Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fall Apart Mini Paleo Peach Pies

So I've been phoneless for 4 days. Awesome, right? It's a weird feeling when your 
purse is that much lighter and to never have to worry that I've left it somewhere 
considering where it landed I won't be getting it back...those things don't float 
I'll tell ya that much! It was just a smooth sailing down to the bottom of the 
Columbia River. Somehow I keep thinking I'm not meant to have a smart phone. 
Or maybe I'm suppose to keep using the good ol' 'crackberry' until that thing truly 
dies on me. Hopefully that's not the case so on that note, who has an 
iPhone they want to sell me??

Until the day I get another phone, give this recipe a whirl!
This was not meant to be a 'fall apart' pie by any means nor does it fall apart 
because I have that sort of touch to making pies. It literally just fell apart when I 
would move the cooked pie from the mini pie maker to the plate. Nothing other 
than that. Sure made it easy to find a name for them!

But on another note, they were yummy! The outside had a nice crunch to them 
while the inside cooked just right with a good tender texture of pie crust mixed with 
peach pie filling. And when a scoop of plain coconut or vanilla coconut ice 
cream tops it off, you've got heaven in a bowl!

Here's what we did to make these little guys:

*Peach Pie Filling
4-5 peaches, chopped up nicely (I left the skin on as well)
1/2 C coconut palm sugar
3 tbsp arrowroot powder
pinch of nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt

Mix ingredients in a medium sized bowl, place in fridge, and allow to sit 
while you make the crust.

*Elana's Pantry Pie Crust
2 C almond flour
1/8 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 egg

Place the almond flour and salt in a food processor and mix briefly. Add the oil and egg.
Pulse until it turns into a dough ball. Press your dough into your mini pie maker
or if you want to make it easy on yourself, make one big pie. Use a 9-inch pie dish
if you decide on making just one big pie. Otherwise it will make up to 4 mini pies 
depending on how thick you want your crust.

Once you've got your crust in it's right spot, add your paleo peach pie filling to each 
mini pie or the one large pie. Cover each pie with a thin layer of the dough. 
Bake accordingly per the directions of your mini pie maker or bake until the edges 
start to brown on the big pie. (Side note: the almond flour crust may cookie 
differently in a pie maker, so it's something you'll have to test out on yours!) 
Once complete, let it cool down a bit. Serve on its own or 
with some Bliss coconut or vanila ice cream. Either way is tasty!

Looking for a mini pie maker?
Breville mini pie maker...
heavy duty, cooks pies extremely well, and makes for an easy clean up!
Ours is from Williams & Sonoma, but check out all online options.

You've got to love summer, peaches, and some tasty pies all at once!

♥The Stanleys