Crustless Apple Pie

This is kind of a throwback recipe. Last year I came home from school and used the oven every single day. Not every attempt was successful, but most of the time I enjoyed my concoctions. In this case I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly the apples browned and crisped up in the oven! And for raw vegans, you can just make these apples without baking and it still tastes like apple pie! If my little sister, who has the biggest sweet-tooth and obsession with junk food, liked this treat, then it’s definitely a success in my book. Just start with some apples and flavor it to your liking. You don’t even need the honey to bake delicious pie-worthy apples, but since it’s fall I figured honey and cinnamon would be suitable. And it’s just baked fruit!–I love these types of recipes where you have such simple and inexpensive ingredients but you get the tastiest creation.

RECIPE

  • 1/2 apple
  • 1 tbsp honey (use agave or maple syrup for vegan recipe)
  • 2 oz crushed nuts (omit for nut-allergy friendly recipe)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Opt: granola, oats, nutmeg, ginger

PROCEDURE

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Chop your apples into slices.
  3. Gently cover/dip each side of your apples into the honey.
  4. Place a silpat sheet, sprayed foil or parchment paper on a baking tray.
  5. Distribute apples evenly and top with cinnamon.
  6. Bake your apples for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly crispy.
  7. Take your apples out, sprinkle the crushed nuts and optional ingredients, and let cool.

Raw Version: Raw Vegan Apple Pie

This makes a perfect apple pie filling to put in a pre-made crust, as well as toppings for nana ice cream, oatmeal or yogurt parfaits! I find that fall and winter are the best seasons to actually eat cooked fruit because the weather is a lot cooler and we need to consume more warming foods. This time of year is my excuse to drink vegan hot chocolate every day. Delicious! And can you believe Thanksgiving is already next week? I’ve settled on making baked apple pie oatmeal to impress the family. Since not all of my family members like to eat healthy I pray that they’ll at least find it edible. Sigh, if only showing others that whole foods are delicious was easier…

Hugs and kisses,

Cassie


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