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This Coconut Flour Pie Crust is an easy keto pie crust made with only 4 ingredients. Plus, this coconut flour shortbread crust is dairy-free and, therefore, a paleo-friendly pie crust.

Delicious for either a sugar-free pie crust recipe or a savory pie.

Coconut flour pie crust - an easy 4 ingredients low carb, keto and paleo shortbread crust perfect for pumpkin pie or quiche.

What Is A Coconut Flour Pie Crust?

A coconut flour pie crust is a grain-free pie crust made with coconut flour and only 4 simple ingredients.

Coconut flour is a very low-carb gluten-free flour with only 6 grams of net carbs per 1/4 cup. Read more about Keto-friendly flours.

Therefore, this is the best flour to create a keto pie crust.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This keto pie crust is one of my favorite for sweet and savory pie because it’s:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Grain-Free
  • Paleo
  • Keto-Friendly
  • Made With 4 Ingredients
  • Ready In Under 30 Minutes

How To Make Coconut Flour Pie Crust

You can prepare your coconut flour pie crust either in a food processor or in a simple mixing bowl.

Both methods work very well and create a pie crust in less than 15 minutes.

As this recipe uses beaten eggs, it is primordial to have all ingredients at room temperature.

In fact, cold eggs create lumps when in contact with coconut flour, and hot melted coconut oil (or butter) will cook your eggs.

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Another great thing about this coconut flour pie crust, you can store the dough in the fridge for 24 hours to make any pie ahead. Isn’t that easy and simple?

Coconut flour pie crust - an easy 4 ingredients low carb, keto and paleo shortbread crust perfect for pumpkin pie or quiche.

Pie Crust Ingredients

This is an easy 4-ingredient keto recipe, and all you need to make this delicious easy keto pie crust with coconut flour are:

  • Coconut Flour – always use fresh coconut flour with no lumps. Any lumps mean that your coconut flour has soaked some air moisture. Coconut flour is one of the best keto-friendly flours.
  • Coconut oil – if you don’t like the flavor of coconut oil, you can also use refined coconut oil. It has no flavor. Otherwise, use grass-fed butter or ghee.
  • Eggs – you must use large eggs at room temperature in this recipe. Don’t replace with flax eggs, or the crust gets very soft and won’t crisp.
  • Salt or sweetener – add 1 teaspoon of salt for a savory pie. Otherwise, add 2 tablespoons of sugar-free crystal sweetener for a sweet pie along with 2 teaspoons of spices if desired – I like cinnamon and ginger to make a keto pumpkin pie.

Rolling Or Pressing The Dough

Obviously, the recipe works in any kind of pie pan, but it gets crispier in a non-ceramic pie dish.

After a few attempts, I noticed that this coconut flour pie crust is easier to remove from a non-stick removable bottom pan.

Also, note that this dough doesn’t obviously need to be rolled.

It is up to you to roll it between two pieces of parchment paper, then flip it over on the pan.

Or, press in the dough ball to cover the pan.

Both methods work very well. I personally prefer to roll my dough to keep the crust thickness the same all over the pie.

You will love this buttery coconut flour pie crust. It has a divine coconut taste.

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What Keto Pie To Make

You can make either a sweet sugar-free pie or a savory pie like a delicious broccoli and bacon quiche as a healthy keto dinner.

Otherwise, you can also use this pie crust to make a fresh sugar-free lemon pie recipe or a sugar-free pumpkin pie. It should be noted that you need to prebake your crust.

If you use the recipe as a pastry shell, you must prebake the crust even longer. In this case, prick the crust and bake it for 20-30 minutes at 350°F (180°C).

Make sure you cover the crust with a piece of foil. This prevents the crust borders from browning too fast.

Remove from the oven when the crust is crispy and golden on the sides. Cool it down, then add any cold filling like cream cheese or custard.

Coconut flour pie crust - an easy 4 ingredients low carb, keto and paleo shortbread crust perfect for pumpkin pie or quiche.

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Coconut flour pie crust - an easy 4 ingredients low carb, keto and paleo shrotbread crust perfect for pumpkin pie or quiche.

