Gluten and dairy free apple pie

This time of year there is just lots of apples. Last weekend Magnus’ parents visited and brought a small bag of apples with them. We actually struggle with eating all the apples that we have got our hands on the past few weeks. Anyhow, we figured we would do some apple pie with the apples we got.

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Apple pie on freshly picked apples.

The apples we got are really crispy, a light sweetness as well as quite sour. Close to being the perfect apples. In my (Magnus) opinion anyways.

We started from this recipe from Swedish paleo, but only made a quarter of the size.

The ingredients:

The crust:

  • 5/4 dl nuts
  • 3/4 tbsp psyllium husk
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • a pinch of cinnamon

The filling:

  • 1 1/2 apples
  • butter for frying, a few tbsp should do it
  • a pinch of vanilla powder
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • a pinch of ginger powder
  • some grated nutmeg
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The caramelized apples on the bottom crust.

Turn up the oven to 200 °C. Then start with melting the coconut oil. Might take a while if you are in Sweden at the moment. It is really chilly… Then you add the dry ingredients to a food processor and pulse until the nuts are down to small pieces. Aim for nut flour feeling. Pour the flour over to a bowl and add the egg. Blend well. Then add the coconut oil and stir until it sticks together nicely.

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The apples making up the whole mid layer.

Now, heat a sauce pan add the butter. While the pan gets hot, chop the apples into conveniently large pieces. Add the apples to the hot pan with butter and start to stir smoothly. Once the apples start to get some colour add the spices. Remove the apples from the stove.

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Pick up half of the crust-dough and fill the bottom of the oven ware with a thin layer of it. Then add the caramelized apples, covering the whole crust in the bottom. The next part was a bit tricky. Take a small piece of greaseproof paper and start pressing the remainder of the crust out into a thin layer. Next quickly place it on top of the apples by turning the paper upside down and letting the crust fall off.

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The finished apple pie ready to be served.

Now it is time to place the apple pie in the oven and wait for about 15 minutes. That should give the crust a nice crispiness and heat the apples somewhat more as well. Serve with whipped coconut cream and enjoy!

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The apple pie enjoyed with whipped coconut cream.

We should say that red wine does not go very well with apples in general. Or, we at least have yet to discover one that does. A much better choice would be a dessert wine or maybe a small whisky?

What do you do with the autumn apples?

/Cecilia & Magnus

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