If you are looking for the flakiest pie crust surrounding sweet apples in brown sugar and cinnamon, this is the best gluten-free apple pie recipe! This pie is perfect for all of your fall baking! There are instructions to make the lattice top, or you can make a solid top. Either way, you are going to love my new pie recipe!

The front of a slice of gluten free apple pie.

This flaky pie crust is one of my best and is perfect for fall, Thanksgiving, or any time you crave pie! If you love pie as much as we do, you will want to check out all of my gluten-free pie recipes!

Why I love this gluten-free apple pie:

  1. There is nothing like the flavor of fall apples. Apples picked at the peak of freshness! I know you can buy apples all year long, but the cold storage they go through most of the year takes a toll on their flavor over time.
  2. This is a tried and true recipe based on my I use my popular gluten free pie crust dough, which guarantees your crust will turn out delicious every time!
  3. It is an easy dessert you can make all year long for any occasion, from holidays to a picnic.
  4. I share easy tips to decorate the pie to make this pie special.

Thank you, Sandi, for your gf pie crust recipe. For the first time in 14 years I ate a Carmel Apple pie that was better than a gluten crust. So easy to make and absolutely delicious.”

Nancy C., Facebook comment

Allergen Information:

This homemade apple pie is gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and oat-free. Make it dairy-free using plant-based butter.

Photos of the apple pie ingredients.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

  • Gluten Free Flour Blend – I used Cup4Cup to make this pie crust. It is by far my favorite gluten free flour for pies and anything that needs a flaky crust. You can also use King Arthur Measure for Measure Gluten Free Blend or Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. That doesn’t mean others will not work; I have not tested other flours and can not guarantee the recipe will work if you use other mixes.
  • Xanthan Gum – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add one teaspoon.
  • Brown Sugar – Check to be sure your brown sugar is gluten free.
  • Ground Cinnamon – Be sure to use gluten free cinnamon. McCormack and Penzeys are both gluten free.
  • Butter – To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for vegan butter. Use unsalted butter.
  • Apples – I love a more tart apple-like granny smith apples in this pie recipe, but definitely use your favorite apples to make the apple filling!
  • Eggs – One is for the crust, and one is for the egg wash. I used large, room-temperature eggs.

Check out all of my delicious gluten-free apple recipes. There are tons of recipes to make throughout the fall season and beyond! Check out the gluten free apple pie web story, too!

A gluten free apple pie with a lattice crust.

If you like spicy-sweet, why not try my Gluten-Free Green Chile Apple Pie recipe, too?

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Photos of steps 1 and 2.

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350º F. Add your dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to blend.

Step 2: Add cold butter and use a pastry blender to cut in the butter for best results. When you are done, your flour mixture should look like it has a lot of crumbles.

You can use a food processor to mix your dough, but you must be careful not to overmix the butter, or your crust will not have flaky layers.

Photos of steps 3 and 4.

Step 3: Mix the wet ingredients in a medium bowl.

Step 4: Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix them into a pie crust dough ball.

Photos of steps 5 and 6.

Step 5: Split the big dough ball in half and place it on flour-dusted wax paper or a silicone mat.

📢 Sandi says: Every gluten-free flour blend has a different starch-to-grain ratio. The brand of gluten-free flour you use will affect the moisture of the batter. If your cake batter is too runny, add more flour, and if it is too thick, add more liquids.
Read Why Gluten-Free Flour Blends Vary to learn more about this.

Step 6: Roll each crust into a circle shape. I rolled mine to around 1/4 inch thickness.

Photos of steps 7 and 8.

Step 7: To make the apple pie filling, wash and peel the apples and slice them thinly. Add the apple slices, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and melted butter to a large mixing bowl. Mix well to coat all of the apples.

Step 8: Place the bottom crust pie dough into the pie tin and gently press it into the tin. You want the bottom crust to overhang the edge by about 1/2 inch. Pour the apples inside and arrange them so they are evenly distributed.

Photos of steps 9 and 10.

Now, it is time to make a lattice top crust. Don’t worry. I will walk you through it. I also have a video below to show you how!

Step 9: Use a pizza wheel or sharp knife to cut strips in that second rolled pie crust.

Step 10: Add strips of crust in one direction. Add a strip in the opposite direction to weave the crust, one at a time. Weave that in and out of the base strips of crust. (See the video below for a great visual of how to braid the crust!)

Weaving the Crust Video Tutorial:

You did it!! Now, to make the top of the pie even better. Use some extra dough to make little roses, or to keep it simple, press the top and bottom crust closed with your fingers.

Step 11: In a small bowl, mix an egg with one tablespoon of water and whisk. Use this as an egg wash and brush it over the top crust. This will help the pie crust turn a nice golden brown.

