Vegan Caramel Apple Pie

Vegan Apple Pie is absolutely an essential part of any holiday dessert spread, and when you make it this way, no one at your gathering will even question whether it’s vegan or not. Believe – there is nothing less indulgent or decadent about this pie!

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Thanksgiving is a little different for me this year, and I have to say I’m not very happy about it. 

A couple of things – 

First. My wife will be away for military duties over the Thanksgiving holiday. What a bummer, right?! I 110% support her in all she does, and often that means having to sacrifice holiday time spent together. Or weekends as a family because she has to spend time working for the military. 

It’s fine. But I love me some Thanksgiving and will definitely be missing her presence this year. 

You can bet I’m thankful for facetime and international calling plans this year!

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Secondly.

For various reasons, my family (as in my siblings and parents) are not all on the same page with a number of issues and will not be spending the holiday together. In fact, we haven’t spent time together as a complete family in over a year… maybe 2!

We’re not a big family. I only have 2 siblings and there’s only 5 grandkids total. So when someone’s missing, it’s noticed. And it sucks.

For the record, I’m not one of the people who have any issues with anyone – I have no problem with us all being together as a family. Zero judgment on any issues.

Even if there are Trump voters in my family…

AAAANYWAY.

So Thanksgiving this year. It’s different. It’s not my favorite. 

 
But at least there will be pie, right? There has always got to be pie. Specifically my caramel apple pie.
Even more specifically, I decided to give it a vegan makeover without making over the flavor. Because woah, you just don’t wanna mess with a masterpiece like my apple pie.
 
So I managed to overhaul it without even noticing a flavor change. In fact, this may be the best version I’ve made yet!
 

Here – you can see in the recipe video just how easy it is to make a vegan apple pie: 

Oh and because I’m left all alone with a whole apple pie – I’m trying something new. I wrapped up individual pieces and put them in a freezer bag. I’ll take one out and defrost as I want a piece. Think it’ll work?? I’m really hoping so.

Also, then I can celebrate with my wife when she returns!

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Vegan Caramel Apple Pie

Vegan Apple Pie is absolutely an essential part of any holiday dessert spread, and when you make it this way, no one at your gathering will even question whether it's vegan or not.

Ingredients
  • 1 double pie crust vegan
  • 1 cup vegan butter
  • 6 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6-7 large granny smith apples peeled, cored, and sliced
Instructions
  1. Melt 1 cup vegan butter in a sauce pan. Stir in 6 Tablespoons flour to form a paste. Add 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce temperature, and simmer for 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with sliced apples, mounded slightly. Top with about half of the sugary caramel sauce.

  3. Cover with a top crust, using whatever technique you feel comfortable with. A full crust, lattice work, or some other variation you prefer. Gently pour the remaining caramel over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off. Top with a few shakes of cinnamon.

  4. Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees F. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F, and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes.

  5. Once finished baking, let sit out for at least 4 hours, preferably closer to 12 hours. This is a perfect pie to make the day before.

 

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