Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Dutch Oven Baking Day Today

    I decided today was a good day to make two apple-raisin deep dish pies. One with white whole wheat for the crust and the other with a gluten free crust.
    I am not big on mixes but they do come in handy for some gluten free baking. I have not conquered making a quality gluten free pie crust as of yet so I splurged and bought a pie crust mix from Bob's Red Mill-it worked up really nice. I had a bit left over after crimping the edges of the pie so I rolled it out and sprayed with coconut oil and then sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top.-It baked up delicious and flakey.

    Baking two things in one day using the same dutch oven is an all day project. I decided to buy a second Lodge dutch oven the 12 inch across and holds 8 quarts. That way I can bake two things at the same time-loving that idea. lol

Here are a few photos: (click to enlarge)

These first two photos is the wheat crust pie

This is a photo of my baking area. That large lid to the right is a top to an old Weber fire pit set up-that I now use to cover up the left over hot coals when finished-would not want to start a fire in the woods

This is the gluten free crust pie I put a K on the pie instead of a for Apple 

Both pies cooling down indoors

Pleased with the pies, they look so pretty too  now to taste them after dinner-can't wait lol


  1. They both look soooooooooooooooooo good, I wish I could join you in the tasting! Enjoy the fruits of your labour. Hugs, Valerie

  2. This is fabulous. Finding a gluten free pie crust mix really made these pies spectacular. They really look good enough to eat!

  3. My mouth is watering since I just love pie. I still find it fascinating how you bake in your Dutch oven, I really must try that sometime. :)


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