Gluten-Free Pie Crust: Make it, Bake it, Buy it!

It’s pie season, and you know what that means – time to battle with gluten-free pie crust. Whether you want to buy a pre-made shell, make it from scratch, use a mix, or just buy the whole darn pie, we’ve got you covered! 



Williams-Sonoma Piecrust Mix

Ingredients: gluten-free flour (cornstarch, white rice flour, brown rice flour, milk powder, tapioca flour, potato starch, xanthan gum), sugar, salt, nutmeg. Dusting flour: gluten-free flour (cornstarch, white rice flour, brown rice flour, milk powder, tapioca flour, potato starch, xanthan gum).

*Dedicated GF facility


Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pie Shell

Ingredients: Brown Rice Flour, Water, Organic Palm Fruit Oil*, Organic Evaporated Cane Syrup, Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Contains less than 2% of each of the following: Sea Salt, Aluminum Free Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Tapioca Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Guar Gum.

*Organic Palm Fruit Oil is Responsibly Sourced adhering to the standards of Palm Done RightTM.

This product is free from: Wheat, Dairy, Casein, Egg, Soy, Peanut, Tree Nut, Sesame Seed, and Corn.

*Dedicated GF facility


Schar Puff Pastry Dough

Ingredients: water, margarine (palm oil, water, sunflower seeds oil, citric acid, sodium citrate, salt, artificial flavor) , corn starch , rice starch , rice flour , chicory inulin , dextrose , modified cellulose , soy protein , sunflower seed oil , guar gum , iodized salt , potato flakes , psyllium seed husks(vegetable fiber) , palm oil , ammonium bicarbonate , natural flavor.

*Contains: Soy
**Dedicated GF facility

King Arthur Baking Gluten-Free Pie Crust Mix

Ingredients: Rice flour, potato starch, cane sugar, salt, xanthan gum, vitamin and mineral blend (calcium carbonate, vitamin B3, reduced iron, vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2)

*Dedicated GF facility

Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Pie Crust

Ingredients: Butter (sweet cream, lactic acid), rice flour, tapioca flour, cornstarch, liquid eggs (whole eggs, citric acid), water, sugar, xanthan gum, baking soda, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate).

*Contains milk, egg and corn
**Dedicated GF facility


Kinnikinnick Pie Crusts

Ingredients: White rice flour, non-hydrogenated shortening (palm oil, modified palm oil), whole eggs, water, tapioca starch, corn starch, potato starch, soy flour, salt, modified cellulose, xanthan gum

*Contains eggs and corn
**Produced in a dedicated facility free from gluten, wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame.

Bob’s Red Mill Pie Crust Mix

Ingredients: Rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, sugar, rice bran, salt, xanthan gum

*Dedicated GF facility


Katz Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Dough

Ingredients: Gluten-free flour (tapioca starch, white rice flour, sorghum flour, corn starch), palm oil, water, eggs, sugar, salt, xanthan gum


*Contains eggs
**Dedicated GF facility

MI-Del Graham Style Crust

Ingredients: Sugar, Rice Flour, Palm Oil, Water, Tapioca Starch, Vanilla, Natural Graham Flavor, Natural Honey Flavor, Baking Soda, Salt, Modified Cellulose, Guar Gum.

*Dedicated GF facility
Producted in a facility that processes eggs

GeeFree Puff Pastry Sheets

Ingredients: Potato Starch, Palm Oil, Water, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Eggs, Sugar, Xanthan Gum, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Bicarbonate Soda, Corn Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Salt, Inulin, Guar Gum, Ground Flaxseed, Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate), Citric Acid, Non-Dairy Butter Flavor (Medium Chain Triglycerides, RBD Coconut Oil, Natural Flavor), Annatto.

*Dedicated GF facility


Gefen Gluten-Free Pie Crusts

*Kosher for Passover too!

Ingredients: almond flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, shortening(palm fruit oil, palm stearin, mono and di-glycerides, BHT), salt sulphur dioxide.

*Contains almond
**Dedicated GF facility

Glutino Gluten-Free Pie Crust Mix

Ingredients: Brown rice flour (rice flour, rice bran with germ), potato starch, tapioca starch, cane sugar, salt, xanthan gum

*Dedicated GF facility

Mama’s Gluten-Free Pie Crust Mix

Ingredients: White Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour, Potato Starch, Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Coconut Flour, Sweet Rice Flour, Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum

Egg & dairy-free option: This product can be made egg free by eliminating the egg white and replacing with 1 Tbsp. flax seed added to 1/4 cup water and simmered on the stove until it becomes thick. Or add 1-2 Tbsp. honey to act as the binder. The product can also be made dairy free by using Spectrum shortening.


Cup4Cup Pie Crust Mix

Ingredients: Cornstarch, white rice flour, brown rice flour, sugar, tapioca flour, potato starch, salt, xanthan gum

*Dedicated GF facility


Authentic Foods Gluten-Free Pie Crust Mix

Ingredients: Rice flour, natural almond meal, evaporated cane juice, tapioca flour, corn starch, cinnamon, potato starch, vanilla, salt

*Kosher and free from gluten, dairy, soy, & GMO’s

**Dedicated GF facility


Want to buy the whole darn pie? Our favorite is The Maine Pie Company, which is dedicated GF, and can be found in your grocer’s freezer. They’re not cheap, but they’re oh-so-worth it.


Flakiest Gluten-Free Pie Crust Recipe
  • 1.5 cups all purpose GF flour (we like Bob’s Red Mill) + some for sprinkling
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (unless your flour blends already has it)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped into chunky pieces and chilled
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (preferably not low fat)
  • Ice water

*Can sub in non-dairy butter and yogurt, with almost-as-good results!

  1. In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt, xanthan gum. Mix well.
  2. Add chilled and chopped butter chunks and toss in the flour mixture. Flatten each butter chunk between your fingers.
  3. Add sour cream and mix. Dough will be crumbly.
  4. Knead with your hands until it starts to come together. Add ice water only if it’s too crumbly, and in tiny amounts.
  5. Turn dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a disk. It will still seem crumbly. Refrigerate 30 mins.
  6. Preheat oven to 375F.
  7. Grease 9 inch pie plate
  8. Sprinkle flour on a flat surface or parchment paper and on it, turn out the refrigerated dough.
  9. Roll dough into a rectangle, sprinkling lightly with more flour as needed. Fold the rectangle in half and roll out again. Repeat 2 more times.
  10. Roll out the dough into a 12″ diameter circle, about 3/8 inch thick. Cut the edges off it you prefer. To lift the dough, wrap it  around a rolling pin and then place it inside the pie plate. Tuck excess under, and pinch the edges. Cover and chill until firm, at least 30 minutes and up to a few days. Can freeze it too.
  11. Unwrap refrigerated crust, and poke lots of holes in bottom with a fork. Place parchment paper over the crust with pie weights or beans in the center to hold it down. Bake about 10 mins, until lightly brown on the edges. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  12. Add your favorite filling, top with another crust or topping, and bake according to your recipe directions. Enjoy!

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