We will be offering gluten free apple fritter bread at the farmer’s market today. I know some may say, “But it’s still summer!”. Yes, but the apples have arrived at the farmers market. The apples that I used for this weeks bread were as white as snow inside. God made them so beautiful. It reminded me of the pureness of Christ and how He washed our sins away and made our hearts white as snow. With all my shortcoming, I sometimes forget how I have been made perfect in Christ. If we were to dwell on that all day, how could it not turn our frown upside-down:).
So right after I wrote the ‘It’s Spring, It’s Spring’ post, it started to snow. And every day since, we’ve had pretty snow flurries. Pretty snow but cold temps. Nothing warms up the tummy like an old fashioned apple pie. Gluten-free, sugar free apple pie.
Add 8 tablespoons butter (I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter with olive oil). Add 6 teaspoons of Stevia and 4 teaspoons of cinnamon. Mix until it is dough-like.
Press into a 9in deep dish pie pan. I used stoneware so I didn’t have to worry about oiling the pan. Prick the pie crust with a fork before baking so that no large air bubble form. Bake on 375 degrees until lightly brown. It will cook just a little more when you add the apples.
Peel and slice 4 medium organic Granny Smith apples.
Coat the sliced apples in 4 teaspoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and 1 cup of Stevia. If you would like it sweeter, add more Stevia or more lemon for a tarter taste. Toss apples in mixture to thoroughly coat. Fill the pie crust with the apples.
In a small bowl make a crumble top to the pie. Mix together 1 cup of brown rice flour, 1/2 cup Stevia. Cut in 5 tablespoons of cold butter. Crumbles to the top of the pie.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and, using a basting brush, coat the crumble with the melted butter to get a nice browned top. Bake on 375 degrees until the crumble top is browned.
Snuggle up with a nice warm blanket or gather together with your family and enjoy!
Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Old Fashioned Apple Pie
1 cup almond flour
2 cups brown rice flour
1 Tbs. arrowroot powder
4 tsp. lemon juice
4 medium organic Granny Smith apples
1 1/2 – 2 cups Stevia
2 sticks unsalted butter (15 Tbs.)
3 Tbs. + 1 tsp. cinnamon