Ready to celebrate a holiday that you can sink your teeth into?! You’re in luck, today is National Apple Pie Day, making it the perfect day to indulge in a slice or two of America’s favorite dessert.
If you’re following a special diet, a traditional apple pie that is loaded with sugar, butter, and flour might not work for you. So, we rounded up several recipes that taste almost identical to the apple pie you know and love but also fit into your paleo, gluten-free, or vegan lifestyle—making these recipes not only delicious but also guilt-free.
Regardless of what special diet you follow or if you prefer a crumble or lattice topping on your apple pie, we have a recipe for you.
The Paleo Diet is often referred to as the caveman diet. While cavemen didn’t include apple pie into their diets, we found two incredible apple pie recipes that are paleo-friendly and downright delicious.
Paleo Apple Pie with Crumb Topping (Dutch Apple Pie)
Instead of a traditional double-crust apple pie, this recipe by A Clean Bake swaps out the top crust layer for a paleo-friendly sweet streusel topping. This grain-free, gluten-free and low carb apple pie is made with three kinds of apples, warm cinnamon, and rich coconut sugar, then topped with a thick layer of luscious crumb topping! Yum!
Paleo Apple Pie with Lattice Crust
Few desserts are prettier than an apple pie with a lattice crust. This Paleo Apple Pie has a flaky gluten-free lattice crust with a delicious spiced apple filling! This healthier, low-carb apple pie recipe is the perfect paleo dessert for any day of the year, but especially on Apple Pie Day.
Vegan Apple Pie
The filling in most apple pie recipes is usually free from animal products, it’s the crust that usually contains eggs and butter and therefore, needs a little tweaking to make it vegan friendly. This pie crust by Connoisseur Veg is as flaky and delicious as a traditional pie crust and is made with only four simple ingredients.
Keto Apple Pie
With a secret keto apple pie filling ingredient and an almond flour crust, a sugar-free, low carb apple pie is possible. This keto apple pie recipe tastes like the real thing!
Now that we have the recipes covered for Apple Pie Day, here are a few ideas for ways to celebrate:
Bake and eat apple pie, if possible, take a few slices to friends or neighbors.
Support your local bakery by buying an apple pie.
Have an apple pie potluck (can be done via video chat if social distancing) and share your favorite recipes.
Share your favorite apple pie recipe on social media.