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If you’ve attempted an almond flour or coconut flour low Carb Pie Crust dough before, then you already know all about the challenges you’re presented with – pie crust dough that’s nearly impossible to roll out and even harder to transfer to a pie pan, a crust that turns dark brown after only 20 minutes in the oven, and a very crumbly vessel for your delicious pie filling! If you can relate, then get READY, because THIS low carb pie crust solves ALL of those problems! This pie crust rolls, feels and bakes very similar to a real flour one! It does require the use some specialty ingredients; but, when the holidays roll around (and that PECAN PIE IS CALLING YOUR NAME) you won’t regret making this crust! ESPECIALLY when you realize, the ENTIRE PIE CRUST IS ONLY 3 G Net Carbs ????!
I have been working on creating a low carb pie crust since I STARTED KETO well over a year and a half ago. I have tried EVERY kind of low carb pie crust out there- almond flour, coconut flour, fathead dough, adding cream cheese, adding vinegar for flakiness, adding psyllium husk or flax to help roll it out, use protein powder for a finer ‘flour’ powder, etc. No matter what I did (or what recipe I tried), I could NOT find a solution that meant I could ACTUALLY Roll out a pie crust dough and shape it into a pie crust pan without it falling apart in the first 30 seconds of being out of the fridge!
Sure, there’s some pretty fabulous and easy ‘press-in’ pie crusts out there. You can still shape them to look like a faux ‘rolled out’ pie crust, and they work great in some recipes like a cheesecake (where crumbly crusts are pretty normal) or in a tart that only gets baked for a short period of time (or not baked at all). When it comes to a heartier pie though, like a pecan, pumpkin pie, or chicken pot pie they just don’t work as well. They fall apart, crumble, or burn into a nasty blackened color when they have a bake time exceeding 30 minutes (almond flour JUST burns easier).
There different variations of pie crusts as you can see, that are out there in the the world of low carb …. There’s shortbread style pie crusts (that use butter and no egg, usually sweetened, sometimes not), and then there’s psuedo pie crust ‘dough’ (that uses an egg to bind it together better, or binding ingredient like flax). Then there’s actual ROLLABLE pie crust DOUGH. Okay, so there wasn’t really a rollable dough out there, BEFORE the creation of THIS LOW CARB PIE CRUST DOUGH RECIPE!). WHOOHOOOO!!!
So, how did I get mysterious low carb pie crust to stick together without crumbling WITHOUT the use of eggs, almond flour, coconut flour, or flax?!?! WELL, my friends, I used a litttle bit of magic, also known as …… some SPECIALTY INGREDIENTS ????! These specialty ingredients are derived from wheat flour and oats, just with the carbs REMOVED!
WHERE can I find the magical ingredients for this pie crust dough?
So far, I have found three main places where you can locate the ingredients needed for this pie crust dough. I will link the places you can buy them in the recipe as well, but let me just explain since they can be sourced from various places. Different BRANDS DO WORK Differently (ESPECIALLY WITH THE OAT FIBER).
On Amazon, you can find my one of my two favorite brands of Oat Fiber (THIS Lifesource is the ONLY one I recommend off amazon ) , Vital Wheat Gluten (THIS Hoosier Hill Farm Brand), Inulin/chicory root fiber (This brand is what I use), and Erythritol (granular), Whey Protein Isolate (This ISOPURE, Unflavored Brand is my FAVORITE)
Netrition.com is pretty much the only place you’ll find the really specialty low carb wheat products used here. Here’s what you need to order from netirtion (each on is a link): resistant wheat starch, wheat protein isolate 5000 (this CAN be subbed with Wheat Protein Isolate 5500- they function almost exactly the same!), and Wheat Protein Isolate 8000. They’re super affordable in cost (about 5.99 a bag) and there’s TONS of other AWESOME low carb products you can buy when you’re shopping there online anyways
If you don’t want to use AMAZON for the ingredients they do have (inulin, erythritol, whey protein isolate, Oat Fiber, Vital Wheat Gluten etc. ), then you can also find most of these on netrition and just add to your order there to make it easier!
