Grain-Free Apple Pie Crisp
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When it’s fall and there’s a birthday, it’s inevitable that apples will be called upon in some form or another to celebrate. Especially when there are abundant local varieties all over the markets!

Local apples at our German market.

Local apples at our German market.

After buying these ginormous, organic beauties at our local German market last week, I couldn’t decide on a pie or a crisp for my gluten-sensitive husband. So, I made a grain-free hybrid of both!

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The result? Kyle ate one-third of it. I think that speaks for itself?! :) We enjoyed the remainder with some of our German friends, who are notoriously used to German breads and flours. Their sweet 2-year-old boy devoured it, and they loved it as well.

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The savory crust especially received rave reviews, which was inspired by a recipe on Elana’s Pantry, and the crisp topping adds another texture and dimension to the delicious layer of baked apples below.

Savor this warm, comforting, grain-free apple pie crisp with your loved ones, and add your choice of ice cream (dairy-free or not), if you so desire!

Apple pie crisp

 PIE CRUST (recipe from Elana’s Pantry)

Ingredients:
2 cups of almond flour (like this)
1 egg
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp coconut oil (like this)

Instructions:
1. In a food processor or bowl, briefly mix almond flour and salt.
2. Add in coconut oil and egg and mix until a ball is formed.
3. Press dough into a pie dish. Note: My pie dish was larger than the standard 9″ size, so my crust didn’t extend as far up the sides.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes.

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Note: My pie dish was larger than the standard 9″ size, so my crust didn’t extend as far up the sides.

APPLE PIE FILLING

Ingredients 
5 medium apples (or 3 extra large apples like I used)
1 tbsp vanilla
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions
1. Peel apples, core, and slice into thin strips.
2. In a large bowl, add sliced apples and the rest of the ingredients. Use your hands or a large spoon to mix the ingredients delicately and well.
3. Place the apple pie filling evenly into the pie crust.

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CRISP TOPPING

Ingredients 
1 cup crushed walnuts
1/4 cup coconut flour (like this)
1 tbsp honey
Dash of cinnamon

Instructions
1. Use a food processor or a mortar and pestle to crush walnuts.
2. In a bowl, evenly mix the crushed walnuts, coconut flour, and cinnamon.
3. Spread this mixture evenly on top of the apple pie filling.
4. Drizzle honey on top.
5. Bake pie at 350 degrees for 1 hour! Enjoy!

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7 responses on “Grain-Free Apple Pie Crisp

  1. I don’t have coconut flour, would another flour work just as good, or no? I have almond, rice, tapioca, and millet. I’ve been meaning to get some coconut but haven’t gotten around to it.

    • Hi there! I’d shoot for almond flour. Note that coconut flour binds MUCH more than almond flour, so you will probably need to use more almond flour. Good luck! :)

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