Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts: “New and Improved” Crustless Apple Pie Plus Big Giveaway

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Crustless Apple Pie Now Grain Free, Dairy Free, and More Free

One of the most popular recipes on gfe is my Easy Crustless Apple Pie. The “Crustless” description refers to the lack of a traditional crust as this pie has a “pour over” crust that forms a bottom and top crust. It’s a stellar recipe. Honestly, I never even liked apple pie before making that recipe. But often folks quickly click away when they see that this pie contains grains, dairy, refined sugar, and an egg. You no longer need to do that. For Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts, I’ve re-created my Easy Crustless Apple Pie. This “New and Improved” Crustless Apple Pie recipe is now grain free, dairy free, and refined sugar free, and has an egg-free/vegan option. And it’s just as easy as ever to make because really you’re just making some simple substitutions in the original recipe—another type of conversion, if you will.

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Crustless Apple Pie (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, with Egg Free/Vegan Option)

Son eats gluten free and dairy free on a daily basis, and refined sugar free and egg free as much as possible in the hectic life of a single 25-year old with a demanding job. I wanted to make this recipe safe for him to eat. I knew that a new version would be appreciated by my readers, too. I’ve been thinking about making a “new and improved” version of this pie ever since my friend Elana (Elana’s Pantry) told me that she makes my pie all the time for my family using almond flour. That surprised me! Not that Elana used almond flour … after all, Elana has proven that she is the queen of almond flour time and time again, but I hadn’t thought that almond flour would work in this recipe. Hearing that it did work well enough to please Elana and her family made me so happy! However, I never quizzed Elana on the rest of the ingredients she used. I just went with what made sense to me and had worked for “free” versions in the past and, voila, success! I’ll say that this version doesn’t form a crust quite as nicely as the original for cutting into a pretty piece, but the pie is so good that you really won’t care. These were the only photos I got of this pie. We were too busy eating it to take many photos! You’ll find the recipe at the bottom of this post, but let’s get to today’s giveaway, shall we?

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Today’s giveaway will end at Friday, February 15, at midnight EST. To enter the giveaway, just tell me about your very favorite pie and whether or not you’ve found (or created) a great gluten-free recipe for it. What will you win if you’re selected by the Pick a Giveaway Winner tool (which selects randomly but fairly)? There are a total of 6 prizes!

This giveaway is now over. Congrats to the following winners!

Sharon won The Spunky Coconut Cookbook 2nd Edition ~ “My favorite pies are apple and pumpkin and I have made both using your recipes with great success and gotten so many compliments! Great to know their is a healthier version of the apple pie in case I need it but we love the original! Other then that I can’t think of any other pies I really like…guess I’m not much of a pie person.”

Tessa (Tessa, The Domestic Diva) won The Spunky Coconut Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts ~ “Well that pie of yours just might become one of my favorites! I appreciate any good pie, but pumpkin or pecan!”

Vicky (Gluten Free SCD and Veggie) won The Spunky Coconut Ice Cream Cookbook ~ “This is an easy question for me to answer because it’s a Ginger Lemon Pie I used to make for years before GF! I recreated it recently gluten free and grain free and we all love it! Your new and improved crustless apple pie is making me hungry! “

Lily won 5 lbs Honeyville Almond Flour ~ “I always need almond flour, of course, but I would love any of Kelly’s cookbooks. My favorite desserts are the really decadent ones, so I have to say peanut butter chocolate pie. I have seen some good recipes, but I admit I haven’t tried to make any yet!”

Katrina won 2 lbs of Navitas Naturals Coconut Palm Sugar ~ “Not much of a pie person, but I love crisps! My kids love pumpkin pie. I have made one with GF graham cracker crust and GFE’s crustless. The kids prefer your crustless one! Thumbs up from three kids, Shirley!”

The first three prizes of today’s giveaway are generously sponsored by Kelly Brozyna of The Spunky Coconut. I’ve written about Kelly many times on gfe. She’s one of my favorite bloggers and recipe developers. She gives so much to our community with her gluten-free, dairy-free, and much “more-free” recipes, as well as her willingness to share her family’s story and path to healing.  There will be three winners, one for each of Kelly’s cookbooks published to date:

The Spunky Coconut Cookbook, Second Edition: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free (in which you’ll find our favorite Spinach and Artichoke Quiche, Chicken Meatballs, and Flourless Brownies)

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The Spunky Coconut Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts: Gluten-Free, Casein-Free, and Often Egg-Free (where you’ll find Kelly’s genius Vanilla Bean Cake and many more healthier and surprising treat recipes)

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and The Spunky Coconut Ice Cream Cookbook:  Soy-Free, Sugar-Free, Vegan (worth getting for the Butter Pecan Ice Cream recipe alone).

