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Gluten Free Apple Pie is loaded with tasty apples, scrumptious cinnamon and a buttery crumb topping to die for! A favorite for all your friends and family!
Featured with this Recipe
- Pie Season Is Here!
- Best Crust For Gluten Free Apple Pie
- Ingredients in Gluten Free Apple Pie
- Gluten Free Apple Pie Filling
- The Best Gluten Free Apple Pie Topping
- How to Serve Gluten Free Apple Pie
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Delicious Apple Desserts
- Gluten Free Desserts
- How to Make Gluten Free Apple Pie
- Gluten Free Apple Pie Recipe
Pie Season Is Here!
Three cheers for pie season! No matter the occasion, every guest at your holiday table deserves a slice of pie, regardless of dietary restrictions. And this Gluten-Free Apple Pie recipe is truly the best we’ve ever tasted. Plump, juicy apples baked underneath a thick crumble topping is going to change the way you think about anything GF ever again.
Best Crust For Gluten Free Apple Pie
Let’s be real here for a minute: most traditional gluten-free crusts and pastry crusts made with GF flours just aren’t that tasty. Sad but true. There just don’t seem to be any deliciously edible alternatives. So our solution? Use a gluten free graham cracker crust. The flavors of the buttery crust complements the rich apple filling and brown sugar crumb topping so well, and it won’t get as dry as a pastry-type crust. Trust me, you won’t even miss the pastry style crust. Try our Perfect Graham Cracker Crust recipe and just substitute gluten-free graham crackers instead of regular.
Ingredients in Gluten Free Apple Pie
Gluten-Free Pie Crust Recipe
- Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust (sub graham crackers for Gluten Free Grahms) or purchase a gluten free graham cracker crust
Apple Pie Filling
- tart apples (I use a combination of Granny Smith Apples and Honey Crisp)
- apple juice
- white sugar
- brown sugar
- ground nutmeg
- brown sugar
- quick oats
- butter, softened
Gluten Free Apple Pie Filling
Unlike most apple pie fillings, this Apple Pie Filling is thickened with cornstarch instead of flour. The cornstarch and other glaze ingredients are brought to a boil and the apples are cooked in the glaze until they start to soften before putting the filling into the crust. The filling thickens even more and the apples cook to perfection in the oven.
The Best Gluten Free Apple Pie Topping
The best part of a Dutch Apple Pie, in my humble opinion, is the crumb topping. This delicious streusel topping is made with brown sugar, oats, butter and cinnamon, and tastes much like the topping of an apple crisp. This gorgeous crumble topping really is the star of this apple pie!
How to Serve Gluten Free Apple Pie
Try a big slice of this pie warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s also delicious right out of the refrigerator for breakfast (ahem). Any way you slice it, this Gluten Free Apple Pie will become a holiday favorite for everyone!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it is a dough pie crust not a crumb crust but it would definitely work for this pie.
If flour is being used for a dough you can substitute it for a cup for cup gluten-free flour blend. I like the Namaste flour you can find at Costco. If flour is being used as a thickener you can substitute it for cornstarch, tapioca starch, or rice flour.
You want to add cornstarch to the filling before it cooks. Make sure it is well blended in to a mix or fully blended into a small amount of liquid before adding to the filling mix.
You would need to sub out the butter in this recipe for a dairy free or vegan butter.
Keep any leftovers in the fridge. Either wrap the pie pan in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or transfer to an airtight container.
No intricate lattice top of pie dough here. No double crust. We use a homemade pie crust that has been pre cooked in the oven for the bottom crust. The top crust is a crumb crust, similar to a gluten-free dutch apple pie. This pie is quick and simple but extremely good!
READ NEXT: Thanksgiving Pies and Desserts
Delicious Apple Desserts
Apple desserts are among the best things about fall and holiday meals. Turn those beautiful, plump apples into many tantalizing treats; here are some of our favorites.
- Dutch Apple Pie
- Traditional Apple Crisp
- Caramel Apple Dumpling Bites
- Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
- Apple Fries with Caramel Cream Dip
- Apple Dumplings
- Microwave Baked Apples
Gluten Free Desserts
Don’t be put off by the two words Gluten and Free. There are beautiful dessert options for those needing a little less gluten in their diets. Try some of these:
- Gluten Free Blackberry Pancakes
- Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake
- White Chocolate Raspberry Fried Ice Cream
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse Cups
- Pumpkin Cobbler
- Instant Pot Lemon Custard Cups
How to Make Gluten Free Apple Pie
Gluten Free Apple Pie
- 1 9 inch Gluten free graham cracker crust (click for recipe or purchase a gluten free graham cracker crust)
Apple Pie Filling
- 6 medium tart apples (I use a combination of Granny Smith and Honey Crisp)
- 2 cups apple juice
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Apple Pie Filling
- Peel, core, and slice apples into thin, uniform slices, about ¼ inch thick. As you are slicing the apples, toss them in a bowl with apple juice (enough to cover the apple slices) to prevent browning.
- Once the apples are all sliced, drain the apples in a colander placed on top of a bowl. Save the apple juice.
- In a large sauce pan, whisk the dry ingredients together – the sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
- Add 1 ½ cups apple juice (use the apple juice used to cover the apple slices) to the dry ingredients. The mixture will be thick, but as the sugars melt, it will thin out.
- Bring to a boil, stirring with a whisk until it reaches the consistency of a thick glaze. Whisk in a little more apple juice if it becomes too thick.
- Stir drained apple slices into the glaze.
- Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until the apples just start to soften and become limp. Stir every couple of minutes. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
- Pour hot apple filling into the graham cracker crust. Do not overfill the pie crust. Leave space for the crumb topping.
- Using your fingers, crumble all ingredients together until butter is mixed through the dry ingredients.
- Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over the pie filling.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- 6 medium tart apples is equivalent to about 3 pounds of apples.
- Serve with warm with vanilla ice cream.
- Try drizzling on a little caramel.
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My family LOVES this! Excellent flavor and so delicious! Love gluten free crumb topping. Perfection!
I love a gooey, apple pie & I am so happy that this is gluten free!! It can be so hard finding recipes I like, but this one is a keeper!
Oats are not gluten free
Some oats are not gluten free because they come in contact with other grains while being processed. However, some companies do offer certified gluten free oats.
No one could tell this was gluten-free! I always consider that a success. Thanks for the recipe.
Hooray for a delicious gluten free apple pie. Now EVERYONE in my family can sink their teeth into this!
The most heavenly, comforting dessert!! So excited for this gluten-free version! We’ll be enjoying this for months!
I love the oatmeal topping on this. It was so yummy!
I loved being able to serve a GF version of a classic! My family liked it even better than one thickened with flour! It is amazing!
What’s that temperature for baking?
It didn’t need sugar or corn starch instead I added the GF oats inside and out with topping and used apple pie spices yummy 🤤
Smells heavenly. Tastes amazing,!! Where’s the ice cream?
So delicious! I love that it’s gluten-free so my whole family can enjoy it. 🙂 Plus, anything with a crumb topping is always a hit at my house.
What a perfect dessert for fall! Looking forward to enjoying this sweet treat all season long!
This looks great! Apple pie is such a comfort dish
I love how easy and flavorful this recipe is! Will definitely be making again!
Apple pie is the best kind of dessert to make at this time of year and I love this Gluten free version.