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Individual Caramel Apple Pies with {Gluten Free} Cheddar Crust

Pies. Turnovers. Empanadas. Apple Pie Hot Pockets? I don’t really know what I should call these, but they’re delicious and made everything about this rainy Sunday a little sweeter.  I wanted to bake something today and I let the two very sad, almost expired apples sitting on my shelf be my guide.  I didn’t have enough for a full pie (nor do I need a full pie calling to me from the fridge for the next few days) so I went with something that would have cute, individual servings.  The caramel sauce is on the sweet side, while the crust is on the savory side and filling is a little tart; A blend of flavors that totally worked.  I feel so smart.

Apple Pie Filling

  • 2 Apples, peeled sliced and cored
  • 2 Tbs Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 Tbs Cointreau
  • 1 Tbs Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbs Corn Starch or Tapioca Starch

Crust Dough

  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 Cups Finely Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Tapioca Starch
  • 1 T Baking Powder
  • 1-2 Tbs Milk (if needed)

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The crust was another derivation of the cheesy ciabatta bread. If it works for bread, and pizza, why not for something sweet?  I switched up the mozzarella for some cheddar, because some people put cheddar cheese on apple pie (I don’t know why, but people do it.) You don’t get a ton of cheese flavor, more just a hint of the saltiness – it was quite nice.   Gluten Free Apple Pie DoughGluten Free Apple Pie 9 Gluten Free Apple Pie 8The dough is SUPER sticky. Parchment and starching your dough the whole time you’re working with it will be your best friend.  I cannot impress this upon you enough. You will hate me and everything about this recipe if you do not have parchment paper and extra starch and a healthy dose of patience.  Gluten Free Apple Pie 7 Gluten Free Apple Pie 6 Gluten Free Apple Pie 5 Gluten Free Apple Pie 2 Gluten Free Apple PieOther than that, it’s a cinch!

The recipe makes four, but you can really treat it like 8 servings, because they’re quite big.  I wouldn’t try to make them any smaller, however, because you’d lose that happy apple-to-crust ratio.

Drizzle with caramel sauce. Enjoy. IMG_4961 IMG_4970

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