Grain-free Pie Crust and Apple Pie

It only makes sense that because National Pi Day is tomorrow, that I should present to you a pie crust recipe! This grain-free pie crust goes especially well with fruit, pumpkin, and sweet potato pie! It is also gluten-free and nut-free!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 c. tapioca starch flour
  • 1/3 c. Anthony’s cassava flour
  • 1/3 c. coconut flour
  • 1/3 c. ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. organic butter (keep in the fridge until right before you use it)
  • 1 large, organic egg

Instructions:

If your pie needs a pre-baked crust, pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place all the dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the butter in tbsp. size pieces. Pulse until crumbly. Add the egg and pulse until the dough forms a ball, it may take quite a few pulses. Dust a piece of wax paper lightly with tapioca flour. Place the dough on the wax paper and place another sheet of wax paper over the ball. Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough in a circular shape to about an 1/8 of an inch thick. Peel off the top layer of wax paper and flip the dough over a greased 9″ pie plate. Pat into the pie plate, trim away excess dough from the sides, and crimp around the edges. Prick the bottom of the dough thoroughly with a fork. Bake for 18-22 minutes.

If your looking for a no-bake pie crust filling check out this delicious chocolate pudding  filling! Or, if your looking to fill your non-baked pie crust, continue below for a delicious apple pie recipe!

 

Ingredients:

Apple Mixture:

  • 1 quart of homemade canned apple pie filling
  • 3 tbsp. tapioca flour

Crumb Topping:

  • 1/4 c. organic butter (keep refrigerated)
  • 1/4 c. coconut flour
  • 1/4 c. tapioca flour
  • 2 tbsp. xylitol

Instructions:

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, stir the apple mixture ingredients together. Pour into a non-baked pie crust. Cut up the butter into tbsp. size pieces and place in a food processor. Place all the rest of the crumb ingredients in the food processor and pulse until it turns crumbly. Spoon the crumbles over the apple pie mixture. Bake for 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the crumbs are just starting to turn brown. I like to let my pie cool before cutting it but you may prefer it warm!

Now that you have settled down with a big piece of apple pie to dive into, how about a little history on National Pi Day? National Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 in honor of the first 3 digits of a mathematical constant called pi. The first three digits, 3.14, are the beginning of the never ending number that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to it’s diameter. The Greek symbol for pi is:

So, your wondering why you didn’t know of this holiday until now? Well, that’s because it is a fairly new holiday to celebrate. The first celebration was held in 1988 and not until 2009 did Congress make it an official holiday!

Have a great week and don’t forget to enjoy your pie!

By Alexa