These Vegan Pie Crusts can be made in minutes and will be ready to use with your favorite pie recipes! The 3 options include a graham cracker crust, a date crust, and even a chocolate version. All of them are vegan and oil-free, and two are actually gluten-free as well.
Making your own pie crusts can be fun, and it doesn’t take much time at all! With minimal effort, you can have a homemade crust ready to hold your favorite pie fillings like these No-Bake Fruit Pies in as little as 15 to 30 minutes.
Do pie crusts need eggs?
No, they really don’t need eggs if you want a whole food, plant-based dessert option. Pie crust recipes like these can be made without using any eggs or egg whites which makes them perfect for creating all those delicious vegan pies.
Gluten-free vegan pie crusts
Out of the 3 crusts on this list, two of them are entirely gluten-free in addition to begin vegan, egg-free, and oil-free which is great for those with gluten sensitivities. The two that are safe for those avoiding gluten are Chocolate Vegan Pie Crust and Gluten-Free Date Pie Crust.
Tips for best crusts
- Pan size- I like to use a 9″ round heat-resistant pie pan for my pies whether they actually need to be cooked or not.
- Prevent sticking- Line your pie pans with a sheet of parchment paper to prevent sticking without using any oils or sprays.
- Wet hands- Shaping crusts into a pan can be a sticky business, so wetting your hands frequently can help with making them less sticky.
- Cooling- Most pies need to cool for at least a few minutes before serving. Others, like these No-Bake Fruit Pies, actually need to be chilled for 2-3 hours to help them set up. Oftentimes, it’s a great idea to make pies ahead of time to give them more time to get to the best consistency. It helps them to stay together well when slicing.
Can you freeze pie crusts?
Most homemade pie crusts will keep when wrapped well and kept in the refrigerator for 2-5 days. All of the crusts on this list can even be frozen to use later. Freeze them for up to 3 months.
It’s nice to have some already prepared and available to pull out of the freezer when you need to make a pie but don’t have a lot of time.
Best vegan pie recipes to try
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Graham Cracker Pie Crust
- 1.5 cups ground low-fat graham cracker crumbs
- 6 tablespoons applesauce
- The first thing you are going to need to do is crumble the graham crackers. This can easily be done by placing them in a food processor or putting them in a large ziplock bag and smashing them up with a rolling pin. Approximately 10 crackers sheets equal 1.5 cups.
- Blend the graham cracker crumbs and applesauce in a food processor or blender until a ball forms. If the mixture is dry, add an additional tablespoon of applesauce
- Press the mixture into a nonstick pie pan. There is no baking required.
- Graham crackers- Store-bought graham crackers are often vegan, but I haven’t been able to find any that are oil-free. Make your own homemade graham crackers to keep these completely oil-free.
- Cracker crumb measurement- Approximately 10 cracker sheets equal 1.5 cups.
- Applesauce- Almost every grocery store carries applesauce here in the United States, or it can be ordered online. However, if you have trouble finding it for some reason, it’s pretty easy to make your own Homemade Applesauce.
- Pan size- A 9″ pie pan works great. A little larger or smaller will also work.
- Pressing the crust- You can use your hands to press the pie crust into the pie pan, or try the back of a spoon or measuring cup.
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