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This Keto Pie Crust is a simple pie crust made with almond flour and coconut flour, ideal for any sweet or savory pie.

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What’s A Keto Pie Crust?

A keto pie crust is a recipe made with low-carb flours such as coconut flour or almond flour and without any sugar.

It can be used to make sweet or savory low-carb pies for a delicious dinner or dessert.

While a classic pie crust contains more than 30 grams of net carbs per slice, a keto pie crust slice contains less than 5 grams of net carbs.

Why You’ll Love This Keto Pie Crust

This keto pie crust is a simple recipe that makes a versatile crust. I use it for absolutely everything. 

It is a delicious base for any sweet keto pies like sugar-free lemon pie or keto pumpkin pie.

But you can also use it to make savory pies as its light sweetness marries perfectly with meat pies or shepherd pies.

How To Make Keto Pie Crust

This is an easy 1-bowl keto pie recipe made in a food processor.

All you have to do is to gather the ingredients below in a food processor until it forms a lovely buttery keto pie crust dough.

Ingredients

You only need 6 basic ingredients that you probably have in your low-carb pantry:

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  • Almond Flour – Almond flour is made by grounding almonds and contains only about 10 grams of net carbs per 100 grams, which is 7 times less than all-purpose flour. Prefer ultra-fine almond flour because coarser versions leave the crust a bit grittier.
  • Coconut Flour – Coconut flour contains 21 grams of carbs per 100 grams. It’s a highly moisture-absorbent keto-friendly flour because about a third of its weight is from fiber.
  • Eggseggs are very low in carbs and are necessary for this recipe to bind the ingredients,
  • Desiccated Coconut
  • Coconut Oil
  • Sweetener – pick any of your favorite keto-friendly sweeteners like erythritol, or even a liquid sweetener like sugar-free maple syrup.

Making The Keto Pie Crust

This one-ball recipe is ridiculously easy to make.

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor.

Process the pie crust batter on the high-speed setting for about one minute until it’s crumbly and there’s no more lump of flour.

Gather the pie crust crumble into a large ball, it should be sticky and be easy to do.

Place the ball in plastic wrapping and leave it in the oven for at least 20 minutes to firm up fully.

Preheat your oven to 340°F (170°C) and grease a 10-inch loose-bottom pie pan. If you don’t have a loose-bottom pie pan, you can cover a classic pan with lightly oiled parchment paper.

Transfer the keto pie crust dough ball to the pan.

Press it with your hands, it’s a recipe that doesn’t require rolling.

Once you have firmly pressed it to cover the whole 10-inch pan, use the back of a spoon to flatten its surface.

Pre-Baking The Crust

Prick the keto pie crust with a fork to prevent any bubbles from forming.

Then, place the pie pan in the oven at 340°F (170°C) and bake it for 20 to 25 minutes. Cover the crust after 10 minutes with a piece of aluminum foil to prevent it from burning.

The crust should have turned golden brown when it’s ready.

Take it out of the oven and fill it with your favorite fillings.

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Storage Instructions

You can store the dough in the fridge for up to 3 days when it’s wrapped in plastic. Then finish the preparation and fill the crust.

It’s also possible to freeze the pre-baked crust after it has fully cooled down. I recommend freezing it in its pie pan.

Take it out of the freezer and fill it with your favorite toppings.

Allergy Swaps

This keto pie crust recipe is already gluten-free, low-carb, keto-friendly, diabetic-friendly, and dairy-free.

But you can still make the following substitutions:

  • Erythritol: if you are allergic or sensitive to erythritol, you can use allulose or tagatose. They are both keto-friendly and might be more gut-friendly for you.
  • Coconut Oil: you can swap the coconut oil for melted butter, but the recipe wouldn’t be dairy-free anymore. If you are allergic to all things coconut, I recommend making my almond flour pie crust recipe, it’s 100% coconut free.
  • Almond Flour: you can swap the almond flour for sunflower seed flour to make this crust nut-free, but this will after the net carbs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make This Keto Pie Crust Without Eggs?

This low-carb pie crust recipe wouldn’t work with egg replacers or with a flaxseed egg.

Can I Make Savory Pies With This Recipe?

Absolutely, you can make meat pies or shepherd pies. If it’s too sweet for your liking, you can add a pinch of salt to the batter.

