This cinnamon maple sourdough apple pie is the perfect healthy apple treat for fall. With no white sugar, fermented grains and whole ingredients, it can be served for both breakfast and dessert.
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Our family just came back from a trip to beautiful southern Missouri to canoe down the Current river, swim in the ice cold water and take in the bluffs and wild horses. Safe to say we’re still enjoying the last bits of summer.
I’m not really ready for it to be over, but the cool morning temps and shorter days remind me that the seasons are changing.
The open signs are out on all the you-pick apple places in our area and a few local farmers have a stand set up at the end of our street.
Fall is definitely upon us.
I have teamed up with a bunch of my talented blogger friends to bring you recipes for all things apples. Make sure to read all the way to the end of this post to check out the delicious posts from my friends linked below.
All things Sourdough
If you are coming over from one of the other bloggers in this apple recipes blog hop, you may wonder what the heck I am even talking about!
Before yeast was isolated and sold in little packets, sourdough starter was a valuable commodity in homes and families, passed down for generations.
Have you ever heard of phytic acid? Basically, its an antinutrient found in grains, beans and nuts that interferes with the absorption of certain nutrients. They are present on grains to keep them from spoiling.
There is a reason they are there, but there is also good evidence that our bodies weren’t meant to handle them. Proper preparation of grains eliminates most, if not all, of the phytic acid in offending foods.
This is the very reason traditional cultures soaked and fermented their grains, seeds and beans. These days we’ve lost that art. And, what have we found? People can’t handle grains anymore.
Instead of using instant yeast packets, people in traditional cultures leavened their bread with a fermented starter that captured all the yeasts in the environment.
AKA Sourdough starter.
Locally made sourdough starter, with the native yeasts of the area present, is certainly the thing a foodie’s dreams are made of. A jar of healthy, productive starter is teaming with life, as evidenced by all the bubbles you will see rising to the surface.
Once you’ve experienced homemade sourdough baked goods, store bought breads and pancakes simply don’t cut it. Sourdough has a depth of flavor that just can’t be found in something made quickly with a packet of instant yeast.
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Cinnamon Maple Sourdough Apple Pie Video
Cinnamon Maple Sourdough Apple Pie
Ever since I started making my Sourdough Skillet Dinner, that’s filled with savory meats, veggies and herbs, and topped with a sourdough bread mixture, I’ve wondered what a sweet version would taste like.
This apple pie version took a little tinkering, but the end result is so worth it!
Its sweetened with maple syrup and spiced up with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Its great for a dessert topped with vanilla ice cream. Try the vanilla version of my date sweetened ice cream. I’m all about avoiding white sugar!
Smothered with butter and a drizzle of maple syrup, it also works for a hearty breakfast.
Cinnamon Maple Sourdough Apple Pie Ingredients
Apple Pie Filling
7 chopped apples
3 tables spoons butter
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup Maple syrup
2 tbs einkorn
1.5 cups Sourdough starter
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoon coconut oil
Cinnamon Maple Sourdough Apple Pie Instructions
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Peel and dice 7-10 medium apples.
- Add the apples and butter to a cast iron skillet. Cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Meanwhile mix up the sourdough topping by combining all of the ingredients in a separate bowl.
- When the apples in the cat iron skillet are cooked, but not yet soft, add the 1/2 cup maple syrup and 2 tablespoons einkorn flour. (You can also use whole grain wheat flour, or all purpose.) Cook an additional two minutes, until the apple juices and syrup have thickened.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
- It tastes best warm, so serve immediately.
This sourdough apple pie will keep for up to one week in the refrigerator. Good luck keeping it that long though. It doesn’t last more than a few hours in our home! Everyone loves it!
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Cinnamon Maple Sourdough Apple Pie
Apple Pie Filling
- 7 chopped apples
- 3 tables spoons butter
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup Maple syrup
- 2 tbs einkorn
- 1.5 cups Sourdough starter
- 3 Eggs
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoon coconut oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Peel and dice 7-10 medium apples.
Add the apples and butter to a cast iron skillet. Cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
Meanwhile mix up the sourdough topping by combining all of the ingredients in a separate bowl.
When the apples in the cat iron skillet are cooked, but not yet soft, add the 1/2 cup maple syrup and 2 tablespoons einkorn flour. (You can also use whole grain wheat flour, or all purpose.) Cook an additional two minutes, until the apple juices and syrup have thickened.
Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
It tastes best warm, so serve immediately.
This sourdough apple pie will keep for up to one week in the refrigerator. Good luck keeping it that long though. It doesn't last more than a few hours in our home! Everyone loves it!
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Brioche Apple Bread Pudding by Boxwood Avenue | Apple Cider Pound Cake by Anderson + Grant | Apple Muffins by A Burst of Beautiful | Banana Apple Cake Bread by Sweet C’s | Rustic Apple Strudel by So Much Better with Age
New England Apple Crisp by Nina Hendrick | Maple Apple Oatmeal by Finding Home Farms | Chocolate Apple Mini Cakes by Zevy Joy | Artisan Apple Bread by Nesting with Grace | Low Carb Apple Sandwich Snacks by My Sweet Savannah