There's nothing like homemade apple pie! It just tastes better when it's made with fresh ingredients from home. Our vegan pie crust is so flaky and the apples are perfectly cooked, full of cinnamon, and delicious.
Homemade apple cinnamon pie with the flakiest vegan pie crust this side of Iowa; because, who’s better at making apple pies than a Midwest farmer’s daughter?
Okay, I’m not the daughter of a Midwest farmer, but I am the daughter of a born and raised Midwesterner, and I make a pretty dang good pie.
Full disclosure: I used to buy ready-made pie crust, you know, the kind that’s loaded with hydrogenated oil, or lard. Gross! Why?
Thankfully, I worked my derriere off and mastered the art of making pie crust, and I’m going to share my secret with you, because you’re my friend and you deserve the best. Take a look at my pie crust recipe with a step by step video tutorial. Just click here.
The apple pie part of apple pie is easy. All you’ll need to do is core and peel about ten apples, mix in some cinnamon sugar and a little lemon juice, and sauté them in some coconut oil until they’re soft. Then put them in the pie pan lined with the delicious crust that you made from scratch, cover the apples with a lattice top or a solid pie crust (be sure to cut a few slits in the crust so the steam can escape), and bake until it’s golden brown.
To brown the pie crust you can brush it with a little melted vegan butter or olive oil and sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top, then bake for five to ten minutes.
That’s it. How simple is that?
If you think that you’re going to need one more pie for your Thanksgiving feast, make this. It’s so easy, it’s a crowd favorite, and as far as pies and dessert goes, it’s fairly healthy too!
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HOMEMADE APPLE CINNAMON PIE (WITH A FLAKY VEGAN PIE CRUST)
- 8-10 medium apples – peeled and cored
- 1/4 cup of sugar + 1 tablespoon for the cinnamon sugar
- 3 teaspoons of cinnamon + 1 teaspoon for the cinnamon sugar
- Juice from half of a lemon
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of melted vegan butter or coconut oil
- Vegan pie crust recipe See Instructions
- Make the pie crust first. http://www.veganosity.com/how-to-make-flaky-vegan-pie-crust/
- Preheat the oven to 350°
- In a large bowl mix the 1/4 cup of sugar, 3 teaspoons of cinnamon, and lemon juice until the apple are evenly coated.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium heat. When the oil is hot add the apples and saute until they’re just soft. You don’t want them to be mushy, so don’t overcook them.
- Use a slotted spoon to transfer the apples to the pie pan that’s lined with pie crust. Cover the crust with the top layer of pie crust. If you cover with a solid piece of crust cut three slits in the top so steam can escape while baking.
- Bake for 50 minutes. Remove the pie from the oven and brush evenly with melted butter or coconut oil. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon sugar (whisk the tablespoon of sugar and teaspoon of cinnamon together) and bake for another 10 minutes or until the crust is a nice golden brown.
- Let it cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting.