I am always trying to make alternative and healthy recipes. We can still indulge in the tasty things, but make them healthier for us. Here is my take on a healthier crust. I also have on the blog the Almond Flour Pie Crust, but this one is using regular flour - just no butter. You can use this crust on any sweet or savoury pie recipe! You can check it out on my Healthy Pecan Pie Recipe.
No Butter Pie Crust
Spread the coconut oil on a piece of parchment paper and stick into the freezer for 10 mins
Combine in a food processor the pastry flour, sea salt and coconut sugar. Pulse a few times to mix well
Remove coconut oil from the freezer and break into pieces, add to food processor
Pulse until you start to see small balls being formed
Start to add the ice water to the mixture 1 TBSP at a time pulsing as you add each tablespoon. It took me about 10 TBSP of water to get the dough to stick together
Remove mixture from the food processor and place on a clean countertop
Using your hands, form a ball with the dough and wrap in parchment
Place dough in the fridge for 10 mins to form together
After your dough is set, remove from the fridge and roll out with a rolling pin on a well floured surface. Make sure that you are flipping your dough and adding more flour to your surface each time
One you have the dough rolled out even, place into pie dish and design the edge as you please! You can cut the excess off and do the design I have in the picture or use a fork to make a design around the pie dish
Fill with your desired filling and bake!
Note: If you are going to take some time to make your filling I suggest putting the pie crust into the fridge so that it keeps its shape