5-Star Apple Pie Recipe- Gluten Free

*This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, potentially soy free, vegan, nut free.*

5-Star Apple Pie
© Jessica Caracciolo

Pie Crust Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour (Bob’s Red Mill® All Purpose Flour)
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup Smart Balance© Light, cold and cut into small pieces (or a butter substitute that is solid when cold)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions for crust:

  • Place flour, spices and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and pulse briefly to combine. Add cold butter and mix in food processor until pie crust forms.
  • Place pie crust mixture in a bowl and refrigerate until you need it.
  • Makes both the top and bottom crust.

Butter spread:

  • Melt butter in a small bowl and add a pinch of each spice from above and put aside for the pie.
  • Microwave butter substitute for a few seconds until warm and completely melted. Add spices and set aside.

Apple Pie filling
Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance® Soy Free Butter or Smart Balance Light or other cold solid butter.
  • 3 tablespoons gluten free all purpose flour (Bob’s Red Mill® All Purpose Flour)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 Granny Smith or Macintosh apples – peeled, cored and cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions:

  • (Prep apples, drizzle a little fresh lemon juice over them to prevent browning while waiting.)
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in gf flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar, brown sugar, and spices from above and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
  • Divide crust into 2 crusts. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Brush melted butter and spice mixture onto the bottom crust and using a fork- poke little holes in the bottom crust for air. Fill with apples, mounded slightly.
  • Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the apples. Place the top crust over your apple and sugary mixture.
  • Pinch sides together and poke holes in the top crust as well. Then brush the top crust with the rest of the melted butter and spice mixture.
  • Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 60-75 minutes, until apples are soft and top of the pie crust is browned and almost crispy.

If you have any questions please contact me. I know what it is like to be free of many allergens and how hard it can be baking and cooking this way. I am happy to help you if I can.