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.
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.
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.