A seasonal favorite, made completely vegan, and optionally gluten-free! Just the right amount of sweetness, a perfect crust, and a beautiful, simple pattern on top make this pie a winner. Let cool for at least 20-30 minutes before serving with vegan vanilla ice cream, or vegan whipped cream and everyone will be in heaven.
3/4cupof all purpose wheat flour or Bob’s Red Mill AP gluten free flour
3/4cupof almond meal (you can grind raw almonds in coffee grinder)
1/2teaspoonof sea salt
1/2teaspoonof xanthan gum (if using GF flour, otherwise OMIT)
1/4cupof coconut oil
1/3cupof non-dairy milk, or as needed
4medium tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced thinly
1/2cupof brown sugar
2-3Tablespoonsof corn starch
2Tablespoonsof lemon juice
1-2pears, peeled, cored, and sliced thinly
2teaspoonsof brown sugar
2teaspoonsof coconut oil
2teaspoonsof lemon juice
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease 9” pie plate and set aside. In a large bowl, mix crust’s dry ingredients. Add oil and use two forks to cut in and form large crumbs. Slowly add non-dairy milk a little at a time until dough comes together into a ball. Roll out or press dough into pie plate, spreading to even thickness, crimp edges with your fingers. Better that it's evenly thick, than pretty.
Place all filling ingredients a large bowl and toss well to coat. If liquid is pooling in the bottom of the bowl, stir in an additional tablespoon of corn starch. Spoon filling into crust, and smooth top.
Heat glaze ingredients in a small sauce pan over low heat until melted and combined, and set aside. Top filling with sliced pears in a decorative circular pattern, as above. Brush top liberally with glaze, cover with foil and bake for 35-40 minutes until crust is browning and pears are soft and golden. Let it cool before serving and enjoy!
Renee Press is the founder of Fire and Earth Kitchen in Seattle WA. which offers cooking classes, food coaching, and chef services. She's on a mission to make vegan, gluten-free cooking easy, accessible, and delicious for everyone. fireandearthkitchen.com