Apple Pie (Grain-Free, Paleo + Vegan)
My memories of apple pie go way back. Thirty seven YEARS way back. In fact, I have a photo of the very moment that it became a lasting part of my memory. That’s me with my Grandmother Lila Ruth at my Great-Grandmother’s house, Thanksgiving of 1979.
You’re actually only seeing a fraction of them in the photo, but there were pies all around. I remember being very impressed by the look of them and sneaking pieces of the crust. I’m also a notorious icing sneaker. My parents had to pretty much put birthday cakes on lockdown because I would surreptitiously remove an icing flower (or two) and replace the lid in such a way that it would appear to still be unopened. Of course, when it came time to light the candles, my sneaks were revealed and there would only be a few sad looking flowers left and uneven piping along the edges! (Oops!) And no one of course would believe my claims that the bakery clearly needed a better skilled cake decorator— they had my number! 😉 But I digress, back to the pie! Apple pie is of course a forever classic and I tested and retested this recipe until I was absolutely satisfied-and I really am so excited to share it with you, a lot of love went into it!
And speaking of love, you will have to add a little of your own as Grain-Free crust requires just a bit more patience than traditional glutinous crust— but it’s loads of fun to work with. The consistency is a lot like play-doh. You could easily get distracted by making little play-doh crust animals, but stay focused, you need pie!
One last thing before we head to the recipe, I recommend using either foil around the edges or a pie crust shield starting at about 30 minutes into the bake. I find the edges brown a bit too much in that last 15 minutes and the foil/protector will prevent that from happening.
Oh and one final thing, happy baking!! 😀