1/2 cup shortening (or butter, cold)
1 1/2 cups white rice flour (or other gluten-free flour)
4 tbsp. cold water
First, pre-heat the oven to 400 F.
Cut the shortening or butter into the rice flour or other gluten-free flour until crumbly. Add the cold water and then use your hands to work the dough until soft. Mixture will be crumbly at first, but will slowly come together as a dough. Do not over mix.
Once your dough comes together, form it into a single ball.
Next, place the dough in an 8 inch pie pan and press it into the bottom and sides. You can use the back of a spoon, a fork, or even your (clean!) fingers for this.
Once your pie crust is comfortably in the pie pan, take a fork and prick the bottom of the crust a few times. This allows steam to escape as needed and helps to ensure that your pie will bake evenly and smoothly.
Place your prepared pie crust in the pre-heated oven and bake for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until the edges of your pie crust are golden brown