Category Archives: Pies

Golden Apple Crisp

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Initially I planned to post this recipe when the trees were brimming with juicy apples during the peak of apple season, but life happens and a giant pile of school work can get in the way of the recipe editing/posting schedule–but better late then never, I bring you a most delicious, golden, crumbly, and sweet apple crisp. In this nutritious yet sweet and buttery apple crisp, layers of juicy apple slices are baked to soft perfection and coated in a warm maple-butter sauce that is topped with a brown sugar and cinnamon crumble. It is sweet, buttery, slightly salty, and warming–perfect for the cold days of winter.

The recipe prep only takes a bit of apple slicing and an assembling of the topping ingredients. Bake it in the oven and enjoy the aroma as the kitchen begins to smell like everything wonderful about autumn–maple syrup, cinnamon, baked apples. It tastes as divine as its fragrant, warming aroma, and is a delicious holiday dessert.


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Golden Apple Crisp
  1. 8 peeled and sliced apples
  2. 1 TBSP. cinnamon
  3. 1 and 1/2 cups of brown sugar
  4. 1 cup GF all-purpose flour
  5. 1/2 cup coconut oil
  6. 1/4 tsp. pink salt
  7. 1 TBSP. maple syrup + 1/2 TBSP. lemon juice
  1. Slice apples and add to a deep baking dish. Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium-sized mixing bowl and set aside. Melt oil and add the rest of the wet ingredients. Pour the melted mixture into the dry ingredients and mix. Top the sliced apples with this crumble mixture and bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until the crumble becomes golden and apples are tender.
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Strawberry Peach Pie (GF & Vegan)

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This GF Strawberry Peach Pie has a golden, buttery crust that is topped with sweet summer fruits and a warm caramel-like brown sugar sauce. It is a decadent pie yet it’s super simple to make. The crust itself contains just a few ingredients, and they are plant-based! If you have celiac disease or food allergies, this gluten-free pie will be a special treat since you probably haven’t had pie in way too long. Thankfully it is not just an imitation pie; my fellow taste-testers loved this, and could not believe it was gluten free.
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Thanks to my little helper in the kitchen, Eleanor, it turned out fantastic! She helped bake and write down the recipe while I developed it, which was extremely helpful. Plus it was her idea to add strawberries. Brilliant. Thank you, El! <3

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Strawberry Peach Pie
  1. 1 cup GF flour of choice
  2. 1/2 cup earth balance spread or coconut oil
  3. 1/2 tsp. unrefined salt
  4. 1 tbsp. ground flax
  5. 2 tbsp. water
  1. 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  2. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  3. 6 ripe peaches, sliced
  4. 10 strawberries, sliced
  5. 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  6. 2 tbsp. organic sugar
Brown Sugar Sauce
  1. 1/2 cup organic brown sugar
  2. 2 tbsp. earth balance spread or coconut oil
  3. pinch of unrefined salt
  4. 3 tbsp. organic gluten-free flour
  5. 2 tbsp. organic sugar
  1. To make the crust, start by combining flour and flax in a food processor and blend, then add the rest of the crust ingredients. Mold dough into a pie pan and freeze for fifteen minutes. While crust is chilling, assemble the filling by preparing the ingredients and mixing them together in a bowl. Bake the crust for 15 minutes at 350 then layer the filling into the pie crust and make the brown sugar sauce in a small bowl. Top with this sauce and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool then enjoy!
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Pecan Pie

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The holiday season is not complete without pecan pie.  The soothing flavor of cinnamon and buttery taste of crunchy pecans combine to create a harmonious blend of flavors.  This holiday recipe is also simple to create if you have a food processor or high-power blender on hand. It is a no-bake recipe and doesn’t require any flour, butter, or refined sugar–it utilizes natural ingredients, but still retains the comforting and warm flavors of traditional pecan pie.

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This pie is dense and filling, yet leaves you feeling light without the usual bloated feeling.   The crust is made out of nuts and natural fruits topped with a smooth and creamy layer of cinnamon sweetness.

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Gluten-Free Raw Pecan Pie
Crust Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup pecan pieces
  2. 1/4 cup almond meal
  3. 1 cup fresh or dried dates, pitted
  4. dash of cinnamon and sea salt
Filling Ingredients
  1. 1 cup soaked dates, pitted
  2. 1 tsp. vanilla
  3. 1/3 cup almond milk
  4. dash of cinnamon and sea salt
  1. Prepare ingredients then add the crust ingredients to a food processor, and blend until a crumbly mixture forms. Roll dough into a ball with your hands then press flat into a pie tin. Next, add wet filling ingredients into a blender and blend on high until very creamy and slightly thick. Pour over crust and top with additional pecans and sprinkles of cinnamon. Serve room temp or enjoy chilled or frozen.
  1. *Keep in mind that the final flavor of this recipe depends on the quality and variety of the dates
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