  Kelly Brozyna, The Spunky Coconut, dairy-free ice cream, The Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cookbook

And did you know that Kelly has a new cookbook coming out soon? Yes, it’s true … The Paleo Chocolate Lovers Cookbook 75 Gluten-Free Treats for Breakfast and Dessert! It’s coming out in the fall.

~ The fourth, fifth, and sixth prizes of today’s giveaway are sponsored by gfe. After all to make this pie, you’ll need some supplies, right?

One reader will win 5 lbs of Blanched Honeyville Almond Flour.

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Two readers will each win a 2-pack of Navitas Naturals Coconut Palm Sugar.

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Did you catch yesterday’s SSS recipe—Coconut Chocolate Chip Oaties—and giveaway package—Super Healthy Cookies cookbook, Go Dairy Free guidebook/cookbook, and Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free: The Whole Foods Starter Guide and Cookbook? Be sure to check it all out here. That giveaway doesn’t end until Thursday, February 14.

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“New and Improved” Grain-Free and More-Free Crustless Apple Pie

Sharon won The Spunky Coconut Cookbook 2nd Edition ~ “My favorite pies are apple and pumpkin and I have made both using your recipes with great success and gotten so many compliments! Great to know their is a healthier version of the apple pie in case I need it but we love the original! Other then that I can’t think of any other pies I really like…guess I’m not much of a pie person.”

Tessa (Tessa, The Domestic Diva) won The Spunky Coconut Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts ~ “Well that pie of yours just might become one of my favorites! I appreciate any good pie, but pumpkin or pecan!”

Vicky (Gluten Free SCD and Veggie) won The Spunky Coconut Ice Cream Cookbook ~ “This is an easy question for me to answer because it’s a Ginger Lemon Pie I used to make for years before GF! I recreated it recently gluten free and grain free and we all love it! Your new and improved crustless apple pie is making me hungry! “

Lily won 5 lbs Honeyville Almond Flour ~ “I always need almond flour, of course, but I would love any of Kelly’s cookbooks. My favorite desserts are the really decadent ones, so I have to say peanut butter chocolate pie. I have seen some good recipes, but I admit I haven’t tried to make any yet!”

Katrina won 2 lbs of Navitas Naturals Coconut Palm Sugar ~ “Not much of a pie person, but I love crisps! My kids love pumpkin pie. I have made one with GF graham cracker crust and GFE’s crustless. The kids prefer your crustless one! Thumbs up from three kids Shirley                         ”

“New and Improved” Crustless Apple Pie (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, with Egg-Free/Vegan Option)
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Ingredients
  • 4 ½ to 5 cups of apples (about 5 to 6 apples, your choice)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ⅔ cup healthy oil (I used ⅓ cup liquefied coconut oil and ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil, but you can use all coconut oil)
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 cup coconut sugar/coconut palm sugar
  • 1 egg (an extra large egg works best; or flax gel egg, plus dairy-free milk if needed; see notes)
Instructions
  1. Grease 9-inch deep dish pie plate.
  2. Put apples in greased pie plate and sprinkle with cinnamon and one tablespoon of coconut sugar.
  3. In a bowl, mix one cup of coconut sugar, almond flour, and oil. Blend in unbeaten egg and pinch of salt. Mix well and pour over apples. This mixture will be thick, so you’ll have to spread it with a spatula to cover all the apples. (If using a flax gel egg, the mixture might be even thicker and might require thinning. See notes.)
  4. Sprinkle more cinnamon over top. (I confess … I forget this final step often and the pie still turns out great.)
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 to 45 minutes. The pie will be done when it’s a golden brown color.
Notes
Some readers have used non-dairy butter or margarine but a lesser amount, about ½ cup. For the egg-free version, you can use two flax gel eggs. If your batter mixture for the crust is too thick to pour over/spread on top of the filling, add dairy-free milk until it is. You don’t want more liquid than necessary so start with ¼ cup of dairy-free milk, but add up to ½ cup if needed.

