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Gluten-free Pie Crust with Quinoa #1

by Allergy Guy

This recipe is the first in a series of gluten-free, wheat-free pie crusts for a gluten-free diet.

I call it Gluten-free Pie Crust with Quinoa #1. it is not the first Quinoa-based wheat-free crust I have made, but the first successful one.

Making a pie crust without wheat is difficult, but I am finding, possible.

This gluten-free crust is for a nine-inch pie plate.


  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Quinoa flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Tbs Water

Pie Crust Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F
  2. Put the butter into a pot, and put the heat on low.
  3. When the butter is melted, add the quinoa flour, salt and baking powder. You can pre-mix it if you like, but it will get pretty well mixed during the following two steps.
  4. Using a large spoon, mix the butter into the gluten-free flour mixture. Keep mixing and pressing in the unmelted butter until the wheat-free flour is evenly mixed with the butter.
  5. Add the water. Mix until the water is evenly mixed with the gluten-free flour mixture.
  6. Dump the gluten-free pie crust mixture into the pie pan.
  7. Using your fingers, press the wheat-free pie crust into an even covering along the bottom of the pan and up the sides.
  8. Using a fork, poke holes into the base of the crust. They do not have to penetrate the crust, but it is OK if they do. Place fork-holes about every inch or so around the outer edge of the bottom of the pie pan, and round the middle too.
  9. Place the pie crust in the oven. Bake until brown (approximately 20 minutes). Check it every so often to make sure it does not burn!
  10. Remove from the oven and add gluten-free pie filling.
  11. Bake according to pie filling instructions.
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1 janis jacobson November 25, 2011 at 22:00

please help clarify.
following the instructions:
1 melt butter
2 add dry ingredients
fine so far, then…..
3 add butter to dry mixture. thought i’d already added the butter.
4 press unmelted butter into dry mix in pie pan. thought the butter was all melted in step 1.
is there a recipe for a top crust as well?


2 Allergy Guy December 2, 2011 at 09:16

Hi Janis,

In step 2, you melt the butter, but it hasn’t been added to anything yet.
In step 3, you add the dry ingredients.
In step 4 you mix, you don’t add any butter.

This crust does not work as a top crust, but you could try it as a crumble.


3 Phoebe October 9, 2011 at 20:35


I made the pie crust tonight, and it turned out great until I added the filling. That just turned it to mush. What filling did you use? I cooked up some apples that were a bit watery. Should I have added the apples uncooked?


4 Allergy Guy October 13, 2011 at 19:59

Definitely add the apples uncooked! They will cook nicely in the oven. Other fillings can be cooked on the stove top if they are very watery. I add tapioca balls (small ones) to thicken fillings like preserved cherries which have a lot of juice in them. I’ve not make a fresh cherry pie (I can’t imagine removing all the stones) so I don’t know if they would work added raw to the pie crust.


5 H November 23, 2010 at 06:30

Made Quinoa crust #1 and it was fantastic. No gluten probs (yeast maybe). This was fantastic!


6 Allergy Guy November 23, 2010 at 15:10

Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the feedback.


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