(The Flakiest!) Keto Pie Crust

Suuuper flaky, buttery and tasty, this keto pie crust is ideal for anything from pies (both sweet and savory!) to empanadas and quiches.

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Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, European, Keto
Keyword: gluten free pie crust, keto pie crust
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 189kcal


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 5 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon or orange zest optional
  • 3 1/2 ounces unsalted grass-fed butter cold
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese cold
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • egg wash optional (for glossy finish)


  1. Please see recipe video for guidance!
  2. Add almond flour, coconut flour, xanthan gum, salt and zest (optional) to food processor and pulse until evenly combined.
  3. Add butter and cream cheese and pulse for just a few seconds until crumbly. Add in egg and vinegar and pulse until the dough just begins to come together (but stop before it forms into a ball). Like with any pastry dough, make sure not to over-process the dough. The mixture ought to resemble coarse breadcrumbs rather than cookie dough.
  4. Turn out the dough onto cling film (i.e. saran wrap) and pat into a round.
  5. Refrigerate for at least one hour, or up to 3 days. You can, alternatively, freeze the pie crust at this point and thaw out as needed (just as regular pie crust!).
  6. Roll out the crust between parchment paper. It’s more fragile than regular pie crust, so youneed to work quickly and in cold conditions. You can patch up any cracks that occur bypinching the dough together. And if at any point the crust becomes unmanageable, simplypop it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes before carrying on.
  7. Once shaped (pie, empanadas, etc), pop it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes prior to baking (asit will help to keep its shape better and come out flakier). Brush with egg wash for a glossyfinish (optional, but highly suggested).
  8. Bake at 390°F/200°C for 10-12 minutes if making something small such as crackers. And up to30 minutes for empanadas and such. Just keep an eye out for it, as grain free flours have atendency to brown suddenly rather than gradually.


One batch is enough for a pie base (or galette!). So if doing a latticed pie, you’ll want to double the recipe.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber:2g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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