Coconut Flour Pie Crust

3.1gNet Carbs
4.83 from 387 votes
The Coconut Flour Pie Crust is a 4-ingredient easy gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, and low carb pie crust perfect for a healthy pumpkin pie or savory quiche.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 12 slices
Serving Size: 12 slices

Recipe Macros

Net Carbs 3.1g
Fat 7.5g
Protein 2g
Calories 96kcal

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Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Coconut Flour
  • 2 large Eggs at room temperature
  • cup Coconut Oil measure melted or melted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt or 1 tablespoon powdered sweetener for a sweet pie

Sweet pie crust add-ons – choose one or 2

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven using the fan-forced mode at 350°F (180°C).
  • Grease a 9-inch pie pan with butter or coconut oil. I recommend using a non-stick removable bottom pan, it will make the unmolding process easier. Otherwise, a glass or ceramic pan works as well but you will have to serve the pie in that pan and serve from the pan. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl (or a food processor with the S blade attachment), add the coconut flour, beaten eggs (at room temperature), melted coconut oil (not hot, lukewarm, hot oil burn eggs!), and salt (or sweetener depending on whether you are making a savory pie or a sweet pie).
  • Combine with a spoon (or process on medium speed until it forms a crumbly dough). The dough is wet at first and dries as you go. After 30 seconds, use your hands to knead the dough. It shouldn't take more than 90 seconds to be able to form a dough ball. If you used the food processor, it would form a crumble of dough after 30-45 seconds. Stop the food processor, gather the pieces into a ball with your hands.

Press in method

  • If you don't feel like rolling the dough, simply place the dough ball in the center of the pie pan. Press with your hand to flatten the ball. It will become crumbly again. That is what you want to have lovely shortbread coconut pie crust. Use your finger to spread and press evenly the dough all over the pan and press to stick the dough to the pan until it forms a lovely smooth crust.
  • Use the back of a spoon to press the dough to the pan and smoothen the surface. The more you press the more it will hold together when serving.

Rolling method

  • Place the dough ball onto a piece of parchment paper, press another piece of parchment paper on top. Yes, you don't have to refrigerate the dough at this stage!
  • Roll the dough, thick as regular pie crust. Refrigerate the rolled dough for 10 minutes on a flat board. It will slightly harden the dough and make it easier to flip over on the pan.
  • Remove the top layer of parchment paper and flip over the crust onto the pan.
  • Remove the last parchment paper layer and press the dough in the center to go in the pan. It will crack and that is ok. Gather pieces of dough to fill holes and press them with your fingertips to stick. Use a spoon to smoothen the surface.
  • Prick the crust before baking it. Avoid pressing the dough too much on the pan borders or it gets more difficult to serve slices without breaking.
  • Pre-bake for 15 minutes at 350°F/180°C. Add a piece of foil on top of the crust to prevent the border from browning too fast.
  • Remove from the oven, add the sweet or savory filling of your choice like quiche fillings, pumpkin filling.
  • Return to the oven until the filling is set around 40-50 minutes for a pumpkin pie or 30-40 minutes for a quiche.
  • If you used a removable bottom pan, you will be able to unmold your pie after it cool for 3 hours in the pan at room temperature. For ceramic and glass pan, don't unmold and serve directly from the pan.

Storage

  • You can prepare the dough 24 hours before. Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and store it in the fridge. Remove from the fridge 3 hours before rolling to soften.
Powder sweetener: for a sweet sugar-free pie, I recommend using swerve as a sugar-free sweetener or monk fruit. There are no carbs, calories, or aftertaste using these. If not sugar-free, I recommend coconut sugar or unrefined cane sugar.
Salt: don’t use salt if you are using this pie for a sweet pie.
Pie pan: I use a loose-bottom quiche pan – much easier to un-mold the crust without breaking it. I used this recipe in an 8-inch quiche pan and a 9-inch pie pan. There is enough dough for both. The crust will be thinner in a 9-inch pan, of course. Use the pan size you want to get the crust thickness you love. I love a thicker crust for sweet pie and use an 8-inch quiche pan for a pumpkin pie. 
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Nutrition Facts
Coconut Flour Pie Crust
Amount Per Serving (12 slices)
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.5g12%
Carbohydrates 5.6g2%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 2g4%
Net Carbs 3.1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    120 Thoughts On 4-Ingredient Keto Coconut Flour Pie Crust
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  1. Hi! I’m desperately trying to find a version of apple pie that I can send with my son to school – and this recipe would be perfect if I could use honey for the sweetener. Do you have any idea if it would still work?

