I am a dessert gal. Sweet beats out savory for me every time. One of our favorite desserts to bake in our kitchen that the kids LOVE getting involved with is an old fashioned deep dish apple pie. We aim to eat clean in our house but don't want to sacrifice the really yummy desserts, so I amended my mom's apple pie recipe to be ever so slightly more suited to our lifestyle.
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
Recipe for the crust:
2c gluten free flour
6-7T ice cold water
*DOUBLE RECIPE FOR A TOP CRUST
Mix first three ingredients in a food processor. With the processor on, slowly add the ice water tablespoon by tablespoon until the dough begins to roll into a ball. You may only need 3-4T. Be patient.
Recipe for the filling:
6 Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
8oz organic sour cream (lactose free works well)
1c sugar (I have tried coconut sugar and it was great!)
1/2c gluten free flour (King Arthur's is the brand I usually use)
2t vanilla extract
1/2t salt (we use pink Himalayan)
Combine all ingredients and spoon mixture into crust. The kids love doing this with their hands and getting extra messy.
Place the rolled out pastry crust on top and brush with topping.
Recipe for the topping:
2T butter melted
The girls in particular like to use cookie cutters for a fun top crust. This pie we did was princess themed with hearts, high heels and tiaras.
Bake for 10 minutes at 450, then reduce the temperature to 350 for 40 minutes. I usually place foil around the crust edge so that it does not brown too quickly.
This is a wonderful, EASY recipe to involve the kids with, and is great for a 4th of July celebration...or any rainy day! Even the boys loved getting involved, especially when they realize the end result of what they are partaking in. Happy baking!