The Honeyville Brand of Oat Fiber is my ABSOLUTE favorite oat fiber to use here (My second favorite is the one listed in the amazon section- “lifesource brand” that can also be found on netrition as well). They used to sell the honeyville Oat Fiber on Amazon, but it mysteriously disappeared recently! I am sure it will be back, and when that happens I will relink it then. For NOW though, you’ll have to order it DIRECT from the Honeyville website if this is the brand you want. In my opinion, it’s TOTALLY worth it to go for this oat fiber over the lifesource brand, but, then again, I bought mine when it was on amazon (I got the 4 lb bag so it’s lasted me quite some time!). 🙂 The next time I order though, I will be ordering direct from Honeyville!
*********NOTE ABOUT OTHER BRANDS OF OAT FIBER*********
DO NOT BUY THE ANTHONY’S OR NUNATURALS BRANDS OF OAT FIBER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Trust me, I have used both of the brands. Not only do they look different (brown instead of white), but they taste completely different!!! I have baked with ALL of these brands, and I STRONGLY suggest going with either the Lifesource Brand OR the Honeyville Brand of Oat Fiber!
Can I use these specialty ingredients in other recipes in the future?
The Oat Fiber (NOT Oat FLOUR) is the ingredient that I use MOST often in recipes. In my opinion it is the BEST substitute for coconut flour and it’s so much lower in carbs! It doesn’t have the gritty texture or distinct flavor that coconut flour has. I found that you can use 4 Tablespoons of Oat Fiber to replace about 2.25-2.5 Tablespoons of coconut flour in most recipes! Oat Fiber is thirsty, like coconut flour, and absorbs quite a bit of liquid, but isn’t quite AS absorbent as coconut flour is so you do need a bit more when substituting.
I have many, many recipes in the pipeline that utilize Oat Fiber (clearly, I’m SUPER excited about!!). In the next two -3 weeks I will be releasing my protein pancake recipe and my super soft and buttery drop biscuit recipes that all utilize oat fiber????! You will NOT regret buying it.
Now for the rest of the ingredients, if you’ve been missing bread that TASTES, TOASTS, AND BAKES like real white bread, then you will ABSOLUTELY want to use most all of these ingredients again! I have a fantastic recipe for a low carb ‘white bread’ and a low carb cinnamon raisin bread (IT’S SOOO GOOD!) that I will be sharing very soon as well! I’ve been experimenting with combining the flour mix in this recipe (with additions and adjustments) to create low carb pizza dough, buttery dinner rolls and fluffy, gooey cinnamon rolls that are close to being perfected and ready to share with you all too! 🙂
If you’re on Instagram and follow @angel619sd, you may have seen some of her creations that use some of these same ingredients! She has recipes for bread, english muffins, new england hot dog buns, and dinner rolls you can access via her Patreon page, which I highly recommend checking out! You will already have most of the ingredients needed for her recipes, just from making this low carb pie crust!
How Do You Make the Best Low Carb Pie Crust Dough?
Although there’s a few ways to go about mixing up pie crust dough (whether it’s low carb or not), and the entire process is actually quite easy, there are still some really tiny variables that can change the texture of your final crust AND the ease at which you can roll the dough out! The two biggest factors here are the amount of water you need to use and the TEMPERATURE of your ingredients . Let me explain….
THE AMOUNT OF ICE WATER:
A traditional (carby!) Pie Crust Dough is a basic mix of Flour, Water, Fat (butter, lard, or shortening), and salt [often with a hint of sugar added]. Usually the ratios of all these ingredients remain pretty unchanged across all pie crust recipes, with the exception of the amount of water. You’re often given a range (for example, 4-8 Tbsps of iced water). WHY? Because the amount of liquid needed to get your dough to come together can vary completely from day to day, bag of flour to bag of flour, measuring technique of each baker, and the weather! Seriously, THE WEATHER will totally change the amount of moisture you need to make a cohesive dough – the humidity levels in the air will mean more or less absorption of water in your flours.
In our low carb pie crust dough, the SAME rules apply! That is why my recipe includes a range of ice water not a fixed amount. (don’t worry there’s picture below to help you become an expert here!) 🙂
THE TEMPERATURE OF YOUR INGREDIENTS:
You know those delightful flaky layers you get in traditional pie crusts? Those are created by the little chunks of butter of within the pie crust dough, that when they melt and liquify in the oven help seperate the water and flour into little puffed layers. This is what creates FLAKINESS and part of what makes pie crust so darn good! Ensuring that thewet ingredients (both butter and water) in pie crust dough are icy cold, will provide insurance that the butter will melt in the oven between the layers of ‘flours; to make a flakier pie crust dough, instead of a tough dough.
