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Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pecan Pie

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

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 [affiliate link] 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

Pie Filling

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.

 

Deep Dish Apple Cranberry Pecan Pie (Grain-Free, Honey Sweetened)
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
 
Perfect blend of cranberries, apples and pecan make this unique pie both sweet and tart.
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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Apple Pie Medallions Coconut Cookies

Apple Pie Medallions Coconut Cookies – Dairy Free

Apple Pie Medallions Coconut Cookies

These Apple Pie Medallions are yet another variation of my coconut cookies. They are light and moist and taste like apple pie! Especially when you get a bite of apple.

Apple Pie Medallions Coconut Cookies

Peel and core apple. Saute in 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil [affiliate link] over medium heat for 11 minutes or until soft and lightly browned. Stir frequently.

Sift the coconut flour [affiliate link] to remove any lumps. Measure one half cup of coconut flour and go ahead and pat it down (you don't want it to measure fluffy just from sifting or you will have much less flour than in my recipe), and use a knife to scrape across the top of the measuring cup. I have learned with coconut flour you really need to get precise measurements (I should begin weighing for best accuracy). Add to a medium sized mixing bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients (except for the apples) into the bowl with the coconut flour. Use a mixer and blend until thoroughly mixed. Allow to set five minutes so that coconut flour can absorb the moisture. Once again this is a very moist batter.

Add the sauteed apples to the batter and mix.

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Drop by measured tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet.

Oil your fingers with coconut oil and lightly pat each dropped shape into a small round cookie.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until cookies lose their shiny appearance and are firm to the touch.

Yields: 30 cookies

This post was shared at Fat Tuesday on May 14th, 2012.

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Diced Apples

These are my new measuring scoops: Good Cook 4-Piece Measuring Scoop Set.

My New Measuring Scoops

The cheap stainless measuring cups broke at the handle and that became quite annoying, hence my investment in these professional grade stainless steel measuring cups some time ago: Amco Advanced Performance Measuring Cup Set #8440

Unfortunately, I'm not the only one that likes to use my nice stainless steel measuring cups… my sons think they are dipping bowls or drinking vessels since when it's time for me to cook I am rarely able to locate the entire set. I'm hoping these scoops will not be as tempting as the stainless steel ones have been.

1 cup diced apples

Sauteed Apples

Eggs, Coconut Oil, Coconut Flour, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Honey

Cookie Batter with Diced Apples

Raw Apple Pie Cookie Dough

Apple Pie Medallions Coconut Cookies

 

 

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Recipe: Apple Pie Medallions Coconut Cookies - Dairy Free
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Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 30
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Red Delicious apple weighing ~6-3/8 ounce, once peeled, cored and diced = 1 cup apple
  • ½ cup and 1 Tablespoon Gold Label Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup Bob's Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour
  • ½ cup honey
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Peel and core apple.
  2. Saute in 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil over medium heat for 11 minutes or until soft and lightly browned.
  3. Stir frequently.
  4. Sift the coconut flour to remove any lumps. Measure one half cup of coconut flour and go ahead and pat it down (you don't want it to measure fluffy just from sifting or you will have much less flour than in my recipe), and use a knife to scrape across the top of the measuring cup.
  5. Add to a medium sized mixing bowl.
  6. Add the remaining ingredients (except for the apples) into the bowl with the coconut flour.
  7. Use a mixer and blend until thoroughly mixed.
  8. Allow to sit five minutes so that coconut flour can absorb the moisture. Once again this is a very moist batter.
  9. Add the sauteed apples to the batter and mix.
  10. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  11. Drop by measured tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet.
  12. Oil your fingers with coconut oil and lightly pat each dropped shape into a small round cookie.
  13. Bake for 10 minutes, or until cookies lose their shiny appearance and are firm to the touch.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 70 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 6 Fiber: 1 Protein: 1

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If you love recipes like this, I have two cookbooks you really need to check out ASAP! Naturally Sweetened Treats for gluten-free dessert needs and Mastering the Art of Baking With Coconut Flour.

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