This pie recipe collection has been sponsored by Foodie.com but all opinions are my own.
When I was growing up one of my favorite desserts was homemade pie. My mom would make my dad a custard pie every year for his birthday and of course, apple pie with a side of cheddar cheese was always a big hit. When I think pie recipe I tend to think sweet but a savory pie recipe makes a delicious and hearty meal to feed a hungry family. Turkey pot pie is, of course, a staple right after Thanksgiving! If you are a lover of all things PIE then you will love this Sweet and Savory Pie Recipe Roundup I put together through Foodie.com! Just click the arrows to scroll through the collection and find a pie recipe for dinner or dessert!
Since I started out on my Paleo diet adventure, pie has become quite the no no in my life. It makes me said that I am missing out on an entire selection of delicious recipes just because the traditional pie crust has flour in it. I decided to start hunting around for a Paleo pie recipe and found a few interesting ideas. I will give you a quick summary of what I tried and then let you know what I liked and didn’t like. Since this was my first attempt it was by no means perfect but certainly not horrible.
For the crust I went with a common Paleo and gluten free pie crust made from pecans. Grind them up into a nut based ‘flour’ and add the remaining ingredients. Quick and easy in my food processor and took just a few minutes to press into my tart pan. You could probably do this in a pie dish as well but I liked the look of the tart. I thought the final crust came out a little bit dry. I think next time I will use some melted butter or coconut oil to add a bit more moisture.
For the filling I went with a traditional apple pie filling. Peeled and sliced apples with a hint of fresh lemon juice. A dusting of cinnamon and I used honey instead of white sugar for the sweetener. As a thickener I used coconut flour which I would probably not do again since it had a tad bit of a grittiness to it. I think arrowroot powder would be a better choice if you have it! Next time I might add a touch more honey but overall it was very tasty.
I hope you enjoy this Paleo apple pie recipe. I think it is a nice balance between ‘healthy’ and ‘dessert’ and there is very little guilt involved when enjoying it. Of course, the kids had theirs with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream but I have yet to find a Paleo approved ice cream recipe! You don’t happen to have one, do you?
Paleo Apple Pie Recipe
- For the Filling:
- 4 to 5 apples, peeled and sliced
- juice of half a lemon
- ½ TBSP cinnamon
- 2 TBSP honey
- 2 TBSP arrowroot powder (I used coconut flour which I thought was a bit gritty)
- For the Crust:
- 3 cups pecans
- 2 eggs
- 2 TBSP honey
- pinch salt
- 2 TBSP coconut flour
- Mix the pie filling ingredients in a large bowl until apples are well coated. Set aside while you make the crust.
- Add pecans to food processor and pulse until they are almost a nut meal or flour.
- Add remaining crust ingredients to food processor and pulse until well blended.
- Turn out into a bowl and mix with hands just until combined.
- Lightly grease a 10 inch tart pan. Press the crust into the pan and up the sides. You may have leftover filling, depending on how thin a crust you want.
- Pour the apple filling into the crust.
- Set the tart pan on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake, covered with aluminum foil until filling is bubbly (about 1 hour)
- Remove foil from top of tart and continue to bake another 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool before serving.