FeaturesDecember/January 2018 Issue

Gluten-Free Pies for Cold-Weather Holidays

Some of the best memories are made over a slice of pie.

Each holiday season, family and friends gather around the dinner table to catch up, share stories and make new memories. The centerpiece on the menu is often a roast or a family-favorite side dish. This year, brighten up the meal with some colorful pies.

Everyone comes to the table when pie is served! Let this delicious collection of pie recipes help you create a spectacular dessert course for all your holiday celebrations. Enjoy them plain or topped with fresh whipped cream or dairy-free topping of choice.

gluten free cherry pie

Chrystal Carver

Cherry pie

Pie Tips

Prep first. Read the recipe carefully and assemble all ingredients.

Be cool. Make sure all crust ingredients, especially the butter, are cold before you begin.

Don’t overwork the crust dough. It will toughen and cause cracks when you transfer it to the pie pan.

Chill it. If the crust dough is too soft, chill it for 30 minutes before rolling it out.

Make a decorative top. Cut the dough into strips and weave them over the top of the pie to form a lattice. Alternatively, use small cookie cutters for fun shapes.

Save time. Consider making a streusel topping instead of a top crust when preparing a 2-crust pie.

Avoid a mess. Place a baking sheet under the pie while it bakes to catch any drips when the filling bubbles over.

Cut it clean. Let your pie cool completely before slicing into it.


Cherry Pie

PREP: 30–40 minutes | BAKE: 40–45 minutes

MAKES ONE 9-INCH PIE (8 SERVINGS).

With a light flaky crust and tart cherry filling, this bright and flavorful pie will be a new family favorite. Top with lattice or an additional pie crust, bake and enjoy!

Each serving contains 591 calories, 25g total fat, 15g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 62mg cholesterol, 377mg sodium, 92g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 34g sugars, 4g protein, 53Est GL.

Dutch Apple Pie

PREP: 35 minutes | BAKE: 45–50 minutes

MAKES ONE 9-INCH PIE (8 SERVINGS).

gluten free dutch apple pie

Chrystal Carver

A flaky crust filled with warm apples and topped with cinnamon streusel makes this Dutch Apple Pie the ultimate fall dessert. The perfect balance of sweet and spicy, it will cause apple dessert enthusiasts to swoon. This recipe is also scrumptious as a traditional 2-crust apple pie; double the pie crust recipe and omit the streusel topping.

Each serving contains 455 calories, 22g total fat, 12g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 31mg cholesterol, 153mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 28g sugars, 3g protein, 36Est GL.

Maple Pumpkin Pie

PREP: 30 minutes | BAKE: 55–65 minutes

MAKES ONE 9-INCH PIE (8 SERVINGS).

gluten free pumpkin pie recipe

Chrystal Carver

Silky pumpkin filling, the aroma of warm spices and a flaky crust make this homemade pumpkin pie scrumptious. This recipe can be made egg-free; see instructions.

Each serving contains 331 calories, 16g total fat, 10g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 110mg cholesterol, 326mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 9g sugars, 4g protein, 21Est GL.

Light & Flaky Pie Crust

PREP: 15 minutes

MAKES ONE 9-INCH CRUST (8 SERVINGS).

gluten free pie crust

Chrystal Carver

This versatile gluten-free crust pairs perfectly with your favorite pie fillings. Whether you’re baking sweet or savory pies, this recipe delivers delicious results in a few simple steps.

Each serving of crust contains 216 calories, 12g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 31mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 0g sugars, 1g protein, 18Est GL.

Grain-Free Pecan Pie

PREP: 35 minutes | BAKE: 50–55 minutes

MAKES ONE 9-INCH PIE (8 SERVINGS).

paleo pecan pie

Chrystal Carver

This delicious paleo-style version of a holiday classic comes together quickly with only a few simple ingredients. The delightful combination of maple, vanilla and pecans will have everyone asking for seconds. This recipe is grain-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free; it contains nuts. It can be made egg-free; see instructions.

Each serving contains 622 calories, 48g total fat, 14g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 106mg cholesterol, 349mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate, 9g fiber, 19g sugars, 12g protein, 21Est GL.

Contributor Chrystal Carver is a gluten-free food blogger and author of Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking: Irresistible Classics in 10 Ingredients or Less.

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