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Dairy Free Apple Pie

My idea of a perfect Winter weekend starts with a morning cup of coffee and a homemade apple pie next to it – the kind that is a perfect balance between tart and sweet, complete with a flaky dough that melts in your mouth.


I have been using this recipe for years, I made it fit my kitchen a little more, by replacing the butter with vegan butter so it’s dairy free (we host a lot of guests during weekends and some are lactose intolerant), I also replaced half of the flour with spelt flour for health reasons and because I like the flakiness it adds.

 Traditionally the filling is made with granny smith apples, I like mixing it up. I use 4 granny smith apples and 3 red apples (usually “Pink Lady”) it works better for the kids as it’s sweeter this way. Baking is one of my daughter’s favorite activity to do with me. She loves rolling the dough, mixing the apples with the spices etc. it’s a nice way for us to have some mother-daughter time, we put on our favorite music sing along and play with dough. As you can see in the pictures her favorite furry toy 

 

puppy must be part of the fun.

 

Nondairy apple pie

 

Ingredients:non dairy apple pie
For the crust
1 cup spelt flour (or all-purpose flour)
1 cup self-rise flour
8 ounces vegan butter
1 egg
1 packet of vanilla sugar (9 grams)
1 tablespoon sugar

Apple filling
7 apples pilled and sliced into small cubes (for the traditional flavor use all Granny Smith apples, if you like it sweeter mix it up)
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon cinnamondairy free apple pie
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Directions
I like making the crust by hand but  you can use a mixer if you prefer.
Whisk together the flours, sugar, vanilla sugar. Chop the vegan butter into cubes, and using your fingers work it into the dry ingredients, add the egg and knead until it’s cohesive.

Divide the dough into 2 equal balls and let it cool in the fridge for 2 hours.

In the meantime, mix the chopped apples with the sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg, sprinkle the lemon juice on and let the mixture absorb the flavors.
Once the dough cooled, roll it into 2 discs. Place 1 disc in a lightly greased pie pan.
Add the apple filling.dairy free apple pie
Use the second disc to top the pie off. If you like the lettuce weaved top you can do what I do and use a Youtube video like this one  to keep you on track with the right way to do it
For a shiny top you can brush a little egg and spread some sugar on top.
Preheat oven to 375° F degrees. Let the pie bake for 20 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 370°F and bake for 40 more minutes.
Let it cool completely before slicing. I LOVE serving it with a ball of vanilla ice cream or a little whipped cream next to it.

Enjoy!
If you like Dairy free desserts check out the
Dairy free Chocolate treats recipe 

 

8 thoughts on “Dairy Free Apple Pie

  1. Yuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmy I love apple pie and it’s been sooooooo long since I made one. I might have to remind myself of my nana’s recipe!!! Thank you for sharing and reminding me of good times baking with my nana!!

    1. I hope my daughter would have these kind of nice memories too. If you do remember your nana’s recipe, I would love to read it.

  2. With simple, well-known treats like this is is essential to identify and amplify those little touches that make the real difference. Thanks for this simple twist (vegan butter) on a classic!

    1. Thank you for reading and your kind words:) I love the simple treats and always looking for way to make them a touch healthier for my family.

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