Egg-Free Paleo Cookie Pie Crust
Updated: Mar 17
This buttery cookie pie crust is everything you're looking for in a Paleo/Whole30 crust that is gluten free, dairy free, and egg free! It is so versatile you can use it as your base for a pumpkin pie, cheesecake, or a chocolate mousse pie. The best part is that it has only a handful of ingredients and only takes minutes to make.
With so many of us having various dietary needs, this pie crust is sure to check all the boxes for a holiday party or dinner as it accommodates so many eating lifestyles! My kids, who don't have any restrictions, love this pie crust when paired with my egg-free Paleo pumpkin pie! It is so easy you don't even need a special occasion to whip one up (I think we ate three pies before Thanksgiving!) You will love this recipe for the next time you're looking for a slightly savory, rich, and delicious pie crust!
Why Gelatin is So Good For You!
You may have noticed, that in place of the eggs you may find in many other pie crust recipes, this one uses gelatin instead. The gelatin I prefer is a beef gelatin powder versus a sheet. The reason I like this is due to the ease in which I can incorporate it into my recipes for an even and well balanced texture.
Did you know that beef gelatin has health benefits? Gelatin is a protein that is derived from collagen, and we know that collage makes up about 30% of your body's protein. Gelatin supports healthy skin, nails, hair, joints and even your gut health !
Gut health is everything! Your well being, health, vitality, immune function and so much more is dependent on how healthy your gut is. One of the amino acids found in gelatin is glutamic acid, this plays a role in your gut health by supporting the strength and integrity of your intestinal lining, helping to restore and prevent leaky gut . Leaky gut has been linked to auto-immune diseases, digestive dysfunction, as well as food sensitivities.
So grab a bag of gelatin and let's get cooking!
Egg-Free Paleo Cookie Pie Crust Ingredients
Makes one 8"-9" Pie Crust
3/4 cup Almond flour, packed
1/4 cup Coconut flour, packed
3/4 cup Arrowroot starch
1/2 cup Coconut sugar
1/2 tsp Fine Sea Salt
2 Tbsp Beef Gelatin Powder
1/2 cup + 1/2 tsp Ghee, melted
How to make Egg-Free Paleo Cookie Pie Crust
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
2. Lightly grease a pie dish, the bottom and sides, with 1/2 teaspoon of ghee.
3. In a medium bowl, add all the dry ingredients and stir with a fork or whisk to throughly combine.
4. Stir in the ghee and mix with a fork until a crumbly dough comes together (it will look a bit sandy in texture) and when you pinch it, the dough stays together. You may need to add a bit more ghee (1-2 teaspoons at a time) until the dough "sticks" together when pinched.
5. Transfer the dough to the pie dish and evenly press dough into dish using the bottom of a glass or a measuring cup.
6. Prick the bottom 6-8 times with a fork and bake for 10-12 minutes until slightly browned.
7. Remove from the oven and you can cool and save for later or go ahead and fill it with your favorite pie filling!
Q: Can I use coconut oil instead of ghee?
A: Yes, and it will have a delicious coco-nutty flavor!
Q: Why isn't my crust holding together? It's so crumbly?
A: Sounds like you needed more ghee, next time when you have the mixture together, pinch some together and see if it roughly holds. If not add a touch more ghee until it does.
Q: Do I have to blind bake this?
A: Yes, you want to make sure that the crust is fully cooked before adding the filling, especially if you are using this for a refrigerator pie.
If you like this recipe, check these out!
Egg-Free Paleo Pumpkin Pie: If you're looking for an egg free, gluten free, dairy free pumpkin pie filling for this Paleo cookie crust, look no further! I make this pie at least three to five times each season!
Paleo Apple Crisp: What could be better than fresh fall apples in a warm and comforting crisp? This simple and delicious recipe will be the star dessert for the season!
Paleo Chocolate Cheesecake: Decadent, rich, silky melt in your mouth dark chocolate, a salted buttery cookie crust, and creamy fluffy coconut whipped cream...do I have your attention?
I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does. - Amy