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Easy Keto Low-Carb Almond Flour Pie Crust

This Easy Keto Low-Carb Almond Flour Pie Crust is flaky, gluten free, and made with no xanthan gum. Finding a sugar free crust in stores is difficult! You will love this homemade recipe from scratch. 

keto pie crust baked in a glass pie plate pan

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I have used this pie crust in several different recipes. It’s definitely tried and true! I love the crisp buttery flavor it has. It pairs wonderfully with any dessert you have in mind.

almond flour, butter, an egg, and sweetener in glass bowls

How to Make Keto Almond Flour Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9.5-inch pie pan with butter.
  3. Add the almond flour, sweetener, and salt (dry ingredients) to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the beaten egg and melted butter (wet ingredients) to a separate bowl and stir.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to a food processor. Next, pour in the wet ingredients. Manually pulse until the mix is incorporated. You can also combine the dry and wet ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix by hand, but after testing, the best results are using a food processor.
  6. Press the dough into the greased pie pan.
  7. Bake.
collage photo of keto low carb crust in a food processor

What Type of Sweetener to Use

I use granular monkfruit sweetener (to substitute white sugar). These sweeteners are natural, zero-calorie, zero-carb, and won’t spike blood sugar.

If you use something like stevia, you can follow the standard method you use for converting refined sugar to stevia. Monkfruit sweetener measures 1:1 like refined sugar.

Do You Have to Use a Food Processor

You can combine the ingredients by hand. It will take a little longer and can be difficult to incorporate the ingredients to produce a smooth crust. I find this way works best.

keto low carb pumpkin pie crust

What Type of Pan/Pie Plate to Use

I have grown to love my cast iron pie pan, but you can use any 9-inch pie plate you wish. If you aren’t using cast iron, I recommend a glass Pyrex pie plate or a ceramic pie plate. Both of these regulate heat well. The pie plate you choose will determine if your crust browns too quickly.

Glass is the most common and cooks at a slow, steady, and more even rate. This helps with consistent baking and browning.

Although a ceramic pan will regulate heat well, you can’t see what’s happening inside the dish (like a cast iron). If this bothers you, it’s something to consider.

Metal pans brown the crust more quickly because they become hotter in the oven.

You also need to consider the shape of the plate. The ones with straight edges will produce a pie with straight edge crust, unless you crimp the edges yourself.

As you can see there are a lot of factors here that will determine the speed in which your pie bakes. You will have to watch it and take these items into account in order to ensure your pie bakes up nicely!

keto pie crust baked in a glass pie plate pan

Do You Chill It?

It depends on how you plan to use the crust. For most custard or fruit pies, you won’t need to chill it, but you will need to bake it before adding in the filling.

If you are making something that requires you to use the dough in a pastry recipe or a cobbler, where you have to slice the dough into strips, then yes you will need to chill it first. Otherwise the dough will break apart really easily, which will make it difficult to roll.

Rolling Tips if You Need Pie Crust Strips

This dough is a lot more delicate than a crust that uses all-purpose flour. Chilling it helps, but remember to work slowly while using it. I use this rolling pin from Amazon.

keto low carb pumpkin pie on a white plate with a whole cut pie in the back

How to Make it Dairy Free

You can substitute butter for something like coconut oil. It will impact the flavor and texture of the crust.

Can You Use Coconut Flour?

Coconut flour and almond flour do not have a 1:1 substitution recipe. Coconut flour is also really drying, so I seldom use it for baking. You will have to look for another recipe if you wish to use it.

a slice of apple pie on a pink plate with a scoop of ice cream and fresh apples

Can You Make it Ahead of Time

Yes, you can roll the dough into a ball, cover it in plastic wrap and store in the fridge for 3-4 days.

You can also press it into your pie plate and store it in the fridge.

Freezer Tips

You can freeze it in ball form, tightly wrapped or you can bake the crust and freeze it for easy thawing. It will last for up to a few months.

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Easy Keto Low-Carb Almond Flour Pie Crust

This Easy Keto Low-Carb Almond Flour Pie Crust is flaky, gluten free, and made with no xanthan gum. Finding a sugar free crust in stores is difficult! You will love this homemade recipe from scratch. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond flour pie crust, gluten free pie crust, keto pie crust, low carb pie crust
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
cooling 15 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 165kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9.5 inch pie pan with butter.
  • Add the almond flour, sweetener, and salt (dry ingredients) to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Add the beaten egg and melted butter (wet ingredients) to a separate bowl and stir.
  • Add the dry ingredients to a food processor. Next, pour in the wet ingredients. Manually pulse until the mix is incorporated. You can also combine the dry and wet ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix by hand, but after testing, the best results are using a food processor.
  • Press the dough into the greased pie pan. Ensure you press the dough along the edges of the pan to create crust. Poke holes throughout the crust with a fork.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes until golden.
  • Remove from the oven and cool for 15 minutes.

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Notes

  • You can combine the ingredients by hand. It will take a little longer and can be difficult to incorporate the ingredients to produce a smooth crust. I find this way works best.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 15g
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