One of the things you might miss most about being gluten free is pie. I find it pretty darn impossible to make pie crusts, and after trying several pre-made gluten free pie crusts on the market, I’ve decided that pie is no longer on the menu.
Oh how I miss pie.
What I’ve realized is that you can still get the taste of pie without having to go through the trouble of making gluten free pie crust. Instead, consider a crisp or crumble. You can prepare the pie filling as you would with regular pie, and experiment with different toppings that give it that crust taste you’re looking for.
After becoming a bit addicted to Pinterest, I discovered quite a few gluten free recipes to try that mimics the taste of pie. The one I tried the other day was a hit – it is an Apple Pie Crumble that I found at Gluten Free with LB. (You should check out the blog – beautiful photography!)
I want to give a bit of feedback on this recipe. First off, the filling is delicious! I ate it up and felt like I was eating apple pie filling – yum! That said, this recipe needs more apple-to-dough ratio. If you make it, add more apples! Also, if I make this again (and I will, it’s tasty!), I also might recommend cutting the dough recipe in half and not having a bottom crust at all, just a crumble on top. I feel like you’ll get the essence of apple pie without all the crust (that you don’t need to eat anyway). I will experiment with that idea another day.
If you’re looking for a delicious gluten free apple pie-like dessert for Thanksgiving or anytime this Fall, go ahead, give this recipe a try! You’ll be happy you did.