Going gluten-free can be overwhelming. You have to be mindful of everything you put in and on your body. I think part of the trick to going gluten-free is to eat naturally gluten-free foods. However, there are certain things you have to figure out how to adapt to be gluten-free. For me, this time of year means lots of holiday parties that will have a lot of holiday inspired pies. None of my friends or family are gluten-free. If I want to indulge in a slice of pie it’s something I have to supply myself.
Making dough has always been a challenge for me. I honed my skills before I went gluten-free but haven’t really honed them with gluten-free flours. While I do try to make most of my food from scratch, I will not hesitate to buy certain products to help me on my gluten-free journey. With the holiday season rapidly approaching I decided to experiment and make an apple pie using Kinnikinnick pie crust.
I discovered Kinnikinnick through my position as a community leader for Udi’s. The Udi’s Community is incredible because we discuss a broad range of issues including all of the gluten-free products on the market. While I was eager to use Kinnikinnick pie crust, I was not ready to experiment to try to roll out the pie crust to make it into a lattice topping. I opted instead to use Udi’s Vanilla Granola to create a crumb like topping.
The granola has honey and vanilla extract which made it sweet enough that I did not need to add any extra sugar or flavors. I simply mixed the granola with a little bit of cold butter and crumbled it over the pie. It added a great flavor and texture to the apple filling.
For more sensational gluten free recipes, check out Udi’s Gluten Free Community. They offer tons of support to those on a gluten free diet.
Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.com
*Disclosure: I am a community leader in the Udi’s Gluten Free Living Community on The BlogFrog. As a community leader I may receive compensation and or product samples for sharing information about the Udi’s Gluten Free Living Community and The Blog Frog. All opinions expressed are my own.