Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I'll admit it. I was scared.

I'll admit it. I was scared. Pie crust has always been my thang and the thought of attempting a gluten free version scared the bejeebers out of me. But I did it!
I made two apple pies and two pumpkin pies using the pie crust recipe in the "Cooking For Isaiah" cookbook. It was very different than making pie crusts with wheat flour (much more challenging) and I'm not sure this is a recipe I'll use again. I guess we'll know tomorrow how they taste.

I didn't need to adapt my filling recipe for the apple pie but I did have to make some changes to the regular pumpkin pie recipe because of the evaporated milk. I found a GFCF recipe that eliminated the milk altogether and used some ghee instead. Each pie has 3 full cups of pumpkin in it along with 4 eggs, sugar, ghee and some spices. Again, I'll know tomorrow if this is a recipe I'll use again or recommend.

My Thanksgiving preparations are done. My mom is hosting the big meal this year so there's no house cleaning or turkey thawing going on here tonight. And Mom is making everything GFCF. Thanks, Mom! ♥


  1. Looking good! Can't wait to try them both!


  2. Your pies look beautiful. GFCF pie crusts are hard, at least for me. The last one I made didn't look nearly as nice as yours and let's just say that everyone dug the filling out and left the crust on their plates! NOT a big hit...

    How nice of your mom to put on a GFCF dinner. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. PLease tell us what you thought after eating them! : )

  4. They actually weren't bad! The crust around the top was a little tough but other than that it was pretty good. Java said her favorite part of the apple pie was the crust and she had two pieces, so I guess I'll call it a success!



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