The best way to do this is to cut/cube cold butter first, then pop it in the freezer for about 10 minutes to get it nice and cold (but NOT frozen) just before adding the dough, and THEN to use ICED water. Just plain old cold water can work, but using water measured out of cup of ice + water will help guarantee those flakey bits in your crust.
THE MIXING METHOD:
Since we dont’ want to have too warm of butter or too warm of water, I find that using a ‘tool’ to mix can help with both of these. Warm hands can melt fats and warm water too quickly, so I avoid that! Leaving the work to a food processor or a stand mixer is definitely the way to go. A pastry cutter can work too, but I would only recommend that as a last resort. The food processor is my personal first choice because it’s just what I’ve always used, it’s super quick, it cuts the butter perfectly, and is super easy to clean up. I have included instructions for all three variations in the recipe though, so it can work with whichever you have at home.
The overall process is quite simple and quick actually!!! Mix the dry ingredients (the low carb “flours” plus salt) together first, cut in your cold butter second, add iced water last, then mold into a disc, refridgerate for a short time, roll, shape, bake- BING, BANG, BOOM. You’ve got yourself a pretty little low carb pie crust.
There’s still a little bit of a challenge here though in making this. I didn’t give you a fixed amount of ice water (REMEMBER why- from above?). Since the amount of ice water needed varies on so many factors, you’re going to have keep checking your dough as you mix, just adding more ice water if needed. Pie Crust dough can certainly take practice and sometimes a trained eye just for this reason.
LUCKILY, you do NOT have to be a pie dough expert for this one, because I have created this detailed picture guide (below) so you know EXACTLY what your low carb pie crust dough should look like when it’s PERFECTLY hydrated. 🙂 In these pictures, I used my food processor, but the way it should visually look in each step will should be the same regardless of what mixing tool you’re using.
*** Please pay close attention to photo square 4, 5, & 6 – with an explanation of each below these photos.
Look Closely again at photo Squares 4, 5, & 6 in the above process pictures.
Image/Step #4 is after you’ve added the cold cubed butter to the ‘flour’ mix + pulsed in the food processor for a short time. See here that the butter has been ‘cut’ up by the food processor JUST enough for each piece to be a bit smaller than the size of a pea, and each peice of butter is ‘coated’ in flour. That’s exactly what it should look like. The butter is not emulified (blended) so much that the ‘flours’ are sticky yet. For example, when you make cookies, you usually ‘cream’ softened butter when you’re blending, until is smooth in your recipe. That is NOT what we want to do here. The cold butter bits are now much smaller than when we started, but are still chunky, Sort of resembling grated cheese.
Image/Step #5 & #6 are the trickiest part of this recipe, because this is where it’s going to call for your JUDGEMENT (when we add the Iced Water)! Picture #5 is was taken RIGHT AFTER I ADDED ICED WATER and had pulsed for 10-15 seconds. So, IMAGE #5 is EXACTLY what your dough should look like when it’s PERFECTLY hydrated. The dough at this point resembles course and wet chunky sand (with little tiny chunks of butter). There’s an additional TEST, to see if your dough is ‘hydrated enough’ during this step (that you can’t see in the photo), and its really what I use to make sure that the dough has just the right amount of ice water. If I stuck my fingers in and PINCHED the course dough together, then it would stick together well into a play-do consistency. THAT MEANS it’s DONE – no more water needed!!!! If it doesn’t stick together when pinched, then it needs a bit more ice water and another quick pulse. What you do NOT want in this stage, is so much water that your dough resembles one wet dough ball sitting in the bottom of your processor, because that means it’s a little TOO wet. If it got mixed a little too much and is yielding more of a dough ball, then it’s OKAY. You don’t have to throw it out, it just won’t be quite as flaky 🙂
Image #6, shows you how shaggy the dough looks from #5, and remains looking after I have dumped it out onto seran wrap, just before I wrap it up and mold it into a dough disc, all before refrigerating! 🙂
Here’s what the pie crust dough looks like after being chilled, rolled, and shaped in the pie crust pan PRIOR to baking 🙂 Looks just like a real regular flour crust AM I RIGHT?!?
DOES THIS LOW CARB PIE CRUST REQUIRE BLIND BAKING OR PIE WEIGHTS?
