Vegan Caramel Apple Crumble Pie
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Vegan Caramel Apple Crumble Pie

This vegan caramel apple crumble pie is the epitome of fall comfort desserts. A buttery spelt and coconut oil crust is topped with heaps of spiced Granny Smith apples and mounds of oat-packed crumble. This simple apple pie can be dressed up for the holidays or dressed down for a relaxed Sunday dinner with family.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: plant-based, Vegan
Servings: 12
Author: Ashley

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups white spelt flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

Filling

  • 2 pounds Granny Smith (about 5 medium, peeled, cored, and sliced)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch sea salt

Oat Crumble

  • 3/4 cup white spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Caramel Sauce

Instructions

For the Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with a circle of parchment paper and lightly grease the sides.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, use a fork to stir together the spelt flour and sea salt. Then, stir/mash in the melted coconut oil and maple syrup until thoroughly combined.
  • Transfer the dough to the lined pan and use your fingers to press it evenly into the base. Use a fork to poke holes in the surface to allow the crust to vent.
  • Bake for 12 to 16 minutes, or until very light golden in color. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Leave the oven on.

For the Filling

  • Add the apples, maple syrup, spelt flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt to a large mixing bowl and toss to coat.
  • Spoon the apple filling over the slightly cooled crust, drizzling any residual liquid over top.

For the Oat Crumble

  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the spelt flour, rolled oats, coconut oil, maple syrup, and sea salt until combined.
  • Glob (I know, very proper term) the "crumble" over the apple layer.
  • Place the springform pan on a large baking tray (this will catch any drippings from the pan). Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, or until the crumble topping is light golden brown and feels crisp to the touch, and the apple filling is bubbling.
  • Let cool slightly.
  • Slice and serve with generous drizzles of the caramel.