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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. 5 stars
    The crust was incredibly simple. I made a bacon, pepper, and mushroom quiche. The crust was dry although it held together great. I know coconut flour is dry, but is this crust normally dry? I would make it again, but maybe just do it thinner though as the texture made it hard to swallow. Good flavor though!

    • Hi Jackie, thanks for your lovely comment. I love the quiche you made: it looks amazing! The crust is slightly dry indeed and you can bake it at a lower temperature or few less minutes to keep it softer. As you said it is mainly because coconut flour is really water absorbent but I love using it because it is very nourishing and low carb. I always do pies with a egg/milk filling using this crust, it tends to be less dry. I love making bacon quiche or custard pie with this recipe. As the filling is moist the overall recipe is perfectly balanced. Thanks for reading the blog and trying my recipes. See you soon around! xoxo Carine.

  2. 5 stars
    Can you roller pin the dough? I pressed it in last time but it was still really thick. I liked it that way but my husband is picky.

    • Hi Ashley, If I roll the dough to make it thinner I use two pieces of plastic wrap. Place the ball of dough between the two plastic sheet and start rolling. Then remove the plastic layer on top. Flip over the crust on your prepared pan. It could break as it is a crumbly dough so use your fingers to fill the holes and sides of the pan. It will create a thinner crust that will bake faster so be careful too ! I hope your husband will love it this way 🙂 Happy new year. Carine.

  3. I made a asparagus and sausage quiche with this crust. I used coconut oil, but I think I’ll try butter next time as there wasn’t much flavor to the crust itself, but was still pretty tasty. I’d add a picture but I don’t see that as an option

    • Hi Jessica, Butter is a great alternative to coconut oil I simply don’t really tolerate dairy that is why I did not use it. You can share a pics on instagram and tag my account! i would love to see your asparagus & sausage quiche looks yum ! 🙂 Thanks for following the blog and my recipes! see you soon here ! xoxo Carine.

  4. can this dough be frozen? I’m starting to think about the holidays and prepping pie crust ahead of time then thawed to pay into my pie pans. If so, how far in advance could I freeze the pie dough?

    • Hi Kellie,
      I never freeze this dough but I keep it in the fridge up to 3 days with great results. It is a quick dough to prepare so 3 days in the fridge it already a great time save. I am not sure on how coconut flour dough will freeze – it is a very absorbent flour so it may change the crust texture if you freeze it for long. If you try, I would not recommend to freeze it more than 2 weeks. I will make sure that my dough is stored in an airtight container in the freezer to avoid humidity to goes in. Always defrost at room temperature the day before and add a bit more flour 1 tbsp. at a time if you see that the dough is too moist. Happy baking Kellie! See you soon on the blog. Carine.

  5. Do you think it would work with a flax egg? In addition to gluten and dairy, I also have to avoid eggs. Baking is pretty tricky now sometimes! 😉

    • Hi Rosie, I never tried flax egg in this crust recipe. I am not sure it will wok because coconut flour is very absorbent and the egg really help the ingredients to hold together. It is not always easy to remove eggs in recipes using coconut flour I am sorry. If you try let me know! Good luck with the eggless diet, you should find lots of recipe for you on the blog though! I have a large range of vegan recipe if you browse from the recipe menu ;). Carine.

  6. I have made so many low carb crust as well as other things that tasted so bad they had to be thrown away. Even my husband says noooo when it came to low carb crust. But this crust is wonderful!! I can not say too many good things about it. I follow your instructions except I used 1 large egg instead of 2 small eggs= size 6 eggs. To make it easy I just made sugar free chocolate pudding pie with cool whip. I didn’t really think it would be great. Thank you so much for making a crust that can be eaten. My husband said he would give it a A. You have made my diet so much easier. Now if I could just find a bread recipe (low Carb) that is eatable. Diana

    • Hi Diana, Thank you SO much for this beautiful comment! I am totally with you! When it comes to low carb recipe it is always difficult to find some great recipe that taste great! I am so happy that you love this coconut flour pie crust and if you love pie crust I highly recommend you to try my coconut and cashew crust too for your next sweet pie. Delicious too ! I do have a great healthy low carb burger bun recipe HERE if you like. You can browse all my low carb recipes on the blog in the recipe menu under low carb recipes. Enjoy them and I hope I see on the blog again for more delicious low carb recipe testing and great comment 🙂 Have a great day Diana – and thanks to your husband for giving a A too ! ahaha XOXO Carine.