  2. 5 stars
    Do you think this recipe will work well with Christmas fruit mince pies?
    For the crust topping I would just cut out shapes. Would it work to make individual crusts in a muffin tin?

    • I guess it could work. But keep in mind that this is not a crust to roll, but a crust that you press in the pan. So it won’t unmold well from muffin tins, a loose bottom pan is needed or it gets very difficult to unmold without breaking. Same for rolling and cutting out it is not a crust that would hold very well for this. XOXO Carine.

  3. Hi Carine: Could I use xylitol for the sweetener? Looking forward to trying this but wanted to check regarding the sugar!!

    • Sure any sugar free crystal sweetener will work well in this recipe ! enjoy the crust ! XOXO Carine.

    • I am sorry to read that ! Indeed this crust contains few eggs as it intend to be keto and low carb. May be add more vanilla extract or sugar free sweetener in the crust to hide the egg flavor. Enjoy the recipes on the blog XOXO Carine.

    • Not in this recipe, coconut oil really makes the crust hold together! Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.

  4. Hi Carine – thank you for sharing this coconut crust recipe which I intend to use to make a lemon tart for my sister’s birthday. She is gluten n lactose free n allergic to egg whites. Do you think this recipe will work using on the egg yolks only?

    • Amazing ! You can replace egg white by 2 tablespoons of liquid from canned chickpea – called aquafaba. Or 2 egg yolks maybe ? I did not try the recipe without it so it is hard to provide a solution. I hope it comes out great this way. Enjoy the recipe with your sister. XOXO Carine.

  5. 5 stars
    I made this today for a low carb cream cheese chocolate pie. Was so good! I put it in a slightly larger pan so baked the crust for 15 minutes. It was flakey and just perfect. Thanks so much. Everyone enjoyed it and I have had requests to bring this to more family things. How is this crust for a chicken pot pie or something along those lines?

    • That chocolate pie looks so good ! I love coconut crust and chocolate filling, such a killer combo ! I never made chicken pot pie in my life as I am a vegetarian 🙂 But the filling looks kind of runny so I am worried this will soften the coconut crust too much. However, I do quiche with this crust, spinach quiche or broccoli quiche. It always work very well as the egg filling set during the baking and don’t soften the crust at all. Let me know if you try something new! I am sure others readers will love to learn new way to use that crust ! Thanks again for the lovely comment my friend. XOXO Carine.

  6. 5 stars
    Doing keto and allergic to almonds. I’d love to make a chocolate cheesecake crust with this recipe. How would you suggest going about adding unsweetened cocoa powder to this crust recipe? Thanks.

    • I would try to add 2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder at first but keep in mind that this will considerably dry out the crust – cocoa has fibre and it is very liquid absorbent. You may have to adjust your dough with coconut oil to achieve a dough that hold together. Let me know if you give it a try. XOXO Carine.

      • Me again. Made the crust as written for cheesecake but pulsated the crust into crumbs and mixed with 4-6T coconut oil so the texture resembled a regular cheesecake crust. It’s great!

        • Hello! YEAH! I love to hear that. What a great idea you had to turn this simple crust into a cheescake base! Love it. Now, I must try this at some point 🙂 Thanks for taking some time to share, very appreciated! Enjoy the recipes on the blog. Talk to you soon ! XOXO Carine.

      • 5 stars
        I tried this last night. I added 2T of cocoa powder and just a tad more melted coconut oil. The dough didn’t seem too dry and was able to come together into a ball. I did add an additional 1T of Swerve, totaling 2T for the entire recipe. The darkness of the cocoa needed the extra sweetener to balance it out. Thanks for the tip!

        • Amazing ! thanks for your feedback, now I have to try this chocolate coconut crust 🙂 Looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing ! XOXO Carine.

