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Healthy Apple Pie Recipe

Flaky homemade pie crust, sweet cinnamon apples, and buttery oatmeal crumble. This homestyle healthy apple pie is good beyond words!

Healthy Apple Pie - with healthy homemade pie crust & buttery crumble. SO GOOD https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2015/11/30/healthy-apple-pie-recipe-vegan/ @choccoveredkt
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Not weighed down by butter and sugar, the apples in this pie really shine.

Last week, I took the train from DC to spend Thanksgiving with my sister in New York City.

Holed up in her cozy Manhattan apartment, we watched old movies in our pajamas while eating apple pie topped with Coconut Ice Cream.

Surprised at how delicate and buttery the pie turned out, my sister (who is as far away from being vegan as one could possibly get) had to ask me three separate times:

Are you SURE there’s no butter in this?!

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Flaky homemade pie crust, sweet cinnamon apples, and buttery oatmeal crumble – This homestyle Dutch apple pie is good beyond words! https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/ @choccoveredkt
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NO butter, no lard or shortening.

The healthy apple pie recipe can also be sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.

It always shocks me to see how much butter and sugar are called for in traditional apple pie recipes.

The sweet apple flavor should take center stage in an apple pie; yet these recipes add so much unnecessary fat and sugar that they completely mask the apple, and fat and sugar end up being all you can taste.

There’s really no need for all those empty calories.

Leftover apples? Make this Apple Crisp Recipe

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The following healthy apple pie recipe relies on naturally sweet apples and cinnamon for sweetness, and you have the option of using stevia if you want to cut back on the sugar even further.

Even if you opt to use real sugar here, the sugar will still only be around half the amount called for in traditional Dutch apple pie recipes.

What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving in the Big Apple than with homemade apple pie?

(And by staying far away from Macy’s Herald Square on Thanksgiving night…)

P.S. My sister wasn’t the only reason I was in NYC last week…

I’ll give more details as soon as I’m able, but for now I can leave you with a hint:

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Flaky homemade pie crust, sweet cinnamon apples, and buttery oatmeal crumble – This homestyle Dutch apple pie is good beyond words! https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/ @choccoveredkt
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Even in my sister’s tiny NYC apartment where you can barely turn around, this healthy apple pie was super easy to make.

Bonus points that it only calls for a few basic ingredients. Food in New York is expensive!

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Healthy Apple Pie Recipe

With a flaky homemade pie crust, sweet cinnamon apples, and buttery oatmeal crumble, this healthy apple pie recipe is perfect for the holidays.
4.91/5 (58)
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 8 – 10 slices

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/3 cups spelt, white, oat, or gf ap flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar of choice (or erythritol for sugar free)
  • 1/4 tsp each: cinnamon and salt
  • 1/4 cup oil or butter spread
  • 2 tbsp water

Filling

  • 4 cups peeled apple, sliced thin (400g)
  • pinch stevia OR 1 tbsp pure maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • optional 1/2 cup raw walnuts, diced small
  • optional 1/2 cup raisins

Crumble Topping

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup spelt, white, oat, or gf ap flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or erythritol for sugar free)
  • 1/4 cup oil, OR 1/4 applesauce for fat-free
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  • This recipe calls for an 8-inch springform, but it also works in a 9-inch if you double the entire recipe.
    Preheat oven to 350F, line the bottom of an 8-inch springform or removable-bottom tart pan with parchment, and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry crust ingredients, then stir in the oil and water to make a dough. Transfer to the prepared pan, press down hard, and bake 12 minutes on the center rack. Toss the apple and sweetener in a medium bowl, then spread evenly over the baked crust. In a third bowl, combine all crumble ingredients. Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the apples. Bake 50-60 minutes or until apples are soft and tender. Allow to cool 20 minutes before removing the springform.
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Notes

Also be sure to try this Vegan Pecan Pie Recipe
 

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Published on November 30, 2015

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  1. Melissa says

    Great Recipe! The first time I used apple sauce in the crumble topping and it all stuck together like a cookie. It really wasn’t pleasant. Next time I’ll use oil.

  2. J ortiz says

    I made it today and we love it! So so good! I used coconut palm sugar and some pecans since i dont have walnuts. Im planning to bake more and bring it to the office on Monday!

  3. Brigitte says

    Hi Katie ,
    In your topping it asks for oat , is it rolled oat or oat flour ? Would coconut sugar change the taste of the topping and the pie if I add 1 table spoon with maple syrup ? Thanks

  4. Samantha Huang says

    Just made this for dessert tonight and it was so good! Crumbly, crunchy and sooo Moorish!

    I used oil instead of applesauce and added the walnuts with the apples.

    I baked the pie at 165C for 55min, it came out perfectly.

    Will definitely make it again. My 7yr son requested for apple pie and he absolutely loved it and wanted seconds

  5. neave says

    i made this pie and OMG it is amazing i only cooked for about 40 minutes and let it sit for quite awhile and served it with yogurt but i also put some cinnamon and nutmeg with the apple just to see what would happen and it was great i am so going to make this again it was delicious and so easy

  6. Lin says

    This is really good and very easy. I didnt have raisins but i put in (rehydrated) blueberries. I did over knead the crust but i think this is the 3rd crust ive ever made so not a big deal. I’m definitely making this again. For the record I’m not vegan but i sure as heck like vegan food like this! My mom enjoyed it too!

  7. Gina Alward says

    I’m wondering: had anyone tried freezing this recipe? How did it turn out? Would love to make a ton in advance if holidays

  8. Brandon says

    This recipe is soooooooo goooood! I used oat flour, oat fiber in the crust, half stevia for all the sweeteners, and applesauce instead of oil-it tastes so amazing even with being low calories (184 per slice)! I always have the problem of ruining classic desserts by ommiting sugar or trying to find ways to cut calories but this recipe is so on point! I will definitely be making this again and shock my family with healthy indulgence for Thanksgiving this fall (covd-permitting). Thank you so much for this recipe Katie, I always see your chocolatecoveredkatie link on many recipes I look at and will definitely be checking more of them out !

    • CCK Media Team says

      Full nutrition facts for Katie’s recipes are always linked in the posts, right under the recipe ingredients/instructions 🙂

  9. Palasha Sardesai says

    A hit! I used soft dates for the crust (mixed with ghee and water in mixer). Added the remnants of the mixture in the filling along with nutmeg and cinnamon. I used brown sugar and ghee for crumble. It was amazing! Thankyou katie!

  10. Maria L says

    I’ve done this like 10 times, I practically know it by heart now. It’s simple to do, the mess in the kitchen is minimal and the result is always super yums, me and my boyfriend eat the whole thing in a day. I usually do it in tart mode, no layer over the fruit, because it’s “snackier” like that, but I’ve done it also with the crumble and it makes a rich delicious dessert. I suggest adding lemon juice to the apple mixture if you like tangy flavours.

  11. Charles Wright says

    thanku very much for this healthy way of eating I been wanting something delicious and healthy iam in the processes of baking it everything smells great looking forward on trying it

  12. Teresa says

    I try to stick to Whole Foods or making healthy substitutions in my recipes.
    This recipe exceeded my expectations! It was way easier to make than I thought and is one if the best flavored apple pies I have ever had! I actually crushed pecans and walnuts into my oatmeal crust on this.

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