Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Easy Vegan Apple Pie

Here is a recipe that I have been using for quite some time now. It is the best apple pie and is always a hit at any event I take it too, especially if there is another vegan in the bunch. It is so easy to make that you might make it a little too much ; )

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Oven Temp: 350
Tools: Medium mixing bowl, a good knife, a spatula, measuring cups and spoons, a pie plate

2-3 medium apples
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c sugar
1 c flour
3/4 c vegan butter, melted
1/4 c applesauce

Directions: Cut apples into quarters, this makes them easier to core and peel them. Once they are cored and peeled then cut them into 1/4" slices (doesn't have to be that exact, just don't make them too thin). Place apples into bowl or pie plate and add 1 Tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Toss/mix the apples so the sugar and cinnamon get evenly distributed over all the apples. Spread out fairly evenly over bottom of pie plate. Set aside.
In medium mixing bowl, mix together all other ingredients. Once mixed, divide mixture into four sections and place each section onto a different area of the apples (dividing mixture makes it easier to spread out over apples). Use a spatula or the back of mixing spoon to evenly spread mixture over the apples.
You can add a few apple slices to the top of the pie for decoration or you can just go ahead and place it in the oven.
Bake for approx. 45 min or until top is starting to brown. Let cool for 10 min before serving. Enjoy!

Note: I use a fuji or honeycrisp apple when I make this. Choose apples with a good mixture of red and green (Braeburn apples are a little too soft to use in this recipe). I chose to use these apples in order to reduce the amount of sugar needed. these apples already have a natural sweetness to them and are not tart. When choosing an applesauce I use a natural, no sugar added option. For butter, I use Earth Balance soy free buttery spread, which most Walmarts and Kroger's carry.

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