One of the best things about being gluten-free, for me, is the ability to give to people and help people (as well as all the awesome people I meet along the way!), and introduce people to fun new foods.
I’ve been wanting to try these pies that were sent to me on behalf of Crave Foods, but for some unknown reason, it kept getting put off. In talking to my friend the other day, and scheduling time for her to come over and what I would make, I decided we’d try the pies. I asked her which did she prefer, pecan or apple pie. I was astounded when she told me she’d never had either.
You see, Haylee was diagnosed with Celiac Disease when she was 10. Basically, if her mom didn’t make something, then she didn’t eat it. Apparently her dad really likes pumpkin pie, so that’s the only kind she’s ever had.
Until last night.
We popped these little pies from Crave Foods into the toaster oven for a few minutes and then set to work on them.
As you can see from the pictures, these pies are certified gluten-free through the Gluten Free Certification Organization. That means that you don’t have to worry about if they are truly gluten-free or not. GFCO has rigorous testing standards, and continually tests the products.
The creamy apple pie was my favorite. I don’t think I’ve ever had an apple pie like this before, not so chunky, and, like the name says, creamy. It was sweet, but wasn’t too sweet. I found an intriguing ingredient: cheddar cheese. I would have suspected cream or something similar, but not cheddar cheese. It works, though!
Haylee favored the pecan pie. I found it to be a little too sweet, but it was still really tasty, and definitely flavorful.
The pie crusts were flaky and tender, with a good crust flavor. These pies are made with real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup.
The 5-ounce size is great for one person, or for two people who don’t want much. We split the two pies evenly, and that was plenty for each of us.
You can find Crave Foods gluten-free pies in Whole Foods and similar stores, as well as HEB stores in Texas.
Please note, that even though their sweet pie line is certified gluten-free, their other products on their website are not (so please don’t accidentally buy something that isn’t gluten-free).