Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pecan Pie (Grain-Free, Honey Sweetened)

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Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pecan Pie

I was inspired to make this yummy pie after I made the Pear Pecan Pie.  I just knew it was going to be a hit and it was perfectly delicious!  I must warn you that it is pretty sweet, but the cranberries lend a tart bite and balance out the flavor. [UPDATE: The pie got even sweeter because I decided to top it with 1/2 cup of chopped pecans and this new recipe Spiced Caramel Sauce. If you need to dress up the top of this pie, check out the topping.]

My niece cooked Thanksgiving dinner this year and did a really great job. She made an incredibly delicious mulled apple cider using honey and spices. It was amazing and tasty!  I drank several ounces of it mixed with sparkling water. I really loved how it tasted and decided to spice up this pie in a similar way.

Please be aware that you need to use a 9-1/2″ deep dish pie plate to follow this recipe. If you don't have a deep dish pie plate, it is easy enough to customize the recipe. I'll share in brackets how much to use for a regular pie plate.

Use the same amounts for the crust. Just bear in mind that the regular pie crust will have more of an edge than the deep dish.

Crust

  • 1-1/2 cups blanched almond flour, tamped down and measured with a knife flat across the top of the cup measurement
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, soft and at room temperature
  • ice water

Pie Filling

  • 4 eggs [3 if using regular 9-1/2″ pie plate]
  • 1-1/2 cups honey [1 cup]
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla [1 teaspoon]
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt [1/2 teaspoon]
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter [4 tablespoons]
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon [1/2 teaspoon]
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice [1/2 teaspoon]
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves [1/2 teaspoon]
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin [1-1/2 apples]
  • 1 cup cranberries [3/4 cup]
  • 1 cup pecans [3/4 cup]

Crust

  1. Measure almond flour, add to a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix in sea salt and cinnamon.
  3. Add soft butter. Mash almond flour and butter together gently with your fingertips, or a fork until it forms crumbly pieces.
  4. Add in a teaspoon of ice water at a time to moisten pie crust.  Your goal is to mix lightly with a fork until you have small and some marble sized clumps of dough.
  5. Press into a pie plate. This pie will not have a large crust around the edges, the crust just comes up to the side.

Pie Filling

  1. Scramble eggs in a mixing bowl (scramble well otherwise you may end up with cooked egg white in your pie filling.
  2. Add honey, vanilla, butter and spices. Mix together and it will form a rich caramel looking sauce.
  3. Add apples, cranberries and pecans into the pie crust.
  4. Pour sauce on top.
  5. Cover crust edges with a pie crust protector, or an aluminum foil lip.
  6. Bake at 350°F until pie filling is set, 35-45 minutes.

This recipe shared at Fat Tuesday.

Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pecan Pie (Grain-Free, Honey Sweetened)
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
 
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Ingredients
  • Crust
  • 1-1/2 cups blanched almond flour, tamped down and measured with a knife flat across the top of the cup measurement
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter, soft and at room temperature
  • ice water
  • Pie Filling
  • 4 eggs [3 if using regular 9-1/2" pie plate]]
  • 1-1/2 cups honey [1 cup]
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla [1 teaspoon]
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt [1/2 teaspoon]
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter [4 tablespoons]
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon [1/2 teaspoon]
  • ¾ teaspoon ground allspice [1/2 teaspoon]
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cloves [1/2 teaspoon]
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin [1-1/2 apples if using regular 9-1/2" pie plate]
  • 1 cup cranberries [3/4 cup]
  • 1 cup pecans [3/4 cup]
Instructions
  1. Crust
  2. Measure almond flour, add to a mixing bowl.
  3. Mix in sea salt and cinnamon.
  4. Add soft butter. Mash almond flour and butter together gently with your fingertips, or a fork until it forms crumbly pieces.
  5. Add in a teaspoon of ice water at a time to moisten pie crust. Your goal is to mix lightly with a fork until you have small and some marble sized clumps of dough.
  6. Press into a pie plate. This pie will not have a large crust around the edges, the crust just comes up to the side.
  7. Pie Filling
  8. Scramble eggs in a mixing bowl (scramble well otherwise you may end up with cooked egg white in your pie filling.
  9. Add honey, vanilla, butter and spices. Mix together and it will form a rich caramel looking sauce.
  10. Add apples, cranberries and pecans into the pie crust.
  11. Pour sauce on top.
  12. Cover crust edges with a pie crust protector, or an aluminum foil lip.
  13. Bake at 350°F until pie is set, 35-45 minutes.
Notes
This recipe calls for a deep dish 9½" pie plate. Ingredients in brackets are to accommodate a regular 9½" pie plate.

Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pecan Pie

Here's a piece with the Spiced Caramel Sauce topping it:

Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pecan Pie with Spiced Caramel Topping

 

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