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Recipe: Gluten-free Streusel Apple Pie

Oct 31, 2022 ● By Tiffany Hinton
Apple Pie with a piece missing

Photo credit Tiffany Hinton

Pie is a traditional dessert when it comes to Thanksgiving. This recipe takes a twist on traditional apple pie and apple crisp. Use a firm, crisp apple like Fuji or even a Granny Smith for the perfect pie. Try to use local and organic ingredients whenever possible.


Gluten-Free Pie Crust

Yield: 1 pie

½ tsp salt

1½ cups gluten-free flour

½ cup very cold water

½ cup plus 3 Tbsp cold butter

In a small bowl, add salt to the water and stir to dissolve salt. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Put the flour in a medium size mixing bowl. Cut butter into 1 inch pieces and using a pastry knife, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture forms large crumbs. Drizzle in water and stir with a fork until the dough comes together.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a 10-inch circle and place gently in a pie plate. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Preheat the oven to 350° F.


Apple Pie

4 cups sliced apples, with no peels

1¼ cup sugar

1¾ cups gluten-free flour

1 cup oatmeal (rolled oats)

½ cup brown sugar

3 tsp cinnamon

¾ cup butter

Peel and slice apples into thin slices. Place apples in a large bowl. Add ¼ cup flour, ¼ cup sugar and 1½ tsp cinnamon. Mix apples to coat. Add to the prepared pie crust.

In a medium-size bowl, combine remaining flour, oats, 1 cup sugar, brown sugar and 1½ tsp cinnamon. Cut in the butter with a pastry knife. Sprinkle oatmeal topping over apples.

Bake in the oven for 1 hour. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Makes 8 servings, if the pie is cut into 8 slices.

Recipe courtesy of Tiffany Hinton, founder of Cultivating Guts. Connect online at @iamtiffanyhinton and listen to her podcast, Cultivating Guts, on Spotify or iTunes.