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Perfect Vegan Pie Crust

This super simple vegan pie crust recipe simply substitutes regular butter for vegan butter. This slight adjustment not only gives you a crust that wins every time, it's also 100% harm-free. That's a win/win in our book.


The secret to a great pie crust isn't just about ingredients, the execution is equally important. We provided 4 important things to keep in mind when making pie dough as a guide to help you achieve success with all your crust-inspired desserts.


4 important things to keep in mind when making pie dough:

  1. Make sure to use chilled fat (vegan butter) & ice cold water

  2. Don't add too much water - incorporate about 1 TBSP at a time

  3. Your dough should be moist without being too wet or too crumbly

  4. Wrap & chill your dough before rolling it out

Ingredients:

1-¼ cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon salt

⅓ cup vegan butter

4 to 5 tablespoons ice cold water


Procedure:

  • Scale out your vegan butter and place in fridge until it's time to use it.

  • Combine AP flour & salt in mixing bowl and mix thoroughly

  • Use a fork, knife or pastry cutter to "cut" in the vegan butter - until the dough begins to crumble

  • *If you have a food processor, you can pulse flour, salt & butter until well incorporated and crumbly

  • Pour in ice cold water 1 TBSP at a time and mix with fork, when it begins to thicken use your hand to gently knead the dough until it reaches the desired texture - moist but not too wet or too crumbly.

  • Careful not to over-knead the dough, the heat from your hands can melt the fat.

  • Shape the dough into a round disc, wrap with parchment paper, plastic wrap or place in a large ziplock and chill in fridge for at least 20 minutes.

  • Remove chilled dough from fridge and place on a clean and lightly floured surface

  • Use a rolling pin or rod to roll the dough into a flat circular shape

  • When large enough to fit in the pie tin, gently wrap the dough around the rolling pin and place in the tin

  • *Don't worry if parts of the dough break, you can mold it together in the tin, just like clay

  • Use your hands to gently mold the dough into the shape of the pie tin

  • Use a knife to cut off the edges or mold the edges into the decorative shape you prefer

  • Use a fork to poke holes in the base of the crust

  • Chill in the fridge until ready to use

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