May 13th is National Apple Pie Day!
Some fun facts about Apple Pie Day:
- Apple pie may be an American dessert, but it was invented in Europe.
- The first Apple pie recipe was printed in England in 1381.
- Several Dutch recipes date back to 1500’s. They were the first to add a scoop of ice cream making it “pie a la mode”!
- Watch the video for my tip on increasing the fiber in your pie, you won’t notice the difference, but it will add more nutrients & fiber…
My niece has Celiac disease and therefore must avoid all gluten – even in small amounts it can be harmful to her health. So today, I am sharing a way to make a traditional pie for your whole family to enjoy, including those with a need to eliminate gluten.
**Please note, I do not endorse eliminating gluten as a “diet”. It is more expensive to purchase gluten-free products and there is no nutritional benefit to using gluten-free products – you do not save calories or improve your health. It is also difficult to manage as cross-contamination is something that needs to be controlled.
Enjoy this video from ABC6, a demonstration on how to make an allergy – friendly apple pie with Wholly Wholesome gluten-free pie crusts. Making a pie can be so easy…
“Dietitian in Your Kitchen” Laura Poland shared a delicious apple pie recipe to celebrate “Apple Pie Day (May 13th).”
Allergen Friendly Apple Pie
- 2 Wholly Wholesome 9″ Gluten Free Pie Shells
- 6 medium-sized granny smith apples, sliced
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. vegan butter (only if allergic to dairy)
- Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Peel, core, and slice apples, and place in a Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pie Shell. The apples will be piled high, but will cook down in the oven. Sprinkle sugar/cinnamon mixture over apples.
- Cut butter and place on top of apples. Add second pie shell over apples and crimp pie edges. Poke hole in top crust to allow air to escape during baking. Place pie on a sheet pan and bake in a preheated oven at 375° for 30 minutes or until top is browned. You will know the pie is done when a paring knife can be easily inserted into the center and the apples are tender. Start checking at 30 minutes and add 5 – 10 minutes until done.