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« on: March 15, 2014 06:57:17 PM »

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. 



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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014 09:10:23 PM »

It looks fantastic!
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014 01:41:56 AM »

Looks perfect! I'm sharing this post with friends who need to eat gluten free. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014 05:41:45 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2014 04:48:14 PM »

Gluten free crust is a hard one to master. Looks delish!
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