Sunday, March 13, 2011
Gluten Free French Almond Apple Pie
What better to do on a rainy March day, a Sunday at that, than bake a pie. I'm thinking something almondy, creamy, with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and lemon, oh maybe some buttermilk. My wheels are spinning. I am going to base my inspiration on a recipe I have made for "Impossibly Easy French Apple Pie" which I got from the www.bettycrocker.com/recipes. I have made this recipe on several occasions, but this time I am going to take the base recipe and run with it. I will be using Bisquick (R) Gluten Free Mix, though. I just love that simply goodness. I am going to add some almond flour, buttermilk, lemon juice, almond paste and chopped almonds. Yummy, my mouth is watering. So here we go, come and join me.
Yes, this is a Gluten Free Apple Pie, in a sense of pie that is.
3 cups thinly sliced, peeled and cored granny smith apples, (3 medium)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup Bisquick Gluten Free Mix
1/4 cup Almond Flour
1/4 cup milk (can use soy milk)
1/4 cup butter milk, optional ( may be substituted by another 1/4 cup cow or soy milk)
3 tbs. butter or margarine, melted
1/3 cup Bisquick Gluten Free mix
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tbs. cold butter or margarine
2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir remaining filling ingredients until well blended, Pour over apple mixture in pie plate. In a small bowl, mix all streusel ingredients, using a fork or your fingers, blend until crumbly. sprinkle over filling.
3. Bake 45 to 50 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Store in refrigerator.