So, apparently I have this thing with baking apple pie into different shapes. This time, I also sliced the apples a little differently…across the middle so that some of the finished squares would have a star in the middle. (CUTE!!)
And, this will likely not come as a surprise to anyone, but apple pie is fantastic any way you slice or bake it.
These ended up looking a little more messy than beautiful, but—and I think I’ve mentioned this before—I am a big fan of messes, just so long as they’re delicious messes.
Hope you like these!
Grain-Free Apple Pie Squares
Yields: 16 to 20 squares
Prep time: 2o min | Bake time: 20 to 25 min | Ready in: 55 min
Ingredients for Gluten-Free Pie Crust
4 Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Make Gluten-Free Pie Crust. You don’t need to refrigerate it as directions indicate.
- Line a 9×13-inch jelly roll pan with tin foil, making sure to leave some sticking out of two opposite ends (you’ll use the ends to slide/lift the whole thing out of the pan), and press pie crust dough into pan.
- Peel and slice apples. If you slice them like I did, you can use the knife to remove the seeds. The should pop right out. (So, I have confession: I didn’t peel my apples because I wanted the picture to look pretty—but, I wish I had because you can’t even see the color once the sugar is poured on top, and it made them a little tough to cut into squares. Of course, none of this slowed me down when it came time to eat them.)
- Arrange apples slices in fanned stripes on top of pie crust. (See don’t those unpeeled apples look pretty? I also used heirloom apples, but Granny Smith’s hold up best. So basically, do as I say, not as I do on this one;).)
- In a small saucepan on medium heat, melt butter, then stir in sugar and cinnamon.
- Pour over top of apples and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
- Allow to cool until juices firm up a little, about 30 minutes.
- You can cut pieces out of the pan, or use the tin foil to lift/slide the whole thing onto a cutting board to slice ’em up.