Paleo Fruit Pie Surprise

A close up side on view of a Paleo fruit pie topped with pecans

Pie mmmmm pie

So… whilst I was making dinner I went into my fruit and vegetable cupboard (yes I have a fruit & veg cupboard!) I saw that the bramley apples I had were starting to go bad… I suddenly craved pie.  I just wanted a big fat slice of Paleo pie goodness.  So I threw together this little thing! The surprise is ummm chocolate!

Makes: 8 slices

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients:

For the pie crust:

3/4 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup almond flour
3 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar (with the mother)
50g raw grass-fed butter (for Vegan option replace with coconut oil and remove egg!)
2 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 egg
Pinch of Himalayan pink salt

For the pie filling:

1.5 bramley apples (chopped)
1.5 sticks rhubarb (sliced)
25g raw grass-fed butter (for Vegan option replace wtih half the amount of coconut oil)
2 tbsp raw honey
2 tbsp coconut sugar
Small handful of raisins and sultanas
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp water
10g dark chocolate (at least 90%) chopped into chips

For the topping:

50g pecans (crushed)
2 tbsp raw honey melted
1 tbsp maple syrup

Method:

  1. For the pie crust combine all of the ingredients into a food processor until the pastry starts to turn into bread crumbs.
  2. Remove the pastry dough and flatten into a lightly greased 8″ loose based pie tin.
  3. ‘Knucle in’ the dough working from the middle outwards until you have a 5mm thick crust which is evenly distributed. Cut off any excess overhang.
  4. Place the pie crust into the freezer whilst you prepare your filling.
  5. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (roughly Gas Mark 4).
  6. For the filling place all of the ingredients except for the dark chocolate into a medium sized heavy bottomed pan. Heat on a low heat until the butter and sugar has dissolved and cover with a lid.  Cook until the ingredients have softened. This will take about 5 minutes.
  7. Remove your pie crust from the freezer and pierce holes into the base with a fork.
  8. Pour in your filling and cook for roughly 15 minutes until golden brown and hot in the middle.
  9. Remove from the oven. Insert the chocolate chips into various places within the pie for your ‘surprise’.
  10. Sprinkle your crushed pecans over the top, and pour over your melted honey and maple syrup.
  11. Return to the oven for another 5 minutes.
  12. Remove and leave to cool before eating! That’s the hard part for sure!
  13. To remove the pie from the tin place on top of a can of coconut milk (or jam jar) and gently push the fluted rim downward. It should just slip right off!

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