Easy Paleo Tart Crust recipe. A crisp “buttery” tart crust that makes for the perfect base for sweet or savory dishes. Naturally dairy-free and gluten-free.

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This Easy Paleo Tart Crust recipe is based off of my mother’s French tart recipe, which is a family favorite.

It comes together quickly in the food processor and makes the perfect base for fruit tarts, quiches, and even chicken pot pie!

It is my go-to dairy free and grain-free tart recipe and I love it so very much!

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Seriously though, this tart crust is amazing.

You can partially bake it prior to using it or bake it all at once with your recipe.

I’ve used it many many times to make fruit tarts and it’s just as good as the regular dairy tarts that I grew up eating.

Just writing about it is making me want to make a fruit tart again. YUM.

Ingredients needed to make this Easy Paleo Tart Crust:

  • almond flour
  • tapioca flour
  • coconut flour
  • plant based organic shortening ( I always use the Nutiva organic shortening to make this recipe, which is a mixture of red palm and coconut oils )
  • salt
  • coconut sugar
  • egg
  • water
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How to make it:

To start, you need your food processor. Add the almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, plant based organic shortening, salt, and coconut sugar to the food processor and mix everything until it is thick, and chunky looking.

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Then add some water and egg to the mixture and mix.

It will look creamy at this point. Let the dough stand for 5 minutes.

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Next you roll the dough into a ball with your hands. It may look too creamy to do so, but it will work.

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After that, push the dough into the tart dish until it is evenly spread out. Note: it helps to have wet hands so that the dough doesn’t stick to you.

Then, poke holes into the tart crust using a fork.

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And lastly bake the tart if it needs to pre-bake for the recipe you are making or decorate it prior to baking.

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Ideas on what to do with this Easy Paleo Tart Crust:

1) Make this Paleo Apple Tart (Gluten-free, Dairy-free). It’s a delicious apple tart where the apples bake on top of jam and everything cooks until it just melts in your mouth!

2) Make a quiche with it! Fill this tart crust with the quiche mixture of your choice and then bake. YUM.

3) Double the dough to make a chicken pot pie. Use half of the dough for the bottom, fill the pan with chicken pot pie, and then top the filling with the remaining dough.

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Easy Paleo Tart Crust (Dairy free, Gluten free)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
A crisp "buttery" tart crust that makes for the perfect base for sweet or savory dishes. Naturally dairy-free and gluten-free.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 F. Lightly grease a 9.5 inch round tart pan ( I used a le creuset tart dish and it works great.)
  • Add 3/4 cup almond flour, 1/2 cup tapioca flour, 3 Tbs coconut flour, 1/2 cup non-hydrogenated plant based organic shortening, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 tsp coconut sugar to a food processor. Mix until fully integrated. It should be thick and creamy looking, but with large chunks.
  • Add 2 Tbs of water and 1 egg to the food processor and and mix. It should be thick and creamy looking. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
  • Take the pie crust mixture out of the food processor and roll it into a ball in your hands. Put the ball into the center of the tart dish and push it gently into the pan until it has been evenly distributed. I find that it helps to have slightly wet hands to do this so it doesn’t stick too much. Also, make sure there aren’t holes in the crust when you are pushing it into the dish.
  • Then, poke the pie crust with a fork to make small holes all around the bottom of the pie dish, and push the pie crust into the sides of the tart dish with a fork.


  • Bake the crust. Note: for partially baked crust, cook until barley set about 12-15 minutes. For a fully baked crust, bake 25-30 minutes, until lightly browned.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: dairy free tart crust, easy tart crust, paleo tart crust
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook