If you love clean food recipes this crispy coconut pie crust is the one to try at least once in your life!
I make this coconut pie crust very often. My friends always agree that it is the BEST gluten free pie crust they ever tried! I agree this is a very tasty crust for any gluten free dessert. The good news is, this coconut pie crust recipe can be made with only few basics ingredients that any clean food lovers like us have on our clean eating grocery list. A combo of shredded coconut, coconut oil and almond meal. BAM! you just made a delicious crust with no refined ingredients. It is a very easy coconut pie crust recipe. It take only few minutes to make this with your food processor. I love to use this coconut pie crust recipe to prepare my favorite sweet pie like this sugar free lemon pie or this sugar free apple pie recipe. This recipe works well for savory tarts even if I prefer to use my coconut flour pie crust for quiche.
This coconut pie crust is perfect for any gluten free or paleo food lovers. It does not contains much carbs as well which makes this coconut pie crust suitable for diabetic. Always make sure to use unsweetened shredded coconut though!
Coconut is usually unsweetened in New Zealand – not in US. It worth to double check specially if you are watching your sugar or carbs intake.It is a very easy coconut pie crust recipe, 100% made in your food processor! That is clearly a no fail recipe as all you have to do is combine all the ingredients together in the food processor to form this lovely coconut pie crust gluten free dough. The pictures below are using unblanched almond meal wich results in some brown spots in the dough coming form the almond skin. Any almond flour meal work well.
It could be a bit crumbly at first – I reckon. If this happens, transfer the dough into a mixing bowl and gather all the crumbly pieces with your hand. Press firmly to form a ball like in the picture above. I roll the dough between two pieces of plastic wraps. It is the easiest way I found to achieve a thin crust. Then I peel off the first plastic layer and flip over the crust onto a loose bottom pie pan. It may break and it is fine. It is a slightly crumbly dough so if this happens it is super easy to fix that with your hands. Add the crumbly pieces where needed – where dough is missing. By pressing with your fingers it will stick together in the pan almost like playing with kids playdough! Except from that coconut pie crust I really love to make a coconut flour pie crust for my quiche. For a change with sweet pies I love to use my coconut cashew crust as well.
After few attempts I noticed that this crust is easier to remove from the pan using a removable bottom round pie pan. I am now using a Non-Stick 9-Inch Round Pan with Removable Bottom. Again it is up to you to choose the pan pie you like but that is my recommendation. I really love to make pie crust without white flour or refined ingredients. It is a very different way of baking. It could be confusing at first because the pie dough has a different texture and break easily when you fill the pan. But the taste is amazing and it is so nutritious ! If you love gluten free pie crust I have got a whole collection of crust available on the blog. Here we go team! Another clean eating recipe for you to try ! Let me know what you think and click here if you want to look for more clean food recipes on my blog!
Have a lovely day !