This recipe was originally published in 2013.
A delicious gluten-free apple pie is a great addition to the dessert table. Start with a Sweet Pastry Gluten-Free Pie Crust and add this filling of tart apples, fresh spices and cranberries. If desired, arrange decorative cutouts on top and sprinkle with finishing sugar for a special presentation. Make this in a deep dish pie pan.
For Egg-Free Sweet Pastry Crust, omit 2 eggs. Combine 2 tablespoons flax meal with 6 tablespoons warm unsweetened applesauce and 1 tablespoon hot water. Allow to cool. Then add to recipe to replace 2 eggs.Yields 8 servings
- 4 tart apples (Granny Smith, McIntosh, Pink Lady), peeled and sliced
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- Juice from ½ lemon
- 1 tablespoon gluten-free flour or potato starch (not potato flour)
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon cardamom
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- 1 tablespoon finishing sugar, optional
- 1 recipe Gluten-Free Sweet Pastry Crust
1Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 9-inch deep dish pie pan.
2Mix together all filling ingredients. Set aside to let flavors combine.
3Remove dough from the refrigerator. Roll the larger disk between 2 sheets of parchment paper or wax paper to fit the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate, about 11 inches. Transfer to prepared pie plate, allowing for a ¾-inch overhang. Roll the second disk to about 10 inches.
4Add filling to bottom crust. Place the second circle of dough on top. Fold the top edge of dough under the bottom and crimp to seal. Sprinkle with finishing sugar, if desired.
5Place pie in preheated oven and bake 45 to 50 minutes or until crust is a golden brown and apples are easily pieced with a fork.