French Apple Pie (Gluten & Dairy Free!)

Wow, I did it again! Ive been slacking on my posts lately 😦 It’s crazy how life sneaks up on you and you find yourself without time for things! That and my kitchen has been taking over and getting all the finishing touches before our appraisal next week!! Even now, I am without an oven (again!) so the floor can get finished! I’ve got a ton of recipes just sitting here waiting to be posted, so I’m gonna try to get caught up! Especially since I’m trying to fight a cold, which means I’ve gotta take it easy…. guess I’ll just have to curl up on the couch with my laptop and start blogging right?! Heehee! OH! and I just realized that Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away! And since I’ve let everyone know that Thanksgiving needs and WILL to be at my house this year because 1. I have a beautiful new kitchen to use and 2. I’m the one with food allergies, so it will just be easier for everyone to come here and let me cook! So…..the whole family (well almost, 1 sis is halfway across the world, maybe we can Skype her in?! LOL) will be here! YAY! I’m super excited, but there are a few things I need to do, like plan the menu and then do a test drive on my new recipes! Ive already done that with my GF & DF pumpkin pie, but now here is the apple pie! I mean, you can’t just have one pie right?! Options are wonderful! 🙂  And apple pie is just so American!! LOL This pie is amazing! Its the apple pie that I grew up eating….and now that i have a wonderful pie crust recipe that works AND tastes great, it was easy to make this one! It turned out fantastic too! You could also use the pie crust and topping from my 5-Fruit pie, if you want a little more substance to the crust and topping. Either way, they’re all delicious! I’ve got fresh apples to use up, and I’m thinking of making an apple crisp later! YUM! So….more coming, since this post is getting a little long. Enjoy! 🙂

French Apple Pie (Printable Version)

Pie Crust Ingredients:

1-1/2 Cups Gluten Free Flour

3/4 tsp Xanthan Gum

1-1/2 Teaspoons Sugar

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

6 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil

3 Tablespoons Cold Water

 

Filling Ingredients:

6-7 cups sliced apples

¾ cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

2 Tbsp GF flour

 

Topping Ingredients:

½ cup non-dairy butter

½ cup brown sugar

1 cup GF flour + 1/2 tsp xanthan gum

1 tsp cinnamon

 

Directions:

Combine all of the crust ingredients, and press the dough into a 9-inch pie pan. Mix the flour, sugar & cinnamon and combine with the sliced apples. For the topping, mix the dry ingredients & cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Spread evenly over the apples. Bake 45-60 min at 375 F. until the apples are cooked through. Cool on a cooling rack.

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5 Comments »

  1. sybaritica Said:

    That looks interesting … what is the Xanthan gum for? I see that on commercial food labels sometimes.

    • NutMeg Said:

      The xanthan gum takes the place of the gluten and acts as a binding agent, basically it holds it all together and prevents it from crumbling. 🙂

      • sybaritica Said:

        Interesting … I must try using it sometime.

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  3. […] if you need a big pie or tart, I hope you try that one out! You could even use the filling fro my French Apple Pie instead too. Everything, especially with fruit, seems to taste better with the oatmeal crust! And […]


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