Pie crust flower decorations.

Here are the cute roses. You can make them with extra pie crust strips by rolling them. Pinch them onto the crust edge to adhere them. I made roses on my delicious Gluten Free Blueberry Pie too!

Step 12: Bake for 40 minutes until the top is golden and your apples are bubbly and soft.

👀 Sandi Says: Place the pie plate on a baking sheet. I do this just in case any of the juice from the pie comes out during baking.

If you notice the edges of the crust getting too brown, shape a piece of aluminum foil and cover the edges of the crust with the foil to prevent them from burning.

Top with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream! If you love apples, check out my delicious Gluten-Free Apple Fritters recipe or, my homemade Gluten-Free Apple Crisp!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What apples are best for pie?

I love using tart apples for pie. Jonagold, Granny Smith, Fuji, and Pink Lady are really good pie apples.

How to prevent a mushy crust

There is nothing worse than a soggy bottom crust. If your pie crust gets mushy, there are ways to prevent this. First, you can pre-bake the bottom crust without the pie filling for 10 minutes to help it set. You can also bake the pie on a lower rack so the heat cooks the bottom crust quickly.

How long will this gluten-free apple pie stay fresh?

Store leftover pie in the refrigerator. This pie will keep fresh for up to 4 days in an airtight container or up to 4 months in the freezer.

It was fantastic. This is the first time cooking gluten free. Never tasted better.”

Sherri B., Pinterest user

This was excellent!! I will deff be making this again:)

Che S., Pinterest user

More Delicious Gluten-Free Pie Recipes:

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If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

The front of a slice of gluten free apple pie.

Gluten Free Apple Pie

Sandi Gaertner
This delicious gluten free apple pie features a lattice style top crust and tastes incredible. There is a video to walk you through how to weave a lattice crust.
5 from 11 votes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 429 kcal

Ingredients
  

The Crust

  • 3 cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons butter cold!
  • 1 egg size large
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 egg for the egg wash

Apple Mixture

  • 3 ½ cups apples peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F. Add your dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to blend.
  • Add cold butter and use a pastry blender to cut in the butter. When you are done, your flour mixture should look like it has a lot of crumbles.
  • Add the wet ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix them into a pie crust dough ball.
  • Split the big dough ball in half and place it on flour-dusted wax paper.
  • Roll each crust to a circle shape. I rolled mine to around 1/4 inch thickness.
  • In a bowl add your apple slices, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and melted butter. Mix well to coat all of the apples.
  • Place the bottom crust into the pie tin. Gently press it to the pie tin. Pour the apples inside and arrange them so they are evenly distributed.
  • Now it is time to make a lattice top crust. Don't worry, I will walk you through it. I also have a video at the top of the post to show you how!
  • Use a pizza wheel or sharp knife to cut strips in that second rolled pie crust.
  • Add strips of crust in one direction. To weave the crust, add a strip in the opposite direction, one at a time. Weave that in and out of the base strips of crust. (See the video below for a great visual to how to braid the crust!)
  • Mix an egg with 2 tablespoons of water and mix. Use this as an egg wash and brush it over the top crust. This will help it turn a nice golden brown.
  • Bake for 40 minutes until the top is golden and your apples are bubbly and soft. Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!

Notes

  1. I used Cup4Cup gluten free flour blend. It is my favorite for pie crust. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn’t mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. Xanthan gum – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for vegan butter.
  4. It is optional to peel the apples.
  5. I prefer tart apples like Pink Lady and Granny Smith Apples to make pie.
  6. This pie will keep up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 429kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 6gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 341mgPotassium: 101mgFiber: 6gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 702IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg
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This post was updated from an older August 2021 post with more detailed directions.

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12 Comments

  1. You share awesome receipts. Thank you. I haven’t tried much but following your receipes is easy I wanted to know can millet flour also substitute for gluten free flour or cake mix.

    1. Thank you so much, Wilma. I haven’t used millet flour often enough to know how it would perform in my recipes. Millet, or any gluten-free grain flour will not work by itself. Typically you need a combination of gluten free flour and starch to get the right texture.

    1. Hi Joan, I have never tried just almond flour. Almond flour alone will not work for a pie crust. I have never tried it. Maybe if you look for paleo pie crust recipes on Pinterest, you can find some that combine almond and another flour.

      1. Hi Sandi,

        Can we freeze leftovers?
        I love your blog and your Facebook page. Your recipes have helped me so much! Everything is so easy to make and delicious! Thank you!

      2. Hi Damaries, yes, you can easily freeze this pie. I pretty much freeze all of my baked goods, it makes it so much easier for me. I am so glad you are enjoying my recipes, it means so much to me.