Did you know its National Pie Day? Yesterday as the news came on and the reporters turned to the less-than-news news, they announced it was pie time. My kids (on their second snow day) decided that I needed to make a new pie. Well… with the roads an icy mess, I wasn’t about to head to the grocery store so we grabbed what we had on hand for a delicious winter pie! I had some organic cranberries I froze in November that could really use a home, so this worked out perfectly.
The apples and pears are sweet and the cranberry gives it a nice sour-y kick to balance it all out. The struesel I admit is my favorite part. We don’t have dessert often in our house, but when we do, I like to live it up a bit. This pie is paleo-friendly in the ingredeints, obvioulsly just on the sweet-treat side. We used the Paleo Pie Crust, and it worked together nicely.
Do you have a favorite pie? What are you nom-ing down on this National Pie Day?
- 2 small-medium apples, diced (we used gala)
- 1 large pear, diced
- 12 oz. fresh (or frozen) cranberries
- 2 T arrowroot powder
- 1 T grass-fed gelatin (we use Great Lakes)
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 C pecans
- 1/3 C arrowroot powder
- 1/4 C coconut oil
- 2 T raw honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1.Prepare pie crust (Paleo Pie Crust) and refridgerate for 30 mour pie minutes- 1 hour.
- 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 3. When crust dough is chilled, roll out and press into your pie plate.
- 4. Bake pie crust for 15 minues and remove from the oven.
- 5. In a medium bowl, add all filling ingredients and toss to combine. Set aside.
- 6. Add all topping ingredients to the bowl of a food processor.
- 7. Pulse until it forms a thick crumble.
- 8. Add the filling to the prebaked pie shell.
- 9. Crumble topping over the entire pie filling to the edge in a in layer.
- 10. Place in the center rack of the oven and bake for25-30 minutes or until the pie is golden brown and bubbly.
- 11. Enjoy!
- You can substitue tapioca for the arrowroot powder if you don't have arrowroot on hand.