As the leaves start to change and the air turns crisp, it can only mean one thing: it’s time for apple pie. And let me tell you, there’s nothing quite like a homemade apple pie to make your taste buds dance with delight.
Let me share with you a secret: the key to making the perfect apple pie is all in the crust. And lucky for you, I have the flakiest, most delicious vegan pie crust recipe in all the land. So let’s get baking!
First up, we need to gather our ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need for the crust:
– 2 cups of all-purpose flour
– 1 tsp of salt
– 1 tsp of sugar
– ¾ cup of vegan butter (such as Earth Balance)
– 4-6 tbsp of ice water
And for the filling:
– 6 cups of thinly sliced Granny Smith apples (about 6 medium apples)
– ¾ cup of sugar
– 2 tbsp of all-purpose flour
– 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
– ¼ tsp of salt
– 1 tbsp of vegan butter
Now, let’s get started.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and sugar. Cut the vegan butter into small pieces and blend it into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add the ice water, one tablespoon at a time, stirring until the dough comes together in a ball. Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
While the dough is chilling, preheat your oven to 375°F. In another bowl, mix together the sliced apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
Roll out one of the dough disks on a lightly floured surface until it’s about ⅛ inch thick. Transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie dish, trimming any excess dough hanging over the edge. Fill the crust with the apple mixture and dot with small pieces of vegan butter.
Next, roll out the second dough disk and cut into strips for a lattice crust or use a cookie cutter to make fun little shapes to decorate the top of the pie. Carefully place the dough over the filling, weaving the strips together if making a lattice crust. Trim any excess dough and crimp the edges.
Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
And there you have it, folks. A delicious, homemade apple pie with the flakiest vegan crust you’ve ever tasted. So why wait? Get baking and enjoy!