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!
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 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 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.
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!
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 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!
How to Make Gluten Free Apple Pie
- 1 9 inch Gluten free graham cracker crust (click for recipe or purchase a gluten free graham cracker crust)
Peel, core, and slice apples into thin, uniform slices, about 1/4 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 1/2 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.