One of my favorite things about this vegan apple pie is the way the crust rises into the bottom layer of apples, which not only tastes delicious but also makes it easily sliceable. I've made the crust with oats and spelt flour, but you can completely skip the oats and use more Spelt if you desire. Be sure to allow it cool completely before slicing as the juices need to thicken. Even though this is a vegan version, feel free to top it with whipped cream! It tastes amazing with unsweetened coconut yogurt as well.
- 1 ¼ cup/130 g white spelt flour
- 1 cup/90 g fine oats
- 6 ½ Tbsp/100 ml coconut oil or olive oil
- 6 ½ Tbsp/100 ml maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp cold water
- 8 jabolk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp tapioca or corn starch
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. To make the Vegan Apple Pie with Oatmeal and Spelt Crust Line the bottom of a 22 cm spring form pan with parchment paper.
Make the crust. Add flours, oats and salt to a medium bowl and stir to combine. In another bowl whisk together the coconut oil, maple syrup and water. Add to flour mixture and stir to combine. Mixture should form a firm, soft dough; add more water a teaspoon at a time if mixture is slightly dry. Evenly press into pan, pressing all the way up the sides. I like a very thick crust but you can use less dough if you wish and use up whatever is left for decorating the top of the apples. Set aside.
Make the filling. Add peeled and sliced apples to a large pot along with remaining ingredients and toss until evenly combined. Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes so the juices start bubbling and thickening. You don’t want to overcook it and get apple puree, it will continue to cook in the oven, so be careful, no more than 20 minutes of cooking the apples. Next up, pour apple mixture into the crust and lightly press down to fit all the apples in. Bake for an hour. If you see that it needs more, bake for another 15 minutes. It will thicken once it’s cooled. Pie is ready when the juices have thickened and edge of crust is a deep golden. Remove from oven and set aside to cool completely before running a pallet knife around the edges of the pan and carefully removing sides. Voila! Vegan Apple Pie with Oatmeal and Spelt Crust is ready to slice, serve and share!
Let me know if it was well accepted with your family. Please feel free to change apples to anything thats seasonal in your country, it could be pears, berries or quince.
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