Pamela’s Easy Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pie Crust


About a decade ago, a member of the Pamela’s team reached out to tell me that their easy gluten-free dairy-free pie crust recipe would work perfectly with my beloved dairy-free soy-free pumpkin pie recipe. It’s received rave reviews, so who am I to argue? Plus, it’s a quick recipe that uses just 4 ingredients – and you know how I love simple recipes!

Easy Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pie Crust Recipe from the bakers at Pamela's - perfect every time!

Special Diet Notes: Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pie Crust

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

Pamela's Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Pie Crust
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This recipe was created by the bakers at Pamela's Products, and they shared it with us. It's perfect for sweet and savory pies, but you can add a little sweetener if you want a slightly sweet crust.
Serves: 1 9-inch pie crusts
  • 1¾ cups Pamela's Gluten-Free Bread Mix (do not use the yeast packet)
  • ¼ cup dairy-free buttery sticks (like Melt Organic or Earth Balance Soy-Free)
  • ¼ cup shortening (can use a non-hydrogenated, RSPO-certified, organic palm shortening like Spectrum or Nutiva)*
  • ¼ cup ice water, plus additional if needed
  1. Pour the bread mix into a bowl or food processor. Cut the buttery sticks and shortening into flour mixture using two knives, a pastry blender, or by pulsing your food processor until pea-sized pieces form.
  2. Slowly add the ice water until the dough comes together, and is not sticky. Add 1 teaspoon additional water if too dry.
  3. Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment or wax paper. Peel the top paper off the dough and invert into a pie dish. Peel off the second sheet of paper. Gently press the dough into the pie dish and crimp the edges.
  4. Bake as indicated in your pie recipe, or bake unfilled in a 350°F oven on bottom rack for 28 to 30 minutes if you need a pre-baked crust.
*If preferred, you can swap more buttery sticks for the shortening or use ¼ cup more buttery sticks and ¼ cup oil in place of the shortening.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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