Homemade Apple Pie

Fall is upon us! Here is a delicious and healthy pie good for any special occasion. The crust is made without any added oils. The brazil nuts have natural oils that help the crust be perfectly tasty. I make this pie with gluten free flour but you can certainly use white or whole wheat pastry flour instead. Enjoy!

Homemade Apple Pie 

Crust 

1.5 cups Bob’s 1:1 Gluten Free baking flour 

1.5 Cups gluten free quick cooking oats

2 cups brazil nuts

1 tsp salt 

3/4 cup of water 

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Directions : 

  1. Place oats in food processor and blend until fine

  2. Add nuts, flour, and salt. Blend until it is all as fine as flour.

  3. Place in mixing bowl and slowly add water. Mix and form a ball with your hands, adding water until dough is well mixed and is not crumbly but also not too sticky.

  4. Divide in half. Roll between two pieces of parchment paper to form a 12 inch circle.

  5. Place in pie dish. Trim pastry. If it breaks at any point just push back together with hands and a little water. It does patch well if needed.

  6. Reserve the rest to make the lattice top to the pie and ornamental leaves if desired. If not, just roll remaining dough place over pie once it is filled, add some slits and bake.

 

Filling 

8 Granny smith apples, peeled, sliced, and cored

1 stick of earth balance butter

2 Tbs of water

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon 

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp corn starch

1 tsp vanilla 

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Directions

  1. Place apples in a mixing bowl

  2. Melt butter

  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well blended and sugar is melted.

  4. Pour half of the mixture onto the apples and mix well.

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Pie preparation 

  1. Place apples in pie dish over crust

  2. Add lattice and place leaves all the way around the edge and where desired.

  3. Brush rest of mixture onto the top of the pie, coating all of it evenly.

  4. Cover pie with foil and bake at 400 for 15 min, lower temperature to 350 and bake for 40 min. Remove foil and let top brown for last 10 minutes or so. SERVE

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