Paleo Apple Pie (yes, pie, apple pie)

Paleo Apple Pie

I divide the year into fruit seasons, not by the four calendar seasons. As we’re now in September, you know what season it is: Apple season.I live in Apple country and lots of people do. If you do, you’re probably wondering, what the heck can I do with all these apples besides eating them plain?

Have no fear being on the Paleo diet – I give you full permission to make apple pie and eat it, all in Paleo style. Also save this recipe for upcoming birthdays and my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving.

Crust Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1.4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 egg

Crust Directions

  • Preheat oven to 300F. Mix flour and salt, throw in a food processor.
  • Add coconut oil and egg and blend until the mixture turns into a doughy ball.
  • Press dough into a nonstick tin. Bake for about 10 minutes, until your crust is a slight brown (but not dark crispy brown).
  • Pull out crust and let cool down.
  • Keep oven on at 300F.

Filling Ingredients

  • Apples. About 5-8 peeled apples.
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)
  • Ground cloves

Filling Directions

  • Dice up half your apples (only half). Put in saucepan with about quarter cup of water and your cloves. When your apples are soft, dump your apples and leftover water into a food processor.
  • Add your maple syrup and cinnamon. Blend together into a puree.
  • Take this puree and layer your crust with all of your puree.
  • Now slice the rest of your apples and place them on top of crust and puree, to fill up the pie.
  • Melt your coconut oil in a small frying pan and squeeze your lemon into the oil. Pour this melted oil and lemon over the top of the pie, covering all your apples as best you can.
  • Now add a little more cinnamon if you want.
  • With your oven still on at 300F, place full pie and bake until apples are cooked through, which will take 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve with heavy coconut cream if you’d like, but make no mistake, this is delicious by itself!

Meet the Author

Russell Martin

Programmer by day, Paleo junkie by night. After discovering the Paleo Diet, my eyes were opened to a world of health and fitness that I had managed to ignore for years. A year and a half into my primal lifestyle and I haven't looked back since.

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