To blind bake or not to blind bake a pie crust? If you don’t know what blind baking is, it just means that you are PRE-BAKING your crust before putting any filling into it! More of a a…‘Nakedly’ baked pie crust perhaps we could say? Any form of ‘pre-baking’ your Pie Crust DOUGH = blind baking. Does that make sense???
Now, The answer HERE is …… YES ! YOU NEED TO EITHER FULLY BLIND BAKE [aka ‘PRE-BAKE’] or AT LEAST PARTIALLY BLIND BAKE [aka ‘partially bake’] THIS LOW CARB PIE CRUST DOUGH before you’re going to fill it with whatever recipe you’re using.….
Why do some pie recipes call for a paritally blind baked (remember, this just means it’s pre baked) or full blind baked pie crust and others do not? In general, blind baking a pie crust, just lowers the risk of a ‘soggy’ or partially uncooked center of your pie dough. Usually recipes that bake for a very long period of time, don’t require you to pre-bake your crust because it will bake on it’s own, eventually.
Because this low carb pie crust dough does not contain the regular flour ingredients, I DO RECOMMEND you pre-bake it (blind bake it) either partially or fully before filling. It does get nice and crispy, but because I don’t know how it will react with different ingredients inside it, pre-baking it before filling it is going to be a safer bet! 12 Minutes-15 minutes for a partially pre-baked pie crust, and 15-20 for a fully pre-baked pie crust. 🙂
Pie Weights: What are they and do you need them?
In general, you don’t need pie weights to pre-bake (or ‘blind bake’) any pie crust before using it in your recipe. Does it help? Certainly – and that applies to ANY pie crust (not just low carb pie crusts). Pie weights help your pie crust keep their shape and reduce shrinkage (after puffing in the oven and then slightly deflating after baking). They do this by preventing the crust from puffing up in the middle from the steam (that comes from water and butter) as it bakes. Is it required? Nope! I’ll be the first to admit my laziness means I’ve baked this crust many times with NO pie weights 😉 But I will say again, it CAN help, especially if you want a picture perfect pie.
If you don’t have any pie weights, then you can always either prick a small hole in the bottom of your crust to prevent a steam bubble (if you don’t mind a little hole in it). Alternatively, you can just gently press down the puffed center of your pie crust after take it out of the oven(before filling it) to help it take it’s normal shape again. I made my pecan pie (picture below) this way, with no hole prick and no pie weights, and I had NO issues doing so. 🙂
If you do want pie weights, here’s some super affordable pie weights that work great (and yes I own them myself too!), as well this article on ‘how to blind bake’ your pie crust with pie weights that will guide you right through what to do with parchment paper and your pie weights.
Have any leftover Pie Crust Dough After Making This Recipe?
If you have leftover Pie Crust Dough, keep it in the refridgerator and re-purpose it! There’s actually a million things you can make with extra pie crust dough, and THIS pie crust dough holds up phenomenally well after chilling in the fridge (can store up to 3 days in the fridge).
To start, you can always make fancy little low carb pie crust dough decorations to go atop your pie (see photo below)! You can make keto pop tarts. You can make pinwheel cookies, cinnamon wheel cookies, mini hand pies, pastry cups…. oh my gosh, SO many things can be made with this awesome low carb pie dough. I have only JUST STARTED creating things with it, and will post more ideas as I create them!!!
If you want to make PIE CRUST cut outs, you DEFINITELY can with this dough! You will want to roll it thinner and refridgerate it in a flat rolled sheet, then punch the cut outs when it is cold to ensure they keep their shape! I used an egg wash on top (one whisked egg with a little splash of water) on top of to get the shiny exterior, then baked them on a greased baking sheet at 350F for 10-12 minutes and they were perfectly crisp! I have also used an egg wash, and then sprinkled with monkfruit sweetener just before baking, and they tasted sweeter that way. We ate them like cookies! Here are pie crust decoration/cookie cutters like I used that you can find on AMAZON!
