As a Paleo person, I need my sweet treats! Around the holiday season, we all want to eat pies! This Paleo pie crust has no sugar added. I normally have very sweet fillings and eliminate the sugar in the crust. However, if you would prefer to have sugar in your pie crust, I would recommend adding 1/4 cup maple syrup (Grade B) and adding an extra 1/2tsp of coconut flour. I used this pie crust recipe for all my Thanksgiving pies and my husband thought it was very similar to the ‘real deal’. I have experimented with almond meal when creating a crust. The almond meal does not look appealing and has a grainy texture. I would recommend using almond flour.
I want to touch base on vanilla beans. I have started cooking a lot with them. When purchasing vanilla beans, there are a lot of options. If you want to use them for cooking, pick Grade A. Grade A vanilla beans are soft, easy to cut and ‘peal’. If you want to make your own homemade vanilla, pick Grade B. Grade B is very dry and you can just cut and drop in your alcohol.