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Apple Pie Filling

Homemade Apple Pie is easier than you think with this gluten free dessert recipe idea. This gluten free apple pie filling recipe is scrumptious and equally as simple to make!

Pair it with our gluten free pie crust, and this recipe will come together quickly, requiring common ingredients many of us with Celiac Disease have on hand.

Gluten Free Apple Pie Filling

Homemade Apple Pie Filling

With the help of our gluten free pie crust, you too can enjoy classic Gluten Free Apple Pie! This apple pie filling will surprise you every time you make it at home.
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Pie Crust Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes


  • 1 double pie crust recipe linked below
  • 2 ¼ lbs Granny Smith Apples peeled and cored
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose gluten free flour
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Make the pie crust recipe and chill per instructions while preparing the filling.
  • Preheat oven to 425˚F
  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat
  • Whisk in 3 Tbsp gluten free flour then simmer for 1 minute, whisking constantly
  • Whisk in 1/4 cup water, 1 cup sugar and bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat and continue simmering 3 minutes, whisking frequently then remove from heat
  • Peel, remove cores and thinly slice apples and place them in a large bowl
  • Sprinkle the top with 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and toss to combine
  • Pour the sauce over the apples and stir to coat the apple slices
  • Sprinkle your work surface with gluten free flour and roll out bottom pie crust to a 12" diameter circle
  • Wrap it around your rolling pin to transfer to pie dish
  • Add apple mixture, mounding slightly in the center and being careful not to get the filling on the edges
  • Roll second crust into an 11" round and place on top of apple pie filling
  • Beat together 1 egg and 1 Tbsp water and brush the top with egg mixture
  • Bake at 425˚F in the center of the oven for 15 minutes
  • Reduce the heat to 350˚F and continue baking another 45 minutes or until apples are soft and filling is bubbling through the vents
  • Rest at room temp 1 hour before serving

Recipe Tips & Notes

Place a sheet of foil on the rack or place on a cooking sheet below the apple pie to catch any potential drips from the pie.
Give our gluten free pie crust recipe a try with this delicious Gluten Free Apple Pie filling!

Making your own gluten free apple pie should never be intimidating. This tutorial on how to make your own homemade pie crust makes it easy! We’ve tried this crust with both sweet and savoury pie dishes, always with great success every time.

Searching for an all-purpose gluten free flour? Find a great selection of APGFF options online including Cup4Cup, Bob’s Red Mill and more. The all-purpose gluten free flour you choose will play a big roll in the flavour of your crusts, so take the time to find something you love.

Try out our delicious Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe too!

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20 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Such a great flavor! I doubled the recipe and used a whole bag of Granny Smith apples(9 apples). I used it with some Phyllo pastry to make an apple strudel. It was amazing!!

  2. 5 stars
    I followed this exactly as written. Was a big hit. Very tasty. Will definitely be using again.

  3. 5 stars
    This is so easy a delicious I’ll never buy canned again. Just make large batches when Apple’s are i n season and freeze.

  4. 5 stars
    This was my first time to make Apple Pie Filling. Had lots of Apples, so I thought beings I had everything on hand I would give this a try.
    I’m here to say, this is the Best Ever. I doubled the recipe, and glad I did. I now have enough to use some and freeze the rest. I always used can Pie Filling, and thought that was the best. It’s good, but not always on hand. Now I know what Good Pie Filling Is. Thanks ever so much.

  5. 5 stars
    I have not made pie fillings many times however I do enjoy baking and I wanted to thank you for this recipe it was very good

  6. 5 stars
    Tried this recipe for an Apple Pie for Easter and it was super easy to make and tasted way better than the bought apple pie filling!
    Will definitely be making again

  7. 5 stars
    Absolutely simple and amazing. First time doing it and was just amazed at how delicious this was!!!

  8. 5 stars
    This recipe was used for a gifted pie for a sick friend. She called me to GUSH about the filling, and ask for the recipe. I did add raisins, before boiling the filling and they plumped up nicely. I would HIGHLY recommend this recipe to everyone; it is the best one I’ve ever tried and I’m 74 years old!

  9. 5 stars
    I love this filling recipe. I have used it for the mass amount of apples my backyard apple tree produced this year and also used peaches from my moms trees with the same recipe. love it both ways.

  10. 5 stars
    Delicious and easy. I’m not much of a cook but this was easy. My husband loved it and mother approved. Now that’s an accomplishment

  11. 5 stars
    This is a keeper recipe for me. I have been making apple pie for years, and this one is way better than the one I have been using. Thank you

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