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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Grain-free apple pie & coconut cream...



I was really missing pie last weekend. 
So I went hunting for a good grain free base that was nutritious and tasty!

I found some good ideas at Elana's Pantry and just tweaked things a little to suit what I had on hand.  

THE BASE...

Preheat the oven to 180C (375F)

1 1/2 cups nuts (such as pecan, walnut, almonds or macadamias) blitzed to a breadcrumb texture in your food processor.
Add a tablespoon of coconut flour (or almond meal), 1 egg, a teaspoon mixed spice, and a pinch of good quality sea salt - pulse in your processor for about 20 seconds.
Spread across the base of a greased pie plate.

THE TOPPING...

Peel, core and finely slice 4 Granny Smith apples.
Grate 2 whole apples down to the core.
Mix the apples in a bowl with a tablespoon of gluten free cornflour, 1 1/2 tablespoons raw honey, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.

Spread the apple mix over the top of the nut base.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the foil from the pie, add small dobs of butter across the top of the apple mix (about 2 tablespoons worth of butter), and return to the oven for another 20 minutes.


Remove from the oven and serve with Vanilla Coconut Cream...

Chill a can of coconut cream in the fridge for at least four hours.
Place the contents of the can in a bowl with a teaspoon of pure vanilla essence, or the seeds from one vanilla pod (extra delicious!), and beat for a minute till they are combined and you have a lovely thick cream texture.

It's yummy served warm and really does taste like apple pie.
We ate the cold remains like pieces of pizza the next day and the day after that...still delicious.

Let me know if you try this recipe and what changes you may have made, ok? 
I'm always looking for good 'tweaks' that give recipes alternate personalities!

hugs


3 comments:

Águeda said...

El aspecto es realmente apetecible. Muchas gracias por la receta. Un beso.

Anonymous said...

That does sound good, Jenny. I just have to buy some apples!

Robin in New Jersey said...

YUM! As well as gluten and dairy free, I am also on a low FODMAP diet. Apples and honey are FODMAPs, and I have discovered I can only eat 1/2 an apple at one time. I have been having cravings for apple crisp lately. I might have to try this recipe for my family though.