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Mini Pie Crust (Coconut Flour and Almond Flour)

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This Mini Pie Crust with coconut flour and almond flour is the best mini crust recipe.

It is 100% gluten-free, paleo, and low-carb. The texture is crispy with a lovely nutty flavor and easily made in a few minutes in a food processor.

Almond Flour Pie Crust with coconut flour. Grain free, gluten free, paleo and low carb. A delicious crispy crust for any holidays pie, sweet healthy pumpkin pie or savory healthy quiche. Easy, healthy made in 5 minutes in a food processor.

What’s A Mini Pie Crust?

A mini pie crust is similar to a regular full-size pie but in a smaller size. To make this mini pie crust healthier, it only uses coconut flour and almond flour.

Making Almond Coconut Mini Pie Crust

Making this mini pie crust is super simple. All it takes is 4 staple ingredients and less than 10 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients

Making The Mini Pie Crusts

To make the mini pie crusts, place the 4 ingredients into a food processor with the S-blade attachment.

Process the pie crust batter for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Then gather the almond coconut pie crust dough into a ball and flatten it between two pieces of parchment paper.

Roll it with a rolling pin before transferring it to your mini pie mold.

Bake the mini pie crusts for 25 to 35 minutes at 350°F (180°C).

Using The Mini Pie Crusts

Once the pie crusts have been prebaked, you can fill them with your filling of choice.

You can use this mini pie crust to make many different pies, both sweet and savory.

If you want to make a sweet pie, you can add a tablespoon or two of a sweetener like erythritol.

Allergy Swaps

If you are allergic to coconut, you might have to go for another pie crust like my almond flour pie crust as it’s a tough one to substitute.

You can however substitute the almond flour for sunflower seed flour.

Storage Instructions

You can store these baked mini pie crusts for a day or two in the fridge before adding the filling and baking them again.

Alternatively, you can store the unbaked dough for up to 5 days in the fridge before rolling it.

It’s even possible to freeze the dough for up to three months. Thaw it in the fridge overnight before rolling it into mini pie crusts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Coconut And Almond Flour Mini Pie Crust Healthy?

This pie is very healthy and good for you:

  • Lower GI index than white flour, which means it helps to stabilize your blood sugar level, decrease sugar craving, loss of energy, and hunger feeling.
  • High-fiber content and high-protein flour, which means it keeps your stomach full for longer, and you feel satisfied quickly after eating. It is also a good point for people looking for weight loss. Fiber is non-digestible and has the power to fix and evacuate bad cholesterol from your body.

Do I Need To Prebake The Crust?

Prebaking the crust guarantees that it will remain crispy. But you can also add the filling to the unbaked pie crust if it has been pricked with a fork.

Can I Use This For The Top Crust?

Yes, you can use this recipe to make the top crust of a closed pie.

coconut pie crust gluten free prepapration

Mini Pie Crust With Almond And Coconut Flour

2gNet Carbs
A delicious simple Mini Pie Crust with almond flour and coconut flour. A low-carb crust recipe perfect for quiche or sweet pies.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 8 people

Nutrition

Net Carbs 2g
Fat 12g
Protein 3g
Calories 131kcal
4.99 from 265 votes
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) on the fan-forced mode.
  • Grease an 8-inch round pan with coconut oil or butter. Set aside.
  • Place all the ingredients into a food processor with the S-blade attachment. The order in which you add the ingredient does not matter.
  • Process on medium speed until all the ingredients come together and form a ball. About 2-3 minutes depending on your food processor. You may have to stop the food processor every 30 seconds to scrape down the ball and repeat until the dough ball forms.
  • Roll the dough between two layers of plastic wrap sheets or parchment paper to prevent it from sticking to the rolling pin. When the dough is as flat and thin as you like, remove the top plastic wrap layer. Flip over the crust onto the round pie pan.
  • If the dough breaks, use your fingers to shape the dough evenly onto the sides of the pan as you would with kids' playdough. 
  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until golden and crispy on the sides.
  • Cool down in the pan for 10 minutes. Then push the removable bottom of the pan and gently transfer the crust onto a cookie rack to cool down.
Quiche: If you are using this crust for a quiche, don’t pre-bake the crust. Directly fill the crust with your quiche filling and bake until the sides of the crust are golden brown, and your filling is set.
Baking: for a fruit pie or a curd pie where the filling doesn’t need to be baked, simply bake the crust for 25 minutes or until the sides are golden brown. Fully cool down before filling with cold curd or fruits.
Sweet crust: feel free to add 2 tablespoons of erythritol or sugar-free crystal sweetener to the food processor to create a sweet crust.
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Nutrition Facts
Mini Pie Crust With Almond And Coconut Flour
Amount Per Serving (8 people)
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Net Carbs 2g
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    37 Thoughts On Mini Pie Crust (Coconut Flour and Almond Flour)
  1. 5 stars
    Hi, do I have to prebake the pie shell before adding the pumpkin mixture? I want to make a pumpkin pie, I love your ingredients to try

    • You can prick the crust and prebake 7-8 minutes but it’s not necessary either. Both way works. For a keto pumpkin pie follow my recipe here. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  2. 5 stars
    I love this recipe!! Simple and delicious! Even made it successfully in the heat of Singapore. Thank you so much!!

