Indulging in the comforting flavors of apple pie while camping has long been a cherished tradition. There’s something about the combination of sweet, spiced apples and a buttery, flaky crust that perfectly complements the great outdoors. However, traditional apple pie can be a bit challenging to make in a campsite setting. That’s where our Mason Jar Gluten-Free Apple Pie recipe comes to the rescue.

This delightful dessert offers all the delectable essence of apple pie, with a gluten-free twist and the convenience of Mason jar preparation. Plus, these individual servings are not only delicious, but they’re also easy to transport and enjoy around the campfire or other après activities. So, let’s embark on a culinary adventure and savor the taste of apple pie, reimagined for the great outdoors!

Wilderness-Ready Mason Jar Gluten-Free Apple Pie Recipe

Serves: 4 to 6 – (4) 12 oz jars or (6) 8 oz jars

Apple Filling


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter
  • 6 apples, peeled (optional), cored, and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Melt oil/butter in a skillet over medium-high heat
  • Add the apples, sweetener, and lemon juice
  • Cook until the apples have softened and the juices have been released and thickened
  • Add cinnamon and remove from heat

The Crust


  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil or butter (melted)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup almond flour (or gluten-free flour)
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt (or sea salt)


  • Melt coconut oil/butter in a bowl
  • Add sweetener and vanilla extract—mix well
  • Mix in the egg
  • Add in the almond flour (or gluten-free flour) and salt, and mix until smooth
  • Place in the refrigerator until ready to use

Coconut Whipped Cream (Optional)


  • 1 14-ounce can of full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream (chilled)
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Remove the thick cream from the top of the coconut milk and place it in a mixing bowl (the remainder of the can may be refrigerated and used later)
  • Use a whisk, hand mixer, or stand mixer to beat until light and fluffy (don’t forget to scrape down the sides of the bowl!)
  • Add sweetener and vanilla and continue beating until mixed
  • Cover and put in the refrigerator until ready to use

Wilderness-Ready Mason Jar Gluten-Free Apple Pie Ingredients Putting It All Together

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Fill each jar ½ full of the apple filling and pack down with a spoon
  • Add equal amounts of the crust mixture to each jar and smooth out
  • Put Mason jars on a cookie sheet or oven-safe tray and cook until the crust has started to bubble, rise, and brown, similar to a muffin or biscuit (about 20 minutes)
  • Let cool, then top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • Seal and place in a cooler to enjoy in the backcountry