Easy step-by-step tutorial for an easy vegan pie crust made with coconut oil. Just 5-ingredients and 10 minutes to the perfect pie crust.
Wanna make a vegan pie? Well you need a good vegan pie crust!
This one is so easy it’s ridiculous. And it uses coconut oil so if you’re living somewhere where it’s hard to get vegan butter then this is even better.
This recipe is so simple I’d say it’s pretty much foolproof!
A lot of pie crusts do cutesy little puckered folds at the top, which looks lovely, but sadly I am not up to the task. My clumsy fingers do not do the fine artsy stuff with the baking things. So I just made it straight up along the sides, which I thought looked fine and certainly did the job.
This recipe is just 5 ingredients and about 5-10 minutes and you have a lovely vegan pie crust to use with any pie that you please.
It’s everything a pie crust should be, perfectly crisp and it holds its shape perfectly in baking.
This recipe tends to work best when you need an unbaked pie crust. Add the filling and bake! It’s a little more tricky to blind bake the crust, but we have some tips for you about how to do that below.
How To Make A Vegan Pie Crust
You will find full instructions and measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a summary of the process to go along with the process photos.
- To make this easy vegan pie crust, throw some flour, salt and sugar into a food processor and pulse to combine.
- Then add some coconut oil (solid, not melted) and pulse until the mixture is crumbly.
- Then add some ice water and process until it forms a dough.
- Remove the dough from the food processor, form it into a ball and transfer to a floured surface. Get out the old rolling pin and get to work rolling it out.
- Roll it into a giant circle that is big enough to cover your pie dish.
- Roll it up in your rolling pin and then carefully unroll it on top of your 9-inch pie dish.
- Or just carefully pick it up and place the giant circle of dough over your pie dish.
- Carefully tuck it in along the base and sides of the pie dish. Then you simply trim off any excess dough hanging over the sides with a scissors.
- Place your pie crust into the fridge while you make the rest of your pie, whatever that may be!
What Size Pie Dish?
The pie dish you can see in our photos is 9-inches round. And if your pie dish is smaller, then you’re definitely covered.
Need A Baked Pie Crust?
It’s a little more tricky to pre-bake this pie crust because without the filling on top, it can shrink or puff up. So you need to get some pie weights. You will need at least 2 packs of these pie weights. You will also need to chill your pie crust in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Then top it with baking paper or foil and add the pie weights on top. Bake it in the oven at 400°F for around 15 minutes so that the sides are golden brown, and then remove the baking paper and pie weights, prick the bottom of the crust with a fork (to allow steam to escape and stop it from puffing up) and bake for a few more minutes until the bottom is lightly browned as well.
For heaps of great tips for blind baking a pie crust (blind baking just means without a filling), check out this great article from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
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Vegan Pie Crust with Coconut Oil
- Place the flour, sugar and salt into the food processor and pulse to combine.
- Add the coconut oil (must be solid, not melted) and pulse until the mixture is crumbly.
- Add 3 Tbsp ice water and pulse to combine. It should look like a dough now and if you break off a piece and roll it in your hands it should easily roll into a ball. If it doesn’t then add the remaining Tbsp of ice water and pulse to combine once again.
- Remove the dough from the food processor and transfer to a floured surface.
- Roll the dough into a big round ball.
- Using a rolling pin roll it out from side to side into a a giant round that can fit over your pie dish.
- Carefully roll it up in your rolling pin and then unroll it over your 9-inch round pie dish. Or just lift it up and place it over your pie dish, tucking it in along the bottom and sides of the pie dish to fit properly.
- Take a scissors and trim off any excess dough around the edges.
- Place your pie crust into the fridge while you prepare your pie filling.
- This recipe works perfectly for a 9-inch round pie dish.
- If you’re making a savory pie and would prefer to omit the sugar then you can do so.
- Nutritional information is for ⅛ of the recipe.