Blog Post: http://www.suddenlydarling.com/delicious/784-a-gluten-free-apple-pie
2 1/2 Cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (I recommend Tom Sawyer's flour)
1 Cup (2 sticks) FROZEN unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Sugar
7-10 Tbsp ice water
Combine flour, butter, salt and sugar in a medium size mixing bowl (or a food processor- your choice whether you want to get your hands dirty or not) and massage with your hands till the mixture resembles a coarse meal with pea size pieces of butter. Add ice water 1 tbsp at a time while massaging with your hands in-between until mixture begins to clump together. If the dough isn't holding together, add a little more ice water and massage again.
Once dough is holding together, place dough on a clean surface and shape into two disks. If you see little bits of butter in the dough, don't panic or over-knead! These small chunks of butter help the crust to be flaky and delicious! Sprinkle a little GF flour on both disks, wrap them separately in plastic wrap, and then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
While crust is in the fridge, here's what you'll need for your pie filling!
7 Organic medium size granny smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1 lemon, juiced
3/4 Cup organic brown sugar (light)
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
1/4 Cup GF all-purpose flour
In a medium size bowl, squeeze the lemon juice on peeled, cored, and thinly sliced apples and toss lightly with a wooden spoon. Next, combine all the remaining ingredients and mix gently to coat the apples.
Start your oven at 450 degrees.
Now that the filling is ready and the 1 hour has past, take out the two disks from the fridge and let them both sit for 5 mins. Roll out disk 1 on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch circle. Add the circle disk 1 into a round 9-inch pie plate. Gently press the dough down so that it lines the bottom and sides of the pie plate. Use a pair of kitchen scissors (or your hands, like I did) and trim or form the dough into a thick crust, 1/2 into of the edge of the pie dish. Then roll of out second disk, as before, so it's ready. Add pie filling and then gently place the second rolled out disk on top of the pie filling. Press the dough together forming a nice crust with your thumb or a fork. Score the top of the pie with four 2-inch long cuts. Place in the oven for 35-45 min.