This simple apple slab pie is made in a sheet pan, so it’s fit for a crowd, or an avid pie fan! It’s also vegan friendly and can be made gluten-free and with natural sweeteners. This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep this blog running!
Each Thanksgiving, we have a long dessert list, consisting of a variety of pies, something chocolate, and maybe a cheesecake or trifle. It’s really up to what everyone wants. Whoever’s attending Thanksgiving dinner gets a say in the items they’d like included. My mom likes pecan pie or fudge, my son some sort of berry dessert, my daughter likes cheesecake or banana pudding, and I don’t even have to ask my husband, because I already know what he’s going to say.
Apple pie. It’s his answer for any question regarding dessert.
We make it so often, I’ve become quite fond of apple pie myself. Because of my autoimmune disease, I am mostly gluten-free. Although I’ll take small nibbles of treats made with regular flour, I can only fully enjoy them if they’re made gluten free. That’s why I made a gluten-free version of this apple slab pie! Don’t worry, you can also use regular all-purpose flour if you’re not gluten-free.
That’s the nice thing about this Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour! It works as a 1-to-1 substitute for all-purpose flour, so you can easily swap it out in your favorite recipes. I was happy when Bob’s Red Mill offered to send me some of their flours to bake with this holiday season, because I use their products very often!
It’s amazing how this blend can be used in place of all-purpose in most recipes. The blend has a variety of gluten-free flours/starches as well as a gluten-like binder called xanthan gum, which mimics wheat flour. I use it to make gf pancakes, cakes, cookies, muffins, pies, tarts, etc. It products light and fluffy baked goods, just like all-purpose flour! It’s really a miracle product for us gf folk!
Anyone who’s made gf pie crust knows how fragile it can be. But I didn’t have much trouble with this slab pie. For the bottom crust, I rolled the pastry, which I dusted with flour, in between two sheets of parchment paper, so that it didn’t stick. I flipped the parchment with the rolled crust over onto the baking sheet and peeled the paper off the pastry. Then I pressed the crust into the pan and filled in any tears with small pastry scraps.
For the top, I used small leaf shaped cutters to cut out pastry and besides having to dust my cutters with gf flour, I had no trouble transporting the shapes to the top of the pie. They even held their shape well while baking and didn’t melt into a giant blob, like I’ve seen in pies made with regular flour.
Best of all, this simple apple slab pie was delicious! My family didn’t even know it was gluten-free until I told them! I know gluten-free goods don’t have the best reputation for tasting good, but trust this dessert snob when I say this pie is everything a good apple pie should be. It has a tender, flakey crust and a flavorful apple-y filling that has just the right amount of sweetness and warm spices. Nice when you can make one dessert that’s good enough for both the gluten-free and gluten-loving people! Give it a try and see for yourself!
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