Almond Flour Pie Crust

Almond Flour Pie Crust

Make an almond flour pie crust that’s perfect for savory or sweet recipes while on a keto, vegan or paleo diet. With only 3 main ingredients this pie crust recipe can be whipped up in not time!

Almond Flour Pie Crust

Almond flour recipes are a God send when I started a low carb diet. Baking became easy because almond flour is one of the most versatile grain free, gluten free flours I have ever used. People will argue the texture is like regular flour. That’s a lie! Now, that’s not a bad thing because almond flour can become crispy which is why this almond flour pie crust will have a crunch to it. It works great in baked goods such as muffins, cakes, and cookies!

What Is Almond Flour

In the grocery store you’ll find several different variations of almond flour. To add, they may from brand to brand. In this recipe, I used fine blanched almond flour. But, what does that mean?

Blanched almond flour, this type of almond flour has the husk removed then ground into a fine or coarse flour. The finer the flour is ground the better the flour will perform during baking. Couple of brands I know are very good are Bob’s, Kirkland’s and Nature’s Eats finely ground.

Almond meal, you’ll fine the whole almond ground into a flour. The husk and all! This type doesn’t bake well due to the husk. Will it bake? Sure, but both the end results will be different. For example, the baked good would be a bit drier and more crumbly.

Is Almond Flour Keto

Yes, in fact according to WebMD almond flour is only 2g net carbs per cup. Meaning, in this total recipe there are only 20g net carbs from the almond flour minus any toppings. So, anyone on a low carb or keto diet will benefit greatly for choosing almond flour over traditional flour.

Can I Sub Almond Flour For Coconut Flour

No, this isn’t a recipe where you can do that. I do have a coconut flour pie crust that is made to use coconut flour. There you’ll see the ingredients and instructions are very different.

Almond Flour Pie Crust

How To Make Almond Flour Pie Crust

In the photos I made the crust look beautiful. This was time consuming but for a personal recipe where I didn’t take photos it would be made in a jiffy.

To start you’ll need a fine ground blanched almond flour. For vegan or paleo, use ghee or oil in the place of the butter. Beat one egg in a small bowl.

Next, if making a sweet dessert you’ll want to add in sweetener to the dry mix. Making sweet or savory pie recipes like a quiche I never use sweetener. I like to keep the sweetener in my pie filling only.

Now, in a mixing bowl add almond flour, beaten egg, salt and oil. Mix everything together. Allow it to clump together you may have to press it down until all the little loose flour is saturated.

When done you should be able to form it into a little ball.

In a 9 in pie dish begin pressing it in with some wet or oily hands. Spread it around the entire pie dish. When done place in a preheated oven for 15 minutes. Then, bake whatever pie recipe your heart desires.

How To Store

  • In the refrigerator, simple make the pie crust and place in in the refrigerator. It will last well into a week or more. You can cover it with wax or parchment paper to avoid the scent of the refrigerator.
  • To freeze, you can freeze this and use it later. I would say place in a large enough storage container. Another option would be to place the almond flour pie crust in the freezer uncovered. Once hard cover with plastic wrap or vacuum seal it for later. You shouldn’t have any problems baking straight from the freezer as well.

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Take your time, this recipe has a bunch of pressing involved. You can’t roll it out as a normal crust you’ll have to press it in place. To get the extra pretty crust you see in the photos it took me at least 20-30 minutes. I wouldn’t make it that pretty just to eat for dinner or dessert.
  • When removing from oven, you may notice the oil/butter rose up from the pie crust and pooled in the bottom. This is fine, allow the pie to cool and it will all go back into the crust.
  • Use oil for hands, when pressing keep your hands oiled in order to avoid the sticking dough. This is very crucial.
  • For vegan or paleo, use oil or ghee in the place of butter.
  • Add sweetener, for a dessert dish you can sweeten the crust up a little. I see some people will add vanilla extract but I don’t think it does anything especially when the filling is added.

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Almond Flour Pie Crust

Almond Flour Pie Crust

Make an almond flour pie crust that's perfect for savory or sweet recipes while on a keto, low carb or paleo diet. With only 3 main ingredients this pie crust recipe can be whipped up in not time!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 221 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sweetener ((for dessert recipes only))
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter ((sub with ghee or oil 1:1))

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Beat the egg seperatly. Then, add all ingredients in a bowl together. If making a savory recipe don't use the sweetener.
  • Press everything in because if you just mix it around it will seem like there isn't enough liquid. But trust me, just keep mashing and smashing until you can form everything into a ball of dough.
  • In a 9 inch pie crust press the dough out. You don't have the ability to roll it out with a rolling pin. Press everything out in the pie dish evenly. There is enough dough to cover the entire bottom and all the way up to the side to make the pie crimps.
  • Place in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Allow it to cool and make the pie recipe of your choice.

Notes

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Take your time, this recipe has a bunch of pressing involved. You can't roll it out as a normal crust you'll have to press it in place. To get the extra pretty crust you see in the photos it took me at least 20-30 minutes. I wouldn't make it that pretty just to eat for dinner or dessert.
  • When removing from oven, you may notice the oil/butter rose up from the pie crust and pooled in the bottom. This is fine, allow the pie to cool and it will all go back into the crust.
  • Use oil for hands, when pressing keep your hands oiled in order to avoid the sticking dough. This is very crucial.
  • For vegan or paleo, use oil or ghee in the place of butter.
  • Add sweetener, for a dessert dish you can sweeten the crust up a little. I see some people will add vanilla extract but I don't think it does anything especially when the filling is added.

 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Almond Flour Pie Crust
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 185
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.5g32%
Saturated Fat 4.9g31%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 38.6mg13%
Sodium 56.4mg2%
Carbohydrates 5.6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1.3g1%
Protein 6.7g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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