Holla! Okay folks, its pie and giveaway time. We are so pumped about all the support we've been getting and want to celebrate. To start, here is our epic pie recipe which was featured in our second episode of Big Primal. Episode 3 is ready to roll, we might throw it your way tomorrow.
Giveaway contest! One winner will receive a shiny new copy of Make it Paleo, our favorite cook book to date (we used their pie crust recipe for this pie), and a sweet new long-sleeve Big Primal "catch phrase" shirt, as seen here. This contest is designed to help get people more involved with our blog, so here is how you enter:
1. "Like" our Facebook page.
2. Cook ANY one of the recipes on our blog, take a photo of it, and post it on our Facebook page.
3. Come back and COMMENT ON THIS POST telling us what you made. We can't wait to hear about it!
The winner will be chosen at random from the list of people who complete these tasks. This contest will run until midnight on Sunday Nov 4th, the winner willll be selected the following week. We've got plenty of recipes on our blog now and MANY more seasonal ones to share with you this month so you have ample choice to work with :)
Goodluck to all participants, we can't wait to see what you make! We love you all, now get in the kitchen and make a damn pie.
-Jon + Barbara.
PREP TIME: 20 min
COOK TIME: 40 min
YEILD: 1 hella good pie
Find the ingredients/recipe for the Almond Flour Pie Crust here. (Recipe is from The Food Lover's Primal Palate)
*We use butter instead palm oil shortening.
10-12 strips traditionally raised bacon (purchase the longest looking strips of bacon you can find)
6-7 organic apples (we prefer royal gala)
1/2 cup organic/grass-fed butter (or coconut oil)
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp water
1 tsp arrowroot powder
*optional: dark chocolate chips to melt on top.
2. Peel and chop your apples into chunks. Keep oven pre-heated to 325 degrees, the same temperature you used to bake your crust.
3. Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan on the stove on med/high. Add maple syrup, and bring to a light boil.
4. Whisk 2 tbsp water with the arrowroot powder in a small bowl. When the maple/butter mixture has hit a boil, add the arrowroot powder, and stir. Lower heat immediately, and stir continuously on a simmer for 8-10 min until the mixture becomes thickened.
5. Immediately pour the sauce on to the chopped apples, add the cinnamon, and stir until well combined to make the pie filling.
6. Pour filling into crust and spread it out to make it level.
7. Time for some artistic skill, weave your bacon on top of the pie to create an old fashioned lattice pattern. Though this isn't overly difficult to do, it is difficult to explain in writing. So if you don't have the kind of mind that can figure out how to do this on your own, then you will find this video helpful here.
8. Bake your pie for 40 min at 325 or until bacon is cooked to your liking. Let cool for a few min and devour! Be forewarned, this pie is beyond delicious and the presentation is beautiful, however, it will not hold up very well on a plate once you slice it. It's not really a big deal though, since once people taste it they will be sure to consume it in moments. Side note, it is also unreal with melted dark chocolate on top. You can melt a handful of dark chocolate chips over the stove and slop some on top like we did. Goodluck!