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Shallot Crust Recipe

  • Author: Elana Amsterdam


This crust recipe is a delicious and easy paleo recipe contributed by Elana Amsterdam from her publisher Ten Speed Press from her amazing cookbook, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry.


  • Makes one 9-inch crust
  • 1 1/4 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup Spectrum all-vegetable 
  • 1 shallot, minced (about 1 tablespoon)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together the almond flour and salt. Pulse in the egg and shortening, then pulse in the shallots until the dough forms a ball. Press the dough evenly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch metal tart pan with a removable bottom.
  3. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until the crust is golden.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before filling.
  5. Enjoy!

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