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Comments

87 Responses to “Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts: “New and Improved” Crustless Apple Pie Plus Big Giveaway”

  1. Erin on February 12th, 2013 11:19 pm

    My favorite pie ever is Key Lime (specifically from Simon and Seaforts), but alas I have no GF, DF version. :( It is so amazingly tart with the whipped topping just sweet enough with a wonderfully buttery graham cracker crust!

  2. Heather on February 12th, 2013 11:23 pm

    I live pumpkin pie & I recently found that Elana has one with a pecan crust. Love that Elena & her pantry!!!

  3. Debra on February 12th, 2013 11:25 pm

    My favorite pie is a brownie pecan pie! I have created a GF/CF (DF) version using your never fail press in crust (yay!) and a version of the Honey Bear Brownies from GFE! Although, this apple pie is calling my name!

  4. Susan in Salida on February 12th, 2013 11:25 pm

    Never met a pie I didn’t like! When I make a pie, I usually make it without a bottom crust. So, pumpkin pie becomes pumpkin custard. Apple pie becomes apple crisp on steroids (at least my version is). When I want a crust, I use Elana’s GF crust. http://www.elanaspantry.com/gluten-free-tart-crust/

  5. Tracy on February 12th, 2013 11:30 pm

    Our favorite is actually a German Cheesecake from a recipe book I brought back with me over 25yrs ago. I have remade it to be gluten free by using either an almond flour crust or a pecan crust. My family loves it and expects it every holiday.

  6. Lisa B on February 12th, 2013 11:31 pm

    Oh wow, oh wow.. now your apple pie is grain free too? I can’t wait to try it.
    I really miss chocolate cream pie. My family tells a story about when I was little. When we would go to a certain chain restaurant famous for their pies, I would always order chocolate cream pie. When it arrived, I would flip it over, eat only the crust, then save the rest of the chocolate “pudding” to take home and eat later. Apparently, at this restaurant I was famous among the wait staff for being the kid who would only eat the crust.
    But since now I’m GF and DF and headed grain free… I really don’t think that chocolate cream pie is a part of my future. I think somewhere I’ve crossed over a point where I don’t need to recreate foods that I ought not to be eating anyway.
    I have every one of those Spunky Coconut books on my wish list, and I am almost out of Honeyville Almond Flour. **fingers crossed**

  7. Emily on February 12th, 2013 11:33 pm

    Truthfully, I’m not a big pie fan. However, my great grandma used to make a strawberry cream pie and I’m dying to get my hands on her recipe, but it’s no where to be found!

  8. Joy on February 12th, 2013 11:43 pm

    My favorite pie is my mother-in-law’s coconut cream pie. It is sooooo yummy! She also makes a chocolate cream pie that is a very close second. I don’t make them much anymore since we have found out about gluten and dairy allergies in our family. I need to try your gluten-free crust recipe and sub coconut milk for the dairy milk. Thanks for the push to try it! I have never tried Honeyville Almond Flour. I’ve heard rave reviews, but money has been tight. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your contest :)

  9. Caroline on February 12th, 2013 11:43 pm

    Love love love the Spunky Coconut! I am not a cook, but thanks to Kelly, Elana and other great cooks willing to share, I can pretend to be, with great results! My favorite pies are lemon meringue pie and apple pie. I’m going to have to try this recipe. Haven’t yet found a gfcf lemon meringue recipe that turned out right for me, but I’ve only tried one.

  10. Rosita on February 13th, 2013 12:00 am

    Favorite pie is pumpkin. Like apple also. I am going to try this recipe. Just starting to learn about gluten free.

  11. Beth on February 13th, 2013 12:00 am

    I would have to say my favorite pie is Apple Pie. I will be making your recipe very soon.

  12. Rochelle @ WheatlessRochelle.com on February 13th, 2013 12:18 am

    That looks incredible! I love apple pie. I think my all-time favorite is chocolate cream pie. I haven’t yet found a good gluten free recipe for it, though. Perhaps that should be my next baking mission!

  13. Teresa on February 13th, 2013 12:36 am

    I have two favorites.. Blueberry & Pecan..Haven’t made gluten free versions yet..I did make a very yummy gf blueberry cobbler.. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  14. LornaO on February 13th, 2013 12:57 am

    This apple looks wonderful…I’m going to make it tomorrow. I’ve just started using almond flour in recipes and love the results. I haven’t tried coconut sugar yet.

  15. Jen on February 13th, 2013 1:19 am

    I love the Paleo apple pie recipe I found on Mark’s Daily Apple.

