Vegan Ancient Grain Apple Pie with Crumble Topping

August 20, 2017

I was taking baking classes online and one of my final assignments, I had to create my own farm to table pie.  I was excited at the idea of making my own dessert, using the ingredients I wanted and coming up with all the ideas on my own.  I had been super interested in the vegan section of my baking classes and now was my opportunity to really showcase my passions.  I have made and had many an apple pie in my day.  I took a mixture of things I enjoyed in different recipes and changed up the ingredients to try and make it a bit of a healthier and vegan version.  I only used ancient grain flours.  These contain multiple health benefits and aren’t refined like AP flour, which in turn means they are better for you.  The buckwheat flour has a bit of a nutty note, which pairs well with the apples and cinnamon.  I also made sure not to use any refined sugar.  Only natural sweetness in this baby.  As a result, this pie wasn’t super sweet, but when paired with ice-cream, it was the perfect amount of sweetness.  I enjoyed the pie all on its own too.  Once your taste buds get more accustomed to these ‘healthier’ flavors, the overwhelmingly sweet flavors of desserts are not missed one bit.  Don’t get me wrong, I love double chocolate this, and super indulgent treats too.  It’s just a nice break having something that isn’t so rich and vegan as well.  This would be a great breakfast also, as it was like an apple strudel treat.  I’m quite happy with how this turned out and I hope you all enjoy it too!

 

 

 

 


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Vegan Ancient Grain Apple Pie with Crumble Topping
an apple pie that is vegan and contains no refined flours or sugars. Ancient grains are used for a satisfying and healthier alternative to the traditional American classic
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40-50 minutes
Servings
whole pie
Ingredients
Crust
Filling
Crumble Topping
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40-50 minutes
Servings
whole pie
Ingredients
Crust
Filling
Crumble Topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F Starting with the crust, cut butter into the flour and salt until pea size pieces form
  2. Add water until a dough forms and pulls away from the bowl. Add more water if needed until this happens
  3. Form dough into a disc and roll out into a circle with a rolling pin. Lay over an 8" pie pan and refrigerate until apples are ready
  4. Add cut apple to the bowl and toss with all filling ingredients except the butter. Add the apples to the crust in the pan and then top this with the 1 Tbsp of butter-cut into little pieces
  5. Mix all Crumble ingredients in a bowl until crumbly and piecey. Spread over pie until evenly coated
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 40-50 minutes. It the topping starts to cook too quickly and burn, cover with foil while finishing baking
  7. Cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting
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2 Comments
    1. This looks absolutely delicious, sweetheart! This is one of my favorite desserts and a perfect dessert for fall! Great job, and keep creating these wonderful, delicious masterpieces!

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