Happy Thanksgiving 2015

10:20 PM

gluten free apple pie


Hey everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day today, to those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I made some apple pie. Homemade apple pie with a crumble topping. Apparently, this is a Dutch style apple pie because of the top. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Oh, and did I mention that it is also gluten free?

gluten free apple pie with crumble topping

Based off of the gorgeous photos I took, the apple pie looks like a success. But the camera can fool you. The apple pie tasted amazing, but the look was darker than expected because of the type of brown sugar I used. I should have gotten some light brown sugar, but I was lazy and used what I got on hand in my pantry. I think we can all relate to that feeling.

homemade apple pie with crumble topping

apple pie crumble topping
Why does the crumble topping end up looking like ground beef before it is baked? WHY?
Most of my extended family lives in Canada, so I spent the day with my parents and my sister. We don't exactly have a traditional American Thanksgiving anyways, but still the day was nice regardless. It was super cold outside, with frost on the ground for most of the morning. The sun was shining brightly through the window. I could hear some of the kids in the cul-de-sac of my neighborhood laughing and playing outside. With the fireplace crackling in the background and a cozy warm blanket on my lap, I had a great Thanksgiving today. 

I am so thankful to have such wonderful, caring, and loving family and friends in my life. I have a great support group, people I can always rely on and turn to whenever times get tough. I am thankful for the good education I am getting from university, as not everyone is as lucky as I am to be able to afford going to school. I am also very thankful for all you guys, you who read my blog and comment and react to what I post. I love waking up every morning and checking my phone to see notifications for new comments on my posts. I love hearing what you guys have to say. I also love discovering new bloggers to follow, and reading what they have to say. 

There's a lot I am thankful for, but I won't list it all. First, it's because that's very cliche. Secondly, that would make for a long post, which I don't think you guys would actually want to read. And my third reason is because I don't save up all my thanks and accumulate it all for one day to give out and share. I try to acknowledge, each and everyday, and to reflect on what I am most thankful for in my life. I think that's the best way to go. 


homemade gluten free apple pie

On a related note, that apple pie turned out pretty good. People generally think that baking gluten-free goods is too difficult, resulting in a nasty mess. I, however, beg to differ. Gluten-free baking IS NOT that hard! Yeah, it takes some practice to know how to modify recipes, and to really get to know what works and what doesn't, but it really isn't too difficult. You just really need to understand what role different ingredients play in baking. 

I would give it an 8 out of 10. Because of that, I think I will make it a second time before posting the recipe. I want it to be perfect before I share with you guys. 

Sorry if I just tempted you and made you jealous by posting these pictures of my pie. Go run to the store if you're desperate. Trader Joe's has some awesome apple pie you could probably get if you really want some that badly. Or just visualize it and imagine it in your head. No unnecessary calories that way. Oh damn. I should have done that too, instead of eating all that sugary, apple goodness. Just kidding, visualizing it wouldn't cut it. 

Tomorrow morning I am planning on going Black Friday shopping. I used to go almost every year, but I didn't the last two years. I usually spend Black Friday looking for new shoes. This year, I am also looking for some new shoes, but also a good winter coat. Hopefully I will be able to fight my way through aggressive shoppers. I swear I am getting old or something. I used to not be this vulnerable to the cold. I used to be almost immune, wearing a thin shirt and feeling fine. It's weird.

Anyways, just wanted to share a quick post with you guys. I hope you are all doing well.

Lemme know in the comments below what you are thankful for! I would love to hear what you guys have to say! 

I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving, and thanks for reading!


Til next time,
~A

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59 comments

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  2. OMG this pie looks sooo delicious!! *-* I want the recipe!
    Have a lovely Thanksgiving day dear! ^-^
    xoxo

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    1. Hahaha thank you! I'll definitely post the recipe soon, in time for Christmas!
      I hope you have a wonderful day :)

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    3. Aww, thank you Roberta for nominating me! I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by again :)

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  3. I've always liked the idea of Thanksgiving - I wish we'd celebrate it in the UK! The apple pie looks absolutely scrumptious <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Kay! And you should just make Thanksgiving a thing in the UK regardless! It's a great excuse to eat good food and spend time with loved ones, so why not? haha
      thanks for reading!

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    2. I always wonder though, what do vegetarians have for Thanksgiving? Since obviously we wouldn't have turkey and that's a staple meal... What kind of alternatives do people go for? x

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    3. That's such a great question! Besides the commonly joked about tofurkey, there are plenty of options for vegetarians on Thanksgiving! I personally haven't tried tofurkey, so I don't really know how it tastes.
      A lot of popular fall dishes, such as roast vegetables, stuffed squash, chili, vegetable pot pies, mushroom tarts, would work. There are many possibilities! The most important part of the meal (in my opinion because of my insane sweet tooth) is dessert, which is usually pumpkin, pecan, or apple pie (which is the one I chose because I like that best) and those definitely work well for vegetarians.

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    4. These all sound really yummy! Here in the UK, we traditionally have turkey for Christmas. As a veggie, I usually have a nut roast or a veggie lasagna. I've never had a pumpkin pie, but that sounds absolutely delicious! :)

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    5. What is a nut roast?
      Mmm veggie lasagna sounds delicious! Gooey melted cheese and tomato sauce is the best combination ever!
      Pumpkin pie is really tasty! If you love the taste of pumpkin, this is definitely something for you! Imagine a pumpkin spice latte, but ten times better because it's in the edible form.

