I have become a big pie fan. What is there not to like about a buttery pie crust with a delicious filling? I started making this crust for my baked apple pie and have been using it for every pie every since. It’s also a lot easier to make than most pie recipes out there. I’m definitely one for easy and quick baking. Ask anyone who knows me. Therefore today I share with you, the best vegan pie crust recipe you will make (and taste).
My baking history
I never thought I would develop a love for baking but it happened. Some say baking is a science, and while I agreed I also think it’s an art. I’m the furthest thing from a perfectionist when it comes to cooking and baking has challenged that from time to time. Trust me when I say I have had numerous cake flopping on me.
My first baking memories were baking with my grandma when I was growing up. She made delicious ginger cookies and jam squares that I was in love with. Eating the cookie dough was the best thing ever!
Every year at Christmas, it was a tradition to make mince pies with my mom. She would make the pastry and we would have to wait for it to get cold and then roll it out. My mom still makes these every year, and it’s my goal to make them vegan this year. I’ll be using this recipe with more coconut oil.
Whether you have tried baking or are afraid, today I want to encourage you. Vegan baking is way easier than you expect. It is quite simple to replace a recipe with vegan ingredients and have it turn out well. Baking requires fairly accurate measurements and some patience. Now and again, you might have a flop but then you learn and improve each time you try again. You CAN do this!!!
Back to the pie
I have made this vegan pie crust recipe a bunch of times. It has become my staple go-to for everything pie related. It’s easy to make and as delicious as any non-vegan crust I can remember eating hence the best vegan pie crust. If you never bake and avoid the kitchen like a plague, I would recommend giving this a try. What’s the worst that could happen? A burned crust? A broken crust? A simply delicious crust?
Save this recipe and be sure give it a try. Get creative, think pumpkin pies, chocolate pies, apple pies, peach pies, spinach pies… Who’s hungry? I’m still wanting to try this combo from Minimalist Baker: https://minimalistbaker.com/no-bake-pbj-pie/
Vegan Pie Crust recipe
- 2 cups unbleached flour Can use a gluten free all purpose flour
- 1 cup coconut oil organic
- 1 cup fine brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp fine salt
- 1/4 cup warm water
- Pre heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 Degrees Celcius
- Measure out 2 cups of flour and sift into a bowl.
- Add the sugar and salt. See notes on sugar substitutions*
- Add the solid coconut oil. Using your hands, massage the oil into the flour until it’s broken into small bits. Do this by rubbing the mix between your hands as if they were cold.
- Add the water and continuing rubbing the mixture until it resembles a crumbly texture.
- Spray baking pan with oil and press the mix into the pan. Once evenly pressed, use a fork and poke a few holes.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes until turning slightly golden then remove and cool down.
If you try this out, please give me a rating and let me know what you think. Happy baking herbivores.
Wanting something more savory? Why not give this a try: http://thehungryherbivore.com/20minute-vegan-curried-shepherds-pie-with-cauliflower-mash/