What Is The Texture Of This Pie?

This keto pie crust’s texture is slightly crumbly and tastes like classic pies.

What Sweet Pie Can I Make?

You can make many pies with this easy keto pie crust recipe. I recommend the following:

Can I Use A 9-Inch Pan?

Yes, but you might have to use a little less of the pie dough as a 9-inch pie pan is about 20% smaller than a 10-inch pan.

Recipe Card

coconut almond pastry crust

Keto Pie Crust

2.2gNet Carbs
4.92 from 297 votes
This Keto Pie Crust uses a combination of coconut, almond flour, and natural coconut oil. This recipe suits all diets as it's gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and low-carb. A crispy, easy pastry crust ready in 10 minutes in your food processor. 
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 12 slices
Serving Size: 1 slice

Recipe Macros

Net Carbs 2.2g
Fat 16.9g
Protein 3.9g
Calories 178.7kcal

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 340°F (170°C).
  • Grease a 10-inch pie pan (26-cm) with a loose bottom – easier to unmold the pie.
  • Place all the ingredients into a food processor and process until a crumble is forming – about 1 minute.
  • With your hands gather the crumble on a hard surface – your benchtop for example – and form a ball of dough.
  • It will be very crumbly, so you can place the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap sheet. Firmly close the plastic wrap to enclose the dough and form a ball.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes until it firms up.
  • Transfer the dough ball onto the pie pan with a removable loose bottom.
  • Firmly press the crumbly dough with your hands to cover the whole pan. It is a shortbread crust, very fragile and crumbly. To make sure that this crust is easy to unmold, it is crucial to press the dough firmly on the pan. No more air should be left, or it could break when baked. Again, using a removable loose bottom pan is the easiest way to lift out the crust from the pan.
  • Using a fork, make some tiny holes all around the pie crust to prevent air bubbles from forming between the pan and crust while baking.
  • Pre-bake at 340°F (170°C) for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Make sure you cover the keto pie crust after 10 minutes with a piece of foil to prevent the border from burning.
  • If you are using a filling that needs to be baked, like pumpkin filling, add it to the pre-baked crust and return to the oven until the filling is set. You may have to cover the pie with foil to prevent the border from getting brown.
  • If a cold filling is used like custard, wait until the crust has fully cooled down before adding anything inside.
  • Always unmold carefully after at least 3-4 hours of the cooling process. This crust is very fragile, so use a loose bottom pan and grease very well with butter or coconut oil.
  • This recipe is perfect to make a pumpkin pie, apple pie, or any other sweet pie.
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Pie Crust
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 178.7 Calories from Fat 152
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.9g26%
Saturated Fat 10.6g66%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.9g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 18.3mg1%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 5.4g2%
Fiber 3.2g13%
Sugar 1.3g1%
Protein 3.9g8%
Net Carbs 2.2g
Vitamin A 45.2IU1%
Vitamin B12 0.1µg2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Vitamin D 0.2µg1%
Calcium 27.9mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
Magnesium 10.7mg3%
Zinc 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    22 Thoughts On Keto Pie Crust
  1. 5 stars
    Hi I see you mentioned a crust that is not sweet but I don’t see the measurements. I would like one for a chicken pot pie. Thanks.

    • To see the measurement scroll up, before this comment section there is a recipe card with the ingredients amount and instruction. This pie crust works really well to make the bottom of a pie crust but it will be fragile and break to cover a pot pie top. Enjoy the recipe, XOXO Carine

  2. 5 stars
    What is” desiccated” coconut? Is it coconut flakes unsweetened? Also, do I have to bake the pie dough first before adding my Apple pie filling then bake again?

    • Hello!, It is like the coconut flakes except it is thinner ground. It is very common and you can buy it in the baking aisle of any supermarket, usually where they sale dried fruit, nuts or amond meal. This is how it looks like, see HERE. I would recommend to pick the crust with a fork. prebake 15 minutes at 160C then add the filling and cook until the filling is set or crust border are brown usually 30 minutes in total. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.

  3. So if I want to make a pear pie with this recipe, should I prebake it some before adding the pear filling? I worry about burning it before the pie is done. What would happen if I shape the crust in my pie pan and put the uncooked filling in before baking? Help!! I want to make this for New Year’s Day!