    A Paleo chocolate lover’s cookbook is on the way, you say? Oh, boy, there go my smaller size pants…

  16. Monique C. M. on February 13th, 2013 1:30 am

    My favorite pie is an apple berry pie with a crunchy (oats & pecan or walnuts) topping. It was the buttery crust and topping that made it so fantastic so unfortunately, no, I have not found a gluten-free, grain-free version. I’ll gladly try this recipe, though. :D
    Thanks!

  17. Erika on February 13th, 2013 5:23 am

    I love apple crisp……is that a pie!?! I’ve toyed with grain free options which are pretty tasty. Looking forward to trying your apple pie recipe above ;)

  18. Kate on February 13th, 2013 7:05 am

    My favorite pie is apple! I’ve found and made several gluten free/dairy free/egg free options, but can’t wait to try this one!!

  19. Stephanie l on February 13th, 2013 7:25 am

    I love all pies, but having to eliminate grains, sugars rally put a damper on my pie eating love. My favorites were bumble berry, cherry, coconut cream, banana cream, apple, cheddar apple, pecan, pumpkin, Michigan 4 berry, chocolate cream, etc…….sigh…….

  20. Susan W. on February 13th, 2013 8:06 am

    My favorite pie is a crustless coconut custard. I just substitute gluten free flour in the mix and it turns out yummy. Growing up my favorite pie was chocolate cream pie that my mom made and her recipe used tapioca starch so it was already gluten free. I just use my gluten free crust recipe and I’m set. My husband loves cracker pie but I haven’t found a good substitute for the cracker part that works. One day…

  21. Jenny on February 13th, 2013 8:22 am

    My favorite pie (its not gluten-free…yet, but if I can ever get my hands on these berries it will be!!) is the olallieberry pie from Duarte’s in Pescadero CA.

  22. Valerie on February 13th, 2013 8:24 am

    I love apple pie, pumpkin pie, and peach- blueberry pie. I can’t wait to try this recipe, but will have to sub. something for the almond flour, perhaps flour made from sunflower seeds?

  23. Cara on February 13th, 2013 8:35 am

    One of my favorite pies is Key Lime in the summertime, but I have not found a good gluten free/dairy free substitute. :(

  24. Alice on February 13th, 2013 9:58 am

    When I was a child we would go blackberry picking during the summer then freeze bags of blackberries. Then when my birthday would come around in December, my mom would pull out a bag of blackberries and make me a blackberry pie (instead of a cake.) Even to this day, I would love to have a warm pie of blackberry pie ala mode for my birthday instead of cake! But ever since I found out I am both gluten and dairy intolerant, I haven’t found a good replacement..

  25. Jeanne G. on February 13th, 2013 10:01 am

    My favorite pie is pumpkin. I haven’t been GF/DF long enough to try making it that way yet, but I bet it won’t be tooo painful.

  26. Linda S on February 13th, 2013 10:58 am

    My favorite pie is apple and will def. try this one, only I’ll have to really cut back on the sugar in it – hope it will still work out. I find apples are pretty sweet already and can get away with a lot less sugar when cooking with apples. I make what I call an apple crumble using apples on the bottom and a crumble that consists of chopped nuts, dates, coconut oil, spices and a little coconut, too. Delish! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

  27. Janelle F. on February 13th, 2013 11:11 am

    My favorite pie is apple and, yes, I have made it gluten-free & it tasted wonderful!

  28. Fatcat on February 13th, 2013 12:51 pm

    I’m curious as to what advantages coconut sugar has over cane sugar?

    My favorite pie, I think I got from you – crustless Pecan pie.

  29. Alta on February 13th, 2013 1:24 pm

    This looks so delightful, Shirley. I have been meaning to try your original crustless pie, and now I really must! I love almond flour. This kind of reminds me of this skillet peach cobbler I made in that you kinda pour the batter over and bake, although I imagine mine was a higher ratio of batter to fruit. Either way, I think I totally should make this as a treat for after my long run this weekend. :)

  30. Vicky on February 13th, 2013 1:28 pm

    This is an easy question for me to answer because it’s a Ginger Lemon Pie I used to make for years before GF! I recreated it recently gluten free and grain free and we all love it!

    Your new and improved crustless apple pie is making me hungry!

    Vicky x

  31. Lily on February 13th, 2013 1:29 pm

    I always need almond flour, of course, but I would love any of Kelly’s cookbooks.

