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Friday, March 6, 2015

NOT YOUR MOTHER'S APPLE PIE

After yesterday's record snowfall here in Central Kentucky, I am feeling a bit housebound. It's a very cold morning, and although the sun is shining in a brilliant blue sky, my car is surrounded by snow, making it difficult for me to get out. 



Seemed like the perfect time to pull some ingredients together and make an apple pie. For those of you who have followed me for a while, you know that I am gluten free and eat organic, so I had to see what I could find in my pantry and refrigerator.


gluten free apple crumb pie recipe

I love when it's ready to pop in the oven because I know the whole apartment will smell wonderful.

The original recipe that my mom and I cooked is from an old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. While we are waiting for it to come out of the oven, here is my tweaked version.

Gluten Free Apple Crumb Pie.

5-7 tart organic apples (5 cups)
1  9-inch unbaked gluten free pie shell
1/2 cup organic sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup organic sugar
3/4 cup all purpose rice flour blend
6 tablespoons organic butter

Pare apples: core and cut in eighths. Arrange in unbaked pastry shell. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples. 

Mix 1/3 cup sugar with the flour; cut in butter till crumbly. Sprinkle over apples. Bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes until done. If pie browns too quickly, cover edge with foil. Cool. Pass whipped cream.

This just might chase away those winter blues. 


gluten free apple crumb pie

Oops, I forgot the whipped cream. If you'll stop by the market and pick some up I'll save you a piece of the pie. 


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17 comments:

  1. That sounds wonderful, Laura...and a bit healthier than most recipes for apple pie. My mother made the best apple pie I have ever had. She always used pure lard in her crusts....lol...imagine!
    Have a great weekend. xo Diana

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    1. Well there is nothing better tasting than some good old lard, but it might clog a few arteries :)

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  2. Laura,
    Us too with a snowfall yesterday... Hurry Spring! I think your recipe will be made and enjoyed by me!!!
    xx,
    Vera

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    1. It's delicious, Vera. I am so happy that the snow will be melting away this week.

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  3. Laura, that looks absolutely delicious....enjoy!

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  4. Now I'm craving apple pie! Yours looked delicious :)

    xo


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    1. I have to confess, Rue that even though I don't usually eat much sugar I ate two pieces of this pie yesterday :)

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  5. I never could make pie crust. But yours looks great!
    Brenda

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    1. When it comes to baking, pie crusts are the one thing I have never been good at either, Brenda. SHHHH!!! Don't tell anyone but this was a frozen gluten free pie crust. Delicious and really light.

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  6. Hmmmm fozen gluten free pie crust. I haven't seen that before. I can smell all the way here.

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    1. They are really good, Debby. I got mine at Whole Foods, but I have seen them other places, too.

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  7. That looks absolutely delicious! Wonder if l might make an apple pie today, as a Saturday treat. Looking at your picture makes me want apple pie! My son has Celiac disease, and gets very sick from gluten. So because of him l only make gluten free food. Probably good for us all i the long run. Big winter contrasts here. Bare ground and spring by the coast and several metres of snow a couple of hours inland. Strangest winter l can remember. Take care and enjoy your lovely pie, Spring will have to come soon. Pam xx

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    1. Spring is on its way here this week. Hooray!!! Enjoy your apple pie.

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  8. Looks delish, Laura. Wish I had a piece right now! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Come on over, Katie. I saved you a piece. OOPS!! Maybe not :)

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  9. That pie looks delicious! That's a good pie to have served warm on a cold brisk day. I saw on the news where y'all have had a ton of snowfall and people were trapped on the interstate for a whole day! I hope that you're finally thawing out and warming up. We have beautiful blue skies here with chilly temps but it won't last long. We're supposed to have rain most of next week. Yuck! My neighbors daffodils are starting to bloom so that tells me that Spring is not far away!

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