GFHV Recipes: Gluten Free Apple “Pie”

Happy Thanksgiving from Gluten Free Hudson Valley!

We’re hoping you’re enjoying this holiday with family and friends, surrounded with good (gluten free) food.

For an easy, inexpensive dessert that’s as American as apple pie, try this apple pie-like combination. Be warned, it’s a bit of a pseudo-recipe. I was too lazy to make dessert from scratch after prepping the rest of the food. This one’s for you, my fellow couch nappers.

Apples A La Mode (serves 6)

-One gallon of vanilla ice cream (we used Turkey Hill Original Vanilla)

-One to two cans of apple pie filling, 20 oz. (we used Mother’s Maid apple pie filling, but any kind will do.)

-Ground cinnamon, ~2-4 tsp. (we used Walgreens brand “Nice!” ground cinnamon)

This is gluten free dessert for the super lazy.

Step 1: Wash and open the can(s) of apples. Dump into ceramic baking dish. Stir in cinnamon and heat for 10 to 15 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees, until warmed.

Step 2: Scoop out ice cream into individual serving bowls. Serve with apples on top. Sprinkle on additional cinnamon if desired.

Step 3: Stuff your face, because your stomach has a dessert compartment as well as a dinner compartment.

This easy gluten free dessert is just like apple pie with cinnamon and ice cream. A total crowd pleaser in ten minutes? Seconds, please! (Photo: @glutenfreehv Instagram)

This easy gluten free dessert is just like apple pie with cinnamon and ice cream. A total crowd pleaser in ten minutes? Seconds, please! (Photo: @glutenfreehv Instagram)

Bam! Super easy, super delightful, and there will be no complaints from the non-gluten free crowd. It’s hard to argue with a bowl of sugar and fruit in front of you.

If you prefer a pie crust without the hassle, you can try Pillsbury’s gluten-free pie crust. It’s available at most major supermarkets (and Walmart!), so it should be available even in areas where it’s hard to find gluten free food. If you’re having a hard time finding it, use the General Mills Product Locator here to find your fave Pillsbury gluten free goodies.


GFHV Recipes: Super Simple Tilapia

I’m all about using the oven, especially now that it’s well into November. I love making dishes that have two-in-one uses of the oven, and I love running off to finish other household chores while the oven does the dirty work. I was craving some fish (and not craving seafood restaurant prices!) So I picked up 1/2 lb of tilapia at the grocery store (under $5!) and cooked it up.

GFHV’s Super Simple Tilapia

-Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

-Obtain tilapia – rinse under cold water.

-Sprinkle your favorite seasoning (my go-to is this garlic pepper grinder from McCormick)

Garlic Pepper Seasoning Grinder via

Garlic Pepper Seasoning Grinder via

-Wrap approximately 1/2 lb of tilapia – or if you’re cooking for more than one, whatever amount of fish you have – in aluminum foil. The foil should act like a pocket and seal in the heat — each serving should be in its own foil package. I bought boneless fish — skin and de-bone if necessary.

-Wash and cut crowns of broccoli (or insert your favorite veg here). Toss lightly in olive oil and garlic pepper and place on separate baking tray from tilapia.

-Place aluminum packets on a baking tray and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes on the center rack, or until flaky.

-Bake the broccoli on the lower rack for the same amount of time.

Ta-da! It’s a healthy, no-brainer gluten free meal. Serve with fresh brown rice (for triple bonus points, start the rice cooker right before you put the tilapia in the oven so they’re done at the same time) or gluten free bread.



What’s your favorite way to prepare tilapia? What about other fish? Any suggestions?



GFHV Recipes: Easy Dinner; Three Great Seafood Ideas

Editor’s Note: This was originally written for the Los Angeles Times by Noelle Carter.

t’s Gluten-Free Wednesday. Even if you have no intention of ridding it from your diet entirely, there’s no reason you can’t go free of gluten once in a while. It’s not that hard. With these gluten-free seafood ideas, you’ll never know what you’re missing.

Chipotle Salmon via

Chipotle roasted salmon: Salmon quickly picks up the flavors of this chipotle marinade, the fiery chiles married with tequila, a touch of sesame, and fresh notes of garlic, cilantro and green onion. Simply spoon the marinade over the fish and let it sit while the oven heats up, then roast for 12 to 15 minutes until done.

To read more, head here for the original source.

GFHV Recipes: Salmon in 60 Minutes or Fewer

I love salmon. Great way to get in some Omega-3s without a super fishy smell.

Check out this great collection of recipes via the Los Angeles Times here by Noelle Carter on how to cook up some delightful recipes. Personally, I think the roasted salmon with red pepper hazelnut pesto (a combination of some of my favorite foods!) could be really great.

Tried it? Have better ways to cook your favorite fish? Weigh in below!