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Vegan Pie Crust

This vegan pie crust is perfectly flaky, easy, and delicious! With just a few simple ingredients you probably already have on-hand, you'll have a flawless pie crust ready to be filled with anything you'd like.
Course Dessert, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 15 minute, pie dough, vegan baking
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 375kcal


  • Large bowl
  • Pastry cutter or fork
  • 9-inch pie dish


  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening cold, cut into cubes
  • 4-5 tablespoons cold water


  • Mix together the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add in the vegetable shortening and use either a fork or pastry cutter to slice the shortening into the flour. Continue mixing until you reach a crumbly texture, where the shortening is the size of small peas.
  • Add in 4 tablespoons of cold water and mix until a ball of dough forms. If the mixture is still too dry, add in one more tablespoon of water. Only mix until a dough comes together, do not over mix!
    vegan pie crust step 4
  • Place the dough on a floured work surface and roll into a 12-inch circle. Carefully transfer the dough to a pie pan and press gently to secure in place. Patch any holes in the dough and flute the edges if you’d like.
    vegan pie crust step 5
  • Either use this vegan pie crust right away or store it in the fridge until ready to use.


  • Avoid handling this pie crust too much, as the warmth from your hands can cause the vegetable shortening to melt.
  • Make it Gluten Free: Use a gluten-free all-purpose flour.
Recipe yields 8 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed above. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 3g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbs: 30g