Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pie Pastry Gluten Free

In Canada we call today 
Remembrance Day 
and it is a day to remember with thankfulness the freedom we enjoy
May we never take it for granted!  

I have used the same gf pie pastry recipe for years and it is good but since I have been reworking my recipes to use my Julie's Flour Blend I came up with this pastry recipe.  The dough  handles very well and the pastry is light, flaky with good flavour.
My photos show a cherry pie  and I  also used the same pastry for Judy's quiche-tarts ... very good !

So here is an alternate pastry recipe if you want/need one!
  • 11/2 cups Julie's Flour Mix 
  • 1/2 cup potato starch 
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • !/2 cup tenderflake lard 
  • 1 egg + ice water to make 1/2 cup 
  • 1 tsp vinegar 
  • sweet rice flour for rolling
1. Mix dry ingredients together, then cut in lard and butter 
2. Blend egg and ice-water and vinegar 
3. Add liquid to dry ingredients and toss lightly until ball forms. 
4. Knead lightly on counter dusted with sweet rice flour. 
5. Roll out as required. 


  1. Your pie and pastry looks beautiful, Julie! If I had to eat GF I would be so thankful for this recipe
    because I love pie!

  2. This pastry looks amazing! What a wonderful resource you are creating for GF eating!

  3. Love any kind of pie :) Julie your making want a piece ,,,,can you freeze baked pie ?? do re-heat or bake like a fresh pie

    1. I have not frozen gf pie ... but I would freeze the unbaked pie and then bake as a fresh pie. I haven't tried this with gf either but when I used to freeze reg. wheat flour pies I would put the frozen pie in the mircowave for about 15 minutes and then into a hot oven to finish baking and it came out better than fresh.

  4. Does anyone know where I can find sweet rice flour in Calgary? Can I substitute?

  5. where can I buy Julie's flour mix?

    1. I'm sorry ... Julie's Flour Mix is so called because it is my own, rather than a commercially packaged flour ... but the 'recipe' for it is here http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2014/09/julies-flour-blend-gluten-free-and.html