Mini Cinnamon Apple Pies {paleo, gluten & dairy free}
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 2¼ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • *1/4 cup tapioca reserved {rolling dough}
  • ¼ cup ground flax
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tbsp. coconut melted oil
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • or 2 drops cinnamon do terra essential oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp Himalayan pink sea salt
  • Filling:
  • 4 large apples
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. coconut sugar
Instructions
  1. To make crust, in a mixer blend flours, baking powder, flax & {if using} ground cinnamon.
  2. In a small bowl mix water, {if using} cinnamon oil, melted coconut oil and sugar.
  3. Add liquid to dry ingredients and blend. Place dough in refrigerator while make filling.
  4. To make filling, core apples & if you like them minced use a food processor or chop.
  5. Add ground cinnamon and sugar and set aside apple mixture.
  6. On a well tapioca floured counter roll out dough.
  7. Sprinkle tapioca flour on top dough as you roll out to ¼" .
  8. Cut out circles big enough for muffin tin. I use a metal mason jar lid.
  9. Generously oil the muffin tin with coconut oil.
  10. Press circular cut dough in tin so dough goes up sides halfway. Using a fork press holes in bottom of pie.
  11. Fill with 3 tbsp. apple mixture.
  12. Then place another circular cut piece of dough on top and poke holes in top of pie.
  13. Using a fork facing away from pie press sides into each other to seal. {see picture}
  14. Bake in a 350 oven for 25-30 minutes.
  15. Let mini pies cool so they set and will be firm enough to slide out of muffin tin.
Notes
I used a large muffin tin to make these mini pies. Since these are mini pies it is helpful to mince the apples or chop into small chunks. Don't worry if the apples are piled higher than the bottom pie crust the top crust will seal the mini mounds perfectly. I also like to sprinkle a little extra sugar and cinnamon on top of mini pies before baking. If dough is sticky when rolling it out use more tapioca flour. Please use organic when you can.
Recipe by Spoonful of Health Delicious Gluten Free Recipes, Paleo and FreeDiet approved at https://spoonfulofhealth.com/mini-cinnamon-apple-pies-paleo-gluten-dairy-free/