Vegan Pie Crust

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This easy vegan pie crust recipe is very forgiving! With just 6 ingredients, you’ll get a tender, flaky crust perfect for sweet and savory pies.

This non dairy pie crust is so tender and flaky, it can easily compete with a classic butter pie crust!

Whether you’re craving a sweet or savory pie, this foolproof, 6-ingredient recipe will give you a great base and prove baking at home is as easy as pie.

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Why You’ll Love This Vegan Pie Crust Recipe

  • This healthy vegan pie crust makes your favorite pies totally achievable without breaking your dietary restrictions. It won’t fall apart or get gummy even though it’s a plant based pie crust.
  • This dairy and egg free pie crust comes out perfectly tender and flaky. Use it on your favorite pie recipe, whether it’s sweet or savory!
  • Everyone needs a dependable pie crust recipe. With just 6 ingredients, this from-scratch vegan crust is easy to whip up without special products!
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Ingredients And Substitutions

All-purpose flour – Nothing beats all-purpose flour for consistently great healthy vegan pie crust, but read on if you’re interested in an almond flour pie crust.

Salt – This brings out the flavor in your homemade pie crust and keeps it from tasting flat. 

Sugar – Helps make a tender crust, but you can leave it out, especially if the crust is for a savory pie. 

Vegetable shortening – This plant based pie crust skips the dairy butter and uses NON-HYDROGENATED shortening to achieve a flaky texture. You can also use a mixture of shortening and vegan butter for a buttery flavor.

White vinegar – This might sound like a weird addition, but it helps with achieving a tender and flaky non dairy pie crust. And no, you won’t taste it in the crust! You can also swap vinegar with vodka for the same purpose. 

Almond milk – This healthy pie crust recipe uses almond milk to bring everything together, but any unsweetened vegan milk should also work. 

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Tips For Making This Recipe

Keep Everything Cold

Place all the ingredients and tools in the fridge an hour before making your vegan pie crust. Then, work quickly with your hands so you don’t warm up the crust too much. By doing so, the shortening “pebbles” won’t mix completely with the flour, ensuring a beautifully flaky and tender crust.

Add 1 Tablespoon of Milk at a Time

If the dough is not coming together, add a tablespoon of milk at a time until it becomes more cohesive.

Make Your Pie Crust Look Like a Pro’s

Flip the dough into the pie plate or dish using the tea towel. Then, cut off the excess around the edges with a knife. Use the excess dough to fill the holes in the crust, and pinch the edges to give your healthy pie crust a more professional look.

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Egg Free Pie Crust Recipe FAQs

Is pie crust vegan?

Most pie crusts are not vegan, as they are usually made with dairy butter.
 

Can you make pie crust with vegan butter?

Yes! Vegan butter also works. Just select a good-quality product for a successful pie crust.
 

Can you use almond flour for vegan pie crust? 

Yes, but you’ll need an entirely new recipe. A vegan pie dough recipe you can make with almond flour will need other ingredients like arrowroot flour, lukewarm water, and melted coconut oil.

Can I omit the sugar in this vegan pie crust?

Of course! Sugar is optional in a regular pie crust. However, it balances the richness of the butter (vegan butter for vegan pie crusts.) 

Which frozen pie crusts are vegan?

MI-Del and Wholly Wholesome are some store-bought vegan pie crusts you can get if you don’t feel like making your own crust from scratch. 

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Vegan Pie Crust

easy vegan pie crust
This easy vegan pie crust recipe is very forgiving! With just 6 ingredients, you'll get a tender, flaky crust perfect for sweet and savory pies.
Louisa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the flour, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Mix until well combined.
    step 1 vegan pie crust
  • Cut the pieces of cold vegetable shortening into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or fork, incorporating them until the dry mixture is crumbly and the shortening pieces are about the size of little pebbles.
    step 2 vegan pie crust
  • Add the white vinegar, then slowly add the almond milk, one tablespoon at a time. After each addition, use your hands to quickly incorporate the liquid into the flour mixture to form a shaggy dough. Work as quickly as possible to avoid adding too much warmth.
    step 3 vegan pie crust
  • Sprinkle flour on a clean tea towel and place the disk of dough on top. Sprinkle with a small amount of flour and gently roll the dough in all directions until it’s about 1/8 inch thick and a bit larger than the pie dish.
    step 4 vegan pie crust
  • Pick the vegan pie crust up and lay it into your pie dish. Trim the edges.
  • If the recipe calls for a pre-baked crust, bake for 17 to 20 minutes at 400°F. Otherwise, fill your crust and bake according to the recipe instructions.

Notes

  • Place all the ingredients and tools in the fridge an hour before making your vegan pie crust. Then, work quickly with your hands so you don’t warm up the crust too much. By doing so, the shortening “pebbles” won’t mix completely with the flour, ensuring a beautifully flaky and tender crust. 
  • If the dough is not coming together, add a tablespoon of milk at a time until it becomes more cohesive. 
  • Flip the dough into the pie plate or dish using the tea towel. Then, cut off the excess around the edges with a knife. Use the excess dough to fill the holes in the crust, and pinch the edges to give your healthy pie crust a more professional look.

Updated in April 2024 with new photos and minor recipe adjustments for improved quality. Enjoy!

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