Dutch Apple Pie – Gluten Free, Vegan

This gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free Dutch Apple Pie is the perfect Holiday dessert! It has the best flaky pie crust, layers of sweet baked apples, and a sweet and crunchy crumble topping.

This gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free Dutch Apple Pie is the perfect Holiday dessert! It has the best flaky pie crust, layers of sweet baked apples, and a sweet and crunchy crumble topping. #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #refinedsugarfree #applepie #dessert #pie
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I’m so excited to share this recipe with you all today for gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free Dutch Apple Pie! 

It tastes AMAZING

the crust is buttery, the filling has the most delicious soft warm apple flavor, and the topping adds the perfect amount of sweetness and crunch.

This was one of the easier desserts for me to make refined sugar free. Most traditional apple pie recipes call for brown sugar as the sweetener and coconut sugar is a wonderful substitute for brown sugar.  

Figuring out how to make it gluten free was definitely the more difficult part of this recipe. 

I searched and searched and searched for a gluten free pie crust recipe that I thought would be a winner.  

After a lot of trials and a lot of errors, this gluten free pie crust I found from AllergyFreeAlaska.com is the absolute best!

She mentions in her post that it took her three years to perfect and I have no doubt about it.  

It’s perfectly flaky and buttery (vegan butter of course) and I could not tell the difference between this pie crust and a traditional one.  

The only changes I made, were to use vegan butter sticks instead of shortening and I used oat flour instead of sorghum flour.  

I substituted the flour because I don’t typically have sorghum flour on hand but oat flour worked perfectly. 

This gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free Dutch Apple Pie is the perfect Holiday dessert! It has the best flaky pie crust, layers of sweet baked apples, and a sweet and crunchy crumble topping. #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #refinedsugarfree #applepie #dessert #pie

To make this a Dutch apple pie, I made a delicious gluten free flour, coconut sugar, and butter crumble topping instead of layering a second pie crust on top.  

You could always make a second pie crust to use on top, but I love the crunch and sweetness you get from having the crumble on top instead.  

So let’s talk about how you make this gluten free dutch apple pie!

VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE APPLE PIE RECIPE INGREDIENTS:

For the gluten free pie crust, you will need:

  • Oat flour: sorghum flour may also be used
  • Millet flour
  • Arrowroot starch/flour
  • Brown rice flour
  • Xanthan gum
  • Salt
  • Vegan butter: I use “Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks”
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Cold water

For the gluten free apple pie filling, you will need:

  • Apples
  • Coconut sugar: brown sugar can be used instead
  • Corn starch: arrowroot starch can also be used
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Lemon juice

For the gluten free apple pie crumble topping, you will need:

  • Vegan butter: I use “Earth Balance Soy Free Vegan Buttery Sticks”
  • Gluten free all-purpose flour: I use “Better Batter
  • Coconut sugar: brown sugar can be used instead
This gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free Dutch Apple Pie is the perfect Holiday dessert! It has the best flaky pie crust, layers of sweet baked apples, and a sweet and crunchy crumble topping. #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #refinedsugarfree #applepie #dessert #pie

HOW TO MAKE VEGAN GLUTEN FREE APPLE PIE:

To make the gluten free pie crust:

  1. Combine dry ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk oat flour, millet flour, arrowroot starch, brown rice flour, xanthan gum, and salt.
  2. Cut in vegan butter: Using a fork or pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until crumbly.
  3. Add liquid ingredients: Add apple cider vinegar and cold water and mix until a dough is formed.
  4. Roll out the dough: Place the dough onto a floured piece of parchment paper and roll into a 12″ round.Flour the top of the dough as needed to avoid sticking.
  5. Place dough in the pie plate: Place the dough into a 9 inch pie plate. It’s easiest if you drape the dough over the rolling pin and gently place into the dish.
  6. Crimp edges: Leave about 1/2″ of dough for the edges and crimp the edges.
  7. Preheat oven: to 400°F.

To make the gluten free apple pie filling:

  1. Combine all ingredients: Mix all filling ingredients in a large bowl and stir to evenly coat the apples.
  2. Add filling to pie plate: Pour the apple mixture into the pie crust.

To make the gluten free apple pie crumble topping:

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a medium bowl, cream all topping ingredients together until course crumbs are formed. I find this easiest to do with a fork or my hands.
  2. Top the apples: Crumble the topping mixture evenly over the apples and pat down gently to set.
  3. Bake: 45-55 minutes until the crumb topping is a deep golden brown.

I can’t wait to make this again in the next couple of weeks for Thanksgiving and at least two more times around Christmas.  

Did I mention it’s one of my all time favorite holiday desserts?!  

Is Apple pie one of your favorite holiday desserts too or do you have another one at the top of your list?  

I can’t wait to hear about it and hope you all love this Dutch Apple Pie as much as we do! 

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This gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free Dutch Apple Pie is the perfect Holiday dessert! It has the best flaky pie crust, layers of sweet baked apples, and a sweet and crunchy crumble topping. #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #refinedsugarfree #applepie #dessert #pie

Dutch Apple Pie – Gluten Free, Vegan, & Refined Sugar Free

  • Author: Morgan | Just What We Eat
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x

Description

This gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free Dutch Apple Pie is the perfect Holiday dessert! It has the best flaky pie crust, layers of sweet baked apples, and a sweet and crunchy crumble topping.


Ingredients

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For the Crust

  • 1/3 cup oat flour (or sorghum flour)
  • 1/3 cup millet flour
  • 1/3 cup arrowroot starch/flour
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 3/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, cubed (I use “Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks”)
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 35 tbsp cold water

For the Filling

  • 8 cups apples, sliced, cored, and peeled (about 6 large apples)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

For the Topping

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened (I use “Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks”)
  • 1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour (I use “Better Batter“)
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)

Instructions

For the Crust

  1. In a large bowl, whisk oat flour, millet flour, arrowroot starch, brown rice flour, xanthan gum, and salt.
  2. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until crumbly.
  3. Add apple cider vinegar and cold water and mix until a dough is formed.
  4. Place the dough onto a floured piece of parchment paper and roll into a 12″ round. Flour the top of the dough as needed to avoid sticking.
  5. Place the dough into a 9 inch pie plate. It’s easiest if you drape the dough over the rolling pin and gently place into the dish.
  6. Leave about 1/2″ of dough for the edges and crimp the edges.
  7. Preheat oven to 400°F.

For the Filling

  1. Mix all filling ingredients in a large bowl and stir to evenly coat the apples.
  2. Pour the apple mixture into the pie crust.

For the Topping

  1. In a medium bowl, cream all topping ingredients together until course crumbs are formed.  I find this easiest to do with a fork or my hands.
  2. Crumble the topping mixture evenly over the apples and pat down gently to set.
  3. Bake for 45-55 minutes until the crumb topping is a deep golden brown.

Notes

Crust recipe adapted from Allergy Free Alaska

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