Monday, 24 September 2012

Paleo Perfected - Apple Pie!

Paleo Apple Pie

Saturday afternoon I dragged two of my best friends to the Waddell Apple Orchard to get in my annual apple picking and supplies for a paleo version of my beloved apple pie. Although a lot of the trees were picked over, we found enough delicious looking apples to fill our bag.

Ryan and Cam searching for the best apples!

 After realizing there are not many options for paleo (primal, grain-free) apple pies. I decided to take a few different recipes, combine the best sounding ingredients, and make my own! To say this experiment turned out well, is an UNDERSTATEMENT. This homemade paleo apple pie was SO DELICIOUS…. too delicious.

At the Apple Orchard.

I strongly recommend everyone get some local apples (before they are all gone) and give this a try!  You will not regret it!

Ingredients:

Crust (9 inch pie plate):
2 Cups Almond Flour
½ Cups Pitted Dates
2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil 
 
Filling:
7 Macintosh Apples
4 Tbsp. Butter
1/3 Cup Honey
 1 Tsp. Cinnamon

Crumble Crust:
¼ Cup Almond Flour
¼ Cup Pecans
½ Cup Pitted Dates
2 Tbsp. Almond Butter

Directions:
  1. In a food processor, blend together the dates, almond flour and coconut oil (melted). Blend thoroughly, until consistency is almost making butter. 
  2. Spread additional coconut oil (roughly 1 tbsp.) around pie plate to avoid sticking.
  3. Press the dough into pan and up the sides of the plate, being sure to spread evenly.
  4. Bake at 350°for 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown
  5. Peel and slice the apples
  6. In a pot over medium heat, cook butter, apples, and honey. Add in cinnamon. Stir often.
  7. Cook until apples are hot and soft (roughly 10 minutes).
  8. Remove from heat and pour into pie crust.
  9. Blend all of the Crumble Crust ingredients in a food processor, until mixed together well.
  10. Sprinkle the crumble overtop of the apple filling.
  11. Bake all together for 15 minutes at 350°.
  12. Broil for 1-2 minutes to make the crumble topping crispy. Pay close attention to not burn the top!



Things To Know:

Apple Pie with Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Add 1 Tsp. of nutmeg in addition to the cinnamon for pie with a bit more spice.

Try other types of apples – use apples that are in season and local.

Add a scoop of Vanilla Coconut Milk Ice Cream, instead of the usual vanilla ice cream to your pie for a dairy free, delicious treat!



Blend crust ingredients together 


Press dough around pie plate 

Bake at 350 for roughly 15 minutes 

Bake until golden brown 


Peel and slice apples 

Cook apples with butter and honey

Add cinnamon, cook until apples are soft



Add filling to the baked pie crust

Blend the crumble crust toppings 

Blend until well mixed 

Sprinkle crumble overtop of pie 

Bake for roughly 15 minutes

We paired this amazing dessert with a homemade pumpkin spice latte – paleo styles (made with coconut milk and no sugar)! We will be posting this amazing recipe soon, stay tuned!

I seriously challenge all of you to try this pie! It is easy to make, amazing to eat and would a fantastic addition to your upcoming Thanksgiving Dinner!

Don’t eat the whole pie yourself!

-Miche-

2 comments:

  1. Just went apple picking and was so excited to make apple pie... until I realized... like you said... there were hardly any paleo apple pie recipes! So glad you did the experimenting for me! Making this tonight!

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    1. We have already made this pie a few times this Fall! We love it! I hope you enjoy it as well! Let us know! :)

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