproof paper.
It doesn’t need to be a perfect job, as you will press the pastry into the dish with your hands and finish shaping it with your fingers.
Chia is nutritious, versatile and paleo-friendly. Why not give one of our Paleo Chia Pudding Recipes a go?
This is a little different from our other paleo pie crust recipes in that it results in a flavoured crust.
If you are making a sweet pie or tart, sometimes it’s nice to use a sweet crust. This chocolate pie crust is inspired by Oreo biscuits and would make an ideal base for a paleo chocolate cream tart.
It doesn’t require any baking, which makes it really quick and easy and the ideal choice for a freezer or refrigerator tart.
The main ingredient is blanched almond flour. You can use butter, or switch it out for coconut oil if you prefer.
You need to use a good quality cocoa powder, or use organic black cocoa if you prefer darker chocolate and a dark coloured crust.
Powdered coconut sugar is used to sweeten the crust, and coffee powder gives it a rich flavour.
Whilst we’re talking all things chocolate, here are some Grain-Free Paleo Chocolate Chia Seed Cake Recipes
This is a grain free and dairy free pie crust with a very subtle coconut flavour that works well for sweet or savoury pies. There is also an option to make it low carb for people on a keto diet.
It is also suitable for people who have nut allergies (specifically a tree nut allergy).
The texture is similar to a pie crust made with all purpose flour, so it is versatile and buttery with a nice crisp outer layer. The coconut oil is what gives this dairy free pie crust its buttery creaminess.
Coconut flour is naturally low in carbohydrates and very high in fibre.
It is quite dense which means it is not an ideal flour substitute for cakes, but it works well with pastry as it helps the crust to keep its shape and not crack or split in the oven.
If you are making a sweet pie or tart then you can sweeten the crust with maple syrup.
If you want this to be a vegan recipe then you can leave out the eggs. This will make the pastry more crumbly and could risk it breaking.
This is a savoury pie crust recipe that is ideal for quiches. Quiches make such a quick and easy lunch – you can make a big quiche and then eat it throughout the week with a side salad.
Almond flour and tapioca starch make up the main ingredients for this pie crust, giving it a pliable texture when raw and a firm structure when cooked.
The pastry is flavoured with garlic, onion, oregano salt and pepper to enhance the taste of whatever savoury filling you decide to include.
It works very well with mediterranean style fillings. Eggs and coconut oil are used to bind the pastry. It only takes 15 minutes to cook in the oven, so you can have your quiche or pie ready in no time.
Our Gluten-Free Almond Chia Scone Recipes make a great mid-morning snack.
Finally on our rundown of paleo pie crust recipes is another savoury gem.
This gluten free, dairy free and grain free pie is light and flaky with an authentic taste. It holds its shape really well even when it is sliced.
This is due to the perfect blend of almond meal and tapioca flour.
The pie crust has a simple but delicious savoury flavour that comes from the paprika, salt and ground white pepper – it is important to use white pepper rather than black as they taste quite different.
This pastry crust would work well with lots of different types of fillings.
Fancy something sweet? Our Grain-Free/Nut-Free Macaroon Recipes should hit the spot.
Just because you are on a paleo diet doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a pie crust that tastes buttery and has a perfect flaky texture.
We have included a range of pie crusts on this list of recipes, so whether you want to make a sweet tart, a light quiche or a meat pie you will be able to find the recipe for the ideal pie crust.
Click here for our Comfort Dinners: Beef Pie Recipe. It’s can easily be adapted to a paleo diet.