Vegan Apple Pie Stuffed Apples
This Vegan Apple Pie Stuffed Apples recipe is a real treat and the perfect fall dessert. I spotted this dessert on Delish and decided to surprise Amelia and her family with a veganized version of it. I didn’t tell them what I was cooking, but the delicious aroma of the apples baking in the oven kind of gave it away.
By far the hardest part of this recipe is scooping out the apples. I started out using a spoon, but that was taking too long so I switched to a melon baller, which was much easier.
You start by slicing off the top of the apple. I threw the tops away, but next time I make this recipe, I’m going to save the tops and use them instead of the pie dough lattice.
I didn’t feel like the dough added much flavor…it was just for the visual appeal. It was also hard to find a vegan pie crust as most contain lard. Yuck! We had to go to 3 different stores to find the crust and it was the most expensive part of this recipe. I think using the apple tops will taste just as good while reducing the cost and waste.
After slicing off the top, I recommend coring the apples with an apple corer first before scooping them out. You can go all the way through the bottom to make it easier. I tried to core the apples without piercing the bottom, but it was a real pain and I accidently went through two of them, but it didn’t affect the baking. When you set them in the baking dish, the apple and juices form a seal as they bake preventing the yummy deliciousness from draining out the bottom.
While this dessert is perfect for your fresh, fall apples, you can serve it year-round. There’s absolutely no reason you can’t enjoy this delicious and healthy (sans pie crust) dessert whenever you want to!
If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.
|4 servings||45 minutes|
This Vegan Apple Pie Stuffed Apples recipe is a real treat and the perfect fall dessert. Wow your friends and family with this delicious vegan recipe.
- 4 large Granny Smith Apples
- 2 medium Pink Lady Apples or your favorite apples
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 medium vegan pie crust
- 1/4 tsp sugar for sprinkling
- You may need to thaw your pie crust. The crust I bought had to thaw for 4 hours so plan accordingly.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Slice the tops off the 4 Granny Smith apples and discard. You can also save the tops and use them in place of the pie crust to make a healthier and cheaper dessert.
- Core the apples using an apple corer. You can pierce the bottom to make it easier.
- Using a melon baller or spoon, scoop out the apples being careful to NOT pierce the sides. Try to leave about 1/4 inch around the edges. Save the apple scoops and put them in a medium saucepan. Place the hollowed out apples in a small baking dish.
- Peel, core and dice the other two apples and put them in the saucepan with the apple scoops. I used Pink Ladies to give them a little extra sweetness, but you can just use two more Granny Smith or your favorite apples.
- In your medium saucepan over medium heat, add the water to your apples. Bring to a simmer uncovered for 10 minutes until the apples are soft and reduced. Stir frequently. The water should be mostly evaporated when ready.
- Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to combine and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes until liquid has completely evaporated.
- Place the pie crust on a flat surface. Using one of the hollowed out apples as a template, place it top side down on the crust and use a knife to trace the outline of the apple to make 4 circles.
- Slice the 4 pie crust circles into 5 thin equal width strips.
- Fill each of the hollowed out apples with 1/4 of the apple pie filling. You may have a little extra filling. Eat it for a delicious snack while you're waiting for the apples to bake.
- Using the thin strips of pie crust, create a lattice on each apple by alternating the direction to create a weave.
- Sprinkle the tops of the apples with a little cinnamon and sugar.
Serving size is 1 apple.
Recipe inspired by Apple Pie Baked Apples on Delish.com.
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