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Vegan Apple Pie Recipe: A Seasonal Favorite

Vegan apple pie crumble recipe
Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay - Emilia_Baczynska

Vegan apple pie is a great way to put apples to use. This crumble-topped apple pie recipe is ready in not time and uses nothing but all-natural plant-based ingredients – no animal products involved.

Vegan Apple Pie: The Ingredients

Crate apples ingredients for vegan apple pie
The following ingredients plus a bit of time, care and love will make for a scrumptious crumble-topped vegan apple pie. Now let’s get to work! (Photo: Utopia/Binford)

The quantities of these following ingredient for your vegan apple pie have been measured for baking in a springform pan. If you plan on using a large baking tray, you’ll need around twice the amount listed for the following ingredients:

For the bottom crust you’ll need:

  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 10 tbsp. plant-based margarine
  • 1 2/3 cups flour

You’ll need these ingredients for the vegan apple pie’s filling:

  • 5 apples (give or take)
  • cinnamon
  • 1 package of vanilla sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups of homemade applesauce

To make the topping:

  • 1 2/3 cups of flour
  • 7 ½ tbsp. plant-based margarine
  • ½ cup of sugar

Apple Pie Recipe in 10 Easy Steps

Cinnamon vegan apple pie
Cinnamon added to the apple filling tastes great in crumble-topped vegan apple pies. (Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay - elljay)

We’ll show you how to prepare your own vegan apple pie in no time at all:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, margarine, flour together in a bowl and mix together thoroughly to make a smooth dough.
  2. Grease the baking tray or springform pan with a bit of margarine.
  3. Line the pan with the dough for the bottom crust and stretch so it covers the edges of the pan evenly.
  4. Wash and peel the apples.
  5. Seed the apples and cut either into slices or dice. No need to throw away the apple peels – these you can reuse in a tea or as crisps once dried.
  6. Combine the apple slices with cinnamon, vanilla sugar and homemade apple sauce.
  7. Fill the apple mixture into the bottom of the pan and distribute evenly.
  8. In a small bowl, combine margarine, sugar and a pinch of salt and mix together to make the crumbles.
  9. Spread the crumbles over the top of the pie evenly.
  10. Bake at 355°F / 180°C for around an hour.

We hope you have enjoyed this vegan apple pie recipe. If you’re already know you’re bound to be busy in the kitchen this fall, feel free to have a gander at some of our additional seasonal recipes. How about trying this easy bread recipe, which is ready in under an hour. DIY Pumpkin Smoothies are another seasonal favorite at Utopia.

Need something to do with leftover vegetables and vegetable scraps? We’ve got you covered with this comprehensive guide: Reuse Vegetable Scraps: Skip the Trash and put Food back on your Plate. Make yourself a yummy homemade pesto or homemade vegetable broth – the options are endless.

Sustainably Sourcing your Apples

Farmers market bin apples
Check at your local farmers market for locally produced organic apples. There, you’ll also find the best advice on which apples are the best to use. (Photo: Utopia/Binford)

Apples are in season from August to November. Utopia recommends buying locally-sourced apples to avoid long transportation routes. Head over to your local farmers market or visit an apple orchard and pick for yourself. Who knows, maybe you even have an apple tree in your back yard to harvest for your tasty vegan apple pie. No matter where your apples come from, organic quality is key.

Although apple season comes to a close around the time Thanksgiving decorations start coming out, apples can be stored for quite a while if stored correctly. Check out our guide Storing Apples: Proper Apple Storage Techniques to learn how to keep your apples crisp and fresh for longer – even up to a couple months.

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This article was translated from German by Evan Binford. You can view the original here: Veganer Apfelkuchen: Ein schnelles Rezept mit Apfelmus.

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