Eating gluten free foods can be a challenge, especially when it comes to desserts. Wholly Wholesome has created several convenient products that are not only certified gluten free, but also vegan – great for those who are also intolerant to dairy as well. Easily available and spotted at both Whole Foods and Giant, they’re also sold at Wegman’s. In addition to pie crust, the company also offers dairy free fudge brownies and pizza crust; both gluten free.
Making pie is quick and easy with their pie crust. With minimal ingredients like: brown rice flour, water, non‐hydrogenated palm fruit shortening, organic evaporated cane juice, tapioca starch, potato starch, sea salt, aluminum free baking powder, and xanthan gum; the crusts come in a package of two. Frozen and already spread into their pans, bakers can use each crust to make a separate pie with a crumb topping; or the second crust can be rolled out to make the top for the first pie. Baking a pie is breeze with this flaky crust, and it only needs about fifteen minutes to defrost. This recipe is a delicious winner, adapted from the Wholly Wholesome archive of recipes and is an excellent way to celebrate the upcoming Celiac Awareness Month, beginning in just a few days and Healthy Kids Day. Don’t have all of the ingredients for the crumb topping? Simply use the other crust to create the top. Produced in a gluten, wheat, dairy, egg, soy, nut and casein free environment, these pie crusts are safe for those with food allergies.
Apple Crumble Pie
1 Wholly Wholesome gluten free 9” pie shell
6 medium sized Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup gluten free flour
1/3 cup rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup unsalted vegan butter
Mix together sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, nutmeg and light brown sugar in a large bowl. Peel, core, and slice apples, toss with the dry ingredients until evenly coated, and sugar mixture is moistened from apples. Pack apple mixture evenly into a Wholly Wholesome 9” pie shell. The apples will be piled high, but will cook down some in the oven.
Combine gluten free flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg in a bowl. You can cut in vegan butter with a fork or a pastry blender, or simply rub it in with your hands. Mix until butter is worked into the dry ingredients; it should look lumpy but dry. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the apples.
Place pie on a sheet pan and bake in a 375° oven for about an hour (maybe a little longer). The pie is finished baking when a paring knife is easily inserted in the center and the apples are tender. The pie will sink down as it cools.
Located in nearby Chester, New Jersey, Wholly Wholesome can be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram. Comment which type of pie is your favorite at this review post, on Philadelphia Green Living Examiner via Facebook for a chance to win a coupon for a free Wholly Wholesome product until 11:59pm April 30th!