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September 24, 2014
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Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious

Last Saturday was quite a big day for me – I did my first ever real cooking job. Well, I did make brunch for my parents and some friends some time ago, but this time it was for a big party. My mom turned 50 and therefore she had invited 20 friends over. And I got to make all the food (: Wonderful.

Anyway, I had quite a busy weekend because of this party. So that is the reason this post is up this late.

I intent to make a post about it soon. But I simply couldn’t wait any more to share this lovely recipe.

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Sidste lørdag var en ret så stor dag for mig – jeg havde mit første madlavningsjob nogensinde. Well, jeg har en gang før lavet brunch for mine forældre, der skulle have nogle venner på besøg, en gang de havde for travlt til at lave det selv. Men denne gang var det et stort selskab. Min mor blev 50 tidligere i år og i den anledning havde hun inviteret 20 veninder over. Og jeg lavede al maden (: Skønt.

Anyway, jeg havde en ret travl weekend pga. dette arrangement, og det er derfor denne post er oppe så sent.

Jeg planlægger at lave en post omkring festen snart. Men jeg kunne simpelthen ikke vente med at dele den her skønne opskrift.

 

Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious

 

It’s officially autumn here in Denmark. Officially? How can it be official? Well, my sweet exchange sister described it pretty well the other day: Two seconds after leaving the house she came in again with the words: “It’s officially fall. I need a scarf.”

From one day to another the temperature dropped rapidly and everyone started wearing sweaters. As you might know by now I’m a big fan of autumn. And I welcome it with open arms. First thing to do: Apple picking!

Sunday we went to the big apple orchard a little North from here. I’ve been there before and it is an absolutely lovely place. And the apples are wonderful! We picked 22 kilos (:

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Det er hermed officielt efterår i Danmark. Jep, med denne kulde er det. Officielt? Hvornår er det officielt? Jo nu skal du høre. Min søde ecxhange søster beskrev det meget flot den anden dag: Lige nøjagtig to sekunder efter at have forladt huset fløj hun ind ad døren igen og sagde: ”Jeg har brug for et halstørklæde – det er officielt efterår”.

Fra den ene dag til den anden er temperaturen faldet markant og alle går pludselig i sweaters. Som I måske ved nu er jeg en stor fan af efterår. Og jeg tager imod det med åbne arme. Første ting at gøre: Plukke æbler!

Søndag tog vi op til den store dejlige æbleplantage lidt nord fra her. Det er et skønt sted – og vi plukkede hele 22 kilo æbler!

 

Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious Grain free apple pie. Refined sugar free, gluten free and absolutely delicious

Creds to my talented exchange sister for the two close-up pics of apples!

NOTES

Lately I’ve been experimenting a lot with grain free foods. Its super fun to do – and super healthy.

This pie is totally free of refined sugar – and is in general pretty low in sugar. And it’s made completely without grains, which means zero wheat, zero gluten and zero white flour. Oh – and pretty low on carbs.

The pie is made with butter, because I just wanted to make a grain and sugar free pie, which still tasted like old-fashioned apple pie. And I don’t think butter is the worst thing in the world, when consumed in moderation. And there isn’t that much butter in this pie. But feel free to sub with coconut oil or a plant based butter-like spread.

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De to flotte close-up billeder af æbler i denne post er taget af min dygtige exchange søster!

LIDT NOTER

På det sidste har jeg forsøgt mig en del med gluten- og kornfri madlavning og bagning. Det er super sjovt – og super sundt.

Denne tærte er helt fri for raffineret sukker – og i det hele er der ikke ret meget sukker i. Og så er den lavet helt uden korn – hvilket betyder intet hvede, intet gluten og ingen hvid mel. Nårh ja – og meget lavere i kulhydrat.

