Gluten Free, Dairy Free French Apple Pie
For the next 8 weeks I am volunteering at my church’s Alpha group in the kitchen. Including myself, we have 4 gluten allergies, 1 MSG allergy, and 1 lactose intolerant person. Feeding that many people with that many allergies can be intimidating and perhaps slightly overwhelming to many people and the easy way out would be to buy a box of allergy-friendly cookies and send those people on their merry way while the rest of the participants get to dine on spiced cake or brownies with ice cream. These people come to Alpha not only to feed their spirits but also to feed their bellies and I want everyone walking away with that, “That food was so good, I can’t wait to come back next week,” feeling. So I took it upon myself to make the allergen-friendly dessert. I got the skeleton recipe from good ole’ Betty Crocker and then tweaked it to make it dairy free as well. It was delicious and there were no leftovers for me to take home, even the people without allergies were wanting a piece. Had I known, I would have made more! Anyway – here is the recipe, enjoy!
Ingredients – Filling
3 apples, peeled and sliced (I used 2 McIntosh and 1 Rome)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 cup Biquick Gluten Free mix
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 tablespoons Earth Balance Coconut Spread, melted (you could probably use coconut oil or coconut butter as well)
Ingredients – Streusel
1/3 cup Bisquick Gluten Free mix
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons Earth Balance Coconut Spread
1. Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease 9-inch glass pie-plate with coconut oil. In a medium bowl, mix apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Place in pie plate.
2. In the same bowl, stir remaining filling ingredients until well blended. Pour over apple mixture in pie plate. In a small bowl. mix all of the streusel ingredients using a fork until it is crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over pie filling.
3. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until golden brown and inserted knife comes out clean. Serve warm with Almond Dream Praline Ice Cream or store in the refrigerator for later use.
Makes 8 servings