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  4. I think Thanksgiving is such a great holiday! Too bad we don't celebrate it in Slovenia :)
    xx
    SASHA

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    1. I agree, I really like how Thanksgiving gives us a chance to spend time with family and friends, to make good food, and to just relax. And yes, that's too bad. One less day off from school and work :(
      thanks for reading!

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  5. Lovely post! I like your blog!!
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    Hara, xoxo

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    1. Thank you! That sounds great, thanks for leaving the link to your blog. I'll check it out!

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  6. That pie looks delicious! Great job!

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    1. Thank you! I was actually pretty surprised at how it turned out haha

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  7. That apple pie looks mouthwatering!! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving :)

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    1. Thanks Caroline! If only the internet had a way to transmit taste and smell too. That day will come, eventually :P

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  8. I really love you :) I see you for a long time, I'm impressed!


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    1. Awww thank you! you're so sweet, that made my day :)
      and of course :) I'll for sure check out your blog
      thanks for reading, I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  9. Such a beautiful post loved reading it.
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  10. It looks tasty :Q____

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    Federica

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  11. Your blog, becoming an addiction to me...... Lovely post.... I smell christmas in the air, do you Tiffany?

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    1. Aww :) thank you lexhan
      Yes, I definitely do, I can't wait for christmas!
      Thank you for stopping by!

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  12. That looks delicious :)

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    1. Yeah, it was tasty! Thank you for reading!

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  13. Ohhhmmyy this looks perfection.
    I love it.

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty happy that it ended up looking presentable enough for photos haha

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  14. That does look delicious! I love anything with a crumble topping :)))))) Happy Thanksgiving!

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess

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    1. Crumble topping are the best! They really make baked goods taste way better
      Thank you for reading, have a wonderful day :)

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  15. This looks delicious!
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    xx
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah! And sure that sounds great, I'll check out your blog!

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  16. I reallyyyyyy want to try that pie!!! It seems soooooo delicious (: Maybe I'll try it in the next week or something!!
    I hope you'd an amazing Thanksgiving!
    Have a lovely day,

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    1. I am planning on making it again once more just to be sure, and then I will definitely share the recipe with all of you!
      Thanks Madalena! I hope you have a wonderful day as well

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  17. Amazing post! I'm sooo sad because we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in my country... :/ I'm following you ♥ Follow me too if you want http://everythinggirlneedstoknow.blogspot.ba/

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    1. Thanks! And yeah that's too bad, at least the holidays are fast approaching, which would be another good excuse to have a fun family gathering with good food. That's something to definitely look forward to.
      Thank you, I'll for sure check out your blog!

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  18. That pie looks absolutely delicious, so good that it's gluten-free too! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! x

    Brigitte | brigittehayley.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm still experimenting on gluten-free treats, and I'm pretty proud with how it turned out hahaha
      thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  19. looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    XoXo
    Valentina | DAILY SUIT

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  20. It seems so delicious!!!In Italy we don't celebrate Thanksgiving,great celebration!!!
    Kisses
    Ale
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  21. Wow Yummy looking pie!!! =) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Celebration!

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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    1. I did indeed, it was a pretty good weekend. Thanks for reading!

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  22. wow great job on baking that pie. it looks delish...if I did cook or bake I would def try. haha. but I am so bad in the kitchen. sounds like you had an awesome thanksgiving. im def thankful for my health and family.

    http://everydaylivingnyc.blogspot.com/2015

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    1. Thanks! And you should definitely give it a try! It's not too difficult. Several years ago, I wouldn't have pictured myself making an entire apple pie from scratch for Thanksgiving all by myself, let alone it being gluten-free as well.
      Good health was something I completely forgot about when I was thinking of what I am thankful for. That's a good one.
      Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful day :)

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  23. It looks so yummy! Hope you had fantastic thanksgiving day!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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    1. Thank you! I had a wonderful thanksgiving with my family :)
      Thanks for reading

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  24. This looks so yummy! Happy thanksgiving btw :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful day :)

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  26. Oh ! that pie looks great ! Happy thanks giving for you too Andrea :) Thank you for sharing that great post about the experiences that you're having in your life, its really inspiring too see people that are grateful about there life and express it as beautiful as you did. Please try to check out my blog, maybe we can follow4follow, i like your posts and i hope you like mine :) Thank you for sharing that beautiful moment that you had.

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    Camy xx

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    1. Thanks Camy, I really appreciate your great feedback. It means a lot to me :) I think that experiences can become something more when you can share them with others. I'm really glad you like my post and thank you very much for reading.
      Yes that sounds great! thanks for leaving your blog address, I'll definitely check it out. I hope you have a wonderful day

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  27. Yum, yum your apple pie looks to die for and gluten free! I always serve mine with a vanilla sauce it is so good. I will have to start to research some gluten free options as well. I found out that with less gluten my skin is much better and I do not feel as bloated.
    Did you get something good this black friday? I was not as successful to find good deals as last year.
    xx

    http://potsofsmiles.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Mmm I would love to know your recipe for the vanilla sauce! That sounds delicious!
      Same here, cutting out gluten in my diet makes me feel way better. It's sad though because gluten is in everything!
      I did! I got some wonderful stuff from Black Friday shopping. A couple new coats and a pair of boots. :)
      thanks for reading, I hope you have a wonderful day!

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