Filling Ingredients

  • 4 cps. apple juice, unsweetened
  • 5 TB. agar flakes
  • Pinch of unrefined sea salt
  • Juice and rind of 2 lemons
  • One TB. brown rice syrup
  • 2 TB. arrowroot or kuzu dissolved in a little water
  • One TB. vanilla
  • Berries of your choice for garnish


Crust Ingredients

  • One cup rolled oats
  • One cup almond flour or any GF flour
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup, honey, or maple syrup
  • Pinch of unrefined sea salt
  • 1/4 cop water
  • 4 TB. vegetable oil – olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil


Directions for Crust

  1. Combine oats, flour and salt
  2. Combine sweetener and oil and stir into oats and flour combining well
  3. Slowly add water, mixing well
  4. Oil and pie pan and, with wet hands, press ingredients into the pan.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes


Directions for Filling

  1. Wash lemons; grate the rind and juice the lemons. Set aside.
  2. Place juice, agar flakes, and salt in a saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve agar flakes. If the flakes are not dissolved the filling will not gel.
  4. Reduce flame to low and simmer a few minutes.
  5. Dissolve arrowroot or kuzu in a little room temperature water. Stir into the juice mixture along with the sweetener. Bring to medium heat and stir constantly for a few minutes.
  6. Add lemon juice, rind, and vanilla and remove from heat.
  7. After the mixture stops steaming, pour into pie shell and refrigerate until firm. This usually takes a couple of hours.
  8. Garnish with sliced berries.


Agar is a tasteless sea vegetable. It is a vegan gelling agent and is rich in iodine, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, and K. Agar soothes the digestive tract and acts as a mild laxative.