Desserts,  What I like to Eat

Apple Pie with an Oatmeal Crisp Topping

Fully Baked Pie

Apple pie, an American favorite. Baked for many holiday dinners, I honestly don’t think I have been to one that didn’t have an apple pie. Many families even have their own (best tasting) passed down recipe for it. As this pie was often one of the first eaten and a favorite among many. I decided it was time to attempt my own allergy-friendly version!

After many attempts and recipe alterations, I have finally found a recipe that (according to those without allergies) does not taste like an allergy-friendly Apple Pie! What my goal is for almost everything I make.

On this particular pie, I cheated and used a boxed pie crust mix from King Arthur Flour. This mix is certified gluten-free, vegan, and is easy to use. This crust is flaky and the closest thing I have found, boxed, that is similar to a traditional pie crust. I did find it to be relatively dry, I find it better when used with a pot pie or a more moist pie.

For my version of apple pie, I like to use a mixture of Pink Lady and Honey Crisp apples. Granny Smith apples also work well, as they are tart and crispy. I just find Pink Lady’s to have a better overall flavor. Any tart and crispy apple mixed with a sweeter crispy one will work though!

Apples soaking in a cleaner

I also used oatmeal crumble as opposed to a traditional pie topping, I prefer this as it gives it another texture. It’s really easy to make and the crumble is simply sprinkled on top before baking.

Filling Ingredients:

  • 6-8 Apples
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Flour – Any gluten-free flour works
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Molasses – Or 1/4 Cup of Granulated Sugar
  • Any spice flavoring can be added here

I omitted the Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Clove spices as they are one of my allergies. Since they are traditional flavorings of Apple Pie, you can add them to both the filling mix and the topping. Depending on preferred taste.

Topping Ingredients:

The Apple Mixture


For the boxed pie crust. Make according to packaging, as it needs to chill. If you are making your own, make now and place in the greased pie pan.

Thinly slice the apples, and lay on a towel to allow them to dry out and lose some of the retained moisture.

Mix the filling together in a large mixing bowl. If using the molasses, the mixture will be clumpy. This is okay!

Mix all the topping ingredients together and set aside.

Toss the aired out apples into the filling blend and stir well. Make sure all apples are thoroughly coated.

Place apple mixture into the pie crust and coat evenly with the oatmeal crumble topping. Pour the melted butter on top of the pre-baked pie.

Bake at 425 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

The pie fully made and pre-baked


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