Apple Month

Classic Apple Pie

Perfect for a cold snowy wintery February day to share with your sweets!

Now for the crust I cheat a little but gluten-free pie crust is very tricky so who can blame me BUT I am supporting Calgary’s own Lakeview Bakery (located at: 6449 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, AB T3E 5R7) They sell pre made pie shells (these can also be found at your local Calgary  COOP stores in the frozen section) these shells are flakey and delightfully light for GF without the hassle of rolling out your own pie crust!

For those of you reading this who may not live in Calgary, Glutino (www.glutino.com) sells a GF pie crust mix that is super easy and rolls out and transfers like a dream!

Ingredients

2 pre made pie shells OR your favourite GF pie shell recipe

8 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples, (2-1/4 lb/ 1. 12 kg)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon of lemon zest

1/2 cup of granulated sugar or coconut palm sugar

3 tablespoons  all-purpose gluten-free flour

1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon

Glaze (optional) : 1 egg yolk, 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar

Make it

1. In a large bowl toss the thinly sliced apples with the lemon juice and zest, then sprinkle with the ground cinnamon and all purpose gluten-free flour and toss to coat

2. Add the apple mixture into the pie shell and cover with remaining pie dough

3. skore the top of the pie dough for steam vents and pleat the edges to seal them

4. combine the egg yolk and granulated sugar, with a pastry brush, brush mixture lightly over top of the crust, sprinkle with extra sugar

5. Bake in bottom third of 425°oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° bake for 40 minutes or until golden, filling is bubbly and apples are soft when pierced with knife through vent.

6. Let cool on rack.

TIPS: place pie plate on a foil in case it bubbles over to avoid making your oven a mess

also for added kick add a cup of fresh raspberries to the apple mixture for something different!

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