Need a grain-free, sugar-free treat for one? This personal pan apple pie is the answer. It’s free of grain, sugar, and dairy, making it perfect for paleo and GAPS lifestyles.
The perfect fall pie.
Well, it’s almost fall. And I don’t know about your house, but around here it wouldn’t be fall without apple pie. Fresh apples from local trees, the smell of them baking in a flakey homemade crust…
Can’t get much better than that, my friends.
Of course, if you’re like me, and happen to live in a house full of apple pie fanatics, you might be eating it year round. I usually make my husband’s favorite deep dish gluten-free apple pie for his birthday in February, then again for Father’s Day in June, and of course for Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving and Christmastime. The rest of the year I fill in with apple pie smoothie bowls and apple pie popsicles.
If you’ve been around the blog recently, you’ll know that I’ve been on the GAPS intro diet for the past 6 months. And while this diet is full of meat, veggies, and healthy probiotics and fats, it’s sadly lacking in one thing: fruit.
During the first 4 stages of the diet, there was almost nothing I wanted more than to chomp down on a fresh, juicy apple. But as excited as I was to eat apples again, when I got to stage 5 a few months ago I was pretty nervous to try adding them back into my diet. The first addition of peeled, cooked apples went over well and I began remembering all the delicious things I could make with apples.
Pancakes, muffins, fruit snacks, and of course apple pie.
Sadly, I still can’t eat raw apples. But with delicious pies like this, I’m not too bad off.
Personal pan apple pie.
This little pie is the perfect treat for one, or two, if you’re generous. I’m not. I didn’t share it at all except for giving my hubby one bite to make sure it passed his approval ratings.
This apple pie only has a few ingredients, all completely paleo and GAPS intro friendly. Of course, if you’re not on the GAPS intro diet, or even just on the full diet, you can add in the optional spices for that old fashioned taste. But this little pie is still 100% delicious without them.
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Personal Pan Apple Pie
Free of grain, gluten, dairy, and sugar.
- 1 egg, use fresh and organic, if possible
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 apple, any kind, preferably organic
- dash sea salt
- 2 teaspoon more coconut oil
Optional filling addition for non-GAPS intro:
Preheat oven to 325. Grease a 1 pint casserole dish or large ramekin.
Combine the crust ingredients until a soft dough is formed. Divide in half. Press half the dough into the bottom of your baking dish until about 1/4 inch thick.
Thinly slice your apple (peel it for GAPS intro) and layer into the crust. Dab with 1 teaspoon coconut oil.
Press the remaining crust into a 1/4 inch thick disk – over a small plate works well. Gently use a pancake flipper to loosen the crust from the plate and transfer to the top of the pie.
Cut a slit in the top crust to let out steam, then garnish with an apple slice, if desired.
Bake for 35 minutes.
If you love this personal pan apple pie, you’ll also love these delicious GAPS-friendly treats, too!
It is definitely approaching apple pie season! How nice to have a GAPS-friendly version option. Thank you!
You’re so welcome, Jennifer! 🙂 I’m always up for providing healthy treats. 😉
This is so fun Raia!!! I love that this is personal pie because sometimes us mamas just need a little treat to ourself! 😉 It’s so pretty too!
We sure do! Haha. Thanks, Emily. 😉
Oh my word this is calling my name for naptime tomorrow! Just for momma!
Haha! It’s perfect for naptime! Hope you enjoy!
Mmmm! Love the idea of having a pie… for breakfast… all to myself!
Haha! It’s a wonderful thing. 😉
I’m craving apple pie now!
Haha! You’re welcome. 😉
This is so cute! Oh girl, I’ve been there when I had to cut out fruit for the longest time because of digestive issues. So glad you can enjoy this delicious looking pie though!
Thank you so much! I’m so grateful to be able to add them back in even if it’s just a little bit!
Love that this is so healthy! Who says eating well has to be boring?
Haha! Exactly! 😉
Raia, I love your GAPS friendly recipes. They are delicious, full of flavor and actually healthy like this apple pie. Bonus for personal size too so everyone can fight over it. 😉
Bahaha! That’s why I make it at nap time… But I guess that doesn’t help if you’ve got older kids…
Thank you so much, Anya!
We love baked apple treats year round here too. But come fall, we are always eating something with apples! I’ll have to give this pie a try this year. Enjoy apple season!
Thank you, Tina! I hope you enjoy it!
I am totally craving apple pie now after seeing this.
Haha! You’re welcome. 😉
Cute idea love personal size desserts this one for sure I am not sharing wil be just for me to enjoy!
It’s the perfect mom-treat for nap time!
I love that this is just for one, since I’m the only one doing Paleo. Perfect for when a sweet craving hits!
I hope you get to enjoy it, Sara!
Yes. I could go for my own apple pie any day of the week! Yum!
Haha! Same. 😉
My new favorite dessert – thank you!
You’re so welcome!