Sunday, July 4, 2010

As American as...

Apple Pie!

I found this gluten free/vegan apple crumble pie (say that 3 times fast) recipe a short piece ago and have been dying to try it out. I haven't yet but couldn't resist the day appropriate posting. The recipe is as follows:

1 recipe vegan/g-free pie crust*
6 apples, peeled and cut into slices (tart apples are best but any will do)
2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp sugar
1 vanilla bean (or 1 tsp vanilla)
2/3 c rice flour (or rice flour mix)
2/3 c chopped pecans (umm, yum!)
2/3 c brown sugar
a big pinch of salt
4 T Earth Balance, melted

Preheat oven to 350. Combine apple slices, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 Tbsp sugar, and scrapings from vanilla bean (or 1 tsp vanilla) in a bowl, then set aside. Roll pie crust out and place in your pie plate. Combine rice flour, pecans, brown sugar, salt and remaining 1 tsp of cinnamon in a bowl. Pour over melted Earth Balance and stir until everything is fairly combined and clumpy. Spread apples over pie crust in pan, and sprinkle crumble topping over. Bake 30-40 minutes until crust edges are lightly browned, apples are softened, and topping is golden. Serve hot with ice cream, or cold for breakfast ;)

*Pie Crust*
1 c plus 2 Tbsp rice flour mix
1 tsp xanthan gum
a pinch of salt
1 T sugar
1 stick Earth Balance (1/2 c), sliced and frozen for about 20 mins
1/4 c cold seltzer water
2 tsp apple cider vinegar

In the bowl of your food processor, mix the flour, xanthan gum, and salt and sugar. Add the butter and pulse, until crumbly. Mix together the seltzer and vinegar, and pour in by tablespoons, until dough comes together. If you use all the liquid, and the dough feels too sticky, just dump it into a bowl, add about another tablespoon of flour mix, and work it into the dough until its smooth. Divide the dough in half, flatten on floured (with rice flour or sweet rice flour) pieces of wax paper into two disks, sprinkle with more flour, fold up and stick in the freezer while you prepare your fillings.

Enjoy your BBQ today and stay safe!

Love you, mean it


P.S. crust recipe from
Hey, That Tastes Good. Pic and filling recipe from Wellsphere (which was a post based on a recipe from the Joy of Cooking.

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