Kelly’s Gluten-Free Cherry Pie with Almond Crust
- 2 ½ cups almond meal flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon organic extra virgin coconut oil
- 3 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoon arrow root powder
- ¼ cup water
- 6 cup pitted fresh cherries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon honey
Optional Crumble Topping:
- ½ cup slivered almonds
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- For crust, mix almond meal flour and salt. Add egg, coconut oil, and honey. Mix until mixture forms a ball and then press dough into a 9-inch pie pan.
- Bake dough crust 10 to 12 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
- Mix arrow root with water in a small bowl and add to a large saucepan. Mix in the rest of the filling ingredients.
- Simmer filling ingredients on a low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the cherries have softened but still look like cherries with some syrup
- Fill the baked pie crust with the cherry filling.
- For the optional topping, mix egg, almonds, coconut, and cinnamon in a bowl. Generously sprinkle over the cherry filling before baking.
- Bake pie for 15 minutes at 350°F or until top is golden brown. Rotate pie midway through if browning is inconsistent.
- Allow to cool before carefully transferring to a plate.
- Eat with a large fork and no napkin!
Makes: 1 big pie Total Time: 1 hour
Name of Chef: Kelly Slosar (11)
Family: Parents – Heather and Jeff Slosar; Siblings – Natalie (14), Avery (9), Jackson (8), Anthony (5)
Community: The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe
Interests: Biking, backpacking, swimming, reading, baking, homemade body products (co-founder of Sunshine Body Products, Inc.)
Favorite Local Activity: Having tea at Thyme in the Ranch
About the Recipe: We were visiting family in northern Michigan and picked all of our own fruit at local orchards. The cherries were tart and delicious so we decided to make a pie for all the family there: 25 people. Two pies weren’t enough.
About the Chef: I am 11 years old, entering seventh grade at The Bishop’s School. I am the second of five kids. Fun things to know about me: I have climbed Mt. Whitney, I like to surf (my last name is Slosar, not “Slater”). This summer my sister Natalie and I wrote a business plan and co-founded a body products company called Sunshine Body Products with all natural ingredients. We are test-marketing our products now and hope to be selling on Amazon this fall.
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