If your New Year's Resolution is to bake more, this is the perfect treat to start off the year with because who does not love a good apple pie? This recipe produces a superb pie – the mixture of spice, apples, and sweetness cannot be beat. Feel free to eat it plain or top it with whatever vegan whipped cream or ice cream that you like.
What You Need:
For the Crust:
3 cups of flour
½ tsp. of salt
½ tsp. of sugar
1 cup of vegan butter or other vegan shortening
½ cup of non-dairy milk
For the Filling:
1 cup of craisins
2 Tbs. of whiskey (optional)
6 medium apples (ex. Granny Smith, Macoun, Stayman Winesap, Honeycrisp)
½ cup of brown sugar
2 tsp. of cinnamon
To Make the Crust:
Mix the flour, salt, and sugar together.
Cut in the butter or shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. (Or use a food processor).
Gradually add in the milk until the dough comes together.
Divide in half, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
To Make the Filling:
Add the whiskey to the craisins and let soak while prepping the apples. If not using whiskey, just measure out 1 cup of craisins.
Peel and slice the apples into thin slices.
Mix the apples with the sugar and cinnamon. Add the craisins and any liquid.
To Bake the Pie:
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Take dough out of refrigerator and roll each half on a floured surface into a circle about 13 inches in diameter.
Fit one of the circles into the pie pan. Fill the pan with the apple craisin mixture. Top with the other dough circle.
Crimp the edges to seal and cut some slits in the top crust for steam to escape.
Bake for about 1 hour or until nicely browned.
Serve warm or at room temperature.