Overhead view of Ginger Apple Pie with fresh knobs of ginger and red apples next to it on a white placement on an off-white table

Ginger Apple Pie with Gluten-Free Flaky Pie Crust

Gluten-Free Ginger Apple Pie spiced with fresh ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom is a fantastic twist on the traditional version. Baked up in a Gluten-Free Flaky Pie Crust, it truly elevates the apple pie game.

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Overhead view of Ginger Apple Pie with fresh knobs of ginger and red apples next to it on a white placement on an off-white table
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Ginger Apple Pie with Gluten-Free Flaky Pie Crust

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 820kcal
Author: Shay Ryan


For the gluten-free flaky pie crust:

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) buttermilk
  • 2 cups (240 g) gluten-free all-purpose flour (I used Cup4Cup)
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon (2 g) baking powder
  • 12 tablespoons (180 g) butter (cold, cubed)
  • 2 ounces (57 g) cream cheese (cold, cubed small)

For the crumb topping:

  • 1 cup (80 g) gluten-free old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup (60 g) gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (100 g) brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon (1.3 g) ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.5 g) ground ginger
  • Dash of kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ cup (113 g) butter, melted

For the ginger apple filling:

  • 6 medium apples (4 Granny Smith, 2 honey crisp)
  • cup (67 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) fresh ginger (peeled and minced)
  • 1 teaspoon (2.6 g) ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.5 g) cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons (15 g) cornstarch


Make the crust:

  • Mix egg and buttermilk together, set aside.
  • Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter and cream cheese to the bowl and use your hands to coat each piece of butter and cream cheese with flour. Then begin pressing the butter and cream cheese between your fingers to flatten each piece. Instead of making pea shapes, make flat disks with the butter, cream cheese, and flour. Continue until the mixture looks scraggly.
  • Pour in the egg/buttermilk mixture. Mix with your hands to incorporate the ingredients. You will need to continuously rub your hands together to keep the sticky dough from accumulating on your hands. The dough will come together into a ball in a few minutes.
  • If the dough is sticky, shape the dough into a disk and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Let it chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes or until it is no longer sticky.
  • The dough rolls best when it is closer to room temperature, so if you store it in the fridge or freezer for an extended period of time, let it rest wrapped in plastic for an hour or two to bring it back to room temp before rolling.
  • Work the dough a little with your hands to soften it up and flatten it some. Dust gluten-free flour onto your work surface, rolling pin, and the dough to prevent sticking. Roll to approximately ⅛-inch thick. Transfer to a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate, trimming and shaping edges as you like.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Make the crumb topping:

  • Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Add a little butter at a time until it resembles damp sand and small crumbles begin to form. Set aside.

Make the filling:

  • Wash, peel, core, and cut apples in even size pieces. You can slice or dice them, the shape doesn’t matter, keeping them similar size does, so that they cook at the same speed.
  • Put apples in a large bowl. Add the remaining filling ingredients and give it all a good stir. Make sure that all the apples are well coated with all the ingredients.
  • Put apple mixture into the prepared pie crust. Sprinkle the crumb topping on top of the apples.
  • Place on a baking sheet in the oven (to catch any delicious liquid that might escape while it bakes). Bake for 15 minutes. Turn the heat down to 350°F and continue baking for an additional 35-45 minutes or until a knife easily pierces the apples. Watch to be sure it doesn’t brown too much. If it starts getting dark, cover it loosely with aluminum foil while it finishes baking. Allow the pie to cool for about an hour at room temperature prior to serving.


Nutrition Facts
Ginger Apple Pie with Gluten-Free Flaky Pie Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 820 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 27g135%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 138mg46%
Sodium 279mg12%
Potassium 315mg9%
Carbohydrates 104g35%
Fiber 11g44%
Sugar 50g56%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1447IU29%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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