I cannot wait to see what and how you all use this low carb pie crust dough!!! Personally, I’ve got heaps of recipes I want to try with it! First things first, a super comfy pair of EXTRA stretchy pants and a very FULL low carb thanksgiving DESSERT table, then will move on to a legit fully baked chicken pot pie, lemon meringue pie, chocolate s’mores pie, and oh my soooooo TOO MANY THINGS TO COUNT!!! Can you tell I am excited? 🙂Print
Low Carb Pie Crust Dough
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 1 9-Inch Pie Crust 1x
A buttery and flakey low carb pie crust that you can actually roll out with a rolling pin. This dough bakes just like a real pie crust dough, and the entire pie crust is only 3 G net Carbs!
1/2 Cup Butter, Cold [1 stick] (this will be cut into 30-40 small cubes and chilled!)
3 Tablespoons Oat Fiber (Lifesource Brand or Honeyville Brand HIGHLY recommended here!)
3 Tablespoons Vital Wheat Gluten
4 Tablespoons Resistant Wheat Starch
4 Tablespoons Wheat Protein Isolate 8000
1 Tablespoon Wheat Protein Isolate 5000 (OR Wheat Protein Isolate 5500)
2 Tablespoons Whey Protein Isolate, Unflavored (I like ISOPURE)
½ teaspoon Xantham Gum
1.5 Tablespoons Inulin (OR sub 2 teaspoons of sweetener of choice)
1Tablespoon Erythritol (OR sweetener of choice)
¼ teaspoon of Salt
6 – 7.5 Tablespoons Ice Water (must be ICED) – see post for details as to why iced is important!
1.) Cut your Stick (1/2 Cup) of butter into small cubes (aim for about 30-40 smaller cubes) and then quickly place cubed butter into the freezer (just while we work on the rest of the recipe – no more than 10 mins). NOTES: DON’T leave your butter on the counter while we mix up the flours, and don’t leave it in the freezer for TOO long either ????! See Post for details as to WHY we want it cold, but not frozen 🙂
2.) Mix all dry ingredients together in a food Processor (PREFERRED), a stand mixer, or a Bowl (if using a pastry cutter!). If using a Food Processor, then pulse just to evenly to combine dry ingredients. IF using stand mixer, then mix on lowest speed for just a few seconds to mix. Otherwise, just place in a bowl and use a whisk to combine.
3.) Drop your COLD cubed butter into the dry ingredients and pulse on and off for 10-15 seconds in your food processor until butter cubes are coated with flour and resembe the size of a pea down to half the size of a PEA (this is important! Too big of chunks yields holes in your pie crust, but no butter chunks at all leave your pie crust ‘tougher’ rather than flakey).
*If using a stand mixer, then mix with the paddle on lowest speed, in short bursts, just until butter cubes are coated with flour and just slightly bashed by the paddle (10-20 seconds total ish and butter chunks about pea sized).
*If using a pastry cutter, then cut/gently mash butter into flour until coated with flour (but still chunky, with all butter chunks being slightly smaller than pea sized!).
4.)Working quickly, add 6 Tablespoons ICE water into food processor and pulse for a few seconds to check the dough. If needed add additional ice water (1/2 TBSP at a time) and continue to pulse until a very crumbly dough forms. You will know it’s ready and you’ve used just the right amount of water, when you can PINCH/gather the crumbly dough pieces together and they stick together to form a dough during pinching (PLEASE SEE PHOTO GUIDE IN POST)! You want your pie crust dough to have pretty small but visible (1/2 the size of a pea) butter chunks in it (not a smooth dough ball) too. Once your shaggy/crumbly dough has formed, gather up (touching as little as possible) and place onto seran wrap. Wrap tightly and press the dough together through the seran wrap to form a dough disc. If your dough was as suggested above (forms together when pinched), then you should be able to mold a SMOOTH round disc while in the seran wrap by lightly pressing together and sort of kneading with your hands. Refrigerate dough disc for at LEAST 30 minutes (up to 3 DAYS!) before moving on to rolling.
*If Using a Stand Mixer, then add the starting 6 Tablespoons of ice water, mix on lowest speed for 10-15 seconds, then check the dough to see if more ice water is needed, and follow instructions above.
*If using pastry cutter, then add 6 Tablespoons of Iced water and then cut/mash dough for 10-15 cuts, then check dough. Add more ice water if needed, following directions above. You may need to keep cutting/mashing the dough further with this method, until your dough resembles a crumbly but sticky dough (see photos in post!).
5.) Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease your pie pan with a light spray of avacado oil or cooking spray.
