Mom’s Famous Vegan Pie Crust

Vegan Pie CrustThis is my mom’s famous vegan pie crust. Well…at least it’s famous among our family and friends. Even though she doesn’t follow a vegan diet, she has made this exact crust since before I was born. It’s light and flaky and will make any type of pie the hit of the party.

This recipe makes 2 crusts. Use one for the top of fruit pies, or leave off the top and make two pies.

For the cook time, follow the directions on your pie recipe. There’s no need to precook this vegan pie crust.

Try it with a Vegan Pumpkin Pie, Vegan Apple Pie or Vegan Cherry Pie.

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant-based eating.

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This is my mom's famous vegan pie crust. It's light and flaky, and it'll make any pie the hit of the party. It's also pretty darn easy to make, too.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 30 minutes
Pie Crust
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Rating: 5
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This is my mom's famous vegan pie crust. It's light and flaky, and it'll make any pie the hit of the party. It's also pretty darn easy to make, too.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 30 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
Ingredient Prep
  1. Combine flour, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  2. Add canola oil and mix until blended. Don't over mix.
  3. Add 3 tbsp of water and fold until dough cleans the bowl and you see white streaks in the dough. Don't work too much.
Rolling the Dough
  1. Dampen part of your counter with water and place a square piece of wax paper over it. The water will keep it from moving around while you flatten the dough.
  2. Take half of the dough and pat it into a circle on the wax paper.
  3. Cover the flattened dough with a second square of wax paper and use a rolling pin to roll it out into the size of your pie pan.
  4. Remove the top piece of wax paper, lift the bottom piece of wax paper off the counter with the dough still attached and turn it upside down over your pie pan so the dough is facing down on the pan.
  5. Peel off the wax paper and mould the dough to the pan. Trim the excess dough around the edge of the pan with a knife and add it back to the other half of the dough.
  6. Repeat with the other half of the dough.
Adding the Top
  1. If you're making a fruit pie and want to use the second half of the dough as a topper, add the pie filling to the pie pan.
  2. Fold the top crust over the bottom crust in the pie pan.
  3. Peel off the wax paper.
  4. Crimp the edges of the bottom and top dough around the pie pan to seal the crust.
    Vegan Pie Crust
  5. Cut slits in the top crust to vent while cooking. Mom always makes hers look like a fruit tree.
    Vegan Pie Crust
  6. Cook according to the pie's directions. There's no need to precook the crust before using it.
Recipe Notes

Courtesy of my mom.

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