Honey, you have got discovered the vegan apple pie recipe you’ve been trying to find. This deep dish apple pie is spiced with cinnamon and cardamom, and topped with a silky vegan caramel constructed from apple peels and cores. The vegan crust is flaky and buttery, and the pie isn’t overly candy; simply excellent. Seize a slice, and let’s dig in!
In our household my Nana is known for her apple pie, candy potato pie, and mac & cheese. In the course of the vacation season she makes these soulful treats to offer as edible items that her mates look ahead to all 12 months. The truth that meals could be the last word expression of appreciation and love is so lovely to me. Maybe that’s one cause I created this vegan apple pie. For one, I missed Nana’s deep dish apple pie after I turned vegan. And two, as a result of there’s one thing so fulfilling about sharing meals with those you’re keen on. And thirdly, there are few issues I like greater than the odor of my kitchen when the apple pie is baking.
Why we love this vegan apple pie
- Not an excessive amount of sugar, and completely candy
- Deep dish with layers of pleasant apple filling
- Elevated with a touch of cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice
- Flaky vegan pie crust
- Good edible present
- Tastes like your grandmas apple pie
What apples do you have to use for the right pie?
For the right apple pie it’s best to make use of a agency and tart (or tart-ish) apple. These apples have a extra complicated taste and their tartness doesn’t get misplaced within the sugar and spice. Granny Smith apples are excellent for apple pie. I additionally like utilizing Honey crisp and Pink Girl. Nevertheless, any agency apple will work. I went apple choosing and made this pie (pictured right here) with a mix of random varietals, and the pie was chic.
Is it higher to cook dinner apple pie filling first?
It’s at all times higher to cook dinner the apple pie filling first. Pre-cooking the filling insures the apples will soften and their taste will totally marry with the sugar and spices. Additionally, you will have a possibility to activate the apple’s pure pectin (thickener), and add extra thickener––I take advantage of potato starch––guaranteeing the right texture in your completed pie.
Are McDonald’s Apple Pies Vegan
One of many high searched questions for vegan apple pie is that this! Seems McDonald’s Apple Hand Pies are vegan, however why are you going to McDonalds in any case?! When you can handle, make your individual vegan apple pie at house. It’s so a lot brisker and tastier than one you purchase from any retailer. Watch the video to see how I make it. It’s actually fairly straightforward and enjoyable.
Simple you say? How do you make a vegan apple pie
The 1st step
Put together your pie crust. I at all times choose to make my very own vegan flaky pie crust at house. It’s really easy. Simply remember to prep your pie dough an hour earlier than you bake it, because it might want to set within the fridge earlier than utilizing.
Peel, core, and slice Eight medium sized apples. For a deep dish pie it is best to use medium apples. Place the apple slices in a big bowl and high with a beneficiant sprinkle of lemon juice to maintain them from oxidizing. Save your peels to make the apple peel caramel*
Precook the apples in a big dutch oven. Now’s while you add the sugars (cane sugar and brown sugar) and spice. Apples have a pure thickener known as pectic that’s launched once they’re cooked. Nevertheless, additionally, you will add potato starch to thicken just a bit extra. Thickening the filling will insure an unimaginable texture, but additionally hold the filling from slipping out of the crust when sliced.
Bake that unhealthy boy! Roll out the pie crust and place it in a pie dish. Pour the apple filling into the pie crust, add a pair cubes of vegan butter, high with one other crust, and bake to perfection. Be at liberty to high the pie with some fairly lattice work if you understand how, example here.
Let it cool then get pleasure from! Serve this scrumptious vegan apple pie with vegan vanilla ice cream and apple peel caramel––which you may make whereas the pie is baking. Now you have got the right dessert for the vacations!
Suggestions for making it
Make your individual pie crust
I like to recommend a pastry cutter to mix vegan butter into all function flour, sugar, and salt. Take a look at the complete recipe under.
Lemon is a should
Lemon will hold your apples from turning brown whilst you prep the opposite components, however it additionally provides welcome tartness to the pie. About 1-2 tablespoons will do. Don’t skip the lemon.
Potato starch is healthier than cornstarch for fruit pies
Cornstarch and arrowroot powder have a tendency to supply a little bit of chalkiness in fruit pies, whereas potato starch makes a smoother thickener. When you don’t have it use 1 tablespoon of cornstarch as an alternative.
Determine in your pie topping earlier than you get began
It’s best to cowl the apple pie with a complete pie crust, crimping the perimeters and making slits on high to launch steam. Nevertheless, lattice work seems lovely too, however will take extra time. Plan forward so you will get your pie into the oven rapidly––you don’t need the filling sitting within the backside crust for too lengthy.
