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Oh, how I love thee.
Let me count the ways. (Every time I say that I think of Roger Rabbit … click here if you don’t know what I’m referring to.)
Moving on now.
Recently, I have been in love with all things apple. I just can’t get enough of this tasty fruit. Something about the cooler weather makes me crave apples and the warm fall spices. Pair that with fennel and ginger, and you have a pie that is simply divine.
At least I think so … and I haven’t received any complaints from my family members who have been subject to taste-testing my experiments. Hey, it’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it. 😉
This pie is rich in flavor, with just a hint of spiciness from the ginger. The fennel is very mild and blends perfectly with the apples and warm pie spices. This recipe really evolved out of a strange craving that I had for apples and fennel a few months ago. I just kept adding stuff in and before I knew it, I had a pie filling. The first few times I made this, I just ate the filling on its own, but then I decided to pair it with a gluten-free pie crust and top it with a delicious nutty crumble.
This pie is the perfect end to almost any meal. It has quickly become a new favorite in my home and will be my go-to pie for any special occasion.
Oh, and if you top it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, it takes the divineness to a whole new level.
Before we get started, here are a few notes about the recipe:
- I never add any additional sweetener to the filling, because I find that the sweetness of the apples and the candied ginger is plenty sweet for me. If you want it a little sweeter, you could add some honey, maple syrup, stevia, or any sweetener of your choice (this is noted in the recipe below).
- Sometimes I like to keep it simple, so I make it without a crust. But, it also tastes equally as delicious with a crust. I provide two crust ideas below.
- If you are nut free, you can replace the almond meal with more shredded coconut.
- You may not need to add the arrowroot, depending on how much pectin cooks out of your apples. A couple of batches I made got super thick, just from the pectin, so I didn’t need to add any arrowroot.
- I never peel my apples, but if you would prefer to have no skins in your pie, by all means, peel away.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1692Total Fat: 98gSaturated Fat: 43gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 47gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 1388mgCarbohydrates: 186gFiber: 14gSugar: 49gProtein: 20g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!!! This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered from Nutritionix and we often find their calculations to be slightly inaccurate based on the whole food ingredients we use on this site. Nutrition information can vary for a recipe based on many factors. We strive to keep the information as accurate as possible, but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. We encourage readers to make their own calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.
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Ice cream is the quintessential dessert. I mean, I can’t think of a single person that I’ve ever met who doesn’t like ice cream. While not everyone is as passionate about the cold, creamy, sweet concoction as I am, I am betting that if you’re reading this, you probably enjoy a frozen treat of some sort every now and then.
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