    • Thanks for your lovely comment! I love to hear my recipe works everywhere in the world! Thanks for reading the blog. Enjoy the recipes. XOXO Carine.

    • Hi, feel free to had 2 tablespoons of erythritol or sugar free crystal sweetener in the food processor to create a sweet crust. I am not using pure stevia so I am not sure how much you will need. I prefer to recommend blend of stevia and erythitol they are less bitter in baking. US brand I recommend is Swerve or Natvia in New Zealand. Enjoy the recipe ! xoxo Carine.

    • Hi! Thank you SO much for this lovely comment 🙂 You made my day! I love this crust for any pie too, such a great low carb pie crust. xoxo Carine.

    • Hi Anna, I will not hold together to form a pizza pocket. This crust is great for a pie/pizza crust – sweet or savory. enjoy the recipe ! xoxo Carine.

    • Hi Eva, Yes it should work too but it will increase the wet ingredients so you may have to add more coconut flour. The crust will be much moist though. I hope it helps. Carine.

  3. 5 stars
    Just make this! so great! I sub 1/4 of the almond flour for flax meal (i like flax) and used 1 t oil and 15 g butter and added about 1 T cold water – too get it crispy. I have really been looking for a CRISP crust – it worked! thank you! I prebaked at 175 C for 18 (?) min covering the sides – it was a bit too long though.. I used it for a fennel and beet root quiche SO DELICIOUS!!!! and it was so easy to work with the crust! I think it kind of just is the half of primal palate’s – glad I followed this one it was perfect size! I did follow primal palate’s steps though 🙂 chilling it etc.

  4. 5 stars
    I’m excited to try this out. I’m trying it tonight with the vintage vinegar pie recipe. Something my son, who is dairy free, and I can enjoy together without any excessive ingredients or switching things around.

  5. 5 stars
    Hi there,

    I’ve used your crust-recipe for my salted caramel chocolate tarte cause I’m trying to cut out grains/ wheat — it was just perfect.

    Thx for sharing!

  6. 5 stars
    I wish I’d read the comments first. My first attempt was at 350F for the 35 minutes and it was burnt to a crisp. My second one looks better anyway, since I’m making a full sized pie I doubled the recipe this time and will do just 15 minutes I think. The dough is amazing though! So much easier than gluten-filled pie crust!

    • I am sorry to read that. I hope you enjoy the second crust. I really do love that recipe so easy to make and flavoursome.

    • Hi Kristina, Sorry for missing the temperature. I baked the crust at 180C. With this recipe I made 2 pies of about 10 cm and 2 smaller of about 5cm. I think it is enough dough for a pie of 26 cm diameter. I hope I answered your question. Enjoy the crust it is so delicious 🙂

      • Thank you! The conversion for me will be 355 degrees F. I hope this works out well, I am wanting to make low carb coating for my Hot Tomales too !!

    • Hi Amy, I do not think it will work or taste as great because coconut flour is really absorbent and give a crumbly texture. Almond meal bring some crunch to the crust when baked and help the whole mix to hold perfectly together without being too dry. You can try but you will probably have to change something else in the recipe and most likely add moisture like more eggs, water, coconut oil ?? not sure it will hold well together or taste great but let me know I am curious to try alternatives 🙂

  7. Hi there, I wanted to use this as a base for my cauli, cheese and bacon quiche. Being an eggy mixture, would you bake this crust for a bit before pouring mixture in and then back again? Thanks

    • Hi Pia, I do not think you have to bake the crust before. I used this crust to make a chicken and leek pie with a coconut milk and I pour my liquid mixture onto the unbaked crust. It came up well very crusty. Let me know how it goes! Thanks. Carine.

      • Do you have the recipe for your chicken & leek pie? sounds yummy.I’m trying out new recipes as I am now dairy free & paelo Thanks Chris

      • Hi, I did bake it. Just for 15 minutes. I also added some grated Parmesan to the crust to make it more savoury. Yummy!

        • Hi Pia, Lovely to have your feedback! I love the idea to add parmesan into the crust. I have to try this next time.

  8. Hello! I do not think it will hold for empanada dough. Coconut flour makes dough slightly friable, becoming difficult to shape if you want to stuff food inside the dough. It is better to use this coconut flour recipe as a pie crust and bake this in a pan where it will hold perfectly after baking. Hope you give it a try one day 🙂 Carine.

  9. Hi Natasha, I never tried to freeze it but I am pretty sure you can ! Make sure you wrap the crust in plastic wrap to avoid extra moisture that could change the consistency when defrost. I am curious to know how it will work! Let me know if you try and I will add your comment in the recipe box for the other readers. Thanks! See you around soon, Carine.

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