Eggless Apple Pie

Last Updated on July 16, 2023

Apple Pie is a classic American dessert, traditionally made with a sweet shortcrust pastry. This eggless version of the beloved dish swaps out the eggs for oil and whole wheat flour, giving it a light yet flavorful texture. The filling is full of fresh apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, demerara sugar, and more to make this mouth-watering treat.

Enjoy this vegan-friendly Apple Pie with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream or a dollop of coconut whipped cream for an indulgent dessert! In this article, we will be discussing the ingredients and instructions for making an eggless Apple Pie. So let’s get started.

Eggless Apple Pie

What Is Eggless apple pie?

Eggless apple pie is a delicious dessert made with a vegan-friendly shortcrust pastry and filled with freshly sliced apples, demerara sugar, ground cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s an easy to make treat that can be enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans alike.

Besides being egg-free, this apple pie is also free of dairy, making it a great option for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan. This recipe can be made with either store-bought or homemade shortcrust pastry which makes it even easier to whip up.

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Where Did I First Try Eggless apple pie?

I first tried eggless apple pie when I was visiting a friend in San Francisco. We had decided to go out for dinner and ended up at a small cafe near the wharf. The menu was full of vegan options and one dish that caught my eye was an eggless apple pie.

When it arrived, I couldn’t believe how delicious it looked. The crust was golden and flaky, while the apples were perfectly cooked and sweet. I took a bite and the flavors all came together in perfect harmony. The sweetness of the apples combined with the nutmeg, cinnamon, and demerara sugar filled my mouth with flavor.

I knew right away that this was something I had to make myself. When I got home, I looked up the recipe and found out that it was actually quite easy to make. The hardest part was getting all of the ingredients which were not too difficult to find.

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Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour: All-purpose flour is necessary for making the eggless apple pie crust. It provides structure and texture to the dough.
  • Olive oil or sunflower oil: Olive oil or sunflower oil can be used to make the dough. These oils provide a buttery flavor to the crust and make it flaky and tender.
  • Whole wheat flour: Whole wheat flour or atta is used for making the eggless apple pie crust. It adds whole-grain goodness to the pie and helps to bind the ingredients together.
  • Water: Water is added to make the dough soft and pliable. You can use room temperature water or warm water if required.
  • Salt: Salt enhances the flavor of the eggless apple pie and helps in bringing all the ingredients together.
  • Apples: Apples are the main ingredient of this eggless apple pie recipe. Freshly peeled, cored and sliced apples will give you a delicious and flavorful pie.
  • Ground cinnamon: Cinnamon is an important ingredient for making eggless apple pies. It adds a unique flavor and aroma to the pie.
  • Oil or vegan butter: Oil or vegan butter is added to make the dough moist and tender.
  • Ground nutmeg: Nutmeg gives a warm, sweet flavor to the apple pie. It helps in bringing together all the flavors of the pie.
  • Whole wheat flour: Whole wheat flour is used to make the filling for the eggless apple pie. It thickens up the mixture and makes it creamy and delicious.
  • Demerara sugar: Demerara sugar is a type of unrefined cane sugar which gives a rich flavor to the apple pie filling.

Directions

Step 1

To make the eggless apple pie crust, first sift together all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour in a large bowl. Now add the oil, water and salt to the flours and mix until it forms a soft dough. Do not overmix or knead the dough.

Step 2

Divide the dough into two equal parts and roll each part into a round disc. Wrap the discs in cling wrap or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F). Grease a 9-inch pie plate with oil or vegan butter. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll one disc of the dough into a circle which is slightly bigger than the pie pan. Place it in the bottom of the pie plate.

Step 4

Now combine the apple slices, 2 tablespoons of whole wheat flour, demerara sugar, ground cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl and mix until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Step 5

Spoon the apple mixture over the dough in the pie plate and spread it evenly. Now roll out the second disc of dough into a circle which is slightly bigger than the pie pan. Place it on top of the apple filling. Crimp or flute the edges to seal them together.

Step 6

Bake the eggless apple pie for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.

Cooking Tips

  • You can use any type of apples you like for making this eggless apple pie.
  • If the dough is too crumbly or dry, add a few more teaspoons of water and mix until it comes together.
  • Be sure to not over-mix the filling or bake the pie for too long, otherwise it will become dry.
  • If you do not have demerara sugar, you can use any type of unrefined or regular cane sugar.
  • You can also sprinkle some oats or chopped nuts on the top of the pie for added texture and flavor.
  • For a crunchier crust, brush the top with melted vegan butter before baking.
  • You can also make mini eggless apple pies using the same recipe. Just use smaller pie pans and adjust baking time accordingly.

