Fresh from the oven, flourless and wholesome, this Gluten Free Apple Crumb Pie will be a huge crowd pleaser at your holiday table.
It’s my birthday today!
Eh, it’s just another day, right? My kids are so crazy excited for my birthday, I think they expect presents too! My ten year old asked me what I am making for the “special birthday breakfast” (I always make them somethings special on their birthdays) and I think it’s hilarious that they expected me to make myself something special on MY birthday. I guess I did make myself this pie for my birthday so that’s a little weird.
Ah….gotta love kids…
This pie is my everything. Fresh baked apples, autumn spices and walnuts….always walnuts. They give such a wonderful, nutty texture to the crust, I promise you won’t miss the traditional pie crust!
And I don’t know about you, but put crumb topping on just about anything and I am overjoyed. I can’t get enough of crumb topping.
I mean, it is MY birthday.
Today I plan on enjoying time with my family. Since I don’t care much about my own birthday, it’s a great excuse for us all to be together. No sports. No video games. Just simple family time. And maybe this apple pie.
And a scoop of ice cream (duh!)
Gluten Free Apple Crumb Pie
- For the crust:
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon gluten-free baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil or cold butter
- 3 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup
- 1 egg or flax egg 1 tablespoon flax meal and 2.5 tablespoons water
- For the filling:
- 1/3 cup 100% maple syrup
- 1/4 almond flour
- 1/ s teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 6 medium granny smith apples peeled, cored and sliced into 1/2 inch slices
- For the crumb topping:
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar or other unrefined sugar
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Prepare the crust:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place the walnuts in a food processor and process until you have a coarse flour.
Add the almond flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon,coconut oil, maple syrup, flax egg (or egg), and vanilla and pulse until a ball of dough forms.
Using the palms of your hands, press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of a pie pan. Spread into a thin layer thoughout the sides and bottom.
Bake for 10 minutes.
In a medium bowl, mix together maple syrup, almond flour, cinnamon and lemon juice.
Add sliced apples and mix until well combined.
Pour filling into prepared pie dish.
Mix together all the ingredients until large crumbs form.
Pour on to of apple mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes until apples are soft.
Thank you to you all for the birthday wishes! I am so thankful for all of you!