    My favorite desserts are the really decadent ones, so I have to say peanut butter chocolate pie. I have seen some good recipes, but I admit I haven’t tried to make any yet!

  32. Alyssa on February 13th, 2013 1:29 pm

    That looks amazing!! I would loooove to win the giveaway or one of them at least :-) Is this comment enough to enter??

  33. Mary on February 13th, 2013 1:32 pm

    My husbands Grandmother made the most delicious Pumpkin Chiffon Pie ever!!! Hard to duplicate….I’m a beginner at just learning and trying out GF recipes for baking…..
    Thank you for this opportunity!

  34. Sharon on February 13th, 2013 1:37 pm

    My favorite pies are apple and pumpkin and I have made both using your recipes with great success and gotten so many compliments! Great to know their is a healthier version of the apple pie in case I need it but we love the original! Other then that I can’t think of any other pies I really like…guess I’m not much of a pie person.

  35. Chris sorel on February 13th, 2013 1:43 pm

    blueberry or all berrie pie made with pecan crust.

  36. Kelley on February 13th, 2013 1:53 pm

    My favorite pie is the gluten free crustless pumpkin pie. It is the only pie I have tried GF, DF — I actually ate it for breakfast this morning.

    I have apple pie on my to bake list, and was going to try the one in Kelly’s grain free cookbook — now I will have 2 to try.

    Thanks for posting!

  37. Erin on February 13th, 2013 1:57 pm

    I miss my mother in law’s apple pie, and I’ve just been to scared/lazy to try to replicate it gluten free. Now I’ll have to try this one! Maybe for Sunday after Church! Yummy!

  38. Katrina on February 13th, 2013 2:03 pm

    Not much of a pie person, but I love crisps! My kids love pumpkin pie. I have made one with GF graham cracker crust and GFE’s crustless. The kids prefer your crustless one! Thumbs up from three kids Shirley :)

  39. Carrey Bull on February 13th, 2013 2:03 pm

    My very favorite pie is key lime. I eat it every year for my birthday. The last few years have been gluten-free. We’ve tried gf gingersnap crust in the past, and this year did an almond flour crust that was a lot more like my mom’s pie crust.

  40. Marsha A on February 13th, 2013 2:35 pm

    My favorite pie is pumpkin and I found a great gluten free recipe for a crustless bourbon pumpkin pie.

  41. Amy Clark on February 13th, 2013 2:48 pm

    My favorite pie is apple or cherry and I have not found a good gf alternative! I miss them! Also, I LOVE blackberry cobbler and I haven’t found a good alternative for that either! And I would love to win the spunky coconut cookbook or the almond flour!

  42. Brandae on February 13th, 2013 3:25 pm

    My hubby’s favorite is a Boston Cream pie (which is a lot like a cake actually), and I have yet to find a good replacement that is grain and dairy-free. I think I could cobble one together with almond/coconut flour in the cakes and coconut cream/eggs for the pudding, and a combo of quality dark chocolate, coconut cream, vanilla as a ganache…maybe?!
    Giveaway looks fantastic. I’m printing this apple pie recipe too. I’m betting your son is soooo excited that you take the time to tailor recipes to his needs – you’re a great mom!

  43. Mari on February 13th, 2013 3:35 pm

    My favorite pie is lemon meringue, with the meringue being the crust, and the lemon filling piled on top, with lots of dairy free , sugar free topping. I used to make it all the time during my low carb days, but I haven’t had one in years. I printed this apple pie recipe to make because it would go well with Kelly’s ice cream!

  44. Barb on February 13th, 2013 3:54 pm

    My very favorite pie is coconut creme and no I haven’t found a gf alternative that measures up yet anyway!! Love the Spunky Coconut!

  45. Dori on February 13th, 2013 4:33 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite pie was always cherry, but have not made myself any pies since going gluten free. Cookies, candy,quick breads have all turned out great, but I have wasted so much $ trying recipes for breads and wraps, let alone pie crusts:/..but I am thinking that this beautiful recipe of yours would be a great place to start!!!!!!!! Thanks again!

  46. InTolerant Chef on February 13th, 2013 5:37 pm

    My favourite pie is chicken and leek, I’m more of a savoury eater than a sweet eater! Love the new and improved recipe- great job!

  47. Adrienne on February 13th, 2013 5:57 pm

    My favorite pie is….umm… too many to name. We love pumpkin in our household and yes, we have a GF version for it :).

