Had to celebrate PI day with a pie! But had someone wheat allergic coming to visit, so I took the challenge to make a gluten free pie. The apple pear filling was a scratch filling that I canned last fall when I had plenty of apples and pears. It was really good! Very sweet and cinnamon-y. I don't have a recipe for it because I don't remember, but I assume I just followed an apple pie filling recipe and used half pears.
Recipe for GF pie crust. Go to the website for the directions.http://floradawn.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/butter-pie-crust/
Butter Pie Crust
Makes one double crust (or enough for about 8 pocket pies)
12 tablespoons cold butter ( 1 1/2 sticks)
2 cups GF pastry flour blend --- I used Featherlite flour, basically a rice/tapioca/potato flour mix.
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup cold cream cheese
5 tablespoons very cold water
With homemade vanilla bean ice cream ala mode!
Very flaky. Still a bit crisper than AP flour pie crusts, but for GF it was amazing. I will use this recipe again, and I think even non-gf would like it.
Go ahead and try it!