This wholesome vegan apple pie is one I made for a friend on the weekend, and it is a beautiful, nourishing gluten free and dairyfree dessert. It has lot's of healthy in-season apples and the wheat free pastry will leave you feeling light (yep, that means room for two slices!). Enjoy with some some fresh coconut yoghurt or all on it's glorious own. Yum!!!! BB xxx
2 gluten free vegan flaky pastry crusts which you cna buy in most health food stores, or you can use the homemade pastry I have posted previously, which will be in the recipe index
6 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
3/4 cup coconut sugar
2 tablespoons sorghum flour
2 tablespoons arrowroot starch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon almond milk
The Bondi Baker Method
Step 1- Roll out one of the two of the pastry crusts and fit it into a 9-inch pie plate. Do not trim down the excess dough from the edges of the pie crust.
Step 2- In a large mixing bowl, combine the apples and lemon juice. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, sorghum flour, arrowroot starch, cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Sprinkle the mixture over the apples and toss to coat.
Step 3- Place the apple mixture in the pie shell, including any of the juices that may have accumulated.
Step 4- Roll out the second pie crust and gently place it on top. Trim the overhanging pie crust dough edge about 1 inch from the rim of the pie plate. Fold and roll the top pie crust under the lower pie crust and flute as desired. Use a sharp knife to carefully cut a series of slits, at least 4-8, in the top of the pie crust so the steam can escape. Brush the crust with almond milk (you may not need to use the entire teaspoon), and sprinkle it with optional cane sugar.
Step 5- Place the pie on a baking sheet (to catch drips), and baking in a preheated 180 degree oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 160 degrees (F) and continue baking for another 45-50 minutes. The pie will be done when the crust is golden brown and the apples are soft (carefully insert a knife in one of the steam slits to test the softness). Cool for at least 2 hours before serving.