A French apple pie

French apple pie (Coconut free, AIP, paleo, vegan)

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Learn how to make a homemade easy and simple apple tart the French way.

In this recipe, you can either make your own pie crust or directly buy it at the store, depending on your intolerances. The homemade pie crust version uses tigernut flour. If you have never heard of tigernut flour and are wondering what it is, you will find all your questions answered in this post.

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French apple pie (Coconut free, AIP, paleo, vegan)

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  • For the crust
  • 1.5 cup + 1 Tbsp (180g) tigernut flour

  • 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup + 1 tsp (140g) arrowroot (see notes below for substitutions)

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup water

  • Pinch of salt

  • If you are not on AIP or paleo diet you can use a store bought gluten-free pie crust instead of the above.

  • For the apple filling
  • 2.2 pounds (1 kg) apples (choose sweet apples)

  • 1 cup (300 g) non added sugar apple sauce

  • Optional : 2 Tbsp maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 390°F (200°C)
  • In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients (tigernut flour, arrow root, cinnamon and salt). Then add the olive oil, water and maple syrup and mix until well combined. It should quickly form a dough.
  • Roll out the dough between 2 parchment papers, using a rolling pin. Remove the top parchment paper and transfer the dough to a 27cm/10.6in diameter pie tin on the other parchment paper.
  • Prick the pie with a fork to prevent it from inflating. Put it for 10 minutes in the oven to precook it.
  • In the meantime, peel the apples, remove the seeds and cut them in thin slices.
  • Spread the apple sauce evenly over the precooked pie crust. Add the apple slices on top of the apple sauce, starting with the exterior.
  • Optional: pour the mapple syrup over the apples to give them a little caramelised flavour. Put the pie in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until it gets a nice golden color. And voilà! Let it cool and serve.
    Bon appétit !


  • If you are not cassava intolerant, you can use tapioca flour instead of arrowroot. Both are AIP compliant. If you are not on the AIP diet you can use potato or corn starch instead of arrowroot.

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