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How to Make the Perfect Vegan Apple Pie

By Jess Mateljan
Wed 28 April 2021, 11:49am

Ingredients

Pastry

  • 2.5 cups plain flour (375g)
  • 3-4 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup vegan butter (225g) 
  • 4 tbsp cold water

Apple filling

  • 800g apples, peeled & thinly cut
  • 80g brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • 2 tbsp cornflour 

Extras

  • 1 tbsp plant-based milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (optional)
  • Plain flour, as needed

 

Method

Pastry

  1. Mix all dry pastry ingredients in a bowl. Add the butter & water, and work them into the dry mixture using your fingers.
  2. Once mixture forms a dough, cover & place in fridge for 0.5-1 hour.

Apple filling

  1. Add all apple filling ingredients into a bowl & mix together so apples are coated. Cover & place in fridge / on bench.

Pie

  1. Grease a pie dish with vegan butter / oil.
  2. Break the dough in half, & roll out one half on a floured surface. Roll the dough into a circle large enough so edges of pastry will hang slightly over the sides of the pie dish.
  3. Once in dish, place a few small holes in the dough using a fork.
  4. Add apple mixture, ensuring it is spread evenly across the dough.
  5. Roll out the other half of the dough on a floured surface, & use a knife to cut it into 8 strips. Weave strips in a lattice design, pinching the pastry together at the sides. 
  6. Trim any overhanging pastry.
  7. Brush the top of the pie with plant-based milk, & sprinkle sugar on top (optional).
  8. Cook for 45-50 minutes.
  9. Allow pie to cool then serve with vegan icecream
Jess Mateljan

Jess is the Administration Assistant at Farm Transparency Project.