Note: you can place your greased pie pan in the fridge until you’re done rolling your dough ???? if you really want to overachieve, but it’s not required. This just makes sure your butter chunks are cold up until the second your dough goes into the oven, which results in flakier dough layers!
6.) Layout Two Pieces of parchment paper and dust with Oat Fiber (this will PREVENT sticking). If you have a silicon baking mat, it helps to put it underneath the bottom piece of parchment paper to keep it from slipping around when you roll (you can also use a lightly damp papertowel sheet under it instead!). Working quickly, place your chilled dough between your floured parchment papers. Roll out your dough into a circular shape about ¼ -1/3 inch thick (I like to roll mine in a clockwise fashion to help keep it in a circular shape). Flip your underlying parchment paper upside down onto your pie pan and your pie dough should come right off! Fold under the extra dough around the edges of your pie crust (it’s actually good when your pie crust edges are thicker than the rest of the crust!). If you want a fancy crimped edge, then use the thumb of one hand and your pointer and middle finger on other to pinch the dough as you travel around the edges , OR just gently fold then press the edges flat onto the pie pan (feel free to cut off any excess) for a plain crust edge for a simpler method. (EXTRA TIP: IF you’re making a GOOEY PIE and you want to minimize the risk of the center of the crust turning soggy, you can brush the crust with a little egg whites to crisp up the base more when pre-baking. I didn’t feel this was needed even in a pecan pie, but I have done this for regular flour crusts before????♀️ ).
Optional : add Blind Baking Pie Weights to ensure this doesn’t puff up in the middle on top of crumpled parchment (See post for a link with how to do this).
7.) Bake for 12-20 minutes (time depending on your final pie recipe but generally, 12 minutes for a partially baked crust, 20 minutes for a fully baked pie crust). I recently pre-baked mine for 17 minutes before adding pumpkin pie filling and pecan pie filling). Allow crust to cool for 5-10 minutes before filling if continuing to bake.
8.) If you’re going to use this pie crust in a recipe with a very long bake time (longer than 30-40 minutes, you will want to add a pie crust shield or cover the crust with foil to prevent overbrowning). If you’re going to freeze this pie crust, you will want to do so BEFORE baking (see notes below).
*USING A PIE SHIELD: IF your total pie bake time (after pre-baking this crust) is longer than 30-40 minutes OR higher than 350F, I DO recommend you use a pie crust shield OR make one with foil to cover the crust edges of this pie. It started browning a little too much for me, right at the 40 minute mark @ 350F. This may vary slightly based on your oven, so you will want to watch it carefully in ANY recipe, and cover as soon as too much browning occurs for best results!
***If freezing pie crust to use later, then follow these instructions. First,spray your freezer safe pie pan tin with avacado oil (or grease it however you like) before flipping the rolled out pie crust dough into it. Shape the pie crust as you would like for your future pie, then put the whole uncooked pie crust into a freezer safe giant Ziploc bag. Flavor may alter slightly after being frozen for longer than 2 weeks. To use a frozen pie crust, just thaw pie crust IN THE REFRIGERATOR (NOT on the counter or it will melt the butter!), for 3-4 hours before pre-baking as in the above recipe, then filling the pie and baking as your recipe states. ????
- Prep Time: 40 minutes
- Cook Time: 20
- Serving Size: 1 Pie Crust
- Carbohydrates: 3 g net
Is it possible to substitute a gluten free, grain free ingredient for the vital wheat gluten – gluten in any form makes me violently ill!
Technically you can substitute additional Wheat Protein Isolate 8000 for the VWG 🙂 Is it only VWG that makes you sick?
EDIT: Just saw the gluten-free part in your question 🙂 Wheat protein isolates are not gluten free. Unfortunately, this recipe is low carb, but can’t be made glutenfree. If you wanted a glutenfree grain free crust, then I would recommend making an almond flour or coconut flour pie crust dough 🙂 It does NOT roll out like this, unfortunately. I’ve tried TONS of different variations without the gluten first, and I couldn’t get it to mimic real pie crust dough until I used gluten (but low carb) ingredients like in this recipe.
I am excited to try your recipe for pie crust!! Will try to come back here and leave a review.
Hi Pamellia! Can’t wait to hear how it goes! I recently used leftovers of this dough, refridgerated, rolled thin, refridgerated again, and made PERFECT pie crust cut outs! Put an egg wash on them and then sprinkled a little sugarfree erythritol on top and baked them! They WERE AMAZINGly crunchy and so good! I will update a photo soon 🙂
Hello, what would be a good substitute for resistant wheat starch since it’s sold out everywhere.