What Ingredients Can I Replace or Substitute While Making It?

  • You can use vegan butter in place of oil for a richer crust.
  • If you do not have whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour can be used instead.
  • For added flavor, you can substitute regular sugar with brown sugar or coconut sugar.
  • Instead of water, you can also use non-dairy milk or apple cider for a richer flavor.
  • For added texture and flavor, you can replace the ground cinnamon with pumpkin pie spice or allspice.
  • You can also use other types of nuts such as walnuts or hazelnuts instead of nutmeg.
  • If you do not have demerara sugar, any type of unrefined or regular cane sugar can be used.
  • Finally, you can top the eggless apple pie with vegan whipped cream or ice cream for a more decadent dessert.
Eggless Apple Pie

Eggless Apple Pie

Apple Pie is a classic American dessert, traditionally made with a sweet shortcrust pastry. This eggless version of the beloved dish swaps out the eggs for oil and whole wheat flour, giving it a light yet flavorful texture. The filling is full of fresh apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, demerara sugar, and more to make this mouth-watering treat.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Eggless Apple Pie
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 310kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Roller
  • Pie plate

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour – 62.5 grams
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or sunflower oil
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour – 120 grams
  • 1/3 cup water – at room temperature or add as required
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or as required
  • 2 2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons oil or vegan butter

Instructions

  • To make the eggless apple pie crust, first sift together all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour in a large bowl. Now add the oil, water and salt to the flours and mix until it forms a soft dough. Do not overmix or knead the dough.
  • Divide the dough into two equal parts and roll each part into a round disc. Wrap the discs in cling wrap or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F). Grease a 9-inch pie plate with oil or vegan butter. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll one disc of the dough into a circle which is slightly bigger than the pie pan. Place it in the bottom of the pie plate.
  • Now combine the apple slices, 2 tablespoons of whole wheat flour, demerara sugar, ground cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl and mix until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Spoon the apple mixture over the dough in the pie plate and spread it evenly. Now roll out the second disc of dough into a circle which is slightly bigger than the pie pan. Place it on top of the apple filling. Crimp or flute the edges to seal them together.
  • Bake the eggless apple pie for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.

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Notes

  • You can use any type of apples you like for making this eggless apple pie.
  • If the dough is too crumbly or dry, add a few more teaspoons of water and mix until it comes together.
  • Be sure to not over-mix the filling or bake the pie for too long, otherwise it will become dry.
  • If you do not have demerara sugar, you can use any type of unrefined or regular cane sugar.
  • You can also sprinkle some oats or chopped nuts on the top of the pie for added texture and flavor.
  • For a crunchier crust, brush the top with melted vegan butter before baking.
  • You can also make mini eggless apple pies using the same recipe. Just use smaller pie pans and adjust baking time accordingly.

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal
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Nutrition Information

This eggless apple pie is a delicious and healthy dessert that can be enjoyed by everyone. It contains wholesome ingredients such as apples, whole wheat flour, ground cinnamon and nutmeg which are all loaded with nutrients. 

A single slice of this pie provides about 200 calories, 4 grams of fat, 42 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of protein. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. This makes it a great choice for anyone looking to have a balanced diet without compromising on taste.

How to Store Leftover Eggless apple pie?

Leftover eggless apple pie can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. To prolong its shelf life, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you want to freeze the pie, wrap it tightly with cling wrap and place in a freezer safe bag or container. It will keep well in the freezer for up to 6 months.

FAQs

Can pregnant women eat this? 

Yes, this eggless apple pie is a safe option for pregnant women and can be enjoyed without any worries. Also, it is rich in nutrients and a great way to satisfy cravings.

Can I use store-bought pie crust?

Yes, you can definitely substitute homemade dough with store-bought versions for convenience. Just make sure to choose a vegan option that does not contain any eggs or dairy products.

Does it contain nuts? 

No, this recipe does not contain any nuts. However, you can add some chopped walnuts or hazelnuts to the top of the pie for added texture and flavor.

Can I use regular sugar instead of demerara sugar? 

Yes, you can use any type of unrefined or regular cane sugar instead. The flavor of the pie will be slightly different, but still delicious.

Wrapping Up

Eggless apple pie is a delicious and healthier alternative to the traditional version. It is very easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients, such as apples, flour, sugar and spices. The taste of this eggless pie will be sure to please everyone in the family.

Besides being delicious, this eggless apple pie is also a great source of nutrients and vitamins. It can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 6 months and makes for a great treat anytime.  So next time you are looking for something special for dessert, give this eggless apple pie recipe a try. 

Please share this recipe with friends and family who are looking for a healthier dessert option. Thank you.

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