Home made, gluten free organic apple pie

January 2015 025I rarely make home made apple pie, but I am moved to do so on Thanksgiving and other special occasions. I use a recipe very close to my mother’s recipe which serves as a nice reminder of my mom, whose sweet memory I carry with me. I use less sugar than the original recipe and play with the crust, using a gluten- free crust which seems to vary a bit each year. I usually serve it warmed with home made vanilla ice cream. It is definitely a family favorite in our household.


  1. 3-5 pounds organic apples, peeled and sliced
  2. 1.5 to 4 tablespoons organic cane sugar (per desired sweetness)
  3. organic cinnamon and nutmeg
  4. 2 2/3 cup gluten-free flour mix, arrowroot flour, millet/tapioca flour mix, organic sprouted wheat flour, or organic unbleached wheat flour
  5. 1 teaspoon sea salt
  6. 1 cup organic palm vegetable shortening and/or unsalted butter, softened
  7. 8 tablespoons cold water
  8. 1- 2 teaspoons xanthum gum for gluten-free flours


  1. Mix flour of choice with salt, palm oil/butter and water. Shape into 2 balls, knead and spread out with rolling pin on top of wax paper ( first sprinkled with flour)  placed on counter top (1st dampen counter so paper will stay)
  2. Shape dough into 2 round flats
  3. Place 1st dough into pie pan
  4. Top with a little flour, cinnamon and nutmeg
  5. Cover bottom of crust with a layer of apples in pie pan
  6. Sprinkle some sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg on top of apples. Repeat until apples are used up and top with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg
  7. Cover apple mixture with  2nd pie crust dough and seal ends. Make holes with fork and bake at 400 degrees for half hour, followed by 350 degrees until fork goes through easily or apple juice comes out of pie top. To protect oven from spills, first place aluminum foil on oven bottom. Total baking time is usually 45 minutes to one hour.
  8. Enjoy warmed alone or top with Delicious, real raw vanilla ice cream

Written by Michelle, Holistic Health to Go



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