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Almond Flour Pie Crust

December 30, 2014

By Kath Dedon

I have made Elana Amsterdam’s Paleo Pie Crust two or three times since Thanksgiving. It makes a great grain-free option for pies. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and it’s very easy to make. I thought it was about time I shared it.

I used this Almond Flour Pie Crust to make pecan pie, but it could be used with whatever filling you like. Elana uses only 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, but I found that 3 tablespoons worked better for me. It was a little crumbly with the smaller amount.

Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour is the flour I used. I can find it at my local Costco. It is a much finer grind than other almond flours or meals. You could probably use other brands, but I haven’t tried any of them.

If you, or someone you love, eats wheat-free, gluten-free, grain-free, or paleo, give this Almond Flour Pie Crust a try. You’ll be their super hero!


Pecan pie in an Almond Pie Crust

Pecan pie in an almond crusta


Almond Flour Pie Crust

(Adapted from Elana Amsterdam’s recipe on


Be sure to use the baking sheet in the oven. I found that each time I made the crust, there was oil on the outside of the pie plate after I baked it. I’m not quite sure how to avoid that; I was glad to have used the baking sheet.


(print the recipe)


2 cups blanched almond flour

¼ teaspoon sea salt

3 tablespoons coconut oil

1 egg

Blanched almond flour


  1. Place a large rimmed baking sheet on a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350˚.
  1. Put the flour and salt in a food processor and pulse.
  1. Add the coconut oil and egg and pulse until it comes together.

almond crust in the cuisinart

  1. Press into a 9-inch pie plate.

almond crust ready to fill

  1. Fill with your preferred pie filling and bake on the preheated baking sheet for 40 – 50 minutes. (Exact time will depend on your filling. 40 minutes was plenty for my pecan pie.)
  1. Or, for a pre-baked crust, bake it without filling on the baking sheet for 8 – 12 minutes.

Pecan pie in an almond crust 2

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