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Coconut Cream & Fresh Fruit Pie (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Its definitely summer weather now…. and we’re up to 106 this weekend! Yikes! It all started with the 4th of July…at least we got some great family time in, went to the beach, the zoo and got some shopping in too! This pie was a result of the holiday weekend as well! And I have to say, it is amaaaazing! I made it with raspberries this time, but I’m going to do peaches next, then strawberries, and blackberries, etc as the fruit gets ripe! You could probably do it with any kind of fresh fruit or even a mixture. Make sure your fruit is ripe, so that each bite is nice and sweet and juicy! You can also make your own crust if you want, but one of the local stores had pre-made gluten free graham cracker crusts which is super tasty! S0, I’m off to the store soon to stock up! They are way better than I could make and who has time to make a pie crust?! I barely had time to make a stinkin pie! LOL, it was well worth it tho! I might try it with my yummy oatmeal crust too. The coconut cream layer is delicious and you can use up the rest of the whip cream on the top if you want, or use it all on the bottom with a  thicker layer, you cant really mess this pie up! Its the perfect mixture of crunchy crust,  creamy coconut whip cream, and sweet, juicy fresh fruit! Stay cool….and take the opportunity to play around with it….most of all though, enjoy! 🙂

Coconut Cream & Fresh Fruit Pie (Printable Version)IMG_5157

Ingredients:
1 premade 9-inch GF graham cracker crust
2 pints (2 lbs) fresh fruit (berries, peaches, etc)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/3 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract (opt.)
Coconut whipped cream (see recipe below)

Directions:
Wash the fruit. Mash 1 & 1/2 cups to make approximately 1 cup puree.
Combine mashed fruit with sugar, cornstarch and water in a medium saucepan and whisk to combine. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for about 1 minute, then remove from heat, add in the vanilla extract if desired and stir the mixture for about 5 minutes to cool it down.
Meanwhile, make your coconut whipped cream following the recipe below and prepare the fruit as needed.
Spread a layer of the coconut whip cream on the bottom of the pie shell and then arrange the fruit evenly on top. Pour the sauce evenly over the sliced fruit. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until ready to serve. Top with leftover whipped coconut cream.

Coconut Whipped Cream

Ingredients:
One 15-ounce can full-fat coconut milk
1 tablespoon sugar or more to taste
1 teaspoon vanilla or more to taste

Directions:
Place the can of coconut milk in the refrigerator and leave it there until well-chilled or overnight. Open the can of coconut milk. Scoop out the firm layer of coconut cream that has solidified at the top of the can. Stop as soon as you reach the water at the bottom of the can; don’t include anything but the solid cream.
Place the cream in the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large bowl. Turn your mixer or hand beaters to high speed, and whip the coconut cream for 3 to 5 minutes. Whip until it becomes fluffy and light, with soft peaks. Mix in sugar or vanilla.

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Oatmeal Crumble Fruit Tarts (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Oh no! Company’s coming for dinner and i forgot to make a dessert! Sound familiar?! (Maybe it’s just me!? LOL) This is my go-to recipe for this little problem. They are super quick and easy to make and you can change out the pie filling each time so its different, cause heaven forbid we have the same dessert over and over again right!?  Each and every kind i make are all soooo stinking tasty, and both gluten AND dairy free, wohoo!! I’ve finally gotten around to actually getting this onto paper cause before I’d just kinda throw it together from an idea in my mind…but these are tooo good to not share! And the best part is you can pretty much use any filing you want. You can use canned pie filling, canned fruit if you want to cut down on the sugar, or make your own fruit filling using fresh fruit! This recipe was inspired by my 5-Fruit Oatmeal Crumb Pie, so 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 as usual, I’m running late so this is gonna be the shortest post ever. I hope you give these a try… but don’t say i didn’t warn ya; these are addicting! Like seriously if there’s leftovers i eat it cold for breakfast kind of addicting! Spoken like a true foodie there huh?! LOL Enjoy 🙂

Oatmeal Crumble Fruit Tarts (Printable Version)Fruit Tarts

Crust & Topping:

1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 cup gluten free  flour

½ tsp xanthan gum

¼ tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 stick non-dairy butter, melted

In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, gum, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter; set some aside for the topping. Press remaining mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a 5 greased mini tart pans (4 inch).

Filling:

1 can Wilderness “more fruit” pie filling, any flavor

Evenly divide the pie filling among the tart pans and sprinkle with reserved oat mixture. Bake at 375 F for 30-40 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

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.