  48. karen@cook4seasons.com on February 13th, 2013 6:28 pm

    Shirley – you had me at the original crustless apple pie…can’t wait to try this one! As for other favorites, I have to say coconut cream and boysenberry (separate, altho together might just be the bomb!) NO wait! I just made the most amazing key lime pie with avocados last weekend with a delicious almond walnut crust. I use a GF crust that is my go to now, or nut crusts when possible.
    Have a glorious (and sweet) Valentine’s Day! XO

  49. Michele D. on February 13th, 2013 6:59 pm

    My family’s favorite pie is strawberry-rhubarb. My husband even requests it instead of birthday cake, so it was a must to find a decent crust recipe when my son went gluten-free. The best crust I’ve found is one I adapted from Queen of the Meadow’s Blueberry pie. It uses some fine cornmeal and has the flavor of almost a soft shortbread. I love the way she grates the butter and tosses it with the flour, so much easier than crumbing the blutter and flour together.

  50. April on February 13th, 2013 8:00 pm

    Hi! This recipe looks so delicious! Have you personally tried it with the flax eggs and gotten good results? The past few recipe I’ve tried had chia/flax egg substitutions listed and turned out awful because the author of the recipe hadn’t actually tried it… I don’t mean to sound whiny but failures are not very fun to eat for me or for my family! :( Thanks so much! Oh, and my favorite pie is… is… ohhh this is really hard… I love lemon meringue and cherry pie!

  51. Tessa on February 13th, 2013 8:45 pm

    Well that pie of yours just might become one of my favorites! I appreciate any good pie, but pumpkin or pecan!

  52. Saliah Kako on February 13th, 2013 8:46 pm

    I don’t know if this counts as pie, but cheesecake is my all time favorite pie shaped desert. There are some great recipes to make a gluten and grain free crust with almonds!

  53. Liz @ The Good Eatah on February 13th, 2013 9:39 pm

    My favorite pie is my Grandma’s pecan pie; I’ve attempted to make it gluten-free but haven’t quite perfected the homemade gf crust. Your apple pie looks AMAZING!

  54. Mia S. on February 13th, 2013 10:33 pm

    Can’t wait to try the gf apple pie. I ordered apple pie on my first date with my now husband. He tried to talk me into everything else on the menu. I love apple pie!

  55. Davina Spafford Stuart on February 13th, 2013 11:29 pm

    my favorite pie.. is a hard one.. we didn’t do a lot of pies when i was growing up because dad was diabetic and cakes were easier to adapt for him.. so when we did do pies, they were usually pudding pies, which aren’t that hard to adapt as long as you can manage a crust.. other then that, i would have to say sweet potato pie, which I still make (went crustless my first year GF..) for thanksgiving. this year it had a crust and it was well received by the rest of my non gf family.
    as for which prize.. they’re all so tempting..
    honestly the “new” addition of the Naturally Gluten free foods book sounds the best. It is one that would likely get lent out a lot

  56. Venessa on February 13th, 2013 11:39 pm

    My absolute favorite pie is Pumpkin! I didn’t have to modify much to make it gluten free, since the recipes for the filling are usually already GF. I just modified the crust, making an almond flour pie pastry instead. It tastes wonderful, yum! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!! :-)

  57. Melissa C. on February 13th, 2013 11:49 pm

    My favorite pie recipe is pumpkin pie. I usually make it crustless! This pie looks awesome – I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  58. Annette on February 14th, 2013 2:28 am

    My favorite pie is apple. I can’t wait to try this recipe!!! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  59. cory on February 14th, 2013 10:45 am

    my favorite pie is pumpkin and kelly’s version is the bomb! i could just eat it and eat it and eat it….

  60. Sharon Baridon on February 14th, 2013 12:10 pm

    My most favorite pie….hmmm, a toss up between pecan pie and lemon meringue pie. Pecan is easier to make….GF pie crust, pecans, maple syrup, an egg and vanilla, and viola, you have a YUMMY GF sugar free pie! As for the lemon meringue, I don’t think I have tried that one….I play with a lemon tart quite frequently. Hey, I guess I could try the meringue on that. Shirley, all the give-a-ways look DELIGHTFUL!!!

  61. Donna Strickler on February 14th, 2013 2:03 pm

    Hi Shirley – my favorite is coconut creme, and I make a version using toasted coconut and butter for the crust in placed of a traditional flour crust – it’s delish!

