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Gluten-Free Cherry Blueberry Pie Recipe

cherry blueberry pie mom blogger los angeles yvonne condes

cherry blueberry pie mom blogger los angeles yvonne condes

I wish there were a story behind this Gluten Free Cherry Blueberry Pie. Maybe I made it celebrate 4th of July. Or I wanted to impress dinner guests. But no. I woke up Sunday morning and thought, Pie sounds good right now.

And this pie was really good. I’ve experimented with almond crusts and this is the best one. It’s so simple and comes out like a delicious buttery cookie. It’s a variation of the pie I used to make and sell at the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market. Like that one, you can’t tell that it’s gluten-free. This pie has fresh berries, but frozen fruit also works well.

Almond Pie Crust

1/3 cup butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup almond meal

1/3 cup brown rice flour

1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum

Combine flour, almond meal, xantham gum into a bowl and set aside. Beat butter and brown sugar in mixer until fluffy.

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Add vanilla scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula and then add flour mixture. Beat until combined.

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Use the rubber spatula and spread around a 9-inch pie pan. Set aside.

gluten free pie dough mom blogger los angeles yvonne condes

gluten free pie mom blogger los angeles yvonne condes

Cherry Blueberry Pie Filling

6 cups cherries and blueberries, washed and pitted (about 4 1/2 cups cherries, 1 1/2 cups blueberries, but doesn’t have to be exact)

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and a pinch of salt in a 2-quart saucepan. Mix in cherries and blueberries. Pour lemon juice over the mixture and cook on medium high heat, stirring often.

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Cook until cornstarch melts and mixture starts to thicken and softly boil. Taste it and if it’s not sweet enough add more sugar. If it’s not tart enough add more lemon.

Set aside and let cool for 1 hour. While that’s cooling, make the streusel topping.

Streusel Topping

3 tablespoons cold butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup almond meal

1/4 cup brown rice flour

1/4 teaspoon xantham gum

Mix flour in a small bowl. Cut in the butter with fork until the mixture is crumbly. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

After an hour, pour the pie mixture into the pan.

gluten free cherry pie mom blogger los angeles yvonne condes

Using your fingers, sprinkle the streusel topping over the pie.

gluten free cherry pie mom blogger los angeles yvonne condes

Cook in middle rack of oven for about 40 minutes or until the pie filling starts to bubble. Check the pie after about 25 minutes and if the streusel is already golden brown then gently cover the top with foil.

gluten free pie mom blogger los angeles yvonne condes

Once the pie is ready, let cool and serve alone or with vanilla ice cream.

Yvonne Condes is the Editor and co-Founder of MomsLA, a Community of the Top Mom Bloggers in Los Angeles.

 

 

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9 comments

  1. Jeanne @JollyTomato 19 July, 2012 at 09:21 Reply

    Wow – this looks really tasty! I have a friend who eats gluten-free who has asked me to help her make a pie. Now I know what recipe we should try first! (LOVE blueberries and cherries, by the way…)

  2. Deborah Stambler 19 July, 2012 at 09:45 Reply

    Wait…you wake up on a Sunday morning and decide to make pie. Sounds good (I’d never do that because the last pie I tried to make had a crust thicker than carpet.) But then you make this fabulous thing filled with the bounty of summer and don’t invite me over? I would have brought coffee (just so you know for next time…)

    • Yvonne Condes 22 July, 2012 at 17:03 Reply

      I’ll definitely invite you over the next time I make a pie. Unfortunately for my diet, it’s pretty often.

  3. Ericka 19 July, 2012 at 15:22 Reply

    This is so great Yvonne! I’m always looking for gluten free recipes to share with my cousin. Her daughter cannot have gluten and we are always looking for ways to have gluten free goodies at our family gatherings. I’m definitely sharing this with her. Thank you!

  4. Amelia Winslow 19 July, 2012 at 22:06 Reply

    Cherries & Blueberries are two of my favorite summer fruits…and although I’m not gluten-free, the almond crust sounds like the perfect compliment to the berries!

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