Super Easy Gluten Free Crust

I usually have mixed results with using this crust but my pain problem is I am too excited to eat it that I don’t wait for it to cool before cutting into it. LET IT COOL! Enjoy!

Remember simple ingredients makes this crust very versatile but be sure to follow the tips that are after the instructions to get the best use out of this crust recipe. This crust is also like a shortbread cookie so you can also make a simple cookie with this recipe as well.

Ingredients (1-10 in pie crust)

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup of gluten free all purpose flour (divided)


  1. Begin by creaming together your butter and sugar
  2. Cut in 1/2 a cup of your flour to the butter/sugar mixture. Form into a ball and remove onto a cutting board (for easy cleaning)
  3. With your remaining 1/2 cup of flour, slowly massage your ball into small portions of the flour to combine. The heat of your hands will melt the butter slowly so that it all will combine. Be sure to break open your ball so the inner layer also gets well combined. 
  4. Roll out this dough between two layers of plastic wrap (1/4 to 1/5 in thick) and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cut to desired shape for baking. Be sure to grease your baking pan. Bake as your recipe calls for.
  5. When you remove this from the oven your crust will be toasted brown but not solid-be sure to let it cool to become a solid crust

Sometimes this crust works amazing and other times it does not. Key points to get it to work well is to make sure you grease your pan before adding in the crust. Bake your crust with out filling for 20 minutes at 250 degrees. Ensure that your crust is uniform in thickness and is no more than 1/4 in thick at all places. A thinner crust works better. Be sure to not touch the crust until it is completely cooled or it will lose it’s shape.

Jillian Carnrick, founder and manager of The Dancing Herbalist, has a Masters of Science Degree in Herbal Medicine, practices as a nutritionist, and is a Certified Personal Trainer and Exercise Is Medicine Professional through the American College of Sports Medicine. The Dancing Herbalist posts on this blog every Thursday. For more of our posts, join us on Patreon. Jillian also presents regular live classes in The Dancing Herbalist’s home herbalist courses online. For more learning opportunities or to work one-on-one with Jillian with her wellness and herbal consultationsvisit The Dancing

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