Deep Dish Apple Pie (gluten free)

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
45 min 55 min 6
Deep Dish Apple Pie (gluten free)
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1/2 cup Tapioca starch (for crust)
1/2 cup Rice flour, brown (for crust)
1 tbsp Flaxseed meal (ground) (for crust)
1/2 tsp Guar gum (for crust)
1/4 tsp Salt (for crust)
1/3 cup Butter, unsalted (or lard (see "Notes" below), for crust)
1 tbsp Honey (for crust)
1/4 cup Water, filtered (ice cold, for crust)
3 medium Apple (macintosh or golden delicious, for filling)
3 tbsp Honey (for filling)
1 tsp Cinnamon (for filling)
1 dash Nutmeg, ground (for filling)
1 dash Ground cloves (a pinch, for filling)


To assemble the pie:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Slice apples thinly.
  2. Place in a large bowl and drizzle with honey. Stir well to coat evenly.
  3. Combine spices and sprinkle over honey coated apples, stirring while sprinkling to coat.
  4. Let set about 5 minutes to encourage the juices to come out.
  5. Remove the dough from the fridge (see "Advanced Preparations" below) and divide into two pieces (one piece is 1/3 and the other piece is 2/3)
  6. Place smaller half back in the fridge, and place the larger half between two sheets of plastic wrap. Roll out until thin and fit into 2-quart sized casserole dish (be sure to work quickly, or the dough will become soft and stick to EVERYTHING).
  7. Add apple filling, making sure to leave about 1/2 inch of pastry above the filling.
  8. Remove other half of pastry from the fridge and roll out between two pieces of plastic wrap. Fit over filling and press extra edges down over top.
  9. With a sharp knife, make a few slashes in the top for steam to escape.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes, then cover with foil and bake another 35-40 minutes, or until filling is bubbly and your kitchen smells amazing.

Advanced Preparation

1 - 2 days prior [optional], Tapioca starch 1/2 cup

To prepare crust: In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter, cut in lard until pea-sized crumbs appear. Drizzle honey over mixture and stir in using a fork. Slowly add water (not all the water may be necessary), stirring as little as possible, until a ball forms. Wrap ball of dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.


If you are dairy free, just know that coconut oil won't work as replacement for butter/lard.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 269
Calories from fat 102
Calories from saturated fat 59
Total Fat 11.4 g
Saturated Fat 6.6 g
Trans Fat 0.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.9 g
Cholesterol 29.5 mg
Sodium 130 mg
Potassium 130 mg
Total Carbohydrate 42 g
Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
Sugars 21.1 g
Protein 1.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.5
Grain 0.1

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