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The Best Paleo Apple Pie

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year and have no idea how you’re going to feed your gang and stick with your paleo diet, I’m here to help!

This apple pie will make an amazing addition to your dessert table.

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If you need help with the turkey and all the other trimmings, I’ll point you to my book that gives you yummy paleo recipes for:

  • turkey
  • gravy
  • dressing (gluten free, not paleo)
  • sweet potato casserole
  • cranberry salad/sauce
  • pumpkin pie
  • German chocolate pecan pie
  • pie crust

Yes, this means that to get the pie crust recipe needed to make this apple pie, you have to buy the book. I will be so bold as to say that the $9.99 price tag is worth it for a delicious, paleo pie crust alone! This really is a great tasting and easy to make pie crust. I promise.

I’ve been testing more recipes using lard lately and am loving this one from US Wellness Meats. It has a very mild flavor and makes super flaky pastry. (This is my honest opinion. I am in no way compensated for recommending this product.)

I’ll be making this pie live on Facebook.com/KidCasts on 11/17/16, at 7:30 PM EST. Please join me then and come ready with all your paleo Thanksgiving questions! If you can’t watch live, you can catch the replay on my Youtube channel. 

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No, your eyes are not deceiving you. The pie you see in these pictures is a tiny pie. It gets really expensive testing all these recipes and I am not yet one of those glamorous bloggers who makes a living doing this. So sometimes I have to cut corners, like make a quarter sized pie. At least this way we eat less. 🙂

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Paleo Apple Pie
Print Recipe
So good, you won't believe we've taken out all the yucky flour and refined sugar!
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Paleo Apple Pie
Print Recipe
So good, you won't believe we've taken out all the yucky flour and refined sugar!
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
60 minutes
Ingredients
Streusel Topping
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Make pie crust, fit into pan and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 and move one rack to the lowest position in your oven.
  3. Make streusel topping by combining all ingredients and mixing well to form a thick, crumb mixture. Set aside. Alternatively, you could make a double batch of pie crust and put crust on top of the pie. I like streusel for the variety in texture and it's easier!
  4. Add lemon juice to a mixing bowl. Peel and slice apples into very thin slices. Add to the bowl with lemon juice. As you add apple slices, toss to coat. This keeps them from turning brown and also adds a brightness to your pie.
  5. Once all apples are sliced, add other pie ingredients: maple sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and arrowroot. Toss all together well. Taste for sweetness. See notes.
  6. Pour apples into pie shell, using a rubber spatula to scrape out all the yummy juice in the bowl. Spread the apples around evenly. Crumble the streusel topping evenly over apples.
  7. Place pie plate on a large baking sheet and place on lower rack in oven. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 325. Remove pie from oven and cover pie loosely with foil. This is to prevent over-browning. Move pie to middle oven rack. Bake 40-45 more minutes. You should see the juices bubbling around the edges of the pie. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes more.
  8. Remove from oven and walk away. You must allow the pie to cool before you cut it and eat it or you will burn your tongue. Now pat yourself on the back because you just made an apple pie from scratch!!
Recipe Notes

If you use very tart apples for your pie, you may need to add a little more sweetener. Once you've tossed all the filling ingredients together, taste an apple slice to make sure it is sweet enough for you. There is very little added sugar in the recipe because I think apples are pretty sweet on their own, but everyone's taste buds are different. If you want more sweetness, definitely add additional granulated sugar (maple or coconut) and not liquid sugar as that will more dramatically affect the texture of the pie.

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