Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Apple Pie with Paleo 'friendly' crust? Yes!!

Since I've been gluten free, finding the 'right' crust for apple pie (or any pie) has been a challenge to say the least.  Allergy to wheat is one thing but throw in an allergy to rice and it makes gluten free darn near impossible!  Now this is made with a flour 'mix' that I found and has by far made the best crust ever in six years!  It is light, flaky and ever so good!!  When I found XO Baking Company products, it forever changed my gluten free ways and are in fact more 'paleo' friendly.  There is a touch of corn starch in so it isn't completely paleo (wish they would use arrowroot flour!).  Anyway, here is our apple pie and crust!  The pie fillng was adapted from 'Apple Pie by Grandma Ople' on All Recipes and changed to make it more Paleo friendly and healthy (sans the organic cane sugar).   When I figure out how to get the can sugar out, I will update it!  Enjoy!!  I know we sure are!!  Happy Holidays!

Apple Pie

Pie Crust
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold Organic Butter
½ cup cold water**

Mix flour with salt and butter in a mixer with a dough hook or beater (I use my larger paddle).  When crumbly, slowly add the water until you get a nice dough.  Cut in half to make two crusts.  Roll out between 2 sheets of parchment paper until 1/8” thick.  **If brittle when rolling, it needs more water.  Place in pie pan and fill!  Roll out second crust and you can do a lattice or cover (be sure holes are in it to vent!).

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced (about 6 cups)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
1.       Mix flour, sugars and apples in bowl.
2.   Place mixture into crust.  Cut up butter and place over apple mixture
3.      Sprinkle with L'Ecuyer's Gourmet Cinna-Sub. Cover with a lattice work crust (or crust of choosing).   Drizzle with butter over crust.
4.       Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

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