Healthy Apple Pie

Apple Pie (Gluten Free)

Total time:

Serves: 1 pie

Ingredients for double Pie Crust:

  1. 2 cups spelt flour (can sub gluten free flour)
  2. 1 tsp sea salt
  3. ½ cup grass fed unsalted butter
  4. 1/3 -1/2 cup cold water
  5. ½  tsp of lemon zest

Directions:

  1. Mix flour, salt and lemon zest together in a large bowl.
  2. Cut chilled butter into the flour mixture and evenly mix together with a pastry cutter until it appears uniform in texture.
  3. Slowly add cold water, while simultaneously mixing with a fork until the dough just sticks together, but is not sticky.
  4. Form into two even sized balls, and roll one out to line the pie plate.
  5. Set the other aside for later.

Ingredients for Pie Filling:

  1. 7 organic granny smith apples, pared
  2. ¾ cup coconut sugar
  3. Pinch of sea salt
  4. 2 TBS spelt flour (or gluten free)
  5. 1 tsp cinnamon
  6. ¼ tsp nutmeg
  7. 2 TSP lemon juice
  8. 1 TBS grass fed butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Pare apples.
  3. Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.
  4. Slice apples into bite-size, even pieces.
  5. Add ⅓ of apples to pie pan, followed by ⅓ of sugar mixture.
  6. Repeat 2 times.
  7. Sprinkle with lemon juice, and dot with butter.
  8. Roll out top crust, and slice the dough evenly in ½ inch strips.
  9. Alternately lay strips over apples, forming a lattice. Trim the edges of the dough so there is a uniform amount of crust around the entire pie.
  10. Roll up the edges, tucking them in along the rim of the pie plate.
  11. Crimp the edges of the crust using your thumbs and index fingers.
  12. You can sprinkle a little sugar on top of the pie, or bake it without.
  13. Bake the pie for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, then reduce the heat to 325 and bake for another 30-40 minutes, or until the crust has browned and the pie filling is bubbly.