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Multipurpose Keto Pie Crust

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This recipe is another low-carb essential for those following a healthy ketogenic diet. I've already shared a few paleo crusts but this one is also egg-free and can be used for both sweet and savoury meals. It's a bit more difficult to work with but it's definitely worth the effort. It's tastier and more flaky (but also more fragile) compared to my other recipes. I used psyllium powder, glucomannan powder and water to substitute the binding effect of eggs.

Another egg-free option is be to use some flax meal - it has proven to be an essential ingredient in my keto grain-free tortillas. That's why I included another egg-free version in this recipe. You can also try some of these recipes for even more options:

For best results, use a kitchen scale for measuring all the dry ingredients. Using just cups may not be enough to achieve best results, especially in baked goods. Weights per cups and tablespoons may vary depending on the product/ brand. This recipe makes 8 servings - 8 small pie crusts or one regular pie crust.

How To Make Coconut-Free Keto Pie Crust

The recipe uses coconut flour which can easily be substituted with other low-carb options. To do that, use the ingredients below:

  • 1 cup almond flour (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 1/3 packed cup flax meal (50 g/ 1.8 oz)
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk powder (8 g/ 0.3 oz)
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup butter or ghee or coconut oil (56 g/ 2 oz)
  • 2-4 tbsp water
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Serving size 1/8 pie crust

Allergy information for Multipurpose Keto Pie Crust

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free
Pescatarian
Low FODMAP
Vegetarian
Vegan
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Nutritional values (per serving, 1/8 pie crust)

Net carbs1.3 grams
Protein3.9 grams
Fat15 grams
Calories158 kcal

Calories from carbs 3%, protein 10%, fat 87%

Total carbs5 gramsFiber3.7 gramsSugars0.7 gramsSaturated fat4.3 gramsSodium25 mg(1% RDA)Magnesium58 mg(15% RDA)Potassium138 mg(7% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 1 large or 8 small pie crusts)

Instructions

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients. Add the butter cut in pieces. Multipurpose Keto Pie Crust
  2. Using your hands, combine the dry ingredients with the butter. Add water and mix until well combined. Multipurpose Keto Pie Crust
  3. Place the dough in a plastic wrap and flatten using your hands. Place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes. Preheat the oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F (fan assisted), or 195 °C/ 380 °F (conventional).
  4. Method 1: rolling. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll out non-stick silicone rolling pin till the dough is about the size of a pie pan - I used a non-stick pan with a removable bottom. Because there are no eggs in this recipe, the dough will be very fragile so you'll have to be careful not to tear it apart. Multipurpose Keto Pie Crust
  5. Method 2: press down. Alternatively, place the dough directly into a round non-stick pie pan with a removable bottom:and press up the sides using your fingers to create a "bowl" shape. Use a dough rolleror wet your hands if needed. Ideally, use a baking sheet as lining for the bottom to ensure that the crust doesn't get stuck to it. Multipurpose Keto Pie Crust
  6. Place baking paper on top and use ceramic baking beans to weight the dough down. You will need them to prevent the dough from rising and creating air bubbles, especially if you are making a large pie. Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes. Multipurpose Keto Pie Crust
  7. When done, remove from the oven. Remove the baking paper with the ceramic beans. If the centre of the pie seems too moist, place back in the preheated oven (switched off) just to dry out. Fill with your favourite filling (keto lemon curd, whipped cream, or any savoury filling like pork and eggs or chicken).
  8. If not using straight away, let the pie crust cool down. Once cool, store in an airtight container and keep at room temperature for up to a week. Multipurpose Keto Pie Crust

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/8 pie crust)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
1.1 g2.7 g6.6 g74 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Psyllium husk powder
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g5.8 g51 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Flaxmeal (flax meal), ground flaxseed
0.1 g1.1 g2.6 g33 kcal
Total per serving, 1/8 pie crust
1.3 g3.9 g15 g158 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (18)

I’m new to the KetoDiet and have made Soul bread and Keto buns. They turned out great. But I’m having trouble with my dough on this one. It keeps falling apart. I followed the instructions precisely. What am I doing wrong?

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Hi Pat, is it falling apart before or after baking? This dough is more fragile/crumbly/flakey than other recipes because there is no egg. If you prefer a firm crust, these are good options: Sweet Keto Pie Crust
Savory Keto Pie Crust

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Hi.  Is it possible to substitute flax seed powder for the psyllium husk powder?

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Hi Jonny, yes you can do that although it may be a little more fragile. A pinch of xanthan gum would help keep it together.

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Hi,
I see that you use glucomannan powder or xanthan gum in all of your crusts but what if you don't have these items? are they necessary?
Thank you

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I don't think I used it in another crust recipe but I used it in this one because there are no eggs and it helps the texture (too crumbly otherwise). You could try psyllium husk powder instead or try one of these recipes: Sweet Keto Pie Crust and Savory Keto Pie Crust
Even this recipe might work well for pie crust: The Best Low-Carb & Keto Tortillas, Taco Shells & Nachos

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Do you think it would be possible to freeze the uncooked dough?

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I've only tried freezing the cooked dough but I think it should work with uncooked too.

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hi can you please tell what size pan you would recommend

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I used a 21 cm /  8 inch pan - or you can use more small pans.

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Thank you!

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Hi, do you have the 'egg' version of this recipe? I am not keen on the glucomannan power. Thanks, Sarah

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Hi Sarah, yes, check out the other recipes (below ingredients).  Hope this helps!

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It's so difficult to find egg-free keto recipes and I have an egg allergy. Thank you so much for this recipe, will be making the apple pie from your blog this weekend!

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Thanks Anne, hope you like it! 😊

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