cooking Time
1:00
serves
4
preparation Time
1:00

Vegan Apple Pies

Apple pie is one of those classic, hearty and comforting desserts that often takes me back to a particular time, place or memory. It's so yummy when served warm with a scoop of ice-cream, and there's not reason vegans have to miss out! My recipe is easy to follow and makes four individual pies or one small share pie, and uses the technique I read about years ago (I wish I remember where!) of microwaving the apple filling prior to cooking the pie in the oven, giving the apple an extra chance to cook through and leaving you with a soft filling and crunchy crust. It's another one of my recipes that also freezes well, so make a batch before a dinner party and reheat in the oven just before your lucky guests arrive!

Ingredients for the pastry

  • 400g plain flour
  • 60g caster sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200g vegan butter
  • 1 1/2 tbs cold water

Ingredients for the filling

  • 600g apple, peeled, cored and sliced into pieces (approximately 6 apples)
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbs cornflour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spiced
  • Extra caster sugar
Vegan apple pie recipe

 

Apple pies
Vegan dessert

 

Apple pies
Vegan apple pie
Vegan apple pies

Instructions for the pastry

  • Preheat oven to approximately 180 degrees Celsius and set aside four individual tart cases or a larger one if you're prefer to make one pie.
  • Place all all dry ingredients into a food processor and blend until combined.
  • Add butter and blend again, this time until mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  • Add water and mix until the pastry comes together.
  • Cover and place in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes.
  • When ready to use, roll out pastry and place into prepared cases, leaving aside enough to cover the tops of each one.

Ingredients for the filling

  • Place apple pieces, sugar, cornflour, cinnamon and mixed spice in a heatproof bowl and heat in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Divide mixture evenly into cases, using both the apple and the liquid.
  • Cover with extra pastry, sprinkle with sugar and pierce the top of each one.
  • Place in the oven and cook for approximately 1 hour, or until the pastry is brown and an inserted skewer easily cuts into the apple mixture. 
  • Serve warm with your favourite vegan ice-cream, or store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer until ready to serve. 

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