Gluten Free Apple Crumble Pie Recipe

Gluten Free Apple Crumble Pie Recipe

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. The same could be said for food; necessity can lead to great recipes. That was certainly the case with this Gluten Free Apple Crumble Pie recipe.

I was hosting a dinner party recently. I have been accused of becoming a little high strung at times so I have decided to adopt a more Zen-like outlook, not just with entertaining, but in general.

Instead of preparing fancy schmancy dishes, trying to impress, I made a simple braised chicken (hardly any work, tons of flavor) mashed potatoes and a green salad. In other words, I served food to my guests on a Saturday night that I would serve to my family on a Wednesday night. There were no complicated appetizers, no fancy cocktails – just some nuts warmed with a little butter, sea salt, and rosemary and a bottle of nice wine.

I was so proud that I had reeled in my entertaining overdrive. Until I realized I had no dessert.

Zen is one thing; no dessert at a dinner party is a whole other thing!

I thought apple pie would be the perfect comfy, casual dessert to go with the rest of the meal but there was no time to make crust, let it sit in the fridge for an hour, roll in out…

And when you are gluten free you can’t just send your hubby to the bakery to pick up a pie for dinner. So I improvised.

We love apple crumble pie in our home but I usually use a regular pie crust on the bottom and make a graham cracker crumble on top. I asked myself “what would it be like if I made both crusts with graham cracker crumbs?” No time like the present to find out.

Guess what? Necessity served me well, this is our new favorite way to eat apple pie – we love it!

I hope you do too.

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Gluten Free Apple Crumble Pie Recipe
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Gluten Free Apple Crumble Pie Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 368kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Gluten-free non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 cups Kinnikinnick gluten free graham style crumbs use divided
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 large apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup brown sugar use divided
  • 0.5 lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened


  • Line a flat baking sheet with foil and place on the lowest rack of the oven (this is to catch any juices that may drip from your pie and keep your oven clean.) Put the other rack in the middle. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch pie pan with cooking spray.
  • Combine cups graham style crumbs with the melted butter and honey. Dump the mixture into the prepared pie plate and press firmly on the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Leave the oven on.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced apples, ½ cup brown sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt and vanilla and toss to combine. Pour the mixture into the pre-baked pie crust and gently press down on the apples to flatten the top slightly.
  • Combine the remaining ¼ cup brown sugar with the remaining ¾ cup graham style crumbs and sliced almonds. Cut the butter into pieces and with your fingers; combine everything until it is clumpy. Spread the mixture over the apples and bake for 80 – 90 minutes or until the apple mixture is hot and bubbly and the crust is browned; after 45 minutes place a piece of foil over the top of the pie to keep it from browning too much.
  • Let cool and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Apple Crumble Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 219mg9%
Potassium 209mg6%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Almonds Apples Cinnamon Crumble Graham Crackers Kinnikinnick Pie
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