I am a very resistant person to pie making.  As a matter of fact it is one of those things that I loathe to make but really do love to eat.  It is one of those desserts that my mother made effortlessly and her pies!!!  Oh wow.  They were amazing.  I think that maybe the main reason I do not like to make pie is not health related but because nothing could ever measure up to mom's pie.  (Although, a gf buddies crust is quite close I have to say - Chris you do rock!)

So, to get to the point.  I don't really do pie.  Enter... pi day. Not Pie..  3.14 Pi day...  (March 14th)

My son loves pie.  It is mythical to him.... the elusive desert that we just don't ever get to eat.  The begging and pleading...  Oh very sad indeed.

SO - it happens to be that a good buddy of mine has come across healthy pie.  Ya.  Healthy pie!  Wait for it... EASY healthy pie!  Dallas has many great tips and awesome ideas on her website:  http://www.eatrealberealns.com

So, I gluten free modified it and it isn't mom's.  Nope.  But my kids love it.  It is easy.  It is good for you.  It is good.

Here it is!

1 1/2 c gluten free flour (I used Astoria Mills pastry flour)
1 tsp coconut sugar
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 c milk
1 egg plus one egg yolk
2 Tbsp mild tasting oil (I used sunflower)
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp xantham gum

In your mixer bowl, combine the dry ingredients and combine with a K paddle

In a separate measuring cup or bowl - combine your dry ingredients and mix until a bit foamy

Add the wet to the dry and blend until the mixture comes together  - it will be dry but should still hold together.  If it is too dry add a bit of water.  Do not make it to wet.  The flours will hydrate in the fridge as it sets.

Last step -- make a ball, wrap it tightly with cling wrap - and put it in the fridge for at least 1/ 2 hour.  This is essential and do not skip it or it doesn't work well.

After it is done resting - separate the dough into two lumps.  

Place some parchment paper on the counter and some cling wrap on top.  Roll out the dough to the size of your pie plate.  Use the parchment to help you slip the dough into your pie plate...  it will work!  Trust me.  

Fill with whatever you want -- I used Blueberries...  mmmmm

Repeat with the second crust!

Cover and bake at 350F for about an hour.  Cover edges with foil if they are browning too quickly.