Gluten Free Desserts: Sour Cream Crumble Apple Pie

Apples are usually pretty cheap all year round. You can get them for a song pretty soon since fall is a comin. Hard to believe it will be cool in a month or two. 

My dad is a BIG apple pie fan. When I go over to visit, I usually bring him an apple pie. And it has to be home made, no store bought, and if I don’t bring one I get the look and “What? No apple pie?. 

Now, my mother is not as big a fan of apple pie as he is. But, she really loves sour cream apple pie. So, this is the one I take most of the time. Trying to please everybody with gluten free desserts is not easy, but this pie fits the bill.

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup coconut flour (or gluten free flour blend)
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 1/4 tsp Sweet spice blend ( or cinnamon)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup cold butter, cut in cubes
1 unbaked gluten free pie crust
5 to 6 cups sliced, peeled tart apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tb cornstarch
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons milk or gluten free flavored creamer

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Roll out pastry to fit into a 9″ pie pan. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, spices, and salt. Cut in the butter until crumbly. Arrange half of the apples in rows in the pie pan. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.

Combine the sour cream and milk and spread over the top of the apples. Arrange the other half of the apples over the sour cream mix in rows. Sprinkle all the crumb mixture on top. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and the crumb topping is brown. Cool.

Makes 6-8 servings.

This pie is very easy and a good beginner one. Whole Foods carries gluten free pie crusts in the freezer section. Just go buy one of those.


Ps.. It doesn’t need to be stressful. Make it easy. Use what’s out there.

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