Gluten & Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie

Ok, I just have to say it….I LOVE pie!! And I never make it enough, simply because i HATE making pie crust! LOL I wish Pillsbury would just get on the gluten free ball and make those wonderful, ready made pie crusts and stuff, although i doubt they would be dairy free too. Anyhow….. I’m having Thanksgiving at MY house this year, in my wonderful new kitchen (photos coming soon, we’re just putting the finishing touches on!! YAY!) and so I figured I better start doing a test run on some things! Like the pumpkin pie, did you notice how i totally started with dessert?!? LOL  Yep…..that’s me, a dessert first kinda girl! I love pumpkin pie……and before I had to go dairy free, I just made a crustless pumpkin pie, and it was great! But……. now that I can’t have any dairy….. I was like, OMG WHAT am i gonna do!?! You can’t have Thanksgiving, or fall for that matter, without the pumpkin pie!! That’s when i decided I better get my butt into gear and get this pumpkin pie thing done! So…..here it is! And not to toot my own horn or anything but……..its amazing! Hubby had a piece of “regular” pumpkin pie (thanks mom!) and a piece of MY pie, and after the official taste test… you can not even tell the difference! Same taste, same texture! And the crust…. well lets just say I’m sold on this, because it tastes just like a regular pie crust, but guess what?! NO ROLLING!! And NO breaking! This crust is wonderful!! Its sooo easy to make, just mix and stick! LOL And it holds together! I’m on a little bakers high right now on the results of this pie! Pretty sure I’m set for Thanksgiving now! Haha…..of course just in case, I’d better make a few more…….you know, “just in case!” LOL Ok….. so give this your own test run……hope you enjoy it as much as i do!! Your gluten and dairy eaters will never even know the difference! 🙂

Gluten & Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie (Printable Version)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 11/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 15-ounce Can Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Full Fat Canned Coconut Milk
  • 1 Unbaked GF Pie Shell  (see below for recipe)

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 425ºF. Combine the sugars, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in a small bowl. In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Beat in the sugar mixture, pumpkin, and vanilla until smooth. Fold in the coconut milk.

Pour the filling into the unbaked pie crust and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350ºF and continue to bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Allow the pie to cool on a wire rack for 2 hours. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.

 Gluten & Dairy Free 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

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients, and press the dough into a 9-inch pie pan.  Fill and bake as directed above.

5-Fruit Pie with Oatmeal Crumble Crust (Gluten & Dairy Free!!)

Oh how I love pie! And oh….what a pain it is to make pie crust, especially gluten free pie crust! I used to cheat before I was gluten-free and just use the frozen pre-made pie crusts, but now….. i don’t have that option. So….whats a girl to do?! Well, I’ve got the solution right here, and it’s pretty darn tasty, not to mention easy! This is the best pie….so yummy and fruity, and you can’t feel too guilty cause not only is it full of oats, its got 5 kinds of fruit!! This crust would probably work well for most pies and tart crusts too…. so next time you’re having a pie craving and think you can’t have any or just don’t have time to attempt an awful crumbly gluten free pie crust, think again and give this one a try!! Hope you like it! Enjoy! 🙂

5-Fruit Pie with Oatmeal Crumble Crust (Printable Version)

Crust & Topping:

1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 cup gluten free  flour

½ tsp xanthan gum

¼ tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

10 Tbsp non-dairy butter, melted

In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, gum, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter; set aside 3/4 cup for topping. Press remaining mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes.

Pie Filling:

1 cup sugar

1/3 c gluten free flour

Dash of xanthan gum

Dash of cinnamon

4 cups total of fruit: use equal amounts of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, diced strawberries, and diced peeled peaches

In a large bowl combine the pie filling and spoon into crust. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with reserved oat mixture. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

Pumpkin Paradise

Halloween to Thanksgiving, what can possible taste better during this lovely Autumn holiday season then pumpkin!?! I’ve been craving pumpkin anything and everything lately! So I’m going to share a few of my new fall faves!  Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins, Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes, and of course, Gluten free Pumpkin Pie! I’ve got some new ones I’ll be trying soon, so stay tuned! Enjoy! 🙂

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins (Printable Version)
1 cup GF  flour + ½ tsp xanthan gum
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp oil
1/2 cup nonfat milk
1/2 cup fresh cranberries, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 6-cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Combine pumpkin, beaten egg, oil and milk in a medium bowl. Make a well in dry ingredients; add pumpkin mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in chopped cranberries. Fill muffin cups and bake for 22-25 minutes.

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake (Printable Version)

1/3 cup canned pumpkin

1/4 – 1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Dash of cloves
Dash of nutmeg
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 cup vanilla ice cream
1-2 (GF) graham crackers, crushed

Pop everything but graham crackers in a blender. Start with 1/4 C milk and then slowly add more if needed to make the blender process it all. Sprinkle with crushed graham cracker crumbs before serving.

Adapted From: Our Best Bites

Crustless GF Pumpkin Pie (Printable Version)

Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray

3/4 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

2 large eggs

15 oz LIBBY’S 100% Pure Pumpkin

12 oz can evaporated milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 9 or 10 inch glass pie dish.

Combine sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs lightly in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Pour into prepared pie pan.

Bake for 45-60 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

** Recipe from Libby’s

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