The Healthy Food Corner – Lactose, Sugar and Wheat Free American Apple Pie

Hi there 🙂

In one of my last blog posts I made Almond and Hazelnut milk. Because it’s lactose free milk, I wanted to try a lactose free recipe. I found a nice recipe for a lactose, sugar and wheat free American apple pie. I used what I could find in my pantry, so I didn’t use all the same ingredients, but I’ll list the original ingredients and let you know what I used 😀

Ingredients:

For the pie shell (top and bottom):

* 3 1/4 cups (390 gr) spelt flour (I used regular white flour)

* 1 tsp salt

* 1/2 cup (108 gr) vegetable oil (I used coconut oil)

* 1 cup (232 ml) lactose free milk (I used almond milk)

For the filling:

* 10 cups apples, peeled in thing slices (I used 11 small apples)

* 1 tbsp lemon juice

* 1-2 tsp ground cinnamon

* 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 

* 1/4 tsp salt

* 3-6 tbsp agave syrop (I used raw honey) If you can’t have sugar, you can use 3-4 tbsp of Stevia. 

* 1 tsp vanilla extract 

* 2 tbsp spelt flour (I used regular white flour)

* 3 tbsp shaved almonds or ground almonds 

* OPTIONAL 1 egg white to make the crust brown nicely 

Making the dough for the crust:

Sift the flour and mix in the salt. Add the lactose free milk and the vegetable oil and stir until a dough forms.
Divide the dough into 2 balls, wrap them in some cling film or put in a plastic (food safe) bag.
Put the two balls into the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Making the filling:

Put the slices apples in a large bowl and pour the lemon juice over them. Stir well.
Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and stir again.
Then add the agave syrop, almond shavings (or ground almonds) and the vanilla extract and stir again until all apples are evenly coated.

Take a large pan and put over medium heat.
Put in 3/4 of the apples and let them get hot and soft for about 10 minutes. Stir from time to time, so they don’t burn.
Take the pan of the heat and stir in the rest of the apples.
Add the spelt flour and stir well.
Leave to cool for about 30 minutes.

Making the crust:

While the apples are cooling down, grease a spring cake tin (or line with grease proof baking paper)
Preheat the oven to 180°C / 356 F.

Take 1 balls of dough from the fridge.
Put it between 2 pieces of grease proof baking paper and flatten a little by hand.
Take a rolling pin and roll it out until it’s the right size. It should be big enough to cover the bottom and some of the sides.
Once you transferred the dough to the cake tin, put some baking paper over the dough and fill with dried beans, rice, lentils or those special baking balls.
Put in the oven for 10 minutes to blind bake.

Filling the pie:

Preheat the oven to 220°C / 428 F.

After the bottom has blind baked, take out the beans, rice or whatever you used. (Be careful, they will be hot !!!)
Put all the apples into the bottom.
Roll out the second ball of dough, the same way you did with the first.
Put that over the apples. Take a fork and press the bottom and top shell halves together at the rim.
Take a knife and make some holes in the top. That is to let the heat and excess moisture escape while baking.
Brush the crust with some egg white (OPTIONAL)
Bake the apple pie for 40 minutes or until it is nice and golden.

When the pie is done, take it out of the oven and let it cool for a bit before devouring it 😉 

You’ll notice that the crust is nice and flaky because we used oil in it.

=> Keep in mind that the making of this apple pie might seem like it is a lot of work, but in fact it isn’t. You can easily slice your apples while the dough is resting in the fridge, to cut time or have fun with the whole family and let the kids do the apples 😉

Doesn’t this slice look delicious ?! I had mine when it was still hot, but the pie tastes just as good when it’s cold. Very yommu with a cup of tea. Mmmm, I can’t wait to make this one again !!! Even my friends liked it and couldn’t stop themselves from having another piece 😉 ^^

Do you like apple pie ?

Be Happy !!!

Bunnie

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Kim | lifeisanadventure.nl
    May 25, 2015 @ 13:47:56

    Mmm…. that looks delicious! Good idea, thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

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