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A piece of vegan apple pie with buttery streusel
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5 from 12 votes

Vegan Apple Pie with Streusel

This vegan apple pie with streusel is the perfect fall dessert. It will make your kitchen smell like heaven and sweeten up your day. The recipe is vegan, gluten-free, can be made nut-free and refined sugar-free.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 inch pie


Pastry + Streusel:

  • 3/4 cup white rice flour (120 g) (*see recipe notes)
  • 1 cup tapioca flour (110 g) (*see recipe notes)
  • 3/4 cup almond flour (90 g) (*see recipe notes)
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax seeds + 5 tbsp water) (*see recipe notes)
  • 4 tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp margarine or vegan butter (84 g)
  • pinch of sea salt

Apple Filling:

  • 2 pounds of apples (about 5, peeled and cored)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar (100 g)
  • 2 tbsp tapioca flour or arrowroot flour or cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or lime juice
  • 3/4 - 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of raisins (optional)
  • few drops of rum extract (optional)


  • To make the flax eggs, put 2 tbsp ground flax seeds to a bowl, add 5 tbsp water and mix with a whisk. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Now put all ingredients for the Pastry & Streusel to a food processor and blend until the dough clumps together. If you don't have a food processor, simply add all ingredients for the pastry to a bowl and use your hands to knead the dough until it clumps together. If the dough appears too dry add a tiny bit of cold water.
  • Roll the dough into a ball, wrap it in clingfilm and place it into the fridge. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, peel and core the apples and chop into slices (approximately 0.2 inches / 0.5 cm thick). Add the apples and all other "Filling ingredients" to a large pot and stir to combine over medium heat. Let simmer for about 2 minutes and turn off the heat. Taste it. If you think it's not sweet enough add more sugar to taste.
  • Preheat the oven to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C) and brush an 8-inch pie pan (or a springform) with either coconut oil or margarine (vegan butter). Set aside.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge. Save about one third for the Streusel and roll out the remaining dough to fit the bottom of the pan. Press it into the pan and about 2 inches (5 cm) up the sides.
  • Add the filling and crumble the streusel on top.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool until you cut into it. Enjoy this delicious vegan apple pie!


  • You can use arrowroot flour instead of tapioca flour.
  • One reader commented that it works perfectly to use 230 grams of 1 to 1 Bob’s Red Mill baking flour (gluten-free) plus 90 grams of almond flour.
  • To make the recipe nut free, you can use ground shredded unsweetened coconut instead of almond flour.
  • You can use ground chia seeds instead of ground flax seeds.
  • If you want to make the recipe grain-free you can experiment with using either buckwheat flour (instead of rice flour) or adding more almond flour. This will, however, change the consistency of the dough and you might need to add some water if the dough is too dry or adding more flour if it's too wet.