23 Reviews

i tried this recipe but with a strawberry and rasberry filling, it was great. my boyfriend is coeliac and he misses cakes and pastries so much, this made his day, everyone who tried it enjoyed it and i even made gluten free jam tarts with the pastry that was left over!..... couldnt help notice that you missed out the xanthan gum on your pastry directions, but included it in ingrediants, great recipe tho and will def use again thanx!!!!

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maria_raverbaby June 20, 2009

This pie did not turn out that great for me. I do, however, think it is worth trying with some tweaking. I used King Arthur All Purpose Gluten Free Flour.

The crust is a great basic recipe. It tasted more like shortbread. I had to add some cream to it, because I could not roll it out - it just crumbled. Next time, I would bake the crust until it was slightly golden before I add the filling. The crust just kind of melded with the filling and it got lost in the pie. There was no juxtaposition of textures (crust vs. pie filling). I took the left over crust and made little pies with jam. They were a huge hit.

I cooked the pie the recommended time and the apples were too crisp. I did cut them very thin. Next time, I will cook the pie longer.

The topping was ok. It hardened during the cooking process (the sugar melting) and was not a crumb topping. It was a crisp sugar topping. Next time I will use nuts or rolled oats or something to get a more traditional crumb texture.

Overall, I think this recipe has good bones, it just needs some finessing.

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Mrs.Groovy January 02, 2013

I used Pillsbury gluten free all purpose flour that contained xanthan gum. For pie crust I did use 1/2 almond flour. Other difference from recipe I sprinkled top with cinnamon and sugar. The pie came out delicious. At first I felt like I should have baked crust a bit to reduce mushy texture from apples but after it settled the rest of pie pieces were not mushy at all. I also wondered if i needed to increase time but left it alone at 35 minutes and it worked out after settling.This recipe came out wonderful and yummy with ice cream. I have been gluten free for 6 years and have only made pumpkin pie. So glad I got brave, this is first apple pie from scratch, my husband loved it and said its delicious and tastes like regular apple pie. My family braves through a lot of gluten free recipes that I try. When you are gluten free you really have no choice but to keep trying when you miss eating yummy food.

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ceruleantortue January 06, 2016

Apple soup. Pie crust bottom dissolved into the apples leaving a soupy mess. Tastes fine but full of butter & oil.

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Phillip Cain November 19, 2015

I agree with Mrs. Groovy. The crust was dry and crumbly, couldn't roll it out without crumbling, so I added some cold water. I used only 5 large Cortland and it was heaped very high. I had it in the oven for an hour and 10 min before the apples started getting soft. Obviously the heaped apples accounted for this. I was not surprised it would be more than 35 min. bake time. I placed some foil on the top of the crumb so it would not burn. Overall tasted good but not a very juicy pie, kinda dry. For the topping some pecans would have been better. The topping was more crunchy than crumbly.

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ltilson71 October 08, 2015

Question: when you say cover edges with foil, do you mean cover the whole pie with foil or how to you just cover edges?

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joanna_cockrell October 07, 2015

This pie was delicious and easy to make! I added some rolled oats and pecans to the topping to make it more crumply. I also let the pie bake for 15 additional minutes. Thank you for the great recipe!

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cassandramarie117 September 27, 2015

Very good pie! I actually made my own crust with my own flour blend, but other than that, I stayed pretty close to the recipe. I had to bake the pie about 15 minutes longer until the apples were tender. It was getting a little too brown on top, so I covered the whole pie with aluminum foil those extra 15 minutes. It was also a bit soupy, but I always have that problem with my apple pies. However, the pie came out delicious! It's the best heated up with vanilla ice cream!

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Delicious as it Looks April 21, 2014

This recipe is fantastic! I highly recommend it. Can be used for the basis of any tart, fruit pie, and if you forgo the pie base, place the prepared fruit mix in a pyrex baking dish, place the crumble topping on top as suggested, it's a great apple crumble too. Can be frozen and reheats well (although moister if done in the microwave rather than fresh out of the oven). The pie is a wonderful Thanksgiving treat that I tried for the first time in 2012, and as a crumble is a household favourite. - Happy Baking!

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Spencer-Morgan March 25, 2013

This pie is amazing, even for people who aren't sensitive to gluten.It is important to knead in a little extra flour-I skipped that step once, and my crust was too soft. I've used the crust to make other pies and it always comes out well.it has a flavor similar to shortbread, and goes especially well with berries and pecans.

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sherai April 21, 2011
Awesome Gluten Free Apple Pie With Crumble Topping