Gluten-Free Apple Pie

This homemade apple pie recipe is a gluten-free dream come true! Lots of juicy, cinnamon apples nestled between two buttery, tender gluten-free pie crusts, baked to golden perfection.

Gluten-Free Apple Pie easy gluten-free pie recipe
Gluten-Free Apple Pie

Easy recipe for an irresistible Gluten-Free Apple Pie!

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, sharing two New Apple Pie Recipes: This Gluten-Free Apple Pie (read on for details) and a Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Pie which is a similar recipe but with a crumb topping.

They are both based on my mother’s Apple Pie Recipe but made with our Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust, and they are both amaaazing!

Our taste testers have been going crazy for them!

Both gluten-free pies are packed with juicy apples mixed with just the right about of sugar and cinnamon, and the biggest difference is your preference for a pie crust top or crumb topping.

 

How to Make Gluten-Free Apple Pie

The challenge with making gluten-free apple pie has always been having a great gluten-free pie crust that can roll and transfer easily to a pie pan…  we solved that problem with our Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust!

Our gluten-free pie crust is so quick + easy to make, and such a wonderful dough–easy to roll and easy to transfer, making this gluten-free apple pie an easy one!

The ingredients you’ll need for the Gluten-Free Apple Pie

Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust.

8-9 large apples

granulated sugar

gluten-free flour

ground cinnamon

nutmeg

salt

butter or dairy-free butter (just a tablespoon or two)

Gluten-Free Apple Pie easy gluten-free pie recipe

Gluten-Free Pie Crust

The reason we are so excited about gluten-free pies all of a sudden (and this apple pie in particular), is that we only recently developed and shared our  Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust.

This gluten-free pie crust is everything! It is easy to make, easy to roll, doesn’t crack and tastes great!

I am linking to the recipe because it has step by step instructions and photos.  And you’ll need to make the recipe twice – once for the bottom crust and one for the top… but I promise, it truly is the easiest gluten-free pie crust ever

Apple Pie Filling

The filling is simple and it is always tastes so good!

All you do is mix your sliced apples with some sugar, cinnamon and a dash or two of nutmeg, a dash of salt and gluten-free all purpose flour (we use GFJules ) which helps thicken the liquid from the apples when they bake.

Gluten-Free Apple Pie easy gluten-free pie recipe

Tips for Choosing and Slicing Apples

Best apples for baking:  For baking a pie, you want to choose apples that are crisper and firmer, and hold their shape when they bake.

And while it’s personal preference, my family always opts for tarter apples when baking as they bake up deliciously with the cinnamon and sugar.

On the tarter side, we like a Granny Smith* or Cortland. In fact Granny Smith are the only ones my mother will use!

On the sweeter side, Honey Crisp, Braeburn or Pink Lady will hold their shape well.

And you could to use a combination of apples!

You want to avoid apples like Red Delicious, Macintosh or Gala which soften quickly when they bake  and will not give you that ideal apple pie texture.

Slicing apples: The key to a great pie is slicing the apples in similar thickness so that they bake at a similar rate. We aim to slice about 1/4 inch thick.

If you have some that are super thick and some that are super thin, you will end up with a pie that has some apples too firm and other mushy.

Step by Step How To Make the Gluten-Free Apple Pie

The pie comes together in 4 simple steps:

  1. Prepare the apple filling. Cover and set aside.
  2. Make the Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust. Transfer to baking pan. Set aside.
  3. Make the second Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust, and
  4. Assemble the pie: Pour the prepared apples into the prepared pie crust (you can see we love to overfill the pie with apples so that it is a really full pie — remember the apples will shrink some when they bake), dot with butter and seal the pie crust edges.

How to finish the edges of the pie

When you have two pie crusts, there will be a lot of pie crust dough, so you will need to trim the edges so that there is less dough. Then you can either flute or crimp the edges.

Here we fluted the edges and as I said in post on the pie page, I haven’t made pies since my son was diagnosed with celiac over 13 years ago, so I am re-learning how to do the edges too!

Before baking, it is important to prick holes in the top of the crust using a fork so that air and heat can release.

You can do any pattern you want. You could even do your initials.

Gluten-Free Apple Pie easy gluten-free pie recipe

We also like to top the pie with a teaspoon or so of milk — it acts like an egg wash and help give a golden finish to the pie.

And bake!

The edges will be golden and the apples perfectly tender, and your kitchen will smell amazing!

Gluten-Free Apple Pie easy gluten-free pie recipe

So who wants a slice? And who’s baking it?

Gluten-Free Apple Pie easy gluten-free pie recipe

Hope you love it as much as we do!

For more Thanksgiving desserts,  click here.

For more pies, try our:

Apple Crumb Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Pecan Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

For more apple desserts, try our:

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple Crisp

Apple Crumble Bars

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Gluten-Free Apple Pie

This homemade apple pie recipe is a gluten-free dream come true! Lots of juicy, cinnamon apples nestled between two buttery, tender gluten-free pie crusts, baked to golden perfection.
Prep time includes making the two pie crusts.
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 50 minutes
Course: Dessert, Holiday Desserts, Pie
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional, Nut-Free, Egg-Free
Keyword: gluten-free holiday dessert, easy gluten-free pie, Gluten-Free Apple Pie, apple pie, easy gluten-free apple pie recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Equipment

  • 1 9-9.5 inch fluted pie pan

Ingredients

  • 2 Homemade Gluten-Free Pie Crusts (1 for top; 1 for bottom) Easy Gluten-Free Pie Crust
  • 8-9 large tart apples, peeled and sliced into approximately 1/4 inch slices Our preference is for Granny Smith or a similarly tart and firm baking apple
  • ¾-1 cup granulated sugar, according to tastes, plus extra for sprinkling we prefer 3/4 cup
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free all purpose flour we use GFJules flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter or dairy-free butter, cut into approximately 8 small squares
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk or dairy-free milk for wash (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sliced apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
  • Prepare the bottom pie crust and place in 9 inch fluted pie pan. Do not flute or crimp the edges at this time. Set aside.
  • Prepare the second pie crust so that it is ready to transfer to the top of the pie.
  • Add prepared apples into the prepared pie crust. Adjust as needed so that they are spread evenly across the pie pan. Dot the apples with the small pieces of butter.
    Transfer the top crust to be on top of the apples. Trim any excess pie crust around the edges as needed, and either flute or crimp the edges, sealing the pie.
  • Using your hands or a brush, lightly cover the crust with the milk if using. This acts the same as an egg wash helping give the pie a golden finish.
  • Using the fork, gently prick top of the pie in any pattern or randomly, all over the top of the pie. This allows air and heat to release while it bakes. Sprinkle with sugar, and bake for 50 minutes, checking at 20, then 30 minutes -- if at any time, the crust looks golden to your desire, cover loosely with foil, and continue baking until 50 minutes.
  • Let pie rest for 2-3 hours before slicing.
  • Store at room temperature unsliced for up to a day. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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