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Don's Gluten Free Shortbread Pie Crust tastes so good.

Don's Gluten Free Shortbread Pie Crust

A crunchy, buttery crust.

Course Dessert, Pie
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free shortbread pie crust, shortbread pie crust
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Recipe Idea Shop/Don Crawford


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar I use natural or Turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened (or 1/2 cup Crisco for dairy free)


  1. Heat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Cream the butter and sugar.
  3. Blend in the flour until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  4. Press the shortbread mixture into a pie plate.
  5. First cover the bottom about a quarter inch thick.
  6. Then tilt the plate slightly to more easily press the mixture onto the sides.
  7. Make sure the joint between the side and bottom is pressed together well.
  8. If making shortbread only (without a filling), then press the mixture to ¼ inch thick in either a square or round pan.

  9. Bake in the 350°F oven for about 10 minutes, just until the crust begins to brown for a pie shell to be filled and baked.

  10. If it is for a cream pie that will not be baked again, bake the shell for 15 to 20 minutes until it is golden brown.

  11. Let it cool before using it for non-baked pies (such as a cream pie).


Recipe Notes

Note: For shortbread cookies, bake for 15 to 20 minutes until they are golden brown and crisp. Let them cool for no more than 5 minutes. Cut warm.