Really easy gluten free traditional apple pie

    2 hours

    A gluten free apple pie with homemade gluten free pastry. A delight for those intolerant to wheat or gluten. Enjoy!


    Yorkshire, England, UK
    156 people made this

    Makes: 1 (23cm) apple pie

    • Pastry
    • 200g gluten free plain white flour, such as Doves Farm®
    • 100g unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 4 tablespoons cold water
    • 1 egg
    • Filling
    • 140g golden caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 3 tablespoons cornflour
    • 800g Bramley apples (about 3)

    Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:30min resting  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Put the flour and butter into a large bowl. Rub the flour and butter together till it resembles breadcrumbs, using a fork or your fingers. Then mix in the granulated sugar.
    2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the water and egg. Quickly combine the dry and wet mixtures (I used an electric hand whisk). The consistency will be slightly sticky and wet.
    3. Wrap the pastry in film and rest it for at least 30 minutes.
    4. Preheat the oven to 200 C / 180 C Fan / Gas 6.
    5. In a new large bowl, mix together the golden caster sugar, cinnamon and cornflour.
    6. Peel the apples and pat with kitchen paper (Bramley apples have more moisture than needed for the pie). Chop the apples into strips, then cut the strips into thirds (halves may be too big but up to you).
    7. Add the apples to the sugar mixture and toss well, trying to cover all apples.
    8. After 30 minutes has passed since resting the pastry, halve the the dough into two balls and roll each out between two pieces of cling film (using extra flour here may have the pastry too dry and too hard when baked so try not to).
    9. Line a 23cm (9 in) pie dish (widest diameter measured) with one of the pastry rounds, then add the apple mixture. Cover all this with the second piece of pastry. Trim and seal the edges, then cut air slits on the top lid in your own design. To make sure a nice golden colour is acheived, brush over some milk on the top of the pie.
    10. Bake the pie for 30 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

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    Absolutely love this recipe. I double the ingredients as I find the amount is not enough. Great recipe. Thanks :-D  -  09 Jul 2014


    This was difficult to make but the taste and texture was amazing. Will make again.  -  14 Feb 2016


    I loved this, but have to admit I used the Kenwood so everything was much quicker - really delicious  -  08 Oct 2017