Granny Smith Apple Crumb Pie (Gluten-Free)

Granny Smith apples

This delicious gluten-free apple pie is perfect for winter holiday fare. And because this recipe is so easy to make, it’s a nice way to lighten your load when you’ll be doing a lot of other cooking. Dates balance the tartness of Granny Smith apples beautifully, but you can make endless variations on this pie by choosing almost any fruit that’s in season and pairing it with whatever dried fruit seems appealing. Contributed by Leslie Cerier, from Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook.*

Granny Smith Apple Crumb Pie (Gluten-Free)

Serves: 6 to 8


  • 2 cups teff flour
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin coconut oil, melted, or other healthy vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly oil a 9-inch pie pan.
  2. To make the crust, combine the teff flour, oil, maple syrup, and salt in a medium-size bowl and stir until well combined. Reserve 1/2 cup of the mixture to use as a crumb topping.
  3. Transfer the dough to the prepared pie pan and use your fingers to press it out in an even layer over the bottom and sides of the pan. Poke a few holes in the dough with a fork. Bake for about 10 minutes, until it loses it shine.
  4. Meanwhile, make the filling. Put the water, apples, dates, cinnamon, and salt in a medium-size saucepan over medium-low heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until the apples soften. Taste and add more cinnamon or adjust the sweetness if desired.
  5. Pour the filling into the crust and crumble the reserved dough over the top. Bake for about 10 minutes, until the crumbs turn a slightly darker brown. Let the pie cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Reprinted with permission by New Harbinger Publications, Inc. from Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cookby Leslie Cerier. Visit Leslie at her website for more recipes and information on her cooking classes.

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