Perfect for CHRISTMAS, GLUTEN FREE Sugar Plum Apple Currant Pie! This easy to make pie recipe shows you how to make a gluten free pie crust using pecans, brown sugar and gluten free flour. The fruit filling is tossed with sugar and spices to make a delicious pie! This is one of the best pies, perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving! I can promise you that no one will know that it’s GLUTEN FREE!
You guys. This pie is incredible. The pie crust! The sugary fruit filling! Everything tastes so good! I might have eaten half of this pie in a day because I couldn’t stay away from it. It’s that good.
Even though this recipe is “gluten free”, I’m going to be honest and say you won’t be able to tell. I admit that many times you can tell when a recipe is gluten free, but not this one. Because it’s so good, it’s going to satisfy everyone in your family and friends, even if they don’t follow a gluten free diet. (By the way, want another amazing sweet gluten free recipe? Make my Pistachio Cookies!).
This delicious pie is filled with a sugary spice apple plum mixture. Honeycrisp apples are my favorite for this pie but you can use any that you have on hand. You’ll need to peel and thinly slice the apples, either by hand or you can cheat by using your food processor. Also remove the pits from the plums and chop them up.
The pie crust is incredibly easy to make and tastes great! Because this entire recipe is gluten free, the base of the pie crust is pecans, brown sugar and gluten free flour. I want to tell you that this is my favorite gluten free pie crust recipe because the crust holds up so well when baked. You’ll see in below pictures how beautiful the pie looks even when cut up in slices!
Spread your pie dough into a 9 inch pie pan and spread it around forming the crust.
Chill the pie crust in the freezer, for at least 30 minutes so it sets nicely. Alternatively you could freeze this up to a week if you want to plan ahead of time, perfect for the stressful holiday season. After you take the pie crust out of the freezer, add your fruit filling to it.
Bake the pie for 60 minutes or until the middle is bubbling and the pie crust is a golden brown. Then allow it to cool for a little bit before serving.
I like to sprinkle powdered sugar on top to make it look more festive but that’s completely up to you!
I hope you enjoy this Gluten Free Sugar Plum Apple Currant Pie!
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For the crust:
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup all purpose gluten free flour
- 6 tablespoons butter softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the pie:
- 4 honeycrisp apples
- 3 plums
- 1/4 cup currants or raisins
- 2 tablespoons all purpose gluten free flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- Juice of half a lemon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 9 inch pie pan. Set aside.
For the crust:
- Combine pecans and brown sugar in a food processor until grainy and well combined. Add in flour, butter, vanilla, egg and salt and pulse until a ball forms.
- Press dough into the buttered pie pan and chill in the freezer for at least 30 minutes, covered. This dough can be frozen up to a week if you want to make the crust ahead of time.
For the pie:
- While the crust chills, peel the apples and thinly slice by hand or food processor. Remove pits from plums and chop. Add apples, plums and currants into a large bowl.
- Add flour, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and lemon to fruits in bowl. Toss pie filling so everything is combined.
- Using a fork, poke a few holes in the bottom of the frozen pie crust and then pour the fruit filling into the pie crust.
- Bake for 60 minutes or until the filling is bubbling and crust is golden brown.
- Allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top if desired.