Orange Kissed Apple Pie
Recipe type: Dessert
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This recipe is free of gluten, dairy, and cane sugar.
  • 2 batches of Megan's Best Gluten-Free Flaky Pie Crust
  • 3 pounds Granny Smith apples
  • ¾ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3½ tablespoons tapioca starch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Peel and cut the apples. You should have a total of 2 pounds peeled and cut apples.
  3. To the apples add the orange juice, coconut sugar, honey, cinnamon, salt, and tapioca starch and mix with hands until everything is well incorporated.
  4. Allow the apples to rest in the liquid while you make the crusts.
  5. Add all the apples and ALL the liquid to the pie dish with first pie crust (raw - do not bake) then top with the second crust. See below for fun ways to decorate the top. You can do a lattice design or you can cut out any shape to form the top crust. Always a crowd pleaser to have a fun design on the top crust.
  6. Coat the top of the pie crust with the beaten egg.
  7. Place the pie on a cookie sheet on the middle rack and bake for 1 hour. At the 30 minute mark I place this crust protector on the pie for the remainder of the cooking time. Prevents burning.
  8. Allow the pie to cool thoroughly before serving (this usually takes hours). The filling thickens greatly as it cools. I like to wait 12 or so hours before I serve. As a rule, I make the pie the day before I serve it.
1. Vegans, use coconut nectar instead of honey and brush the top of the pie with melted vegan butter.
2. Another cooking method for the pie is as follows: Put a baking sheet on the bottom oven rack and preheat to 425 degrees for at least 30 minutes. Put the pie directly on the hot baking sheet and reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake until the pie is golden and the filling is bubbly, 1 hour to 1 hour, 10 minutes. (instructions courtesy of the food network).
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