Hello!!! So far, I don’t know an easy substitute for resistant wheat starch yet. I have decreased my testing with that ingredient (because it’s hard to find!) as well as with the wheat protein isolates; however, I have FOUND a new ingredient that seems to replace all of these things well when combined with vital wheat gluten & oat fiber! It’s LUPIN flour!!!! lupin flour is high in protein, low in carbs, and lower in calories than an almond flour. It has properties that help it hold together well (on it’s OWN!) like a gluten flour but not as strong. I am currently experimenting heavily with the combination of vital wheat gluten, oat fiber, and lupin flour! In fact, I am posting a new low carb BRIOCHE BREAD recipe within the next 24 hours, that is the BEST of all 30+ low carb bread recipes I’ve attempted! It’s almost undetectable as being low carb, and is what of my proudest accomplishments 🙂 I KNOW that it is going to make a fantastic pie crust as well (with less ingredients required as this recipe which is a big plus!), but I have not had time to test the exact amounts yet. My assumption is that wheat proteins and resistant starch will be able to be replaced 100% with lupin flour in this. I will test and share my findings in due time!! stay tuned for the brioche recipe my friend- it’s delicious!!!!
Have you found out if this worked yet, I have oat fiber wheat gluten and lupin flour and I would try it myself but I’m not sure how much of each I should be adding. Super excited about this.
HI Bekah! I have tried twice so far, to no avail. 🙁 I think that if we added some protein powder, VWG, Lupin, and more Oat fiber (a higher ratio that is than I have been using for my low carb bread ‘flour’ mix) I believe it may turn out crispier! I managed to some really flakey layers, but the exterior never crisped and was more chewy :/ which wasn’t desirable in a pie crust!!! in my bread/pita/piza dough testing, a lower percentage of VWG and a higher % of oat fiber and lupin yielded a crispier crust…. Which is why I think that! But… alas, I haven’t had time to retest again for this thanksgiving 🙁 Maybe by christmas though I will!!!
Back in the early days of my low carb adventures (2001 or so), there was a genius baker who frequented a popular bulletin board managed by Netrition, who used all of these ingredients. He used resistant corn starch (Hi-Maize) and resistant wheat starch interchangeably. I have both and have used them for many years, and cannot tell the difference. Hopefully the Hi-Maize isn’t sold out everywhere as well!
With the resistant wheat starch held up by grain grower for home use, would resistant corn starch be a viable alternative?
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Great recipe,- I love it!!! I bought all your ingredients but am having a problem finding the resistant wheat starch.
Would resistant corn starch work as an alternative? https://www.netrition.com/lifesource_rcs260_page.html
Also did you ever make a recipe like this using lupin flour? Thanks!!
I do believe that resistant corn starch would be able to work as an alternative, but I can’t say for sure. I’m sorry, Ive just never tested it!!! you COULD also TRY substituting lupin flour. I have tried a pie crust with VWG, Lupin Flour, Oat Fiber, Xantham Gum actually about two weeks ago! It came out with some SERIOUSLY SERIOUSLY flakey layers, whcih was awesome; however, the crust was chewier rather than crisp, and it was actually TOO many flakey layers ha! I believe that increasing the lupin and oat fiber and decreasing my VWG percentage would help alleviate that issue; however, I haven’t had time to test yet 🙁 at least not before thanksgiving, but perhaps by christmas I will have that version nailed down!
Can you use the wheat products to make a pasta recipe?
Hello! I’ve recently made your amazing brioche buns and challah bread with great success. God bless you. I’m now branching out and considering this amazing pie crust, but am wondering (based on your earlier comments), if I could substitute lupin flour with the wheat protein isolate (incl 8000 and 5000)? If I don’t need to buy these products and replace with lupin that would be awesome!
