OH! Do I have a great gluten free holiday pie recipe for you! Here's a new twist on a classic favorite... all made gluten and dairy free thank you very much. ;)
Can I just say, I love the contrast of the colors in this pie. It reminds me of a candy corn or something. It's almost too pretty to eat!
The crust alone on this pie is a pure winner. I'll be using it again and again. It's so quick to make and would compliment other great pies like a blueberry cheesecake or coconut cream. I love that it's packed full of nuts too! Kind of gives a healthier feel to it. At least that's what I told myself so I didn't feel guilty eating 2 slices. ;)
(Gluten Free, Can be Dairy Free)
Created by jalene but inspired by a multiple of recipes including one by Betty Crocker
Yields (1) 9-inch pie
Recently, my husband and I went to visit his 5th grade teacher. I know what you're thinking...who keeps in touch with people that long?! Ha ha. Apparently my husband does. ;) Long story short, his teacher has this beautiful Pecan tree in her backyard and we walked away that day with 3 huge bags of Pecans! Oh man, good thing Pecans can freeze. Now my main task is how to use them!
So, when life gives you Pecans, make Pecan Pie!
Most Pecan Pies have corn syrup or flour in them, making them something we would NOT eat. Luckily, I found a great Corn Syrup free recipe online and then altered it to be Gluten Free as well. The result...yummy! The pie is slightly less sweet than the original version but it's just as tasty.
Pecan Pie (Gluten & Corn Syrup Free)
(Gluten Free, Can be Dairy Free, Corn Syrup Free)
Adapted by jalene from a recipe by Chefeddy.com
Makes 1-9inch pie
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Pumpkin pie is naturally gluten free, but did you know that you can make it dairy free as well?! This next recipe is just as tasty as the original (and between you and me, if you didn't tell anyone it was dairy free, they would never know!)
This pie can be prepared the DAY BEFORE so it wont occupy your oven. Simply cover, and refrigerate it for a fresh taste on Thanksgiving Day!
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie
(Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Grain Free-see crust below)
Adapted by jalene
Want a GREAT dairy-free whip cream?
Try my recipe for coconut cream whip cream! It tastes AMAZING on this pie!
Need a Grain-Free crust?
Try this one from my mom:
I know I've been sharing a lot of desserts lately... my husband would totally disapprove ;) but I want to help you be prepared for Thanksgiving! That's a noble cause right? So I'm posting this out of love! I promise I'll get back to some dinners after Turkey Day.
Just look at that crust! That's a gluten free lattice crust! I was super excited for it. It was a lot of fun to do. If you're not into the lattice look you can also just roll out a top crust and use a small cookie cutter to "poke" holes in it. This is a great recipe to make the day before. The crust takes at least an hour to sit in the fridge so keep that in mind in your planning.
Gluten Free Apple Pie
(Gluten Free, Can be Dairy Free)
Adapted by jalene from a combination of all the many apple pie recipes out there!
Gluten Free Pie Crust Ingredients:
Gluten Free Pie Crust Directions:
Gluten Free Pie Filling Ingredients:
Gluten Free Pie Filling Directions:
Gluten Free Apple Pie Directions:
4. Visit this website for great instructions and pictures on how to do the lattice crust. If one of your strips comes apart just piece it back together with your fingers.
5. Once your pie is completed, whip your egg white slightly and then paint the top of your pie with it. (This helps with the browning look.) Bake for about 50 minutes or until the crust is lightly brown.
Have some leftover pie crust dough?!
This website has a GREAT treat to make with your dough. It's a gluten-infested site but the idea is the same. Simple add your favorite jam to make a delicious cookie!
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