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!
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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 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.
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?
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Paleo Apple Pie Recipe
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.