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Soy-Free, Egg-Free, Oil-Based Pie Crust

(recipe, Wendy Cohan)


This recipe is adapted from one by Betty Hagman.


  1. 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free baking mix (2 parts brown-rice flour, 1 part sorghum flour, 1 part tapioca starch, ½ part potato starch)
  2. ½ cup potato starch
  3. ½ cup sweet rice flour
  4. 3 tsp. xanthan gum
  5. 1 tsp. salt
  6. 2 tsp. crystalline fructose
  7. 3 Tbsp. cold rice milk
  8. ⅔ cup vegetable oil


  1. Mix together all the dry ingredients, then mix together the rice milk and oil.
  2. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the rice milk-oil mixture, stirring gently with a fork to combine.
  3. When the dough is just barely beginning to hold together, turn it out onto a floured surface and flatten and fold, then flatten and fold again. Do not overwork the dough. Roll out carefully between 2 sheets of waxed paper.
  4. Remove the top sheet of waxed paper and invert the crust into a 9-inch pie pan. Using waxed paper, press the crust into the pan, then remove the paper. Use a similar technique for the top crust if making a two-crust pie.


Read more about gluten-free holidays in "A gluten-free Thanksgiving."