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GF Maple Vanilla Bean Apple Pie

Updated: Oct 30, 2020


  • 2 tsp Ground Korintje Cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves

  • 2 Vanilla Beans

  • 1/3 cup Cane Sugar

  • 1/4 tsp Table Grind Sea Salt

  • Juice from 1 Lemon

  • 6 Large Granny Smith Apples

  • 3 tbsp Sweet Rice Flour

  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup

  • 1/4 cup Sorghum Syrup

  • 1 1/2 cup Oats + 1 1/4 cup Oats

  • 1 1/2 cup Pecans

  • 1/4 cup Butter + 2 tsp Butter

  • 1/4 cup Brown Rice Syrup


  1. A few hours or the night before, peel and slice apples into even, 1/4 inch thick slices and toss with lemon juice and flour

  2. In a small pot, combine maple syrup, sorghum syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Split vanilla bean in half and scrape contents into pot. Heat over low until warm and starting to bubble around the edges, whisk occasionally. Pour over apples and toss until they are coated. Cover and set aside. If overnight, store in refrigerator.

  3. When ready to make the pie, preheat oven to 375 F and lightly grease 9 inch pie pan

  4. In a food processor, pulse oats to coarse flour consistency. Remove oats and place pecans in processor, pulsing, to resemble coarse meal. Add oats back into food processor along with butter, salt and brown rice syrup. Pulse mixture a few more times until it is well combined and starts to form a ball

  5. Take the oat mixture and press into the pie pan to form the crust

  6. Bake the crust for 12-15 minutes until set and lightly brown. Remove crust from oven and add filling

  7. To make crumble, place 3/4 cup oats into a food processor and pulse until it resembles coarse flour. Add the sugar, remaining oats and butter. Pulse until everything is just combined. Sprinkle and pat crumble over the filling

  8. Bake pie until filling is bubbling and the crumble is browning, 45 to 55 minutes. Transfer pie to a rack and let cool before serving. Enjoy!

Note: Ensuring the apple slices are the same thickness will help the pie bake and set well. Using a mandolin or apple peeler can help with this task

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