With the countless options on the table at Thanksgiving, including dessert, we offer you a gluten free one !
Use organic ingredients where possible.
6 large Granny Smith apples
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons sweet rice flour
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup sorghum syrup
- 2 teaspoons Frontier® cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Frontier® nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon Frontier® cloves
- 1 Frontier® vanilla bean
- 1 ½ cups oats
- 1 ½ cups pecans
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup brown rice syrup
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1/3 cup organic cane sugar
- ¼ cup butter
- A few hours or the night before, peel and slice apples
into even, ¼-inch thick slices and toss with lemon juice and flour.
- In a small pot, combine maple syrup, sorghum syrup,
cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Split the vanilla bean in half and scrape out the
vanilla into the pot as well. Heat over low until warm and starting to bubble
around the edges, whisking occasionally. Pour over apples and toss until apples
are coated. Cover and set aside. If overnight, store in the refrigerator.
- When ready to bake the pie, preheat oven to 375 degrees
and lightly grease a 9-inch pie pan.
- In a food processor, pulse oats to a coarse flour
consistency. Remove oats and place pecans in the food processor, pulsing again,
to resemble coarse meal but careful not to make nut butter. Add oats back into
the food processor along with butter, salt and brown rice syrup. Pulse mixture
a few more times until it is well combined and starts to form a ball.
- Take the oat mixture and press into the pie pan to form
the crust. Bake the crust for 12 to 15 minutes until set and lightly brown.
Remove crust from oven and add filling.
- To make crumble, place ¾ cup oats in a food processor and
pulse until it resembles coarse flour. Add the sugar, remaining oats and
butter. Pulse until everything is just combined. Sprinkle and pat crumble over
- Bake pie until filling is bubbling and the crumble is
browning, 45-55 minutes. Transfer pie to a rack and let cool before serving.
Ensuring the apple slices are the same thickness will help the pie bake and set
well. Using a mandolin or apple peeler can help with this task.
Living Without, December/January 2014