Everything an apple pie should be, but better and easier! A Gluten-Free Crustless Apple Pie that’s vegan, top-8 allergy-free, and naturally sweet! Even if you’re not a pie-lover, this fun and healthy take on the classic dessert will be a winning recipe for the season!
Ugh, finally! I hate apple pie! I’ve never liked it. The gross stale crust and chunks of half-cooked apples with gooey…something strewn about. NOT a fan! So why is there finally an apple pie recipe in front of you right now? Because I made it exactly how an apple pie SHOULD be made so it’s actually delicious! Remember this Crustless Pumpkin Pie? A yearly family favorite during the season. So I took that method and made it apple pie instead!
This is basically like “pie-shaped” held-together baked applesauce! Trust me though, it’s delicious! If you like apples and you like applesauce, then my gluten-free friends, this dessert is for you! Not icky crust, no chunks of semi-cooked apples (the biggest travesty ever done to apples). If apples are going to be cooked, they must be in the form of applesauce, nothing else!
I’ve always wanted to be able to enjoy a slice of apple pie during the holidays, but pumpkin was the only one that was bearable growing up. I love apples so much (one of those favorite foods), but o, not pie! Pies are just not very appealing to me. There are so many better desserts out there; heck, if you want pie, just make it in the form of bread! Now, there were a few select pies I enjoyed growing up. My local grocery store’s in-store bakery’s pumpkin pie and that perfect Costco pumpkin pie in the big white plastic container. Those I could handle and enjoyed during the holidays.
I still never ate the crust though. I would just eat the pumpkin filling…with whipped cream. Does anyone really like pie crust? When you’re about to dive into a slice of pie, does anyone really say, “Yay, crust!” I find that hard to believe, it’s ALL about the filling. Every time, every pie. Except for these…these are the exception. You know, I have some ideas swirling around in my mind for more “pie” recipes. Maybe I just need to give the genre a chance. Making them more attune to “my style” may fix the pie “dislike” problem.
In the meantime, my crustless pies are just fine! All gluten-free, vegan, allergy-free, smooth and silky, no crusty old crust. Pair it with some of my marshmallow fluff (as faux-whipped cream) or some vegan vanilla ice cream if that’s your style. I also topped this little slice of apple “pie” with a drizzle of date syrup for some seasonal color and an extra pop of sweet! All in all, this crustless apple pie is so out there that anyone (#teamnopie) will love. Fall, winter, seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas dessert…yes please! I will gladly accept a BIG slice!
Gluten-Free Crustless Apple Pie
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all the pie ingredients to combine for a smooth batter.
- Pour the pie batter into a greased non-stick 9-inch pie pan (dusted with extra gluten-free flour).
- Bake the pie in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove and let cool completely before cutting*.
This has NONE of the holiday calories, sugar, and fats either! Might as well just eat the entire thing yourself 😉 (I won’t tell!) Also, while this is baking in the oven…do not be alarmed! It will blow up to a huge bubble and that is totally normal and supposed to happen. When you remove it, the bubble will deflate and you’ll have this funny little “pie” to chill and then devour! Now it’s just up to you…Crustless Pumpkin Pie or Crustless Apple Pie? Me? I’ll take both!
So tell me:
+ Do you like apple pie? Do you like pie crust?
+ Pumpkin vs. apple?
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