    • Hi ! No you don’t have to prebake the crust. You bake everything at once as you will do with a regular pie crust. It is cooked when your filling is set. To avoid the border of the pie to ‘burn’ or get too dark you can place a piece of foil all around. Enjoy the pie ! xoxo Carine.

  4. Hi Carine, this crust sounds yummy, BUT…. I really really hate anything coconut (except for the oil, that is super refined and does not have a taste). So, can I omit the coconut flour? Or, can I substitute it for something else?
    I try to keep my carbs on the lower side too.
    Pease help! Merci 🙂

    • Hi, This recipe really need coconut flour to work well. I don’t really have options that will keep the carbs low for you. So sorry 🙁 I would have love to help you my friend. Merci! Carine.

  5. Anything I can sub for honey we eat a ketogenic diet so honey is not allowed nor is maple syrup or brown rice ingredients I have stevia liquid or erythotol etc

    • Hi, Unfortunately I did not try the recipe without sweetener. BUT! I have got 2 other great keto pie crust recipe for you to try. The first one is using only 3 ingredients :coconut flour, coconut oil and eggs. The recipe is here if you like to give it a try. to try instead here. I like to use this recipe for savory pie like egg and bacon quiche. The other one is my favorite keto pie crust for sweet pie like sugar free lemon pie. The recipe use a combo of almond meal, coconut, eggs and coconut oil. Recipe is here. I hope you’ll love one of them ! Enjoy. Carine.

    • Hi Angeline, I am sorry for that. It is not French measure it is actually international measurement. Only USA use cups, oz and inches. Most of the rest of the world – I live in New Zealand – use grams and cm. I updated the recipe for you ! Enjoy the lovely pastry pie crust and thanks for reading my blog and trying my recipes. Carine.

  6. 5 stars
    So happy I found your recipe! I add two scoops of vanilla protein powder then pat it out on parchment paper-bake and cut into squares for consumption with my morning tea?
    It’s wonderful and feels like I’m cheating and having a heavenly muffin/bread treat every morning!

    • 5 stars
      Hi Juju I read your comments on this dough. Hope you don’t mind me asking But are you using it as a morning tea biscuit ? Or a crust for a tart ? And do you

    • I am SO excited to read your comment ! It is exactly the reason why I am sharing recipes on this blog! Makes people happy and feel great with the simple recipes I experience in my house kitchen 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your lovely feedback. I never thought about eating this crust as a morning treat. Will try next time 🙂 Thanks for following my blog recipes. I wish you find even more yummy low carb recipes around my blog. XOXO. Carine.

  7. 5 stars
    Hi Carine,

    I have gone low carb and anti inflamitory in our food choices. I have tried several crust recipes and bread recipies and they come out very crumbly and have a dense, grainy taste to them. Does yours result in more a regular flour type of dough?
    Working hard to learn how each of the different flours, coconut, almond, soy, effect the structure and texture of doughs.
    Would love to hear your thoughts.

    Pam

    • Hi Pam, I agree it is very difficult to make a low carb crust that have a regular flour like dough texture. It is actually pretty impossible if yoi go very low carb because you must use crumbly ingredients like nuts and coconut flour ! I do love this recipe though. But others options is to use a bit of buckwheat flour or tapioca flour but it raise the carb a lot! I hope you try this crust recipe anyway. I am sure you will love it and at least it will not blow your carbs count 🙂 Enjoy the low carb recipes on the blog Pam! Carine.

  8. Please clarify – does this recipe need
    1/2 cup coconut or
    1 and a 1/2 cup coconut?

    Sorry, I find the ingredients list confusing.

      • Hi, It is not a nutritional information I am usually displaying. My recipes are made of real food and healthy natural ingredients. My goal is to provide healthy options and not medical advice. I updated the panel with the info for you but if you have cholesterol issue you should check with a medical professional what is ok for you. Have a lovely day XOXO Carine.

    • Hi Phoebe, Sorry if it was confusing, I am French and I do my best to write in English that is why sometimes my recipes could be a bit funny! So here you need 1 1/2 cup of dessicated coconut. It is a very yummy crust! Enjoy it & Merry Christmas. Carine.

      • 5 stars
        I didn’t find it confusing at all. Congratulations on your english. It’s right on, and better than my french!

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