Labor Day is right around the corner and our party plans are in full swing. Pulled pork, hamburgers and brats are on the menu along with salads, chips and salsas, plus our Cowboy Caviar. I need to make a few desserts and because it’s one of my favorites, decided to make this Rustic Apple Pie.
I have a confession to make. I am not a huge fan of traditional fruit pies. Instead of mostly fruit and a little crust, I prefer a more equal proportion of crust to fruit. I love the crust on this pie, tender with a sweet crunch.
Rustic pies, also known as galettes, fill that bill perfectly, for me. A rustic pie does not require a pie pan, which allows you to make it any shape you like. If you do not like apples, try another fruit. We also love pears in our rustic pies.
This dairy free rustic pies are also a perfect baking project to make with your children because there are not any complicated techniques, just simple ingredients and no wrong way to fold the dough.
This pie is a family favorite at Thanksgiving and Christmas time, but it is so easy to make that it is perfect for any occasion. I slice mine up with my pizza cutter and watch it disappear.