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perfect vegan pie crust

Flaky and Foolproof Vegan Pie Crust

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  • Author: Georgia
  • Yield: 2 crusts 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy vegan pie crust has been my go-to recipe for decades. It is flaky, flavorful and so easy to work with that it will change your mind about making your own crust.


Units Scale
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, preferably organic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup vegan shortening (I use Nutiva or Spectrum)
  • 2 Tbs vegan butter (Earth Balance sticks), melted
  • 5 Tbs cold water
  • 1 Tbs vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar)


  1. Mix the flour and salt.
  2. Cut in the shortening and melted butter and combine until the mixture is like coarse crumbs.
  3. Combine the water and vinegar and then add to the mixture.
  4. Form into a ball and chill.
  5. Roll out to form 2 crusts. (check out my technique on the video)

    This is foolproof. 🙂


Efficiency Tip: this crust freezes well. I often make a batch, separate it into two balls, wrap and place them in the freezer – ready for pie-making. Thaw overnight in the fridge or a few hours on the counter.

This is the perfect crust to use for our delicious pies and quiches like:

Pumpkin Pie –

Vegan Pumpkin Pie serving

Spinach and Broccoli Quiche –