Pie… it’s one of the best three letter words ever (especially when it’s homemade, slightly warm, and served with your favorite dairy free vanilla ice cream and a cup of coffee!). My mom’s homemade apple pie is the best, which is why her recipe inspired me to create my own gluten free version. This Mom’s Amazing Gluten Free & Vegan Apple Pie would be a wonderful addition to your holiday dessert line up, but please don’t limit this deliciousness to just a holiday recipe. Pie should be served year round- for birthdays, holidays, celebrations, or simply just because.
With this pie, it’s hard to say which is the star of the show: the apple filling perfectly smothered in a sweet layer of cinnamon and nutmeg, or the buttery-like gluten free flaky pie crust. I’ll let you decide and you’ll have to let me know. I’m partial to both, although my opinion may be somewhat biased. 😉
I confess, since perfecting my Best Gluten-Free Flaky Pie Crust Recipe I’ve gone a little overboard with my pie making (like with my Gluten & Dairy Free Maple Pumpkin Pie), but it’s just been sooooo long since I’ve had yummy pie with a flaky crust. And my family isn’t complaining- I suspect yours won’t either!
Peace, Love & Pie… xo
- 2 Best Gluten-Free Flaky Pie Crust Recipes
- 6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 3/4 cup palm sugar
- 2 tablespoons sorghum flour
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon almond milk (or your favorite dairy free milk)
- 1 teaspoon organic cane sugar, optional
- Follow the directions for the Best Gluten-Free Flaky Pie Crust Recipe (make sure to double the recipe), and roll out one of the crusts and fit it into a 9-inch pie plate. Do not trim down the excess dough from the edges of the pie crust.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the apples and lemon juice.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the palm sugar, sorghum flour, arrowroot starch, cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Sprinkle the mixture over the apples and toss to coat.
- Place the apple mixture in the pie shell, including any of the juices that may have accumulated.
- Roll out the second pie crust and gently place it on top.
- Trim the overhanging pie crust dough edge about 1 inch from the rim of the pie plate. Fold and roll the top pie crust under the lower pie crust and flute as desired.
- Use a sharp knife to carefully cut a series of slits, at least 4-8, in the top of the pie crust so the steam can escape.
- Brush the crust with almond milk (you may not need to use the entire teaspoon), and sprinkle it with the cane sugar.
- Place the pie on a baking sheet (to catch drips), and baking in a preheated 425 degree (F) oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees (F) and continue baking for another 45-50 minutes. The pie will be done when the crust is golden brown and the apples are soft (carefully insert a knife in one of the steam slits to test the softness).
- Cool for at least 2 hours before serving.
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