Gluten Free Chocolate Pie Crust

It brings me great joy to say that we are not gluten free, but we do have a lot of friends from our church who are gluten free. When you like to have people over for meals, or need to take someone dinner, a small handful of gluten-free recipes will always be helpful!

We had some friends over for dinner and I wanted to make something for dessert. Since I haven’t really done any gluten-free baking, I wasn’t sure what to make that was more creative than ice cream. Low hazard recipes are always best when you don’t know much! I had seen almond flour in Sprouts and thought I would try it as a replacement for the chocolate wafers/graham crackers used in chocolate pie crust, and make a pie. It had a nice simple sound it…

It came out so good! Perfectly sweet, chocolatey, and even better, it didn’t fall apart. A very easy recipe for the non-gluten-free baker.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Pie Crust 
This recipe made a little more than what I needed for a 9″ pie plate. You will either have a little leftover to freeze, or you can make a bigger pie! 

In a large bowl combine:
2 cups almond flour (or very finely ground almonds)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. sea salt

Whisk together until blended. Stir in:
1/3 cup  melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract

Stir with a spoon until the mixture is evenly moist and can be pressed together in your fingers. Press the mixture into a 9″ pie plate. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Let cool, then chill until cold in the refrigerator. Ready to fill!

Unfortunately, I forgot to write down the recipe for chocolate cheesecake filling I made for this, but it was so very yummy! Perhaps I will have to make it again to post another time…

Have a blessed day! Jessica


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6 thoughts on “Gluten Free Chocolate Pie Crust”

    • Well, not sure, you’ll have to give it a try. We will occasionally try some recipes for friends, but don’t really have restrictions in our families, so we aren’t knowledgeable about the foods you mentioned, sorry!
      Let us know if it works though!

    • Well, my thoughts were vanilla powder, malted milk powder, or how about espresso powder? You would only need about 3 Tbsp. to make up for the chocolate. One of my favorite go to shops is King Arthur Flour. Malted milk powder is a yummy addition to a lot of things, I think it depends here on what you’re filling the crust with.

      They even have lime and lemon powder – OH that sounds good for a lemon meringue or key lime… Hope that gives you some ideas! Thanks for asking this, it gave me some ideas!
      blessings, Theresa

  1. I believe malted milk powder is not gluten free. I know the round malted milk balls have gluten in them. I would check the ingredients list to be sure.

    • Good input. We don’t really have restrictions so I’m not well versed in gluten-free! I appreciate the input from friends, thank you!


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