Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

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I love Fall and everything that comes with it. The cooler weather, the colorful leaves, and all the delicious Fall foods. I love making Apple Crisp when company comes over or when I need a quick dessert to bring somewhere.

 

I am sure we have all heard the advice to, “Eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away”. Well, apples do have many different benefits that do help keep the doctor away. Apples have polyphenols, which influences the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates. The phytonutrients found in apples also help reduce the risk of hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. Apples also act as an asthma preventative. The benefits of eating an apple for asthma sufferers are the many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients that come into your bloodstream.

What You Need:

5 Apples, Diced

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

1 Tablespoon Gluten Free Flour

Coconut Oil Spray

Topping:

1 1/2 Cups Certified Gluten Free Oats (remember, it is important to have certified oats!)

1/2 Stick Vegan Butter, Melted

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

What To Do:

Mix all the ingredients for the filling together. Put in a baking dish that has been sprayed with coconut oil spray. In a separate bowl, mix the topping ingredients together. Spread evenly on top of the apple mixture. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the apples are soft. I like to top mine with all natural ice cream or frozen yogurt!

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Mini Gluten Free Vegan Apple Pies

Mini Gluten Free Vegan Apple Pies

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and all I can think about is the delicious food I can’t eat… until now. I have been testing recipes nonstop to try and come up with gluten free alternatives to my favorite Thanksgiving recipes. So over the next few days, I will continue to post my favorites. Yesterday, I posted my amazing Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread and today I have my Gluten Free Vegan Mini Apple Pies. Hmmm, I wonder what I might post tomorrow? Anyway, these mini pies pack huge amount of flavor. I am definitely not missing anything in these pies.

 

What You Need (Pie Crust):

1 1/4 Cups of gluten free flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour)

6 Tablespoons Vegan Butter, chopped into cubes

4-6 Tablespoons Ice Cold Water

pinch of salt

 

What To Do:

Pie Crust 1

In a food processor, add the flour and the butter. Pulse for a couple of seconds and slowly add the water, going 1 tablespoon at a time. You want the mixture to look like little piles of dough (check out the picture). If it becomes too watery, add some more flour. You do not need to use all 6 tablespoons of water!!

Pie Crust 2

 

Sprinkle some flour on a clean surface and put the dough on top. Quickly knead a few times and put into a ball. You do not want the butter to start melting.

Pie Crust 3

On a piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper, place the dough in the center. Start rolling out the dough until it is thin (about 1/4 to 1/8 inch). Put in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

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You can either use this dough as a regular pie or continue on to my mini pie recipe…

 

After the dough it chilled, cut the dough into 8 equalish pieces. It doesn’t have to look perfect here! Take cupcake tins and spray coconut oil so the crust doesn’t stick. Take a piece of dough and put it into the tin. Now the fun part! Use your fingers to press the dough all around so it covers the whole cup. Fold over to make a mini crust around the top.

What You Need (Apple Pie):

I large Apple, peeled and diced into small pieces

1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon White Sugar

1/2 Tablespoon Gluten Free Flour (Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour)

2 Teaspoons Cinnamon (I love cinnamon but you can do 1 Teaspoon if you like)

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ginger

1/2 Tablespoon Vegan Butter

Crumb Mixture:

1/2 Tablespoon Vegan Butter, melted

1/4 Cup Certified Gluten Free Oats

1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar

1 Teaspoon Gluten Free Flour

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

What To Do:

Mix all the ingredients for the apple pie filling except the butter.

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In a separate bowl, mix all the ingredients for the crumb mixture.

Fill your premade dough cups with the apple pie filling. Fill them to about the top of the crust. Take the vegan butter that you had from the pie mixture and cut off a piece and place on top of each apple cup.

Take a large spoonful of the crumb mixture and sprinkle on top. Try to cover the whole top as you would a pie crust.

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Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes. The top should be a nice golden brown and the apples are soft.

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Try to let it cool before you dig in. It was really hard to resist between the delicious smells of the apples and cinnamon or how yummy these looked.

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