Gluten Free Apple Pie Recipe

Gluten Free Apple Pie Recipe

Gluten Free Apple PieApple pie is one of those all American treats that our family really enjoys. It took 5 years, but just when I finally perfected the “perfect” apple pie recipe a wrench was thrown into my perfect pie creation. It was discovered that my three year old was suffering from a major gluten intolerance. I then had to reevaluate my old go to, to make turn it into a gluten free apple pie recipe.

My gluten free apple pie recipe was one of those trial and error runs. I figured if it came out horrific I would make a post on what to avoid, and watch out for. However, I luckily got it right the first time around so I am happy to share it with you all. The crust tastes similar to a delicious buttery sugar cookie, and is pretty amazing!


gluten free apple pie fillingFilling:

  • 9 Granny Smith Apples
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons White Rice Flour

Gluten free pie crustGluten free pie Crust:

  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter cubed
  • 3 Tablespoons ice water
  • 1 1/4 cups of gluten free baking mix {I use 3/4 cup Bobs Red Mill Rice Flour, 1/3 cup  Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Starch}
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar

gluten free apple pie before going into the ovenInstructions:

  1. Using a Food Processor (repeat this step twice for the top shell) mix your crust ingredients. Make sure everything is really cold. Form your crust into a small flat disc, and wrap in in wax paper-store in the fridge for at least one hour. The colder the better! You will need to form two separate dough discs since apple pies have the outer crust.
  2. Peel, core, and cut apples into wedges (not too thick)
  3. In a mixing bowl toss your apples with the cinnamon, sugars, nutmeg, lemon juice, flour
  4. Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees
  5. Melt your butter-add one tablespoon to the apple mix, and save the rest for brushing the pie shells inside, and out.
  6. Gluten free pie crust tend to burn, or darken too quickly if a pie shield is not used. You can make your own by tracing the diameter of the pie plate, and cutting out the middle with scissors.
  7. {Assuming the time is up} roll out your first pie crust. I suggest sprinkling extra rice flour on your rolling pie, and counter-try to do this quickly because the colder it stays the better.
  8. Line your pie pan with the first crust.
  9. Brush crust with butter
  10. Add filling ingredients
  11. Roll out your second pie crust. I suggest sprinkling extra rice flour on your rolling pie, and counter-try to do this quickly because the colder it stays the better.
  12. After you roll it, you can crimp it-my pies never look amazing, but they taste great-as long as the dough is pressed along the edges to seal the pie that is fine
  13. Using a knife be sure to make four slits in your pie crust for proper venting
  14. Brush your crust with the remainder of the butter-I added some extra sugar, and cinnamon to the top of mine{optional}
  15. Place your pie shield around the pie.
  16. Place your gluten free apple pie into the 425 degree heated oven-cook for 20 mins on the first rack
  17. After the 20 minutes, remove your pie form the oven, and reduce the heat to 350 degrees.
  18. Place the pie on the middle rack-cook for an additional 25-30 minutes-keep an eye on it, it should not brown too much!
  19. Let your pie cool for a few hours, your pie may have a tad bit extra juice on the bottom if you cut your apples too thick

Homemade Baked Gluten Free Apple PieI hope you enjoy my recipe for gluten free apple pie. My family enjoyed this with a nice side of vanilla ice cream!



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