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Gluten Free Cherry Pie Recipe [Sugar Free]

A pie without gluten or sugar with the taste of summer at every bite. A natural healthy dessert with rice flour and cherries on top.

Gluten-free-cherry-pie-2-SunCakeMomPies have a long history with humans reaching back thousands of years and across many civilizations. The first known pie recipe was written on a piece of tablet in Sumer (modern day Iraq) dates back 2000 BC.

Since then pies were used in many ways, sometimes only as a container to cook the food inside over open fires. As ovens weren’t widely available, nor fuel to use them abundantly, people had to come up with ingenious ways to cook their food and pieing was one of them.

Not modern day pieing, though. Throwing a piece of pie into another person’s face is the invention of the Chaplin era Ban Turnip. Considered funny by many people the custom stuck through the years and even having a revival nowadays.

The harmless little joke of throwing a pie into someone’s face has grown into a protest thus a punishable offence in criminal law. It seems that not everybody sees the funny side of things.

Sure enough, in our era of food allergies many bad things could happen of throwing the wrong type of food around someone’s mouth. Some people have so severe allergies to certain food that can’t even breath the same air as those who enjoy the same nourishment.

Luckily pies aren’t super difficult to make or require four other ingredients to be mixed up in order to just get the flour ready.

Pies are made of pastry dough which means they only need flour, water and shortening that can be margarine, butter or any fat that is solid at room temperature.

As flours aren’t restricted to wheat, we are able to use any kind of flour, we can think of while making the pastry that could suite any kind of diet.

However, that we can use any kind of flour doesn’t mean, we should. Making a cherry pie with lentils flour may not be as enjoyable, given the lentils characteristic taste. Try to match the selection of flours to the type of pie, we make.

Meat or vegetable pies are fine with legumes while the sweeter fruit filled variety needs a more neutral tasting base to grind flour from.

In this gluten free cherry pie recipe, we use plain old rice flour that requires little care and bakes just as well as the plain white flour. For those who seek a lower GI flour go for the brown rice instead of white could make a difference without much compromise in taste.

The real secret of pie making is the filling, not the pastry though. The filling makes of breaks or effort but pieing isn’t rocket science almost anything would do.

The classical apple filling is marvelous and sweet enough without any kind of sweetener, like in this sugar free apple pie but the same pie day after day takes its toll on the taste buds.

Fresh cherries could be a little bit lavish treat on a pie if not in season but frozen ones are generally available. Canned ones can also be used to make a delicious pie filling that is not too sweet but not yet bland either with the distinct flavor of summer still around at each bite.Gluten-free-cherry-pie-1-SunCakeMom

Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 1lb / 500g Cherries
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon (ground)
  • 2 tablespoon Corn starch
  • ½ cup / 100ml water

Crust:

  • 2 cup / 300g Rice flour
  • 15 tablespoon / 200g Butter (unsalted)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Agave syrup or sweetener choice
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder (follow instruction on packaging)

Kitchen Utensils:

  • Ø10″ / Ø26cm Baking tray

How to make:

  1. Start the process with the filling. Put cherries, water and cinnamon into a medium size saucepan and heat it up.Gluten-free-cherry-pie-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  2. On medium heat cook it for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Put the corn starch into a cup with 4 tablespoons of water and mix until incorporated well then pour some more water into the cup so it could be handled easier.
  4. Pour corn starch into the cherry “jam” whilst stirring it continuously. Cornstarch will give the cherry a nice texture to work with.Gluten-free-cherry-pie-Process-4-SunCakeMom
  5. Take it off the heat when it hardens.Gluten-free-cherry-pie-Process-7-SunCakeMom
  6. Set oven onto 350°F / 180°C.
  7. Prepare pie tray with parchment paper.
  8. Put all ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl and work it together by hand until getting an even dough.Gluten-free-cherry-pie-Process-3-SunCakeMom
  9. Take dough out of the bowl onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into two pieces. The bigger part is about ⅔ and the smaller is ⅓ of the dough. Make two dough balls out of them.Gluten-free-cherry-pie-Process-5-SunCakeMom
  10. Start working with the bigger one.
  11. Put it on the floured surface and roll it flat into shape of circle. Flouring underneath the dough is important as this coating will prevent it to stick down.
  12. Roll the dough into the form and size of our baking tray.
  13. Place the rolled out dough onto the tray, fit or tweak it if needed.Gluten-free-cherry-pie-Process-6-SunCakeMom
  14. Put the cherry filling on top.Gluten-free-cherry-pie-Process-8-SunCakeMom
  15. Use the rest of the dough to decorate by rolling out noodles and putting them across the top.Gluten-free-cherry-pie-Process-9-SunCakeMom
  16. Put it in the preheated oven for half an hour.Gluten-free-cherry-pie-Process-10-SunCakeMom
  17. Serve and enjoy it hot or cold.

Enjoy!Gluten-free-cherry-pie-3-SunCakeMom

5 from 1 vote
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Gluten Free Cherry Pie Recipe [Sugar Free]
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
A pie without gluten or sugar with the taste of summer at every bite. A natural healthy dessert with rice flour and cherries on top.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten free, Sugar free recipe
Author: Edi Baker - SunCakeMom
Ingredients
Crust:
  • 2 cup / 300g Rice flour
  • 15 tablespoon / 200g Butter unsalted
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Agave syrup or sweetener choice
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder follow instruction on packaging
Filling:
  • 1 lb / 500g Cherries
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon ground
  • 2 tablespoon Corn starch
  • ½ cup / 100ml water
Kitchen Utensils:
  • Ø10" / Ø26cm Baking tray
Instructions
  1. Start the process with the filling. Put cherries, water and cinnamon into a medium size saucepan and heat it up.
  2. On medium heat cook it for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Put the corn starch into a cup with 4 tablespoons of water and mix until incorporated well then pour some more water into the cup so it could be handled easier.
  4. Pour corn starch into the cherry "jam" whilst stirring it continuously. Cornstarch will give the cherry a nice texture to work with.
  5. Take it off the heat when it hardens.
  6. Set oven onto 350°F / 180°C.
  7. Prepare pie tray with parchment paper.
  8. Put all ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl and work it together by hand until getting an even dough.
  9. Take dough out of the bowl onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into two pieces. The bigger part is about 2/3 and the smaller is 1/3 of the dough. Make two dough balls out of them.
  10. Start working with the bigger one.
  11. Put it on the floured surface and roll it flat into shape of circle. Flouring underneath the dough is important as this coating will prevent it to stick down.
  12. Roll the dough into the form and size of our baking tray.
  13. Place the rolled out dough onto the tray, fit or tweak it if needed.
  14. Put the cherry filling on top.
  15. Use the rest of the dough to decorate by rolling out noodles and putting them across the top.
  16. Put it in the preheated oven for half an hour.
  17. Serve and enjoy it hot or cold.

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Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

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1 thought on “Gluten Free Cherry Pie Recipe [Sugar Free]”

  • It’s almost like the original one. The crust is a bit more crumby but it’s delicious!

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