Simple Gluten-Free Pie Dough

  • Serves

    makes 1 crust


No need for rolling out this pie dough; just press it into place before baking for a lightly sweet, shortbread-like crust that can be used with any filling of your choice.


  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 14 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. confectioners' sugar
  • 12 tsp. baking powder
  • 12 tsp. baking soda
  • 14 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 14 tsp. salt
  • 7 tbsp. shortening or unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


Step 1

Pulse flour, starch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, and butter in a food processor into pea-size crumbles. Add egg and pulse until dough comes together. Form dough into a ball, flatten slightly, and press evenly into pie plate with fingers; crimp edges. Chill 30 minutes.

Step 2

Heat oven to 400°. Bake crust until lightly set and beginning to color at edges,10–12 minutes. Reduce oven to 350°. Remove crust and add filling, or continue to bake until crust is golden brown, about 15 minutes more; let cool completely and fill as desired.

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