When I was a teenager I used to make a lot of apple pies. Cooking was always easy for me. Apple pie seemed to me the tastiest of all pies. Not sure why, but we always had tons of apples in our house, therefore the choice was obvious.
I did not really follow any recipe, I simply knew that flour plus milk plus eggs plus sugar makes the sweet spongy dough. I would prepare the apples, cut them into thin slices, lay into the baking form. Then prepare the mix, pour it on top of the apples. The smell would attract few of my friends and somehow the pie would disappear in minutes.
I barely bake these days, because I prefer to be on a raw diet as much as possible. However, today is the day when I want to share “the reinvented” version of apple pie from my childhood, the paleo apple pie with pumpkin.
Why pumpkin and apples? Because pumpkin and apples go well together, they compliment each other flavours! Plus they both are perfect anti-inflammatory foods. I would recommend to use them in warm or cold salads, smoothies, with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
This is a gluten free recipe and super nutty)), of course!
Pumpkin apple pie
1 cup grounded almonds
2 cups tapioca flour
1 cup coconut sugar
1tsp baking soda
1 cup greek yogurt
2-3 tbsp coconut oil
1 cup pumpkin puree
punch of salt
How to make:
Prepare apples – wash, peel, cut into thin slices.
Spray some coconut oil into a round shaped baking form, use few of the apples slices to cover the bottom of the baking form.
Mix all dry ingredients in the big bowl – almonds, flour, sugar, soda and salt.
Whisk eggs with remaining coconut oil, add greek yogurt while whisking more. Pour this mix into the dry ingredients. Add pumpkin puree. Mix well.
Pour half of the mix on top of the apples in the baking form. Use more apples to lay around the mix, then pour the rest of the mix to cover the apples. Now you have two layers of the apples in your pie. Let’s finish and place one more layer). Use the remaining apples, lay them on top of the pie, place them which ever direction you prefer. On my picture, I followed the round pattern.
Place the baking form in the oven – 25-30 mins at +190C ( depends on the type of your oven or until cooked).
Done). Take it out, sprinkle some cinnamon and decorate with extra apple slices;).