A gluten-free pecan pie recipe will be a welcome surprise for everyone at your dinner table. Pecan pie makes a delicious dessert during the winter holidays, or any time throughout the year.
Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Recipe
Many pie recipes, can be easily modified so gluten-containing ingredients are not used. Since pies do not have to rise like other baked goods, almost any gluten-free flours can be used to substitute regular all-purpose or wheat flour for most recipes.
Gluten-Free Pie Crust
With any pie, it is essential to start with the pie crust. This recipe requires only three ingredients and is extremely simple to prepare. The result is a pie crust that is so flaky and tender, no one would ever guess that it is gluten-free!*
- Note- If you do not have brown rice flour for the following recipe, feel free to replace it with any gluten free flour. Just remember that while the texture will not be affected, the flavor may be if you use a more intensely flavored gluten-free flour such as buckwheat flour.
- 1 ½ cups brown rice flour
- ½ cup shortening
- 4 Tablespoons cold water
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut the shortening into the flour until it resembles a crumb-like texture.
- Use your hands to work with the dough until it becomes soft.
- Form the dough into a ball.
- Press the dough into an 8-inch pie pan. Press the dough evenly across the bottom and sides of the pan, using a spoon or your fingers.
- Decorate the edges as desired.
- Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork. This prevents the pie crust from buckling during baking.
Gluten-Free Pie Crust Mixes
If you feel that you don't have the time to make your own pie crust, there are plenty of wonderful mixes available for you to purchase.
- Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Biscuit and Baking Mix
- Pie Crust Mix by Authentic Foods
- Mama's Pie Crust Mix by Gluten Free Mama
Pecan Pie Filling
This filling is quick and easy to put together. Most pecan pie fillings are gluten-free, so feel free to substitute your favorite filling if you would like.
- 1 cup honey
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup pecan pieces
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Bring the honey to a boil in a saucepan
- Beat the eggs into the honey
- Add the remaining ingredients and combine well using a wooden spoon.
- Pour the pie filling into the pie shell.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the filling is set.
Since the gluten-free lifestyle has become so popular in recent years, there are many options that present themsevles during a search for gluten-free pecan pie recipes. These are just a few of the available recipes to choose from:
- Emeril's New Orleans Style Pecan Pie with Gluten Free Crust
- Easy Crustless Pecan Pie from Delightfully Gluten Free
- Maple Pecan Pie with Oat Crust from Recipe for a Gluten Free Life by Mrs. G.
Practice Makes Pecan Pie Perfect
Once you get used to making gluten-free pie crusts and fillings, you will find that there are endless options when it comes to making totally delicious gluten-free desserts. It only takes a little practice and patience to master this simple and rewarding technique.