This easy, gluten-free Honey Apple Pie is a winner every fall! It’s simple, tasty, and allergy-friendly. Recipe for simple double pie pastry is included!
That time of year.
Though I’m totally always in the mood for a good pie, there’s just something about fall that has me craving them. I guess nothing quite says snuggle up and relax like a big piece of apple or pumpkin pie and a good book. For breakfast.
Er, I mean, dessert.
Seriously, though, if you’ve been around my blog long enough you’ll have noticed that I like to make my desserts healthy enough that they can be enjoyed for breakfast, as well! And of course apples are technically a breakfast food, right? Soooo….
Honey Apple Pie
Anyway, back to the pie. This Honey Apple Pie is almost as old as my blog. It was probably the first gluten-free apple pie I ever made, and it continues to be a hit every time it graces my kitchen! The filling is super simple, with only apples, honey, and a couple spices. And the double pie pastry is pretty dang easy, too!
In order to get this pie to the table as quickly as possible and not have to pre-cook the filling at all, I slice the apples as thinly as possible. Not only does that help the apples cook, it makes for some delicious apple layers in the pie, as well!
A few options.
If you have a favorite apple you’re wanting to use, feel free. My original apple for this pie was McIntosh, but I’ve come to love using Gala, too. And those are a little easier to find down here in the south, so that’s what I’m sticking with for now.
If you can’t do dairy (which I can’t) the double pie pastry is delicious with organic lard. Otherwise, please use butter. Liquid oils like coconut, olive, or avocado will not work for the crust. Sorry!
Pie, pie, pie.
Still on the lookout for delicious and healthy pies? Here are some more for you to enjoy…
- Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
- Honey Orange Pumpkin Pie in the Instant Pot
- Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie
- Personal Pan Apple Pie
- No-Bake Maple Pumpkin Pie
- Deep Dish Gluten-Free Apple Pie
- Rhubarb Apple Pie
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Honey Apple Pie
Free from gluten, eggs, and refined sugar.
Slice apples thinly.
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.
Preheat oven to 350.
Divide double pie pastry (see below!) in half. Place on half back in the fridge, and place the other half between two sheets of plastic wrap. Roll out and fit into 9-inch pie plate.
Add apple filling.
Remove other half of pastry from the fridge and roll out between two pieces of plastic wrap. Fit over filling and flute or crimp edges. Or cut into strips and form into a lattice. (If you’re not making a lattice top, make a few slashes in the top crust for steam to escape.)
Bake for 35 minutes, or until filling is bubbly. (If you notice that your crust is getting too browned, cover it with foil.)
Double Pie Pastry
Free from gluten, eggs, and refined sugar.
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 1 tablespoon flax meal
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
- 3/4 cup organic lard or butter (please note coconut oil does not work)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 cup cold water
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).
Oh yum..if I could only eat your pictures..You gave a clear recipe and instructions I'm definitely pinning this one for later. Thanks for sharing on the Home Acre Hop!
Nice photos…this sounds yum!!
Thanks Lynn! I hope you enjoy it! : )
Thanks for hosting at Simple Meals Friday! You recipes always draw me in. This looks fabulous, I may have to make it today. So simple. Oh, and that GF pie crust, tucking that one away for future use!
Thanks Katie! I hope that you enjoy it! : )
Have you tried tried freezing this? Do i bake it then freeze it or freeze it then bake? Temp and how long?
I've never tried freezing it Savannah, but if I were going to I would probably bake it first and then freeze it. To reheat it I would just stick it in the oven, covered in foil, for about 1/2 hour, or until warmed through.
This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing on the Thankful HomeAcre Hop! Pinning to make!
– Nancy Thankful HomeAcre Hop
Thanks Nancy! Glad to share – I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Oh I LOVE apple pie! Thank you for sharing this at Healing With Food Friday! Come back again this week – we are LIVE now!
So the recipe says "Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350.." but doesn't say what temp to start at. What temp should it be at for the first 15 mins?
Thanks for pointing that out Andrea! I've modified the directions. : )
The Filling calls for 1/8 t, cloves, whole cloves? Or should I grind them first?
I love that there is no added sugar, just honey! What a sweet and smart idea! I have so many apples to use, and now I know what to make!
I hope you enjoy it, Sara!
Healthy and awesome combination of ingredients to making this delicious Pie.
Now my gluten free mom can finally enjoy apple pie with me! The perfect recipe at the perfect time thank you Raia!
You’re so welcome, Farah! I hope your mom enjoys the apple pie!
What a fab recipe, such great flavours, loved it!
So glad to hear it, Brian!
Your pie is just picture perfect, hopefully mine will be too! Thanks for the tip about using organic lard for the dairy free crust.
You’re so welcome, Heather! I hope you enjoy it, no matter what it looks like. Haha.
I just bought a bag of apples! Can’t wait to try!
I hope you enjoy it, Tina! It’s super easy and so delicious!
Now that is a good looking pie, love the lattice top too!
Thanks, Kari! I love making the lattice, so fun. 🙂
I love the addition of honey and allspice in this recipe – yum!!
Thank you, Kristen!
These photos made my mouth water!! I love apple pie and can’t wait to try this one! Thank you for sharing!!
You’re so welcome, Kimberly! I hope you enjoy it!
Can you make this in an open pie crust do you need to cover it with foil?
You only need to cover it with foil if it’s getting too browned. Otherwise, just leave it open. 🙂
Thank you trying it now I have a thin gluten-free crust from holy wholesome and I have a gluten-free graham cracker crust which would you think was better thanks for answering before
I would use the Wholly Wholesome crust. 🙂
So happy to have found your site! The apple pie looks delish! What can xanthum gum be replaced with? I looked online and some suggestions are gelatin, psyllium husk or flax seed. It is so hard to make allergy friendly healthy and delicious. Looking forward to try the recipes you created! Thank you!
I hope you get to enjoy it, Karen! I would probably use guar gum instead of the xanthan gum. But if you can’t do any gums, then I would probably opt for another tablespoon of flax meal and other teaspoon or two of honey.