This Paleo pie crust recipe is so easy you can make it at home today. When you are trying to follow a Paleo way of life, or put simply, cut out nasty processed foods,
some of the creature comforts that were once part of your eating habits are no longer in focus. There are however many Paleo friendly recipes which provide us with amazing alternatives and in doing so, allow us to eat healthy but still enjoy meals we love.
Here is one very commonly asked for #recipe. Give it a go and let me know how you go.
Paleo #Pie Crust Recipe
This method will make 4 pie crusts.
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 cups coconut flour
- 1 cup tapioca starch
- 1 tsp Himalayan or fine sea salt
- 2 cups lard, frozen and grated
- 1/2 cup icy cold water
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- In a large bowl, mix both of the flours the tapioca starch and salt.
- Add the grated lard and using your fingers gently mix and rub it all together until the mixture resembles fine crumbs with a few larger pieces.
- In a small separate bowl, mix the water, vinegar and eggs together.
- Pour over dry ingredients, stirring briskly with your fingers until some kind of a ragged dough starts to form.
- Turn onto a working surface that has been dusted with almond flour and gently roll into a ball.
- Cut into 4 wedges, gently roll each into a smaller ball and then wrap in plastic film.
- Refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes before use.
- The mix can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days – you do not need to use it immediately.
- When you are ready to use it, take the pastry out of the fridge and give it a chance to come back to room temperature before rolling it. This will help it roll better and not crack so much.
- Roll out your pastry until you have the right size and thickness you are seeking and then place it into your greased pie dish. Repeat process for a pie top.
- To help the top adhere to the base, brush the edges with beaten egg, coconut milk or a mixture of both.
- Brush egg or coconut milk mixture all over the top crust (if using) and bake in 400°F oven for about 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.