Monday, April 16, 2012

Paleo Strawberry Pie

Paleo Strawberry Pie


I was recently interviewed by a freelance writer from our local newspaper, the Pensacola News Journal. I'll be honest, I was somewhat nervous because I didn't want to sound stupid talking to her but I was excited at the same time because I am so passionate about food. She is going to talk about our local blueberry farms (people pick these blueberries like it's going out of style.. it's actually the "it" thing to do around here) and what kind of recipes you can make from our local berries. Although this recipe is made with strawberries, you could use blueberries, peaches, apples. Whatever you have on hand would work just fine.

This pie was easy to make and was very moist and delicious. My husband doesn't like almonds, but he didn't taste any almond flavor in the crust. Muwahhaha! Tricky, tricky!
Ingredients:
Paleo Pie Crust
2cups almond flour
3Tbsp liquid egg whites or 1 egg yolk
pinch of salt
1/4cup ghee or unsalted butter (organic is always the best choice when it comes to dairy)

Strawberry Filling
4 1/2cups quartered strawberries
2Tbsp lemon juice
1/3cup + 2Tbsp coconut sugar (use white sugar if you don't have coconut sugar.. not paleo!)
1/3cup arrowroot powder (this is a natural thickener)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400degrees.
In a bowl, mix all of the pie crust ingredients together until a cornmeal consistency occurs. You can use a fork or a hand mixer. It whips up in no time. Add to a greased pie pan and bake for 15 minutes then remove from oven and turn oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, add all of the ingredients for the strawberry filling (up to the butter) and combine thoroughly. Pour into the pre-baked pie shell and bake for 25 minutes. Turn the heat up to 375 degrees and bake for 10 more minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool completely before serving. This needs to be refrigerated overnight if there are any left overs.

Eat and enjoy!

7 comments:

  1. This looks great! I just took mine out of the oven. How did you get that glassy look to it?

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      It might have just been the lighting or angel that day. If you wanted a glossy look, you could rub honey or a simple sugar glaze over the top.

      Hope you liked it. My husband really liked it and he hates almonds (in the almond flour)

      Thanks!
      Angela

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    2. Angle* .. not angel :) It's early.

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  2. It was really good. Making a 2nd one today. :)

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      Glad you liked it. My husband really liked this pie and he hates almonds.. (pie crust)

      Thanks for sharing!
      Angela

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  3. Hi - in the midst of making this! Did you mean 1 egg white instead of egg yolk? Thanks!

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