Growing up near Apple Hill in Northern California was such a treat! Not only did it give me a love for a wide variety of apples, but the homemade apple pies, fritters & cider were a special treat we looked forward to every fall. Each year, our family would pick apples right from the trees & make a huge homemade apple pie. I can still taste it in my minds eye.
Since Hawaii doesn’t grow apples, we only get a few varieties to choose from, so when I spy Granny Smith’s on sale, I pick up a few pounds and make Apple Pie!! Who cares what time of year it is… Apple Pie is welcome in our home all year round!
This Gluten Free Apple Pie Recipe is also Sugar Free & Vegan. It works perfectly with my regular Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe or my Gluten Free Vegan Pie Crust Recipe as well. You can use this Apple Pie Filling Recipe to make Pies or Apple Fritters, Crumbles, Crisps & Turn-Overs. For a la Mode, we top ours with Dairy Free Vanilla Coconut Milk Ice Cream…Yes Ma’am!
The special tools & ingredients I use for this recipe are:
- 1 Gluten Free Pie Crust (see my recipes for vegan or non-vegancrust) - You will need a bottom & top crust for this recipe.
- 4-6 Granny Smith Apples - Peeled, Cored & Chopped (makes approx 6-8 Cups)
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- ½ - 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- ½ Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice (optional)
- Prepare your Gluten Free Pie Crust & Set-Aside.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Peel, Core & Chop your Apples.
- In large bowl, coat Apples with Lemon Juice & Spices. Set-Aside.
- In a small sauce pan, continually whisk Glaze ingredients over medium heat until mixture begins to thicken. Wait for bubbles to break the surface then turn off heat and whisk well
- for 1 minute.
- Pour Apple Glaze over Apple Mixture in bowl & mix gently until all apples are well coated.
- Pour Apples into prepared pie crust & top - Crimp edges & decorate as desired.
- Place pie onto a foil lined cookie sheet to catch spills or boil-over during cooking.
- Place pie in oven and bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 and continue baking for approximately 35-45 minutes until crust is golden brown and apple mixture is hot & bubbly.
- Remove pie from oven and let cool on rack until ready to serve. Serve warm or cold. Store leftovers in fridge.
Load your favorite pie crust with this Apple Pie Filling
Works perfect with my Gluten Free Vegan Pie Crust Recipe
Bake until crust is golden brown & apple filling is bubbling.
Let rest & serve warm or cold a la mode!
I was so impatient, that I didn’t let it cool enough before cutting into the first piece!
Within 5 minutes this big guy was half way done… I swear I had help!