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.
- 1 ½ cups white spelt flour
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 2 pounds Granny Smith (about 5 medium, peeled, cored, and sliced)
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon spelt flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Pinch sea salt
- ¾ cup white spelt flour
- ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
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.