Today, March 14th, is Pi Day!! What better way to celebrate Pi Day than to eat a delicious (but healthy) pie, I ask you! This tasty Berry Crumble Pie, to be exact!
For those of you who are out of the loop, Pi Day is every year on 3/14 to celebrate the number pi, 3.14159. People celebrate by eating pie or by eating something round. At my old internship office, there would host a lunchtime party with tons of pies or round dishes. They would go crazy for this holiday, but they are very heavy into the math and science field, so it makes sense. It’s a pretty nerdy holiday. But I won’t pass up any chance to eat pie! Never.
What’s great about this Berry Crumble Pie is that it is so much healthier than your average pie. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free (if you choose to omit the optional sugar or butter part in this recipe). I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix, coconut oil in place of butter and shortening, and ice water for the crust, that’s it!
The decadent berry filling just calls for berries (I used frozen blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries), apple sauce, and coconut flour. No sugar necessary, unless, of course, you like it more on the sweeter side!
Lastly, the scrumptious oat crumble topping is just made with rolled oats, cinnamon, and coconut oil. There you have it! This whole recipe is easy as pie!
So come on and get on with this Pi Day celebration! You (and your body) will not regret it!
- ½ a bag of Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Pie Crust
- 10 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil or Butter or Shortening, at room temperature or cold
- 3 Tablespoons Ice Water
- 4½ cups Berries (frozen or fresh)
- 1 cup Applesauce, unsweetened
- 3-4 Tablespoons Maple Syrup (optional)
- 1 cup Oat Flour**
- 1 cup Rolled Oats
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- ⅓ cup Coconut Oil, melted
- 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup (optional)
- Follow instructions on the back of the Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Pie Crust Mix package
- Place all ingredients into a food processor
- Pulse until mixture forms a dough
- Flatten dough into a disc
- Wrap the disc with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator for one hour
- After an hour, take dough out and use a rolling pin to flatten into a 12-inch circle
- Grease a 9-inch pie pan
- Place dough into pie pan
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix all ingredients together into a mixing bowl
- Pour mixture into the pie pan
- Spread evenly
- Pour 1 cup of Rolled Oats into the food processor and pulse a few times to form the Oat Flour**
- Pour the Oat Flour and the rest of the ingredients into a mixing bowl
- Mix together until everything is blended together
- Pour topping on top of the berry filling in the pie pan and spread evenly
- Bake at 350 degrees for an hour, checking on it every 15 minutes or so
- If the crust starts to brown too quickly, cover with aluminum foil and continue baking
- Once the crumble topping starts to brown and the berry filling starts to bubble, it is ready
- Remove from the oven and let cool
- Once it is cooled, slice pie and serve with ice cream or greek yogurt
- Serve and enjoy!