  7. 5 stars
    Thank you for this delicious recipe as it really looks stunning .. I can’t find coconut oil so Can I use vegetable oil instead of coconut oil ??

    • Hello! I would not use vegetable oil in this recipe. Coconut oil is essential for this crust as it firms up at room temperature and makes the crust hold together with a delicious crisp. I guess feed grass butter could work but I would not use vegetable oil at all. Thank you SO much for reading the blog and my recipes. XOXO Carine.

  8. 5 stars
    Hi! Do you think I could double the recipe and use the 2nd portion to roll out and lay on top of apple pie to have an enclosed apple pie? If so, would I bake the crust before and then bake again after I fill with apples and top crust?

    • Hi ! It is not a top crust recipe, the dough is crumbly when you roll it – as you can see in my video – so you won’t be able to perfectly roll a thin layer of dough to flip over your pie without breaking. It is great as a base crust because even if it breaks slightly when you transfer the rolled dough in the pan, you can still pres the dough with your fingers or a spoon to fill the gaps and looks great. I would rather recommend you to use a cookie cutter, roll the dough, cut out few cute shapes, lay them on the baked apple pie and return to the oven until those are cooked through. Enjoy! Don’t forget to share with me your experience! xoxo Carine.

  9. 5 stars
    Hi, i found this recipe on Pinterest, looking for something gluten-free. I wanted to try this recipe with broccoli and feta filling, but I’m not sure if coconut flour +broccoli is a good combo.. Can I use any other ‘basic’ gluten-free flour like rice, millet, maybe chickpea and rice 1:1 flour?

    • Welcome on my little blog ! Coconut flour goes well with broccoli! I do make broccoli bacon quiche with coconut flour pie. I would not recommend to swap the coconut flour by another one, this recipe won’t work. Enjoy the recipe xoxo. Carine.

    • Hello! welcome on the blog and THANK YOU for sharing your positive feedback about my coconut flour pie crust recipe ! I am so glad you love it too! I am going to make a pumpkin pie with it this year, a always ! Love it too. Enjoy the blog and crust! XOXO Carine.

  10. 5 stars
    I have a question can you freeze this crust? And if can, can I put in freezer raw or should I cook it then put in the freezer? (with filling)

    • Hi, I never freeze this crust. I will not recommend to freeze it but it will store well in the fridge for 24h if wrapped in plastic wrap. Then roll and bake. Enjy. XOXO Carine.

  11. 5 stars
    Hello! This pie crust looks amazing and i can’t wait to try it, but i need the ingredients in grams, because we don’t use cups for measuring in europe. Can you help? Thanks in advance

    • Hi Dana, I am sorry if I don’t post the recipe in grams. I am using cups in New Zealand. I would recommend you to use a cup to grams converter to make the recipe. There is plenty online that are very accurate, simply google cups to grams and you will find something that help you out ! Enjoy the recipe and thanks for reading me from Europe, XOXO Carine.

  12. 5 stars
    Hi, I was wondering about the carbs. In 3/4 cup of coconut flour there is 16 grams of carbs and 10 grams of dietary fiber, so there would only be 6 net carbs in the entire crust. Maybe add another for the eggs, so 7 in the entire crust. Now, divided into 12 pieces, it would be just slightly ,ore than half a carb per slice. That’s way less than what you have listed.

    • Thank you so much for your comment ! Yes you are correct. The nutrition panel was not right I am now using an approved calculation tool and I just uploaded the nutrition facts card with the precise carbs count. There s only 4.1 g of carb per slice including 2.6 g fibre so 1.5 g net carbs. Enjoy the recipe. xoxo Carine.

    • Hi, I updated the recipe for you as it appears that only New Zealand sort eggs by size 🙂 Weird I know ! A size 6 is a regular egg. Enjoy the crust my friend. xoxo, Carine.

    • Hi Anne, sure you can by erythritol is not sugar it does not ad carbs, calories or sugar in this recipe. Enjoy the crust !

  13. 5 stars
    Continue, could please give carb count. I am too busy to calculate these recipes but want to try them so bad, and I won’t eat any thing that I don’t know what the carb count is. Thanks Sondra

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