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How to make a gluten-free pie crust

apple_pie_small.jpgThanksgiving isn't Thanksgiving without pie ... but if you're not eating gluten, a typical pie crust presents a challenge. Fortunately, we've got a terrific gluten-free pie crust recipe as part of this Almond Apple Pie recipe, courtesy of natural foods chef Alison Anton. (She provided all the special gluten-free dessert recipes in our Oct08 issue.) The key is to have and keep ALL ingredients cold (put the flours in the fridge before making it, for example); chill the finished dough before rolling (wrap it in plastic first); and to treat the dough gently when rolling on waxed paper. Don't worry if it tears a bit when rolling; just patch as you go, as you would with any crust. Elana of Elana's Pantry also provides this gluten-free, almond-flour-based pie crust; I haven't tried it yet, but since I just ordered a big bag of almond flour last week, it's next on my list.

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