Easy Vegan & Gluten-Free Apple Pie! Just 10 Ingredients | picklesnhoney.com #recipe #vegan #glutenfree #apple #pie #dessert #thanksgiving

Easy Vegan and Gluten-Free Apple Pie

Easy Vegan & Gluten-Free Apple Pie! Just 10 Ingredients | picklesnhoney.com #recipe #vegan #glutenfree #apple #pie #dessert #thanksgiving

Apple pie is one of those desserts that I bet you reserve for going out and treating yourself. Am I right?

Most versions are complicated or at least time-consuming to make yourself. There’s peeling a million apples (peeling produce is my nemesis—I just can’t seem to not destroy the fruit/veggie in the process), making the crust with just enough flour and just enough butter (and praying it doesn’t crumble), and then baking the pie only to have that beautiful tower of apples shrink down into a sad, concave pile of mush. Apple pie can be hard. I hear you.

This apple pie though…this one is from the new, very chic vegan cookbook, The Plantpower Way, and let me tell you: it is easy. Here’s why:

NO peeling apples!
NO messing with finicky pie dough!

It’s just 10 simple ingredients, it takes 40 minutes to bake, and you’re going to feel good about eating this one because it’s pretty darn wholesome too. The crust is made of walnuts, flaxseeds, and dates, which means it’s loaded with healthy fats and has a good dose of protein, so a little goes a long way in feeling satisfied. Compared to traditional pie crust, this one’s a cinch to make.

In other words: this vegan and gluten-free apple pie recipe is yours for the baking. Plus, that gorgeous apple spiral! It’s going to wow at your next holiday celebration.

P.S. If you feel like vegan food is all hippie-dippy and patchouli and that doesn’t get you jazzed, The Plantpower Way might be the perfect cookbook for you. It showcases gorgeous (and dare I say glamorous?), wholesome vegan recipes that are easy to prepare without the crunchy granola vibes. Think: bright white, California sun, and mid-century modern design as the backdrop. Dreamy.

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Easy Vegan and Gluten-Free Apple Pie

Easy Vegan & Gluten-Free Apple Pie! Just 10 Ingredients | picklesnhoney.com #recipe #vegan #glutenfree #apple #pie #dessert #thanksgiving

Easy Vegan and Gluten-Free Apple Pie

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: one 13" tart pan


Cook Time: 40 mins

Just 10 ingredients and under an hour to make. This vegan and gluten-free apple pie has a crisp taste that will feed your body and satisfy your sweet craving!

Easy Vegan & Gluten-Free Apple Pie! Just 10 Ingredients | picklesnhoney.com #recipe #vegan #glutenfree #apple #pie #dessert #thanksgiving

Easy Vegan and Gluten-Free Apple Pie

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Ingredients

For the filling:

  • 6 apples (red, pink, or green local variety), cored and sliced in very thin sections
  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • juice of 1 lemon

For the crust:

  • 2 cups raw walnuts
  • pinch Celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
  • 10 dates, soaked in filtered water for 30 minutes and pitted
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: one 13" tart pan

Cook Time: 40 mins

Just 10 ingredients and under an hour to make. This vegan and gluten-free apple pie has a crisp taste that will feed your body and satisfy your sweet craving!

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Combine the apples with the sugar, arrowroot, spices, and lemon juice. Toss and set aside.
  • In a food processor, pulse the walnuts until mealy. Next, add the sea salt and pulse a few times. Add the flaxseeds and pulse again. With the motor running, drop one pitted date at a time into the processor. The mixture will ball up on one side of the bowl and form a dough.
  • Grease a 13" tart pan with the coconut oil. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of the pan.
  • Arrange the apples in a circular fashion starting at the edge. As you finish one round, begin again and add another layer and another until you finish creating a spiral flower pattern.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, or until the apples are soft and golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Slice, serve, and enjoy.

Reprinted from The Plantpower Way by arrangement with Avery Books. Copyright © 2015, Rich Roll & Julie Piatt.

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  1. One of the prettiest apple pies I’ve seen <3

    1. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? Such a great idea to arrange the apple slices that way.

  2. Gorgeous! My nieces all have Celiac, so I’m saving this for when they’re old enough to appreciate a good apple pie. 🙂

    1. Oh, I’m so happy your nieces will be able to enjoy this apple pie!

  3. This looks like a tart you might find in a Parisian patisserie – do dainty and delicious. I can’t wait to try it.

  4. OH man! I want that apple pie! looks so good! love walnut crust. so soft and crunchy!

  5. Oooh I love a good apple pie, very pretty yours is too! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Amy! The PlantPower Way did a very nice job styling this apple pie. It’s almost too pretty to eat…almost. 😉

  6. Mai says

    Can I substitute the Arrowroot powder with something else?

    1. Hi Mai! While I can’t speak on behalf of the recipe creators (this recipe is from The Plantpower Way Cookbook), I can tell you that my dad made this pie yesterday using cornstarch instead of arrowroot. I would think potato starch would work well too. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Scott says

    I need to find some arrowroot powder because this pie looks delicious 🙂

    1. Franka says

      Looks delicious…but could you convert in grams please?

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