Depending on the amount of apples that you enjoy in your pies, will depend on how many apples you will cut, core and peel. Personally we enjoy a nice full apple pie, so I tend to use 8 cups of apples yet no less than six.
There is really very little gluten or milk used in making an apple pie, yet it is there, so it is important to use the gluten free flour and alternate non-dairy milk based butter. Add this to a gluten and milk free pie shell and you will enjoy a delicious apple pie!!
A note about my baking: some of my quantities you will discover have a range. This is because I might use more or less than the average person. It is about personal preference. I cut my apples into 8 wedges then into bite size pieces, which my family enjoys, but the sliced ones look much nicer in an open pie with no top crust layer. We also prefer Macintosh apples, but please realize that these make for a juicer apple pie, yet so delicious. Since sugar creates more juice, I tend to use lesser amount of sugar that is shared in the measurement range.
GLUTEN AND MILK FREE APPLE PIE FILLING
Makes enough for one 9-inch pie, serving 8 pieces
- 6-8 cups of cut, cored and peeled apples, cut into bite size pieces. I use 8 cups…approximately 2 pounds of apples
- 3/4 – 1 cup of sugar
- 2 Tbls of Gluten Free, All-purpose flour
- 1 – 2 tsp cinnamon (I personally use 2 tsp)
- 1 tsp of nutmeg
- 1 – 3 Tbsp of non-dairy butter substitute. I use Earth Balance
- 1 – 2 Tbsp to top the crust of the double crusted apple pie
The reason some use lemon in their filling is to add a little tartness to their pie. I do not do this. If you like your pies a little more tart, then add 1 Tbsp of lemon juice.
- Cut, core and peel your apples and set aside
- Mix in separate bowl, the sugar, gluten-free flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Add it to your apples
Your mixture is ready for that delicious apple pie OR ready to freeze (no more than 9 months) for future pies and treats. For those of us who enjoy buying apple drops in bulk, this is a nice method of preserving your apples, and saving you time in the kitchen later in the holiday season and winter months.
If you decide on apple pie today, preheat your oven to 375 degree F, then put the apple mixture into your gluten and milk free pie shell that I have previously shared a few posts back, add the butter substitute, and then cover with the top crust layer. Once it is ready for the over, be sure to dust it with regular, granulated sugar. Be sure to cut in some steam openings, either by using the tins of a fork or small slices from your knife. Bake 50-60 minutes.
If you decide to freeze your seasoned apples, be sure to label clearly what is in your bag, along with directions for apple pie. But know that you can use this mixture for a variety of purposes:
- Put over some Dairy free frozen dessert, such as SoDelicious.
- Use in an apple crisp
- Warm up and use over some oatmeal or pancakes (check out my German Pancake that is extremely tasty)
- Warm up to have on the side with your evening meal
- …share your ideas of what you could use this with
Enjoy delicious gluten and milk free dessert options!!
Laura D. Field
Reflective Tapestry of Life
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