Oh, Apple Crumble Pie, You Make Me Crumble

This is one of Liana’s creations and I have to admit that I have eaten almost half a pie in one sitting. It wasn’t pretty, but it tasted so good!

This Apple Crumble Pie crust contains an interesting ingredient: Cafix Coffee Substitute. Cafix is an all natural caffeine-free beverage that contains barley, chicory, malted barley, and figs. If you love the taste of coffee you will enjoy this product. It can be found in Whole Foods, Mom’s Organic Market and even Amazon.com.

Tell us what you think of the recipe after you make a pie. Enjoy!



Pie Crust:
½  cup spelt flour

1 cup brown rice flour

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon Cafix Coffee Substitute (dissolved in ¼ cup of ice water)

8 tablespoons  Earth Balance buttery spread, cubed

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1 cup brown rice flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

4 tablespoons melted  Earth Balance buttery spread

2 tablespoons wheat germ

pinch of salt

2 tablespoons maple syrup

7 small granny smith apples

1 tablespoon arrowroot

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract



1. Preheat your oven to 400° F  and lightly coat a pie pan with a canola baking spray.
2. Combine all crust ingredients, except for the Cafix, into a food processor. Drizzle in the Cafix while pulsing. Mix until dough is uniform.
3. Wrap the crust dough in a plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator until ready to assemble pie.
4. Combine all crumble ingredients , mix and set aside.
5. Cut apples into thin slices and place in sealed plastic bag.
6. Add remaining apple ingredients to bag and mix by shaking.
7. Remove chilled crust dough from plastic wrapping and press into pie pan until smooth.
8. Add apple mixture into the crust and distribute evenly.
9. Spread crumble over apples covering the entire pie.
10. Bake at 400° F for 25 minutes and then decrease the temperature to 375° F and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

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Comments: 3

  1. Steve Lazarus May 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm Reply

    Don’t do much baking…where can I obtain pies already baked, they sound SO good.
    Thank you,

    • thenewyummy May 9, 2012 at 6:38 pm Reply

      We are working on that! In the meantime, I can make you your choice. Thanks!

  2. Jonathan Berlin November 21, 2012 at 12:04 am Reply

    This pie is delicious! I’m making it for Thanksgiving in California. I love the moist crust.

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