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Vegan Pie Crust

  • Author: Iosune
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Total: 10 mins
  • 8 1x
  • How to
  • American
  • Vegan

Servings 8 1x

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Vegan pie crust, easy to make, soft, and delicious. It is perfect to prepare any kind of vegan pies and it only requires 5 ingredients and 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour (190 g)
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar 
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup coconut oil (110 g), solid
  • 34 tbsp ice water

Instructions

  1. Add the flour, sugar, and salt to a food processor bowl and pulse a few times to combine.
  2. Incorporate the coconut oil and pulse until the mixture is crumbly. The coconut oil must be solid, not melted. If it’s really hot in your house, just keep it in the freezer for a few minutes until solid.
  3. Add 3 tbsp of ice water and pulse to combine. Press a piece of dough between your fingertips and if the dough sticks together, you have added enough water. If not, add more water a teaspoon at a time. Be careful not to add too much water or the dough will be sticky and difficult to roll out.
  4. Remove the dough from the food processor and transfer it to a lightly floured surface and roll the dough into a ball. Don’t use your hands too much or it will warm the dough. 
  5. Roll the dough with a rolling pin into a giant round that can fit over your pie dish. I wrap it gently around my rolling pin and then carefully transfer it to the dish.
  6. Carefully drape the dough inside of the pie dish, pressing it in so it conforms to the inside of the dish. Trim off any excess dough. This tutorial is amazing for making any special pie edges. 
  7. Use it immediately or refrigerate while you prepare your pie filling. Double the recipe if you need 2 pie crusts (one for the top and another one for the bottom).
  8. Use it to make vegan pot pie, vegan pumpkin pie, or any recipe that calls for vegan pie crust.

Notes

  • You could omit the sugar, but your crust will be more tender since it interferes with gluten development. 
  • The coconut oil must be solid, if it’s too soft or melted, it will ruin your crust.
  • I’ve tried to use vegan butter instead of coconut oil and it hasn’t worked for me.
  • It’s also really important that you use iced cold water, not room temperature water.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8 of the recipe
  • Calories: 206
  • Sugar: 0.6 g
  • Sodium: 74 mg
  • Fat: 13.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g