Who doesn’t love apple pie? This one is simple and delicious…and of course, it’s vegan!
Vegan Apple Crumb Pie
Inspiration: All Recipes (adapted)
Serious Eats: Rationale for pouring boiling water over apples
1 (9 inch) deep dish pie shell
3 pounds of apples, sliced about ¼ inch thick (I use a mixture of granny smith and honey crisp or gala apples)
2 ½ quarts of boiling water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
5 tablespoons vegan margarine
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Place apple slices in a large bowl or pot.
- Pour boiling water directly over them. Cover and set aside at room temperature for ten minutes.
- Drain apples well and let sit in a colander in the sink, tossing occasionally until completely dry, about 10 minutes.
- While the apples are draining use the same bowl and combine sugar, cinnamon, salt, and flour.
- In another bowl or in a food processor, mix 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of brown sugar.
- Cut in margarine until mixture is crumbly.
- Add the apples to the bowl with the sugar/cinnamon/flour/salt along with the vanilla extract.
- Toss until the apples are coated evenly.
- Spoon mixture into a pastry shell.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar/flour mixture over the apple filling.
- Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove the foil and bake for another 30 minutes until the top is golden brown.
- Cool on a wire rack for at least 2 hours before cutting.