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How to Make Vegan Pie Crust

How to Make Vegan Pie Crust That Doesn't Suck | picklesnhoney.com

As a self-proclaimed pie filling lover, I haven’t paid much attention to crusts over the years. I find most store-bought crust to be dry and flavorless, and if I’m going to go big on dessert, I’m certainly not wasting valuable stomach space (or calories, let’s be honest) on crappy crust.

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There are, however, a lot of pie crust lovers. They couldn’t all be nuts, right? Gushing over the crust and not the filling?

This year, I set out to make a pie crust that a) isn’t dry, crumbly, and flavorless and b) isn’t fussy and won’t send me running for the pre-made dough. Also, it had to be vegan. Tall order? Sort of.

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The recipe I’m sharing has literally taken me a few years to perfect, though in all fairness, I only make pie like twice a year. Three times, tops. The ingredients are so simple and basic (there’s no need to get complicated←this should be my life motto); it’s the method and ratios that took me a good amount of trial and error. I’m sure I’ll continue to tweak the recipe because that’s just what I do, but for now, I’m really happy with it as-is.

How to Make Vegan Pie Crust That Doesn't Suck | picklesnhoney.com

How to Make Vegan Pie Crust That Doesn't Suck | picklesnhoney.com

How to Make Vegan Pie Crust That Doesn't Suck | picklesnhoney.com

How to Make Vegan Pie Crust That Doesn't Suck | picklesnhoney.com

A handful of ingredients you likely already have, a mixing bowl, and a few minutes of covering your hands in dough. And no spoons or dough hooks, because part of the magic is most definitely in using your hands to make something.

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How to Make Vegan Pie Crust

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How to Make Vegan Pie Crust

Vegan,

Serves: one 9-inch single pie crust


Prep Time: 10 mins

Finally, a vegan pie crust that isn't fussy or bland! Just a handful of basic ingredients, a mixing bowl, and ten minutes. No more crummy store-bought crusts—you've got this.

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How to Make Vegan Pie Crust

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup spelt flour (or additional all-purpose flour)
  • 1 tablespoon vegan cane sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup vegan buttery spread
  • 5-6 tablespoons filtered water, ice cold

Cuisine: Vegan Servings: one 9-inch single pie crust

Prep Time: 10 mins

Finally, a vegan pie crust that isn't fussy or bland! Just a handful of basic ingredients, a mixing bowl, and ten minutes. No more crummy store-bought crusts—you've got this.

Instructions

  • Add the all-purpose flour, spelt flour, sugar, and salt to a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Using your fingers, pinch the vegan buttery spread into the flour mixture until it's about the size of peas.
  • Add the water, one tablespoon at a time, and mix with your fingers until the dough holds together. Repeat this until five tablespoons of water have been added. If the dough sticks together when you pinch it, don't add the additional tablespoon of water. If the dough crumbles, add another tablespoon of water and mix until incorporated.
  • Knead the dough a few times (not more or it will become tough), and form it into a flat disc.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate it for use in the next 2-3 days, or freeze it for use in the next couple of weeks.

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  1. Amanda, these pictures are so awesome! I love that you focused on just the crust, which is often overlooked when all I can think is ‘filling!’

  2. Caitlin says

    great work, lady! i hate making pie crust dough but there just isn’t anything better than a perfectly flaky and buttery crust.

  3. i am not a pie filling person but absolutely love flaky crust. this year for thansgiving, i am trying to do things from scratch, will be thinking of this for our dessert.

  4. Hailey says

    this looks delish! great photos. what flour can I swap out for the all-purpose white?

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks! I’d go for a lighter flour, like a whole wheat pastry flour in place of all-purpose flour.

  5. jack says

    can I use oil if I don’t have vegan buttery spread? – thanks

    1. I’ve had success using solid coconut oil. 🙂

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