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Flapper Pie Gluten Free

Flapper Pie has long been a favourite dessert of ours since I was a young bride , 49 years ago !
Now that I bake gluten-free I had not made it for some time, but recently my husband expressed a craving for this pie and was quite happy with my gluten free version.

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free oat flakes 
  • 1/2 cup crushed nuts - almonds, walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 
  • 1/3 cup melted butter 
  1.  Mix together into crumbs.  Press into a pie plate and bake for 18 minutes @ 350 degrees.                       Note- optional -  keep out 1/4 cup of crumbs to toast separately and then crumble over the meringue. 
  2. Using a vanilla cooked pudding mix prepare as per box instructions or go for scratch with Kathy's recipe.  If using a  mix that doesn't call for egg yolks  add  two  yolks, saving the egg whites for the meringue.
  3. When pudding is thickened pour into baked crumb base. 
  4. Whip egg whites sweetened with a tbsp of sugar and 1/4 tsp  cream of tartar, beating until stiff but not dry. 
  5. Pile beaten egg whites on top of pudding , scatter crumbs over top (if using)  and place in oven with broil element on .... watch closely  and remove when egg whites are golden brown .  


  1. Love Flapper Pie or Graham Wafer Pie as we call it! Great gluten free version!

  2. Would all the cooked pudding mixes, like chocolate or any others all be gluten free?

    1. I have not found one that isn't ... you do have to check to make sure ... but I have not found a brand that uses other than cornstarch for thickening.


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