Vegan Pie Crust

Learn how to make the best vegan pie crust. This homemade, flaky pie crust recipe is made with shortening and will give you the perfect results every time. It’s also great if you’re just out of butter.


1 cup vegetable shortening, chilled (190-200g)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 – 1/2 cup ice water*
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon coarse salt


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, sugar and salt, pulsing until well mixed.
  2. Add shortening and pulse until mixture looks crumbly/mealy.
  3. While continuing to pulse, slowly drizzle water through the top opening until the mixture forms a dough.
  4. Divide mixture in half and roll each half into a ball. Flatten into a round disc and cover with plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until ready to use.
  6. Remove from fridge and roll to desired thickness and size.


Keywords: dairy free, easy, vegan, pie, shortening, pie crust