Sweet and Savory Pie Recipe Roundup and a Paleo Apple Pie Recipe!

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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.

paleo pie recipePaleo Pie Crust

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.

Easy Paleo Pie Recipe

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

Paleo Apple Pie Recipe

 

Yields 8

Paleo Apple Pie Recipe

Lightly sweet with a nutty crust

30 minPrep Time

75 minCook Time

1 hr, 45 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • For the Filling:
  • 4 to 5 apples, peeled and sliced
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 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

Instructions

  1. Mix the pie filling ingredients in a large bowl until apples are well coated. Set aside while you make the crust.
  2. Add pecans to food processor and pulse until they are almost a nut meal or flour.
  3. Add remaining crust ingredients to food processor and pulse until well blended.
  4. Turn out into a bowl and mix with hands just until combined.
  5. 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.
  6. Pour the apple filling into the crust.
  7. Set the tart pan on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake, covered with aluminum foil until filling is bubbly (about 1 hour)
  8. Remove foil from top of tart and continue to bake another 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.
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Comments

  1. Sounds delicious to me!
  2. i'm starting out with paleo too and this looks good.
  3. I totally have an apple pie craving right now too! Mmmm
  4. My dad is a big pecan fan and I think you're really getting two pies in one apple and pecan! Sounds delicious!
  5. I wonder if walnuts would give you less of a dry crust? I don't know how they would hold up though.
  6. Oh my word that looks so good. Thanks for sharing I can't wait to make it.

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