This olive oil pie crust is the vegan pie crust you've been looking for. It is easy to make, easy to handle, and turns out outrageously flaky and delicious.
This olive oil pastry is truly easy to make, yet it delivers all the flaky, rich deliciousness you want from a savory pie crust.
What ingredients do you need to make it?
This vegan crust only has three ingredients. Seriously.
- All-purpose flour
- Olive oil
No butter, no problem!
Say you want to make a pie crust but you have no butter. Or you don't eat butter. Or you can't go to the store, so you're limited to what you happen to have on hand. Enter this amazing 3-ingredient pie crust.
It calls for standard pantry ingredients and can be thrown together in less than three minutes.
You can even make it a couple of days ahead and keep it in the refrigerator. Or freeze it and keep it for up to 3 months.
Vegan, dairy-free, whatever you want to call it, this olive oil pie crust is the bomb.
How do you make olive oil pie crust?
This pie crust is crazy easy:
- Mix all-purpose flour and salt in a bowl.
- Add olive oil and warm water and mix.
- Form into a ball and chill.
- Roll it out and make your pie or tart.
How do you use this dairy-free pie crust?
There are a million ways you can use this butter-free pie crust. Try spicy empanadas, custard-rich mushroom tarts, or classic meat pies.
I like to use it to make this goat cheese, olive, and chard tart.
This dairy-free pie crust dough is a cinch to work with and delivers a perfect flaky shell . It can be baked in a 10-inch tart pan, or simply pressed out into an irregular oval shape for a more rustic version.
I can easily see this crust as a base for sun-ripened tomatoes and fresh basil in the summer, roasted butternut squash and gorgonzola in the fall, or leeks and peas with pancetta, pecorino, and fresh mint in the spring.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt or table salt
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup warm water
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour and salt. Add olive oil and water and mix quickly with a fork until it all comes together in a ball.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- On a lightly floured board or a parchment-covered baking sheet, roll or pat out the dough into a 1/4-inch-thick circle or oval.
- Press into a 10-inch tart pan with a removable bottom or, for a more rustic look, place it flat on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Prick all over with the tines of a fork (if baking flat, leave a 1-inch border around the edge unpricked).
- Bake crust in preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until lightly browned.
Amount Per Serving Calories 307Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 0mgSodium 207mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 4g
Nutrient values are estimates only. Variations may occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.