Monday, March 18, 2013

Scrumptious Vegan Apple Pie

Scrumptious Vegan Apple Pie
Traditional recipes are what comfort food is made of. These recipes have classic flavors and always served with hearty and loving memories. Nothing makes you love these dishes more and they always have a place in your heart year after year. Apple Pie is definitely one of those recipes that stay in your heart and defines traditional and classic. With its flaky crust and spiced, sweet, and tart flavors, it just screams comfort food. Always great for any holiday or just on a day your feeling is special. Perfect served by itself or with vegan ice cream and/or vegan whipped cream. All you need is a slice and a smile to end your night with this classic dish. Enjoy!

Vegan Apple Pie


-5 to 6 medium Apples, peeled, cored, and cut into slices
-3 Tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
-1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 teaspoon to sprinkle on top
-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon kosher salt
-3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
-1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
Vegan Pie Crust (recipe below)


Heat oven to 400 Degrees

Cut each peeled apple in half length wise, cut again length wise and remove the core. Combine in a bowl with the juice, 1/2 cup sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

Finished Filling

Roll out half the pie dough and drape it over a 9- or 10-inch pie pan to extend about 1/2-inch over the rim. Don't stretch the dough; if it's too small, just put it back on the board and re-roll it.

Measuring Vegan Dough

Fill the pie with the apple mixture. Brush the edge of the bottom pie crust with the vegan milk wash or a little cooking spray so the top crust will adhere. Top with the second crust and trim the edges to about 1-inch over the rim. Tuck the edge of the top crust under the edge of the bottom crust and crimp the 2 together with your fingers or a fork. Brush the entire top crust with the vegan milk wash or a little cooking spray, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar, and cut 4 or 5 slits of the top. If you have extra dough, roll out and use your favorite cookie cuter and add a decorations (if desired). Make sure to add it before doing the wash, spray, and sugar

Finished Pie Shell

Finished Pie Shell & Filling

Pre-Baked Vegan Apple Pie

Place the pie on a sheet pan and bake for 1 hours, or until the crust is browned and the juices begin to bubble out. Serve warm or chilled. Great served with vegan ice cream or vegan whipped cream and coffee. Enjoy!

Finished Vegan Apple Pie

Perfect Pie Crust

-3/4 cup very cold Crisco
-3 cups all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon kosher salt
-1 Tablespoon sugar
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
-1/3 cup coconut shortening
-1/2 cup ice water

Scoop Crisco and place it in the refrigerator while you prepare the flour mixture. Place the flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse a few times to mix. Add the chilled Crisco and coconut shortening. Pulse until the Crisco is the size of peas. When formed into pea sized  pieces, pour the ice water down the feed tube (while running) and pulse the machine until the dough begins to form a ball. Place your formed dough onto a floured board or counter and roll into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until you need it.

Vegan Dough Ball

When the dough has set take it out. Cut the dough in half. Roll each piece on a well-floured board into a circle, rolling from the center out to the edge, turn and flouring the dough to make sure it doesn't stick to the board or rolling pin. Fold the dough in half or roll over the rolling pin, place in a pie pan, and fit it into the pan. Repeat with the top crust. At this point you are ready to fill your shell and then add your top crust. 

Rolled Out Dough

Fitting to the Pie Pan


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