PS. My husband would like to know if you have a bagel recipe? He’s a big fan (consumer) of your recipes. 😉
Hi Melody! I have not tried it yet in this specific pie crust recipe! Wheat Protein Isolate 8000 has a hydration level (meaning the amount of water mixed with it to create a dough) that is equivalent to Vital Wheat GLuten. It actually acts almost exactly the same as VWG (I have substituted in certain recipe experiments between the two); and Wheat Protein Isolate 5000 has a MUCH Different hydration need! It acts very similiar to whey protein isolate actually and has similar water needs (although seems to add a vew other properties than whey isolate in cooking) but it needs less than HALF the amount of water than WPI 8000 (or vwg)…. and then there’s lupin flour, which needs 13% less water than VWG or WPI8000 in general for dough consistency. Sorry for the rambling here, but what Im’ trying to get at (ha!) is…. that the low carb ingredients I’ve been working with unfortunately do not sub directly in a 1:1 ratio for one another!!! I DO think we can make the pie crust with lupin, Vital Wheat Gluten, Xantham Gum, Oat Fiber, and whey protein (or potentially a new protein powder I”ve been working iwth that blends casein and whey isolate!) to make a flaky crunchy version without the WPI’s! I just haven’t had achance to test yet 🙁 But I have been working with allllllll of these ingredients on new breads! I’m currently testing combinations and different water hydration levels for lean breads (no eggs, or buttter or oil), for baguettes and artisan style boules, pizza crust, and also Eclairs (I made 3 versions last night!), and FINALLLLLLy think I figured out how to make them crispy instead of chewy!!!! That’s what I need for pie crust recipe as well (that doesn’t include WPI). Sorry for my nerding out here!
I am so glad you guys like the bread recipes I have completed though! 🙂 More to come 🙂 Oh and on the bagels I made a bread dough that I thougt was going to be a great baguette (it was another test) and I incidentally didn’t use enough water for the new amounts of ‘flour’ ingredients but I thought it would make a FANTASTIC bagel!!!!! I haven’t been able to test it in the shape yet of bagels, but it’s on my list!!!!! Actually you’re inspiring me to test that today! I usually post my experiments on instagram *fatkitchenblog* in my stories if you ever want to see my experiments! then of course post the FINALIZED recipe on my blog when I am happy with it finally!!
Resistant wheat starch is currently not available on the Netrition website (and it doesn’t appear that anyone carries it on Amazon). Can you recommend a substitution?
She has answered this two or three times already… please read before posting questions
Is it really necessary to buy three different kinds of protein isolate to get 1-4 tablespoons out of each bag to add to the recipe? Do they function that differently from each other?
I’d be willing to guess that they are, else she wouldn’t put them in. Is it really necessary for you to ask stupid question. That goes double for your next question of if she realizes the cost.
I’m wondering if you realize it’s going to cost a minimum of $90 to make this pie crust.
You will be making one crust, and have ingredients for many many more, in addition to other recipes you can make with the ingredients. Why would you post such a stupid question?
Oh. My. Goodness. THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE! I ordered/had everything to make this. Another commenter noted that resistant corn starch should work interchangeably for the now-unavailable wheat starch and I can report that it worked just fine! Of course I haven’t actually tried it with the wheat starch to be able to compare but the crust that I ended up with using your recipe with that swap is a) delicious and b) essentially *indistinguishable* from regular wheat flour crust in terms of taste and behavior.
Next time I will omit the sweetener (we prefer allulose and it just browns way too fast).
I blind baked mine with foil+weights for 12 minutes before loading it up with a defrosted apricot+cherry+blueberry combo mixed with allulose+cinnamon+oat fiber, threw on a pie shield, and baked it for 40 minutes. SO GOOD.
I love this recipe because we eat seasonally and in terms of net carbs, we only have to count the fruit carbs in this pie. Whoop whoop!
I love it and I’m grateful for all the work and effort you put in it!
Problems I encountered with the first run:
– I brushed egg wash on the crust before blind baking. I don’t know if it was the egg wash or the protein powders but the foil stuck tightly and as I attempted to loosen it, it tore off a lot of crust as well.
The one trial dish without weights did not puff up at all and I’m quite happy to just omit the weights.
If you make a pie with a crust lid, do not bake 25 minutes, just enough for it to solidify. Otherwise all the butter will seep off the crust and either end up on the bottom of the oven or into the pie. The lid itself will be a hard little floppy.
I did not have a rolling pin and pressed the dough ball into the dish with my fingers. It worked fine, just more effort.
I don’t necessarily see a problem with just hand kneading this dough. Mine did not puff up but was excellent as a shortbread crust.
Oh and also – had resistant oat starch since it was the only available I could get, from a European low carb/health store.