Gluten-free Spring Blueberry Pie

When my three-year-old son Gus asked me: “Mom, you make me a blueberry pie?” Of course I immediately ordered the ingredients. This one was made with frozen wild blueberries and definitely had a fresh texture. You can use any gluten free pie crust for this! This one is my go to. And my favorite gluten free flour (King Arthur) can be purchased here: https://amzn.to/3c8lneK.

Ingredients:

  • Three cups frozen organic wild blueberries
  • Three tablespoons corn starch or arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup honey, to taste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • A dash of sea salt
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated (I used honey crisp)
  • Five teaspoons butter
  • 1 egg (for an egg wash before baking)

After rolling out one half of the crust and lining a pie pan with it, mix all of the filling ingredients except the butter. The apple helps it hold together, but you won’t taste it or see it in the final product. Pour the filling into the prepared crust. Drop the teaspoons of butter into the filling, evenly spaced.

Add your top crust. I did mine in a lattice style (Here’s a tutorial!). Brush the beaten egg over the top of the crust with a pastry brush. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes, or until it’s golden brown. Let cool completely.

This pie has a very fresh texture! If you like more of a jelly-like filling, you can cook the ingredients in a saucepan for ten minutes before filling the pie. For a beautiful pan, click here.

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Gluten-free Blueberry Pie

Last week my three-year-old son Gus asked me: “Mom, you make me a blueberry pie?” Of course I immediately ordered the ingredients. This one was made with frozen wild blueberries and definitely had a fresh texture. You can use any gluten free pie crust doe this! This one is my go to. And my favorite gluten free flour (King Arthur) can be purchased here: https://amzn.to/3c8lneK.

Ingredients:

  • Three cups frozen organic wild blueberries
  • Three tablespoons corn starch or arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup honey, to taste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • A dash of sea salt
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated (I used honey crisp)
  • Five teaspoons butter
  • 1 egg (for an egg wash before baking)

After rolling out one half of the crust and lining a pie pan with it, mix all of the filling ingredients except the butter. The apple helps it hold together, but you won’t taste it or see it in the final product. Pour the filling into the prepared crust. Drop the teaspoons of butter into the filling, evenly spaced.

Add your top crust. I did mine in a lattice style (Here’s a tutorial!). Brush the beaten egg over the top of the crust with a pastry brush. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes, or until it’s golden brown. Let cool completely.

This pie has a very fresh texture! If you like more of a jelly-like filling, you can cook the ingredients in a saucepan for ten minutes before filling the pie.

*This post contains affiliate links.

Cranberry Custard Pie

I have a little trick at the holidays. I am sensitive to gluten and dairy, which is easy to avoid on main dishes like turkey. But for dessert it’s a little more dicey, so I always bring one of my own. I’ve had this recipe rolling around in my head for awhile and finally decided to try it out. It’s gluten free and has all of the holiday flavors you want. I didn’t re-invent the wheel on the crust–I use this recipe. (Note this crust does have butter but can be subbed with a non-dairy dupe!)

For the custard:

  • 1 can of organic coconut milk, or for thicker custard, 2 cans refrigerated, just skimming off the cream.
  • 4 egg yolks (save the whites for a merengue or omelette later!)
  • 2 tablespoons gelatin (grass fed if you can find it!)
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup raw, local honey

For the cranberries:

  • 1 bag or about 3.5 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup raw, local honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

First, boil the cup of water in a small sauce pan. When it comes to a boil, drop in the cranberries. When they start to make that beautiful “pop” sound, add the honey, vanilla and spices.

Give it a stir and let it simmer on low for about ten minutes, or until it has the consistency of a slightly drippy cranberry sauce. Before it cools, strain the juice into a bowl, and let it sit.

Put the tablespoon of gelatin in a small bowl with about 3 tablespoons of water to let it bloom. In another sauce pan, add the coconut milk and egg yolks and begin to whisk over high heat. When a little bit of foam begins to form, add the honey and turn the heat to medium-low. You don’t want to bring this to an actual boil. Add the gelatin and arrowroot powder and whisk vigorously. When it seems just about to boil, turn off the heat.

You should have a bowl of strained cranberry sauce by now. Whisk it into the custard mix.

Let that mixture sit to cool while you prepare the pie crust, linked above. I like this crust, because unlike some other gluten free crusts it rolls and handles just like regular flour.

I separated my crust into two pie pans, but you could make one larger one. It sets up quicker if you make two smaller pies. Once you’ve lined your pans with the crust, pour the custard mix in. Place the pie(s) into the oven and bake at 350 for ten minutes. Let the pies cool for about 20 minutes, or until room temp.

Gently drop small spoonfulls of the cranberries onto the pie, so there will be cranberry in each bite.

Last but not least, roll out the last bit of dough and cut it into simple leaf shapes, dropping them onto the top of the pie in a circle. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Allow to cool thoroughly, at least two hours before slicing.