No-Bake Apple Pies

No-Bake Apple Pies

It’s funny what you remember from your childhood – for me, I remember fondly sitting in McDonald’s devouring their piping hot apple pies. Perhaps not the healthiest memory, but whenever I eat apple pies, it always reminds me of those happy childhood moments.

My obsession with apple pies led me to make a full-fledged Paleo apple pie complete with Paleo pastry and lattice. That has been the most popular recipe on my blog, but it was so time consuming that I couldn’t make it all the time, and so this no-bake apple pie recipe was born.

Makes 2 small ramekins (but can be scaled pretty easily without much extra effort or cooking time)

  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, macadamia nuts) - you can use a blender or food processor to roughly chop these
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons ghee (or replace with another 2 Tablespoons coconut oil)
  • 6 whole raw almonds as topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
Cooking method
1. Melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of ghee in a saucepan on medium heat.
2. Add the apples to the saucepan and stir regularly to cook the apples until they’re soft (8-10 minutes).
3. Add in the vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and the chopped nuts and cook for 5 more minutes so that the flavor sinks in.
4. Divide into 2 individual ramekins, packing it down, and making sure that you don’t scoop out the extra oil at the bottom of the pan.
5. Place the 6 whole raw almonds into the extra oil left in the pan to coat them (it gives them a glistening look and some flavor).
6. Place 3 almonds (in a clover leaf arrangement) on top of each apple pie as decoration.

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