Father’s Day is Sunday—are you ready? Make sure you’ve wrapped dad’s gift, then break out this delicious recipe for a gluten-free apple pie that is sure to bring a smile to his face.

Gluten-Free Apple Pie


  • 6 to 8 tart apples, pared, cored, and thinly sliced (6 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • A dash of ground nutmeg
  • A dash of salt
  • 1 package Gluten-Free Pantry Perfect Pie Crust
  • 2 Tbsp butter


Prepare pie crust according to instructions on the package. Let dough chill thoroughly. Core, pare and thinly slice the apples. If apples lack tartness, sprinkle them with 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Next, combine gluten-free flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a dash of salt, then mix it with the apples.

Make sure that you didn’t roll the dough out too thin, then take a 9-inch pie dish and line it with the pastry. Next, fill it with the apple mixture, and dot it with butter. Adjust the top crust and cut slits for steam to escape through. Seal the top crust. Sprinkle the pie with sugar, then bake at 400 degrees for 50 minutes or until done.

Remove from the oven, slice, and serve dad a slice of gluten-free apple pie accompanied by New Planet’s Tread Lightly Ale. It makes a difference, and not just to dad’s stomach, but also the planet; New Planet Beer donates a portion of their profits to organizations that support ecosystem conservation, such as Wildlands Restoration Volunteers.

Adapted from Glutenfreeda’s Recipe Index.

No gluten doesn’t mean bad tasting beer.

Recently, gluten free blogger, Pete Bronski of No Gluten No Problem did a blind taste testing of New Planet Off Grid Pale Ale against barley-based strongly hopped beers. The results revelved that the ‘taste testers’, regardless of their gluten intolerance, picked Off Grid Ale over more traditional beers.  – http://noglutennoproblem.blogspot.com/2012/05/pale-ale-perspective.html.

Additionally, in April Bronski held a similar blind beer tasting pitting Bard’s Gluten-Free Lager against other barley-based lagers – http://noglutennoproblem.blogspot.com/2012/04/lager-lowdown.html. The summary of both taste tests is that on the matter of taste, the gluten free beers held their own and were even ranked higher than barely-based beers. As Pete says, perhaps we can finally put the stereotypes that a barley-based beer is “superior” to a gluten free beer aside once and for all.

Cheers to gluten-free beer!