  7. It worked like a charm! Thank you so much. I have tried different pie crusts recipes and they were either labour intensive or fell short in the texture. This was easy AND good!

    • Hi Magda, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback on this coconut flour crust recipe! I am so happy to read you right now – always a pleasure to see that my recipes are simple & delicious in other kitchen around the world 🙂 I wish I see you again soon on the blog to try out some other delicious recipes! Carine.

    • Hi Simi, I usually prefer to use this base for quiche or sweet pies. It is a slightly crumbly crust close to a pastry crust. I do not think it will be the best choice for pizza. When I do low carbs pizza I love to use a combo of cheese and vegetables. You can try my spinach crust pizza HERE or cauliflower pizza crust HERE. Let me know if you try this coconut four crust as a pizza base! I am still curious to here your feedback ! Carine.

  8. After a seemingly endless search for a low carb shortbread type crust using coconut flour (and not a ton of unusual, expensive, or hard to find ingredients) I ran across this! I was thrilled with the results. Lemon bars are my favorite dessert and I wanted to try and make this crust with a fabulous low carb lemon curd recipe I found. SUCCESS! It was great! Of course, it wasn’t exactly the same but close enough to quench craving without blowing my diet. I will try this crust with other treats, both sweet and savory. Thank you for sharing this uncomplicated yet yummy recipe!

    • This is the kind of comment that makes me smile ! I am so happy to hear your success story in the kitchen using my crust recipe. I love this crust very much too and I am using it for any kind of quiche or dessert. I love simple recipes so if you keep browsing on the blog ypu should find lots of easy low carb pie crust recipe you love. Another one I love very much for slices and with lemon curd is this coconut crust recipe. Give it a try next time !

    • Hi Lora, I guess it will work well. I used this crust to make quiche and I bake all at once – crust + filling. It goes very well. Pumpkin filling is even less runnier than quiche filling so I do not see why it could work. Plus, coconut + pumpkin is just divine ! What a lovely idea. I must try myself! Thanks, Carine.

    • Hi Mary, I bake all at once and it usually take 35-40 minutes at 180C for quiche or apple pie. It is cooked when the crust is crispy and golden on the side and the filling has set. I always use a loose bottom pan to easily unmold the pie. When I prepare a fruit pie – where the fruits does not required baking like a strawberry & custard pie – I bake the crust alone at 180C for only 20-25 minutes. The crust tend to harden when cooling down so I wait until fully cool down to add the custard and fruit. I hope it help 🙂 enjoy this lovely recipe. My family love it ! Carine.

        • Your welcome! I love making things clear and easy for my readers. Always ask if you have got any issues. I am here to share my love and passion of cooking healthy recipes. I always enjoy helping people reproducing the recipes in their own kitchen around the world. Enjoy the coconut flour pie crust ! Delicious low carb crust for any pie! Love from New Zealand, Carine.

      • 5 stars
        i am about to attempt a pecan pie with this…im sure it will be so good! coconut crust with a pecan top 😀 oh yeah! ty for sharing ill report back to let ya know how it worked out

        • Hi, I can’t wait to read your next comment! I love this crust and I also think that pecan + coconut will makes a delicious combo ! enjoy.

          • 5 stars
            I made this with pecan pie and my crust was perfect around the edge but soft and uncooked underneath. I used a tin pie plate. I baked for 30 minutes. I love the flavour and ease of making this crust, so I need to figure out how to make it that the pie crust underneath is also crispy and not soggy. Any suggestions?

          • I would recommend you prebake the crust 15 minutes before adding the pecan pie filling. Pecan pie filling can be a bit runny and soften this particular low carb dough recipe. When you prebake, make sure you prick holes all over the crust. Enjoy the recipes on the blog and thanks so much for trying my recipes. XOXO Carine.

      • I am so excited to try this recipe! When making a fruit tart, do you blind bake with pie weights first or just bake to golden brown?

        • Hi Kate, if your fruits need to be baked like for apple pie, you can cook everything at once. It is working well and I usually know it is cooked when sides are golden brown and the filling is set. I always wait until fully cool down before unmoulding as this crust tend to be more fragile than regular pie crust. If your filling do not require any baking like for strawberry pie simply bake until golden brown then fully cool down before filling. I hope this helps ! Enjoy! Carine.

    • Hi Liat, I did not made cookies with this recipe yet but I do a very similar cookie recipe with extra cashews nuts inside. I am sure it will work well too. Let me know if you try! Carine. xx.

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