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Or “What the Yankee Candle Factory would taste like if it were a food”
(I don’t know about other Yankee stores, but the one near me always smells of cinnamon.)

Here’s a summary of my post today: First, I am going to give you a recipe for a delicious Fall beverage. Next, I am going to introduce a magic ingredient that will transform said “Fall beverage” into a luscious pudding. Ready? Here goes!

Recipe #1:
Apple Pie in a Glass


  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 snack-sized container of applesauce (or 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Tiny dash salt
  • sweetener of choice, as desired

Mix everything in the blender (or use a hand blender). Serve either warm or cold.

But wait! Let’s backtrack a little, shall we? What if you didn’t want to drink your apple pie, but eat it in pudding form? That’s where Secret Agent Agar comes in.

Recipe #2:

Apple Pie Pudding

Serves 2


  • 1 and 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • 2 containers applesauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon agar flakes
  • Tiny dash salt
  • sweetener of choice, as desired

Heat the milk and agar flakes in a small pot, stirring occasionally. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 5 more minutes, until the agar flakes are dissolved (mine never dissolve completely, but that’s okay). Turn off the heat and add the applesauce, cinnamon, and sugar (if using), and stir until it’s all mixed up. It’s not supposed to be thick yet, so don’t worry! Put the pot in the fridge and let it cool for at least three hours (You can let it sit for much longer if you want. I usually proceed the next day). The mixture should be gelatinous now. Using a hand blender, blend until creamy. (Note: You can halve the recipe to serve one, but it’s easier to blend if you make two servings.) Serve and enjoy.

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. shelby says:

    Apple pie in a bowl?!?! I’m gonna make this as soon as I can. Ooo maybe for breakfast. With pancakes you say, hmmm.

  2. Fitnessista says:

    what great recipes! thank you for sharing 😀
    i will definitely be trying the first but can’t make the second yet because agar flakes (or powder) are nowhere to be found here!
    hope you have a great day!

  3. Cookiemouse says:

    Apple pie in a glass? Ha, ha! Great idea!

  4. Vegyogini says:

    You’re so innovative, CCV!

  5. Lauren says:

    i love love LOVE apple pie..i need to make thanks for the recipe! :)

  6. Virginia says:

    thats a great drink idea! i am weird about puddings so that doesn’t work for me but as a drink it sounds great!!

  7. magpie says:

    I love the smell of apple pie :) This sounds so yummy. I have yet to use agar agar.

  8. vegannurse says:

    Katie, you never cease to amaze me! This looks like another yummy recipe to try, for sure!

    I have it bookmarked (along with many other of your recipes), can’t wait to try them!

  9. Lauren says:

    YUM! I LOVE APPLE PIE! This sounds amazing..

  10. Lisa says:

    ooh, yum.

    … did you say pancakes?


  11. Becca says:

    Apple pie in a bowl! Sounds like heaven!

  12. imadedinner says:

    Agar freaks me out, I don’t know why… but I may have to try this!

  13. ConsiderEatz! says:

    OK wow, I just made applesauce, I’ve gotta try that Apple pie in a glass , sounds heavenly :)

  14. Cody says:

    I haven’t been brave enough to try Apple Pie in a Glass so far in my life… it’s surfaced quite a few times.

    The pudding sounds yummy, though.

  15. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    Too bad they don’t sell agar in Lubbock! You know how it is here.

  16. Joanna says:

    i don’t know about you, but i can’t wait for thanksgiving where there’s real apple pie!!! i’m pretty sure the only way i can have it is if i make my own vegan version, but if that’s what it takes, then i’m makin one!!

  17. Megan says:

    MMMMM! They both sound great! I can’t wait to try them both! 😀

  18. Meg says:

    Oh thank you for both of these recipes! They are both fabulous!

  19. mad about udon says:

    Thats actually a pretty brilliant idea.

  20. Wholesome Foodie says:

    That sounds absolutely delightful!

  21. Urban Vegan says:

    Fun. Secret agent agar and I are pretty tight, as you know.

  22. Amanda says:

    clever! now i must find this ingredient…never heard of it before today.

  23. TavoLini says:

    man, and here I was thinking the secret ingredient would be soy yogurt!

    I dig the agar–way to work in a surprise :) I’ll take two, please!

  24. alaina says:

    oooh YUM! i never thought about an apple smoothie-type concoction, let alone pudding.

  25. shellyfish says:

    yum yum yum. i love agar!! it helps you do anything!

  26. CeciLiA says:

    holy freaking jebus!!! For once, I have EVERY SINGLE INGREDIENT that I need in my pantry *woot* I’m so gonna freaking make this pudding a.s.a.p!!!!

    p.s.: FYI, NO, I’m not procrastinating again (promise!) … I’m just err … taking a break from all that study :0)

  27. lighterportions says:

    Hahah that sounds amazing. I’ll have to keep my eye out for agar flakes but in the meantime I’ve got everything else to make that wonderful sounding Apple Pie in a glass. Can’t go wrong with drinkable pie… mmmmm.

  28. Jen says:

    yep, gonna try that.

    and also, tag you’re it! see my blog for details.

    xo jen

  29. GroundedFitness says:

    what a good idea! I can manage making that, lol.

    Kelly Turner

  30. Catherine says:

    OMG yum! I’m guessing I can find agar in health food stores, but do you know if Whole Foods carries it??

  31. Maya says:

    wow delish:)

  32. Ricki says:

    Seriously, you are just too cute!

    I love the pudding version–will give it a try!

  33. River says:

    Ooh magic!! Can I be your assistant? I can make that apple pie pudding disappear into my belly in just seconds! Now you see it… now you don’t!

  34. Brooke says:

    katie you have the most innovative smoothie recipes! i love anything apple related so i will have to make this pudding. now i need agar!

    p.s do not worry, you are busy as it is! love you :)

  35. Vegan_Noodle says:

    Apple pie pudding with pancakes sounds perfect! No doctors needed here!

  36. aTxVegn says:

    Yum! I love pies without the crust.

  37. coulditbeseitan says:

    Apple pie in a glass! Brilliant! I’ve always said an apple pie a day keeps the doctor away. No one ever agreed with me before …

  38. kirsten says:

    wow that looks amazing !!

  39. federal vegan (kate) says:

    I made this and I *love*it! Thanks for another great idea! I might try it out with pumpkin next time.

  40. catalinamaya says:

    I made this yesterday, and the aroma was heavenly! Unfortunately, I didn’t have the agar flakes – but I did find a tiny package in my local organic food store for $11 (uh, no thanks!) – so, I subsituted Xanthan Gum, and it got REALLY vicous!

    As a novice to the science of various thickening gums, I think 2 teaspoons of the Xanthan may have been a little too much… :/