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Product Review: Whole Foods Gluten Free Bakeshop Apple Pie

Posted on | March 6, 2012 | No Comments

I purchased this 20 ounce gluten free apple pie from Whole Foods. I found it in their gluten free freezer and was curious. I love apple pie, and hoped this would be a good option for a home style apple pie when I am feeling too lazy to make one myself.

I let this pie thaw on countertop for a few hours, warmed it in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees, and served it with a scoop of homemade ice cream from my countertop ice cream maker
. What a great combo!  It remained fresh and edible for four days.

My family and I noticed that this gluten free apple pie had a traditional pastry crust, with a brown sugar – like crumble topping.   The topping was fine overall, tasted good, but was nothing spectacular.  The crust, however, was very, very soft,  and soggy.  It held together well, but the softness was a turn off. I usually like a flaky pie crust, and this was not it.

On the bright side, the apple filling tasted really good.  The apples were perfectly baked, had a touch of texture and paired great with a nice cinnamon spiced flavor. If only there were more apples!  The apple  layer seemed quite thin, little  more than a layer or two of apples, and that’s it.  I guess I am used to my homemade apple pies with heaping piles of cinnamon apples.

Overall, this pie was just Ok. It tasted fine, and would do in a pinch, but it’s not a pie that I plan to buy again any time soon.

Rating: 3 star

Pros: apples have a nice flavor and texture

Cons: soggy crust

Ingredients: apples, butter, evaporated can juice, cornstarch, sweet rice flour, brown sugar, tapioca starch, potato starch, lemon juice,  eggs, rice flour, water, cinnamon, salt, xanthan gum, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate,  sodium bicarbonate,  cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), mace, cloves

*Sorry readers! I forgot to save the packaging so I don’t have the nutritional information yet. I will hopefully post it at a later date.

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