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The Appeeling Apple Pie

(Apple, caramel, and coconut pie)
A wholesome, and very appealing, tarte Tatin
  • Preparation 15 minutes
  • Cooking 15 minutes + 50 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 4 to 6 servings, one 9 inch (23 cm) round pie
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The caramel-coconut apple mixture

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil

  • 600 g (1⅓ pounds) large apples, sliced in half (4 to 6 apples—yes, you can leave the peels on!)

  • 75 g (¼ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 1 small can (160 ml) light or regular coconut milk

  • ½ tablespoon (7 ml) artificial caramel extract

  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) cornstarch

The crust

  • 150 g (½ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 150 g (½ cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 60 g (½ cup) gluten-free all-purpose flour or flour of your choice

  • 50 g (½ cup) almond flour

  • 30 g (¼ cup) coconut flour

  • OPTIONAL: 1 tablespoon (15 ml) SKOR caramel toffee bits or dairy-free caramel chips, for decoration

  • OPTIONAL: 30 g (¼ cup) chopped walnuts, for decoration

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

The caramel-coconut apple mixture

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil

  • 600 g (1⅓ pounds) large apples, sliced in half (4 to 6 apples—yes, you can leave the peels on!)

  • 75 g (¼ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 1 small can (160 ml) light or regular coconut milk

  • ½ tablespoon (7 ml) artificial caramel extract

  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) cornstarch

The crust

  • 150 g (½ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 150 g (½ cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 60 g (½ cup) gluten-free all-purpose flour or flour of your choice

  • 50 g (½ cup) almond flour

  • 30 g (¼ cup) coconut flour

  • OPTIONAL: 1 tablespoon (15 ml) SKOR caramel toffee bits or dairy-free caramel chips, for decoration

  • OPTIONAL: 30 g (¼ cup) chopped walnuts, for decoration

10 steps

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

  • Warm up the oil from the first section in a skillet over medium heat.

  • Add the apples and the ingredients from the first section (date puree, coconut milk, caramel extract and cornstarch), then cook for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, prepare the crust by combining the date puree, applesauce, egg, baking powder, salt, and flours in a bowl.

  • Lightly grease a 9 inch (23 cm) pie pan.

  • Transfer the apple mixture to the prepared pie pan, then add the ingredients from the third section, if desired.

  • Spread the crust mixture over the apples.

  • Bake for about 50 minutes.

  • To serve, set a large plate over the skillet and flip it over to remove it from the pan.

  • Fascinating and magical! That’s an appeeling apple pie.

History

Evolution is everywhere with this version of the tarte Tatin (upside-down apple pie). I think I may have told you before, right? I believe we need to start changing people’s eating habits. Wholesome pies with no added refined sugar, there is such a thing. Pies are always yummy, but you’ll totally flip for this flipped over apple pie sweetened with date puree! Easy to make, I recommend not even peeling your apples. Seriously? Yesski. I like to keep things simple in the kitchen. And this is the perfect dessert for impressing your guests Psst! To make your pie just that extra bit more decadent, have you considered using caramel date puree?

You know what? You can serve this pie without flipping it over or you can flip it just before you serve it. You’ll have all your friends and family oohing and aahing! They’ll think you’re a celebrity chef. Hahaha!

This recipe will feature in my upcoming cookbook Energize Your Day, available in spring 2021.

Storage

  • One week in the fridge

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Date puree - Original

Date puree is high in fibre and that’s why it can keep us going for long periods of time, while letting us enjoy the taste of pure happiness. The natural choice for all your guilt-free treats. Yumski!

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FAQ

Where can I buy Madame Labriski date puree?

At IGA, Rachelle Béry, Marché Tradition and Bonichoix grocery stores across Quebec. My purees contain no preservatives and can be found in the fruit and vegetable section (yes, dates are fruit) near the pre-cut fruit and vegetables. If you can’t find them, simply ask a member of staff!

Is almond powder the same thing as ground almonds?

Yes. Almond powder, ground almonds, almond flour… they’re pretty much the same thing. Almond flour is available at supermarkets but the almonds are ground more finely. That being said, when a recipe calls for almond flour, you can easily use ground almonds instead.

What can I use as a substitute for almond powder or hazelnut powder?

You can always substitute one type of nut powder for another type of nut powder or even powdered seeds (sesame seed or sunflower seed powder). You can also replace almond powder with organic tiger nut powder. (Tiger nuts are a tuber.)

What can I use as a substitute for one type of nut?

Simply any other type of nut you have in the cupboard (almonds, cashews, pecans, etc.). For example, if you don’t have any walnuts, you can use pecans. The important thing is not to tear your hair out!