Howdy, friends! Today, I’m giving you nonpumpkin noloving pecan pie people something to sweeten up your Thanksgiving Day celebration. And if you’re gluten-free or vegan eating…. no worries, you’re totally covered with this Almond Flour Apple Pie! Originally, this recipe was going to be called an “Almond Flour Apple Crisp“, but since we have no crispiness I’ve had to revise the title a bit.
I really would have liked for this crust to come out somewhat crispy and even a little flakiness would have been great. I think it was the almond flour that left things more creamy than crispy. I thought about waiting to share this recipe until I experimented a little and came up with a crispy crust, but this apple pie was just too delicious not to share. In fact, my husband and I pretty much polished off the entire pie in one day….oops!
- 2 apples, peeled and diced (I used Granny Smith apples)
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup maple syrup or coconut sugar (honey works too, if eating vegan is not a necessity)
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¾ cups almond meal or flour (whole wheat pastry flour works too, if eating gluten-free is not a necessity)
- ½ cup chickpeas, mashed
- ¼ cup coconut sugar or maple syrup (honey would work too, but is not vegan)
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- 2 tablespoons ground flax
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and spray a pie plate with a natural cooking spray.
- Peel, core and dice apples.
- In a medium to large sauce pan over medium heat; add diced apples, water, maple syrup or sugar and cinnamon. Simmer and stir apples frequently for 8 - 10 minutes and until apples are softened.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine almond flour, mashed chickpeas, maple syrup or sugar, almond milk, flax and vanilla.
- Pour apple mixture into pie plate.
- Pour the almond flour mixture over the apple mixture.
- Bake for 35 - 40 minutes and until the top is crisp and lightly browned.
- Serve with a scoop of coconut cream, ice cream or nothing at all. This crisp is so good, a topping is really not needed.
Something to think about….
What sweet dessert will you definitely be eating on Turkey Day?
Are you making anything for Thanksgiving or are you doing all of the taste testing?
Have you ever made a crispy pie crust with almond flour? Now, I’m just really curious if this can be done.
Tomorrow’s Friday…. yay!