apple crumb pie
Apple pie is an all time favorite and this recipe, that is gluten free heaven is a dessert for the masses. When your family is really big, and you have members that think going gluten free is just plain silly, you can make them this spectacular dessert! You absolutely can not tell the difference.
This is a treat, a dessert for special occasions. When you are following a gluten free lifestyle or and special diet for optimal health, it is important to remember that just because it is gluten free, doesn't mean it is healthy. I have chosen all high quality ingredients that are good for you like organic apples and cinnamon. Did you know that cinnamon helps to regulate blood sugar, (yay! great for Thanksgiving) arthritis relief and is anti-bacterial? I have also used evaporated cane sugar that is less refined than white sugar, but also feel free to use organic brown sugar. In moderation, you can still maintain your health.
A tip to remember: I have made a few pies in the past and assembled them completely and put them covered in the freezer for another time. You can take them out, refrigerate and bake when needed. Hope you will try this recipe for the holidays.
What you will need for the filling
- 10 inch pie dish
- gluten free pie crust (recipe here)
- 10-12 large organic apples ( I find a combo of Crispin and Red Delicious works best)
- 3 Tbs. gluten free flour (I use this brand)
- 2 Tbs organic cinnamon
- 1/4 cup evaporated cane sugar
Directions for filling
- peel and slice apples
- place sliced apples in a large bowl
- sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar and gf flour
- make sure apples are coated and fill pie shell with filling
- it will look like it is overflowing, but stuff those apples in! They bake down a lot.
What you will need for the crumble
- 1 cup gluten free flour (I use this brand)
- 1 1/2 cups evaporated cane sugar or organic brown sugar
- 2 sticks chilled and cubed unsalted butter
Directions for crumble
- In a food processor add gf flour and sugar, pulse until combined
- add chilled, cubed butter and pulse
- the crumble should look course in texture and the size of peas
- add crumble to top of pie
Place pie on a lined baking sheet and place in a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees for 50 minutes. Check with a knife to see if apples are tender. Depending on your oven, the pie may need additional time. If topping looks like it is browning too much, place a sheet of tin foil over the top, very lightly.