Classic Apple Pie

Apple pie is a dessert of enduring popularity. Eat it on its own or top with coconut whipped cream or vegan vanilla ice cream. This vegan version is pure poetry, it’s crunchy, light, sweet but not too sweet, exactly what a real treat should taste like. Give it a try, I guarantee you’ll love it.

Preparation Time: Approx. 2 Hours

Ingredients

CRUST:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 tbsp spread/vegan margarine
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar

APPLE FILLING:

  • 2 apples thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup raisins

Preparation:

Crust:
Place all the ingredients in a big bowl and mix with a fork until the dough starts to clear the sides of the bowl and comes together.

Divide the dough into two parts, one slightly bigger than the other and place each half in cling film wrap, shaping into a disc as you wrap.
Place both dough discs in the refrigerator for one hour.

Apple filling:
Mix in all the ingredients and stir gently and set aside for 15 minutes.

Putting the pie together:
Take the bigger disc from the fridge and roll it out to about 12 inches, using as much flour as you need to keep it from sticking to the surface. Keep moving the dough as you roll it to ensure it does not stick.

Open the dough onto a greased 8 inches round springform pie pan.
Pour the filling into the crust. Place the baking tray into the refrigerator while you prepare the top crust using the second disc of dough.

Open the second disc, lay the pastry lid over the apples pressing the edges together to seal. Trim the edge with a sharp knife and make 5 little slashes on top of the lid for the steam to escape.

Sprinkle 1 tbsp of light brown sugar on the crust. This gives some additional sweetness and helps the crust brown.

Bake it at 350F for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve while still warm from the oven with vegan whipped cream or vegan vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

This recipes comes from Essential Vegan at http://essentialvegan.co.uk