Gluten-free Chestnut Flour Apple Pie

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Bring the ambience of chestnuts roasting on an open fire to your kitchen this holiday season with this recipe for Gluten-free Chestnut Flour Apple Pie. The crust for this holiday pie is made from a mixture of chestnut and rice flour making this a gluten free treat. The dough is lightly flavored with cocoa powder and marsala wine for a rich crust with a flaky texture that contrasts beautifully with the cooked apple, raisin, and pine nut filling.


  • 150 grams chestnut flour
  • 100 grams rice flour
  • 120 grams powdered sugar
  • 50 grams cocoa (bittersweet, powdered)
  • 200 grams butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • marsala wine (as needed)
  • salt
  • 6 apples (–7 sour)
  • 50 grams raw sugar
  • lemon juice
  • pine nuts
  • raisins (Sultana)


  1. Knead the softened butter with the two types of flour, a pinch of salt, the cocoa, and the powdered sugar into an oatmeal-like consistency.
  2. Add the egg yolks and a little Marsala wine and quickly knead to combine.
  3. Shape the dough into a ball, cover it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate it for a few hours; overnight is recommended.
  4. Peel the apples and cut them into small cubes, place them in a deep saucepan and cook with the juice of 1/2 lemon, the sugar, and a few tablespoons of water.
  5. Add a handful of pine nuts and a handful of sultanas and cook for approximately 20 minutes, adding water if necessary.
  6. Turn off the heat when the apples are soft and let them cool slightly.
  7. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut it into two pieces, one piece should be larger than the other.
  8. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin into two round sheets.
  9. Line a pie plate with wax paper, then add the larger of the two sheets of dough.
  10. Add the cooked apple filling to the pie crust and top with the smaller of the two sheets of dough, seal the pie edges with a fork.
  11. Make a few incisions in the pie crust for the steam to be released while the pie bakes, then sprinkle the top with some sugar and add a few pieces of butter.
  12. Bake the pie at 180C for approximately 35 to 40 minutes.
  13. Remove the pie from the oven and cool before serving.
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NutritionView more

Sodium20% DV490mg
Fat77% DV50g
Protein14% DV7g
Carbs39% DV116g
Fiber44% DV11g
Calories880Calories from Fat450
Total Fat50g77%
Saturated Fat28g140%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat450
Total Carbohydrate116g39%
Dietary Fiber11g44%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Roberta B. 30 May 2015
Finding a tasty gluten free recipe has become harder and harder to find. This recipe was an absolute blessing. It did not lack the flavor like many other gluten free recipes and you could really taste the chestnut throughout the pie. I love this 5 star recipe and will be making it in replacement of my traditional apple pie.