In my humble opinion, one can never have too many pie recipes. Slowly I’m building my repertoire of gluten-free pies, and my family is thoroughly enjoying it. This Deep Dish Gluten-Free Apple Pie was no exception.
I usually don’t just up and make an apple pie (though maybe that’s not a bad idea), but since today is National Pi Day, why not? 😉 My family is full of apple-lovers – I’ve never had them turn down an apple of any kind, and I’ve never had them turn down any apple-ified dish I’ve made, either. They drooled while I chopped the apples for this pie, they drooled while I put it together, they drooled while they waited oh-so patiently for it to bake. And then came the moment of truth:
“This is delicious, Mom!” – my 8-year old.
“Three hundred thumbs up! Wait, no, three THOUSAND thumbs up for the crust!” – my 6-year old.
I guess it’s a winner when you get three thousand thumbs up. I wasn’t even aware that was possible…
Anyway, you get the point. This pie is delicious. The only down-side is, it’s rather hard to get a pie out of a deep dish and have it still looking gorgeous enough to photograph… and I had to share it. Yeah, life is hard. I also didn’t have any vanilla ice cream to go with it, which would’ve been fabulous. 😉
- 1 crust pastry (recipe below)
- 2-3 macintosh or golden delicious apples, depending on how big they are
- 3-4 T. honey
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 t. ginger
- 1/8 t. nutmeg
- pinch of cloves
- Prepare crust and stick in the fridge. Preheat the oven to 350.
- Slice apples thinly. I like to quarter them, then cut the quarters in half and slice into short little triangle-ish pieces.
- Place in a large bowl and drizzle with honey. Stir well to coat evenly.
- Combine spices and sprinkle over honey coated apples, stirring while sprinkling to coat.
- Let set about 5 minutes to encourage the juices to come out.
- Remove the dough from the fridge and divide in half, making sure one ball is about one-third larger than the other.
- Place smaller half back in the fridge, and place the larger half between two sheets of plastic wrap. Roll out until thin and fit into 2-quart sized casserole dish. Be sure to work quickly, or the dough will become soft and stick to EVERYTHING.
- Add apple filling, making sure to leave about 1/2 inch of pastry above the filling.
- Remove other half of pastry from the fridge and roll out between two pieces of plastic wrap. Fit over filling and press extra edges down over top.
- With a sharp knife, make a few slashes in the top for steam to escape.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then cover with foil and bake another 35-40 minutes, or until filling is bubbly and your kitchen smells amazing.
- In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
- Using a pastry cutter, cut in lard until pea-sized crumbs appear.
- Drizzle honey over mixture and stir in using a fork.
- Slowly add water, stirring as little as possible, until a ball forms. (Not all the water may be necessary.)
- Smoosh pastry into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm (about 20-30 minutes).
Want more delicious gluten-free pie recipes in your arsenal? Of course you do! Check out these tasty treats from some of my gluten-free blogger friends. They’re perfect for any holiday, whether it’s Thanksgiving, or National Pi Day… 😉
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Pie from Flippin’ Delicious
Grain Free White Chocolate Matcha Pie from The Joyful Foodie
Gluten-Free Coconut Cream Pie from What the Fork Food Blog
4 Gluten-Free Pies from Ivy’s Garden Food
Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue and Gluten-Free Tomato Bacon Quiche from Gluten-Free Mama
Gluten-Free Pink Lemonade Pie from The Baking Beauties
Gluten-Free Chocolate Bar Pie from There is Life After Wheat
Gluten-Free Vegan Strawberry Pop Tarts from Allergy Free Alaska
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