Gluten-Free Pie Crusts

Last Updated May 2016

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There's no reason to give up pie — even homemade pie — just because you follow the gluten-free diet. But finding a ready-to-use gluten-free pie crust for your pumpkin, custard, pecan or fruit-based masterpiece can be a bit tricky.

Fortunately, there are a few options from which you can choose. I looked into what's available both online and in supermarkets, and here are the details.

Ready-to-Fill Gluten-Free Pie Crusts

For store-bought frozen gluten-free pie crusts, the alternatives include:

  • Kinnikinnick Foods frozen gluten-free pie crusts. These are tested to ensure they contain less than 5 parts per million of gluten (less is always better when it comes to parts per million of gluten). Kinnikinnick doesn't ship its pie crusts, so you'll need to find one in stores (or possibly ask your store manager to order it).
  • Mi-Del Graham-Style gluten-free pie crust. Mi-Del also produces gluten-free cookies, so it makes sense for the company to offer a ready-to-use gluten-free pie crust. Mi-Del pie crusts are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, which requires tested to below 10 parts per million of gluten. Unlike the other pie crusts, you can buy Mi-Del pie crusts online.
  • Whole Foods' Gluten-Free Bakehouse frozen pie crusts, tested to contain fewer than 5 parts per million of gluten. Not all Whole Foods stores carry these; you'll need to check to see if yours has them. Whole Foods doesn't ship.
  • Wholly Wholesome gluten-free pie crusts. If you're craving a chocolate pie crust, Wholly Wholesome makes one, in addition to a graham cracker gluten-free pie crust. The crusts are made in a gluten-, nut- and dairy-free environment, and are available in select health food stores. Like the other companies, Wholly Wholesome doesn't ship.

    Your Store Doesn't Have Gluten-Free Pie Crusts? Try A Recipe Instead

    If you can't find a frozen pie crust locally, you'll need to make one from a mix or from scratch.

    There are a couple of choices in mixes, including Gluten-Free Pantry's Perfect Pie Crust mix (tested to 20ppm) and Williams-Sonoma's Gluten-Free Pie Crust Mix (also tested to 20 ppm).

    Namaste Foods also makes a mix it calls "Biscuits, Piecrust & More!" that you can use to make a pie crust; Namaste products are made in a dedicated facility that's free of gluten, soy, corn, potato, dairy, casein, peanuts, and tree nuts.

    Finally, you can also try a nut pie crusts:

    • Pecan Nut Pie Crust, a recipe that would suit you well if you're grain-free or generally prefer to eat a lower-carb diet.

    You'll obviously need to plan ahead for your gluten-free pie, but you do have plenty of choices. When you get to the point of deciding what to fill that crust with, check out my list of great gluten-free pumpkin recipes.

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