Tærten er lavet med smør, da jeg blot ville lave en sukker. og mel fri tærte. Og så tror jeg ikke smør er det værste i verden – så længe man ikke får alt for meget. Og det er der heller ikke i den her tærte. Men du kan helt sikker erstatte en del af det med kokosolie eller det hele med en plantebaseret ”smør”

 

Grain Free Apple Pie

Yield: 1 pie - 8 portions

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (240mL / 140g.) almonds - or 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/4 cup (300mL / 150g.) buckwheat flour
  • 2 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 100 g. (0,44cup) butter
  • 2 tbsp. apple sauce
  • Apples
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. buckwheat flour

Instructions

  1. In a food processor grind the almonds until they turn into flour. Transfer to a mixing bowl through a fine mesh strainer to make sure no big lumps or pieces make it into the bowl. Eventually blend the remaining bigger pieces and transfer through the strainer again. Mix in the buckwheat flour and coconut sugar.
  2. Cube the cold butter and mix it into the flour mix. Try to keep it as cold as possible – eventually use a stand mixer or do it in a big food processor. Mix until no big lumps remain. Now add in the applesauce until a dough forms.
  3. Split the dough into two, the one slightly bigger than the other. Roll out the big part – I highly recommend doing this between two pieces of parchment paper. Grease a pan and press the dough into it. Cover and store in the fridge for at least an hour.
  4. Meanwhile roll out the remaining dough between two sheets of parchment paper and place it in the fridge.
  5. Peel and core the apples and cut them into 1-inch/ 2cm. pieces. Place in a plastic back. Add in the maple syrup and 2 tbsp buckwheat flour. Close the bag and mix very well. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
  6. Preheat oven to 200°C / 390°F.
  7. Pour the apples into the crust. Cut out stars (or whichever shape you like) from the remaining dough. Cover the apples in stars. Use the scraps to cover up big holes.
  8. Bake for approx 20 minutes.
  9. Serve warm with a big dollop of Greek yoghurt.
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24 responses to “Grain Free Apple Pie”

  1. This is a beautiful apple pie! I love that it’s grain free- you are going to inspire me to try and make a grain free crust as well (and of course fill it with apples)! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post. And congrats on your first big cooking job :)

  2. I love the look of this cake, and I love that it is grain-free – I have also been cutting wheat/gluten-based grains from my diet in favour of healthier grains/seeds like buckwheat and quinoa. I was wondering how to do a sweet pastry crust without the grains, so thanks for sharing this!
    And by the way, I’m loving your photography lately, it is looking so beautiful!

  3. The star cutouts on top are so pretty! I’m legit going to make this this week it looks absolutely beautiful! I can’t believe it’s grain free :)

  4. Josefine, this pie is BEAUTIFUL! I love the star topping you put on it – so cute. And, I can’t believe you cooked for 20 people. YIKES! I’ve only cooked for 8 or so, and that was stressful! :-)

  5. Totally obsessed with how delicious this apple pie is! I must recreate the recipe!

  6. Apple pie looks phenomenal!! Love all the pictures.. I have never gone apple picking it surely looks like so much fun.. this recipe is amazing and healthy.. love the star topping. looks so cute. :D

  7. Well, I thought I had seen it all…until now. This is very inspiring. I am thinking of veering back towards a more paleo diet and this is so encouraging. Looks scrumptious! Just recently went apple picking myself. Good fun.

  8. katie says:

    Love this apple pie is looks so fresh, can’t get much better then farm fresh apples!

    I also mentioned your blog in my latest post “writing process tour”, because I really do love your blog and I”m so glad I found it. If you want to play along go for it. But the main purpose was just to tells others about your wonderful blog :)

  9. Wow Josefine! This looks absolutely divine and your photo’s are so stunning! Bookmarking the recipe! (Also, will hopefully get round to baking an apple pie for my blog, inspired your recipe!) :D

  10. Oh gosh all those apples I am so jealous! They look fresh I wish I could have gone! I am still waiting for cooler weather, so I hope autumn comes soon :)

  11. This looks AMAZING, Josefine! Your pictures are incredible! What do you mean by exchange sister? Does your family host an exchange student? If so, that is SO cool. I just bought my first bag of almond flour and I can’t wait to experiment with it!

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