Healthy Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Pie Recipe – Jarastyle

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This vegan gluten-free apple pie is the best remake of the traditional version. Rich buttery flavor with tender sweet apples using healthy ingredients!

This recipe isn’t complicated, uses simple ingredients to get the best flavor. Perfect for get togethers, picnics or as a simple healthy dessert at home!

A piece of apple pie topped with ice cream on a grey plate.

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This post was originally published on September 3, 2020.

You won’t believe that this apple pie recipe is both vegan and gluten-free. Especially if you use my homemade gluten-free pie crust recipe. It’s simple but so flavorful!


Part of the beauty of this pie is the utter simplicity! This healthy recipe for apple pie uses a handful of healthful, whole food ingredients to keep it vegan and gluten free:

Top view of three apples next to bowls of cashew butter and maple syrup with spoons of seasonings.

Top view of pie dough molded into a pie dish with scalloped edges

The Best Apples to Use in Apple Pie

Choosing the type of apple to use is a personal preference. Traditionally Granny Smith apples are used, they’re firm so they hold up well while still being juicy and flavorful.

If you want a sweeter pie, try using Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, or Pink lady. You can also use a blend of multiple varieties!

How To Make Vegan Apple Pie

Like any pie recipe, when making this healthy apple pie from scratch there are a number of steps to take, but I promise each step is easy when you break it down:

  1. Peel the apples.
  2. Slice the apples.
  3. Whisk together the rest of the filling ingredients.
  4. Mix in the sliced apples.
  5. Place raw pie crust and filling in pie plate.
  6. Slice the second half of pie dough into strips.
  7. Cover pie with half of the strips in one direction.
  8. Then weave the other half.
  9. If you chose, brush with water/maple liquid.
  10. Bake until golden, cool, and serve!

Four apples being peeled with a vegetable peeler

Peeled sliced apples on a wooden surface

Whisk mixing a brown mixture in a glass bowl

Sliced apples covered in brown topping in a glass bowl

Raw pie crust filled with apple pie filling

A pizza cutter cutting strips of pie dough

Raw apple pie with strips of pie dough on top

A raw apple pie with strips of pie dough being woven

A whole raw lattice topped apple pie

Baked lattice covered apple pie

A spatula taking out a piece of apple pie from a pie dish

Top view of a fork eating a piece of apple pie topped with ice cream

Serving Suggestions

This gluten-free apple pie recipe is fabulous on its own, but you can dress it up by topping a slice with:

Top view of a fork eating a piece of apple pie topped with ice cream.

Preparation Tips

In order to create the best vegan apple pie recipe ever, make sure to follow these suggestions:

  • To get the softest apples, make sure to slice them thin, I recommend ⅛ inch.
  • In order to easily place the raw dough in the pie plate, gently roll the dough onto the rolling pin and slowly transfer it to the dish.
  • Keep the apple pie gluten free by using my gluten-free pie crust recipe, otherwise use any crust you prefer!
  • A standard 9″ pie plate is best to use for this pie.
    • You won’t need to grease the pan.
    • If you plan on removing the pie whole for serving, line the bottom with parchment paper to make it easier to transfer to your serving dish.

Storage and Reheating Tips

  • Let the pie cool completely before wrapping and storing.
  • Vegan apple pie can be covered and stored at room temperature for up to two days, or refrigerated for 4 days.
  • If you’d like to freeze this apple pie, it can be done before or after baking!
    • Tightly wrap the pie in plastic wrap or foil making sure all edges are sealed, then place in an airtight freezer safe container.
    • Freeze for 4 months.
  • To bake a frozen raw pie, do NOT thaw first or you’ll get a soggy crust.
    • Unwrap the pie and place on a cookie sheet, bake at 450° F/ 230° C for 25 minutes, then reduce to 375° F/ 190° C for an additional 30-40 minutes or until the crust is brown.
  • For a pre-baked frozen apple pie, place the unwrapped pie on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 F/175 C for 30 minutes or until warm.

Common Questions

What pies are vegan?

Many pies can be made vegan, as long as you use a vegan pie crust. Fruit pies, like this vegan apple pie, are the easiest as the fillings are generally vegan to begin with. Pumpkin Pie is another pie that’s easily made vegan with a few adjustments.

How do you keep the bottom pie crust from getting soggy?

Fortunately I have not had issues with this recipe and soggy crust. However, if you prefer you can slightly pre-bake the crust. You can also brush on aquafaba as a vegan substitute for the traditional egg white wash, but I don’t feel it’s necessary.

Do you cook apples before putting them in pie?

You can, but it’s not necessary. I like my pie with more of an al dente bite, but if you want it super soft, pre cook the apples over medium heat in a non-stick skillet for 10-15 minutes.

Because I LOVE apple pie but don’t have a million years or patience for steps (not to mention 3 kids), I don’t pre-cook and it still turns out great. This recipe in particular doesn’t get watery because the combo of maple syrup and cashew butter thicken the moisture from the apples like caramel.  

Is Apple Pie Healthy?

Traditional apple pie contains refined sugar and butter or lard. Not to mention the filling and crust generally contain gluten filled flour, which can be troublesome for those who need to avoid gluten. These ingredients contribute to high sugar, fat, and calorie content which isn’t exactly healthy.

It’s possible to adjust a few ingredients to make your apple pie recipe healthy, or healthier at least! By using plant based whole food ingredients you can reduce the calories, as well as lower the saturated fat. The sugar content is slightly less, but it comes from natural sources which helps to create a healthier apple pie.

More Apple Recipes

After you’re done devouring this healthy apple pie recipe you’re going to want to make more apple creations! Here are some more fabulous plant based recipes that feature apples as the star:

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A side view of a piece of lattice covered apple pie with ice cream on top.

Healthy Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Pie Recipe

Sophia DeSantis

This vegan gluten-free apple pie is the best remake of the traditional version. Rich buttery flavor with tender sweet apples using healthy ingredients!


Prep Time 35 minutes

Cook Time 40 minutes

Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Servings 10

Calories 297 kcal


US CustomaryMetric




  • Extra ¼ cup water plus 1 tablespoon maple syrup , to brush top
  • Top with ice cream


  • Preheat oven to 350 F/ 175 C.

  • Peel and slice apples. The thinner you slice them, the more they will soften. I slice thin, about ⅛ inch thick. Peeling is also optional, you can leave the peel on if you prefer.

  • Mix the rest of the filling ingredients in a bowl, whisking until smooth.

  • Add the sliced apples and mix to coat.

  • If haven’t already, put raw pie crust into pie dish by rolling over the rolling pin and slowly transferring to pie dish. See pie crust post for photos.

  • Put apple filling into raw pie crust.

  • If using a top pie crust, you can either top it full by rolling it over the rolling pin as you did the bottom one, or you can cut strips of crust and create a lattice topper. Cover top with half of the strips in one direction. Then take each strip one at a time and carefully weave them over and under the strips you already put down. See post for photos.

  • If you chose, brush with water/maple liquid.

  • Bake for 40-45 minutes until nice and golden. If the crust begins to burn, cover with foil and continue baking.

  • Allow to cool and serve! Top with ice cream if preferred.


  • The type of apples you use will contribute to the end result. Some varieties are sweeter and juicier than others, and different ones also yield to different textures when baked. See post for more info.
  • This makes one pie, nutrition facts include a top pie crust and account for the pie to be cut into 10 pieces.

Recipe by Veggies Don’t Bite, visit our site for more great plant-based recipes.


Calories: 297kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 110mgPotassium: 245mgFiber: 4gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 49IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition and metric information should be considered an estimate.

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