  62. Hilary on February 14th, 2013 2:22 pm

    My favorite pie is a toss up between dutch apple and chocolate silk. I haven’t found a replacement for dutch apple (that crumbly topping is tough!) and I haven’t tried a recipe for chocolate silk replacement – the crust is so important! I have high hopes for paleo parent’s new crust in the upcoming beyond bacon book!

  63. Carina on February 14th, 2013 4:23 pm

    WOW, what an amazing giveaway! A pie I love is pumpkin and yes I have found a gluten and grain free recipe that I made back for Thanksgiving. My family all enjoyed it and left me none for the next day.

    Hoping I win. :)

  64. Shirley Plant on February 16th, 2013 12:40 am

    My favourite pie is lemon pie and I have a gluten free/dairy free/ egg free recipe that I love

  65. Vicky on February 16th, 2013 3:31 pm

    Thank you Shirley and Kelly, you’ve made my day!! So excited x

  66. Jaclyn on May 29th, 2013 9:20 pm

    I made this particular pie this evening and it did not turn out. Imagine a soggy, soupy mess that is super oily! I followed the recipe exactly and even baked it for 45 minutes. What do you think I did wrong?

    • Shirley on May 29th, 2013 9:25 pm

      Hi Jaclyn–I’m very sorry to hear this news. Did you change any of the ingredients or the amounts used? Oh, and did you use Blanched Almond Flour?

      Shirley

  67. Annie Jensen on August 3rd, 2013 8:23 pm

    I’m sensitive to nuts. Unable to use almond flour. What was your original recipe?

  68. connie curry on August 26th, 2013 1:11 pm

    what can i use instead of almond flour and the coconut oil? my daughter has a deadly nut allergy .. She is allergic to all nuts , soy & dairy

  69. Christena on November 21st, 2013 1:24 pm

    Good morning Shirley ~ I have a few questions for you about this recipe & the peach version, since I can’t decide which to make for Thanksgiving:
    • Could a fresh berry mix be added successfully to either recipe? I’m also wondering if the peaches/apples could be replaced entirely with a fresh berry mix, producing a full-on crustless berry pie – your thoughts?
    • Could frozen peaches be used in the crustless peach pie recipe? If so, would they need to be defrosted first?
    Thanks for your consideration.

    • Shirley on November 22nd, 2013 12:06 pm

      Hi Christena–Welcome to gfe! :-) I’m sorry but I’m not going to be much help to you as I’ve not used fresh or frozen berries much in making pies in general or in these recipes specifically. I also can’t recall if any readers have successfully made either recipe using berries. On the one hand, my first thoughts are that there’s too much juice/liquid, but on the other hand peaches have a good amount of juice/liquid, too. I’ve not worked with frozen fruit in my pies, but here’s some guidance on that in regard to baking and it should hold true for gf baking. So I don’t have any definite guidance for you, I’m afraid. You’ll just have to give your ideas a try. Finally, another gfe pie you might consider making with your fresh berry mix is this one. I *think* that would work with fresh berries.

      Good luck and please report back with your results! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
      Shirley

      • Christena on November 22nd, 2013 12:59 pm

        Thank you Shirley. I appreciate your feedback, the resource link, & the alternate recipe option. You’re probably correct about berries having too much liquid for this particular recipe, especially in an “all berry” adaptation. If I do decide to take a risk & try just adding some berries to the apple (or peach) mix, I’ll definitely let you know how it turns out. Hmmmmm, perhaps I’ll try adding cranberries instead of berries … anyway, thanks again, & Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

        • Shirley on November 22nd, 2013 3:03 pm

          You’re welcome, Christena! And thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes! :-) I’ll look forward to your feedback and hearing which route you decided to go in the end! ;-)

          Shirley

  70. MOLLIE *THE ALMOND FLOWER* on November 27th, 2013 7:41 am

    This looks so tasty!
    I linked to it in my post for Deep Dish Apple Streusel Pie (made with almond flour, butter and honey)

    http://www.thealmondflower.com/2013/11/deep-dish-apple-streusel-pie-gluten.html

    • Shirley on November 27th, 2013 7:51 am

      Hi Mollie–Welcome to gfe! :-) Your pie is stunning! Thanks for linking to mine in your mini roundup in your post. :-) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

      Shirley

  71. Kate {Eat, Recycle, Repeat} on January 7th, 2014 2:22 am

    Ooo this looks fabulous! The inside of pie was always my favorite anyway!!!

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