We always think of September as apple season! Lollo’s school likes to start off parent night with a serving of applesauce made by all the kids. This month we’ve been branching out from our usual suspects and discovering some of the New Zealand apples like the sweet and crisp, Envy apples. I also tried my hand at ‘baking’ an apple crisp … sort of.
For those who know me personally, baking is not my strong suit so I cheat a little by using pre-made products that are still wholesome so it’s almost home-made. For the pie shell, I chose Wholly Wholesome products that are made with natural and organic ingredients. And on a whim, we decided to try their new gluten-free 9″ ready-bake pie shell that is also kosher, vegan and dairy-free even though our kids are able to eat everything.
Pikelet & Lollo picked up some Granny Smiths, Pink Ladies and Envy apples and followed the Apple Crisp recipe from the Wholly Wholesome website. You may need to alter this if your child needs a gluten-free/dairy-free pie as this recipe calls for wheat flour and butter. I sliced the apples, made the topping in a food processor, assembled the ingredients and heat in the oven. It was … ahem… easy as pie!
As for the gluten-free pie shell, no one noticed that it was any different from the regular.
Till our next Happy Meal!
Thank you to Wholly Wholesome for providing the pie shells!
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