Caramel Apple Pie

This Caramel Apple Pie is the perfect gluten free + paleo dessert to add to your holiday table! So flavorful + delicious, it’ll soon be a family favorite!

Ok guys! Pie week is well underway… I hope you’re having fun with it! I kinda love having a theme and really going balls to the walls with it. 

Caramel Apple Pie

Maybe I should do themed weeks more often! 

In case you’re catching up you have to check out this chocolate ganache pie, this pumpkin pie, and this pecan pie (my fave). 

Apple pie is such a traditional dessert that transcends holidays. It’s a staple from a fourth of July BBQ to the Thanksgiving table – it’s one of those feel good family favorites. This is a longer recipe, so enough chit chat… let’s get into it.

First, make the crust. Whisk together one egg, ghee (coconut oil or butter works), sea salt, and almond flour. Chill in the fridge for 10-20 minutes. 

Caramel Apple Pie

Press the crust into the pie pan. NOTE: I’ve used a pie dish and a pie pan for this my pie recipes and the pie pan just comes out better than the pie dish. I don’t know if it has something to do with the non-stick nature of the pie pan, or the bottom that you can just push through and then easily slice and serve. But, just thought it was worth nothing 🙂

Once you get the crust molded as you want (sometimes damp hands are the best for this), beat the second egg in a bowl and brush the inside and edges of the pie with it.

Bake the crust for 10 minutes. 

While the crust is baking, peel and slice the apples. You want to make thinner apple slices. 

Bring a small pot of water to a boil and steam the apple slices for about 3 – 5 minutes, stirring frequently. I’m someone that like their apple pie pretty mushy (in the best way), so if you like a crunchier apple pie, you can skip this step. 

Caramel Apple Pie

When the apples are done steaming, transfer to a colander lined with a clean, thin dishtowel to soak up excess liquid. 

In a separate pot, bring the coconut milk and coconut sugar to a boil. Once it’s boiling, turn down the heat and keep it simmering, whisking frequently.

After about 10 minutes, the coconut mixture should look caramel-y and delicious. Stir in the cinnamon, vanilla, and sea salt

Pour about 1/3 a cup of the caramel mixture (just eyeball it) into a large bowl. Use the dishtowel to press out any excess water from the apples and transfer them to the large bowl with the caramel. Toss the apples so they’re coated. 

Arrange the apples in the center of the pie crust. I tried to make them as pretty as possible, but feel free to just dump them and spread out without thinking of aesthetics. 

Caramel Apple Pie

Pour the remaining caramel from the saucepan on top of the apples and bake for 30 minutes. 

If you eat the pie immediately out of the oven, or shortly thereafter, the caramel may be a bit liquid-y. 

I got the best results when I waited an hour or more after it was finished baking so the caramel could set and congeal. 

Top with vanilla ice cream, whip cream, whatever you like!

ANOTHER THING!! I first made this recipe with honeycrisp apples and they were the most watery apples ever! Great for snacking on but not so great for baking. I did some research and decided to go with Macintosh apples because I like a sweet, soft apple in my baked goods. 

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Caramel Apple Pie

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

This Caramel Apple Pie is the perfect gluten free + paleo dessert to add to your holiday table! So flavorful + delicious, it’ll soon be a family favorite!


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Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup ghee (refined coconut oil or butter works)
  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Apple filling:
  • 5 Macintosh apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • splash vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. First, make the crust. Whisk together one egg, ghee (coconut oil or butter works), sea salt, and almond flour.
  3. Chill in the fridge for 10-20 minutes.
  4. Press the crust into the pie pan.
  5. Once you get the crust molded as you want (sometimes damp hands are the best for this), beat the second egg in a bowl and brush the inside and edges of the pie with it.
  6. Bake the crust for 10 minutes.
  7. While the crust is baking, peel and slice the apples. You want to make thinner apple slices.
  8. Bring a small pot of water to a boil and steam the apple slices for about 3 – 5 minutes, stirring frequently. I’m someone that like their apple pie pretty mushy (in the best way), so if you like a crunchier apple pie, you can skip this step.
  9. When the apples are done steaming, transfer to a colander lined with a clean, thin dishtowel to soak up excess liquid.
  10. In a separate pot, bring the coconut milk and coconut sugar to a boil.
  11. Once it’s boiling, turn down the heat and keep it simmering, whisking frequently.
  12. After about 10 minutes, the coconut mixture should look caramel-y and delicious.
  13. Add the cinnamon, vanilla, and sea salt.
  14. Pour about 1/3 a cup of the caramel mixture (just eyeball it) into a large bowl.
  15. Use the dishtowel to press out any excess water from the apples and transfer them to the large bowl with the caramel.
  16. Toss the apples so they’re coated.
  17. Arrange the apples in the center of the pie crust. I tried to make them as pretty as possible, but feel free to just dump them and spread out without thinking of aesthetics.
  18. Pour the remaining caramel from the saucepan on top of the apples and bake for 30 minutes.
  19. If you eat the pie immediately out of the oven, or shortly thereafter, the caramel may be a bit liquid-y.
  20. I got the best results when I waited an hour or more after it was finished baking so the caramel could set and congeal.
  21. Top with vanilla ice cream, whip cream, whatever you like!

Notes

NOTE: I’ve used a pie dish and a pie pan for this my pie recipes and the pie pan just comes out better than the pie dish. I don’t know if it has something to do with the non-stick nature of the pie pan, or the bottom that you can just push through and then easily slice and serve. But, just thought it was worth nothing 🙂

Serving (1 slice): Calories 344; Fat 18.7g (Sat 12.2g); Protein 3.2g; Carb 46g (net carb 41.4g); Fiber 4.6g; Sodium 257mg

Enjoy!! xo

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