My Grandma Sally died when I was 7 years old. I still remember her well, though. She lived on a farm, and the animals loved her. That says a lot about a person. She was also that perfect grandmother type—full of love, hugs, interesting things to do, and delicious food. I remember walking into her house and inhaling the aroma of homemade pies. It’s interesting, now that I think about it. I’ve never been particularly fond of pies, but maybe it’s just that they never lived up to her pies. I think her cherry pie was my favorite.
I’m a bit hesitant to post this challenge, because November is always one of the busiest months of the year for me. This year is no different and is starting off with a trip to Minneapolis, probably another trip to my parents’ to help them pack, and of course, a big family get together at Thanksgiving. Then amid the usual business of home schooling I have to fit in a birthday for one of my kids. So I’m just not sure about fitting in pie making, but I really want to. I never made an apple pie after I found a pie crust recipe I really liked working with, and I want to make a dairy free version of my pumpkin pie. I’ll be happy if I get one of those made.
I think November is a good month for a pie challenge, though. Pumpkins and apples are in season, the weather is cool enough to have the oven on, and the holidays are upon us. I hope you will enjoy this challenge.
The biggest challenge in making a gluten-free pie is the crust. With some pies you can simply go without a crust, but messier pies need something to hold them together, and I think a crust is an important part of a pie. With that in mind, I thought I would link to some gluten-free pie crust recipes.
- Pie Crust – The Gluten-Free Homemaker
- Multi-Purpose Pastry Dough – The Gluten-Free Homemaker
- Grandma’s Pie Crust – How to video from Jules Gluten Free
- Flaky Pie Crust – Simply Sugar & Gluten Free
- Vinegar Pastry – Ginger Lemon Girl
- Pie Crust – Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef
- Almond Flour Pie Crust – Elana’s Pantry
Remember to come back on Wednesdays and link your challenge posts any week in November. I’ll be looking for challenge recipes to highlight each week.
If you are not a blogger but like to do these challenges at home, I would love it if you take a minute to leave a comment or send me an email letting me know what you’ve done. You don’t need to send the recipe, I would just like to hear that you gave it a try.