Thanksgiving Pumpkin & Apple Pies

Thanksgiving is around the corner and many are thinking about pies. For those of us who are corn allergic and / or have gluten sentitivities, tasty pies can be difficult to come by, so I’ve got some ideas here that do the trick.

2 Pie Crust Options

The first option comes from Mighty Nest’s paleo pie crust at http://schools.mightynest.com/articles/perfect-grain-free-pie-crust

I enjoyed this crust, but I would have used the entire egg so that it would be more moist.

Need a vegan option? Elana’s Paleo Pie Crust is for you: elsnaspantry.com/paleo-pie-crust/

Both these crusts work well for the following pies.

Apple Pie Filling

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6+ apples, peeled & sliced

lemon juice, to taste

pumpkin pie spice, to taste

some water

Place desired amount of ingredients in slow cooker / crock pot. Cook on low until desired tenderness is reached.

When ready to serve, use above pie crust or make mini open pies by placing on a safe tortilla or flat breadimage

For a Vegan Pumpkin Pie Filling, I really like the one from Ceara’s Kitchen: http://www.cearaskitchen.com/vegan-pumpkin-pie/

And here is how the pumpkin pie filling looks in the paleo crust (option 1):
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I got a little adventurous and put a bit of the apple pie filling on the pumpkin pie and YUM! The lemon in the apple filling danced with the citrus in the pumpkin and I experienced a little slice of “citrucy, autumnal heaven”.

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