Vegan egg wash it
You’ll be able to create a vegan egg wash to offer the highest crust a pleasant golden brown sheen by brushing on a mix of maple syrup and soy milk earlier than baking. I didn’t do that for the images.
You may make it gluten-free
I’ve a recipe for a scrumptious pecan pie crust under (scroll previous the apple pie recipe). Made with almonds, pecans, and oats, your vegan apple pie might be simply as yummy. Use the opposite half to make a crumble high!
How ought to I retailer an apple pie?
Preserve your apple pie within the pie pan so long as you’d like. Simply cowl it with plastic wrap and retailer it within the fridge. It ought to keep recent for as much as 5 days. I wish to reheat slices within the toaster oven earlier than having fun with.
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Cardamom Apple Pie
- 8 baking apples, akin to Granny Smith peeled, cored, and thinly sliced about 1/Eight inch thick
- 1 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup cane sugar
- 1 tsp floor cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp floor cardamom
- 1/4 tsp floor ginger
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp potato starch
- 1/4 cup apple cider or water
- 1 recipe Flaky Double Pie Crust (recipe under) or 2 store-bought vegan pie crusts
- 2 tbsp stable coconut oil or vegan butter
Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Place the sliced apples in a big bowl, add the lemon juice, and toss to coat. Switch them to a big saucepan and place over medium warmth. Add the sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cardamom, ginger, and salt. Stir effectively. Convey to a simmer and cook dinner for 10 minutes, or till the apples soften.
In a small bowl, stir collectively the potato starch and cider or water till the starch dissolves. Pour it into the apples and stir because it thickens. Take away from the warmth.
Pour the apples evenly into the underside pie crust. High the apples with small items of coconut oil or vegan butter. High with the opposite pie crust and crimp the perimeters. Make slits within the high crust to launch steam because it bakes. Bake for 45 minutes or till the highest of the pie crust turns golden and the perimeters are barely browned. If the perimeters are browning too rapidly, wrap them in aluminum foil.
Take away the pie from the oven and let cool for 1 hour earlier than serving with vegan vanilla ice cream.
Apple Peel Caramel
Upcycle recent apple peels to make candy and wealthy caramel for topping apple pie, soda, pancakes, or fruit.
- 2 cups apple peels and cores
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- sprint of pumpkin pie spice or cinammon
- 1/4 cup water
Add the apple scraps and sugar to a small pot, and stir effectively. Let it sit for five minutes.
Over medium warmth, deliver the apple scraps and sugar to a simmer. The sugar ought to soften fully inside a few minutes.
Pour in 1/Four cup of water. Convey the syrup to a simmer, then cut back it to low warmth to very gently simmer for 20 minutes.
Pressure the syrup and toss the solids. Enable the syrup at the very least 15 minutes to chill earlier than utilizing. It can thicken because it cools.
Preserve the syrup recent in a jar within the fridge.
Apple caramel will hold within the fridge for as much as one month.
Vegan Empanada Dough
This empanada dough is identical as my flaky vegan pie crust recipe.
- 2 1/2 cups all function flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons vegan butter
- 3/4 cup ice chilly water
Mix the flour, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl. Whisk to mix the components.
Add the cubes of shortening and/or vegan butter, and use a pastry cutter to include into the flour. Proceed to combine with the pastry cutter till the combination resembles coarse meal, nearly pea sized.
Slowly add the ice water, 2 tablespoons at a time, and stir with a picket spoon or your arms.
As soon as the dough begins to carry collectively type it into two tight balls.
Flatten them a bit (it will make it simpler to roll out later), and wrap it in plastic wrap or parchment paper.
Place within the fridge for at the very least one hour.
Take away the chilled pie dough from the fridge. Let it sit on the counter for 10 minutes to melt.
Flour a clear, easy stone floor and place one of many dough balls down onto it. When you don’t have a stone floor use parchment paper.
Check with above vegan empanada directions for rolling the dough and stuffing with empanada filling.
Nutty Pecan Pie Crusts
- 2 cups almonds
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups spelt flour or gluten free flour
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp impartial oil
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp maple syrup or agave
- 2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a meals processor mix the nuts, oats, and salt. Pulse till it turns into a rough meal.
Pour the combination right into a mixing bowl and stir in spelt flour.
Stir within the oil, syrup and vanilla. Stir effectively till it’s all mixed. Will probably be sticky.
Divide the dough and press firmly into one pie dish. Set the remaining apart to create a crumble for the highest of the pie.
Poke fork holes into the bottoms of the pie.
Bake for 10 minutes earlier than filling and baking pie.
Fill the pie crust with the apple pie filling, and sprinkle the remaining crumble excessive. Attempt to create some chunks to offer the crumble various texture. Bake for 40 minutes.