If you love pies but haven’t had a lot of success with homemade pie crusts, you’ve still got time to try out some new recipes before your holiday guests arrive.
I scoured the internet and found 10 recipes that should cover everyone’s needs. Whether you prefer traditional pie crusts, or follow a gluten free or paleo diet, there is a pie crust for you.
10 Unique Pie Crusts:
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If you are looking for a traditional flaky pie crust but you simply haven’t found a great recipe yet, Handle the Heat’s pie crust comparison is just what you need. Not only do you get 6 recipes you can try, but the writer shares the positives and negatives of each variation.
Let me first qualify that this cauliflower pie crust was paired with a savory quiche instead of a sweet desert. That said, it’s a great option for people on diets who avoid grains. I pinned this recipe a while ago onto my Pinterest pantry board, and it’s been a huge hit.
If you try it, I’d love to hear in the comments below how it turns out.
I recently received a big jar of coconut oil as a Klout perk. I haven’t opened it yet, but when I saw this recipe I had to include it in this pie crust collection.
While I’m not a huge fan of coconut, I know a lot of people love it. If you are one of those people and follow a paleo or gluten-free diet, this coconut pie crust could be your solution.
Who doesn’t love a chocolate pie crust? This recipe takes a fairly traditional flaky crust and adds cocoa to turn it chocolate. I think this would be amazing with a banana cream pie!
I am a huge fan of oatmeal, so when I saw this pie crust that resembles a graham cracker crust but uses oatmeal instead, I new it was one I’ll need to try.
Speaking of graham cracker pie crusts…I just love them. This blogger shares two versions, both bake and non-bake versions. It looks so easy there is no reason to ever buy a store bought graham cracker crust again.
I’ve been doing a lot of baking in the last few years with whole wheat flour, so it’s natural I would want to try it in a pie crust.
Have you every had a whole wheat pie crust?
I don’t follow a paleo diet, but I love pecans (and walnuts). This crust looks like a great alternative to a flaky style pie crust.
I’m including this pie crust as more of a concept than as the actual recipe. If you have spent much time reading here, you’ll know that I try hard to avoid processed food as ingredients in my cooking. If I’m going to cook from scratch, I don’t see any reason to start with a cake mix.
While this recipe does use a store bought refrigerated crust, I see no reason why you can’t do this with any traditional flaky pie crust. I think it would be fabulous with apple pie.
What filling would you put in a cinnamon roll crust?
Find more recipes on my Pantry Pinterest board.
My pantry pinterest board is where I share my DIY recipes for ingredients needed to make other recipes. I try my best to avoid processed food, cooking from scratch when possible. So I’m always in search of ways to make things like pie crust.
Do you have a favorite pie crust recipe?