Delicious vegan apple pie with foam. The egg whites are replaced with aquafaba (chickpea water). Serve as a lovely dessert after a nice meal.


Recipe Summary

40 mins
1 hr
1 hr 15 mins
2 hrs 55 mins
1 9-inch pie


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust and Crumble:


Instructions Checklist
  • Sift flour into a large bowl. Rub in butter with your fingers until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in sugar, vanilla, cold water, and baking powder until a firm dough forms.

  • Knead dough gently and briefly on a floured work surface. Wrap in plastic wrap and let chill, about 30 minutes.

  • Place apples in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer gently until soft, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain. Mash with a hand blender or potato masher into a thick puree; let cool.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch pie plate.

  • Press 2/3 of the dough into the pie plate evenly with your fingers to make the crust. Prick crust all over with a fork.

  • Bake crust in the preheated oven until golden, about 20 minutes.

  • Grate remaining 1/3 of the dough onto a baking sheet to make crumbles.

  • Bake crumbles in the preheated oven until golden, about 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

  • Place aquafaba and cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Beat on high, gradually adding confectioners' sugar, until meringue is stiff and glossy, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Measure out 1 1/4 cup apple puree into a bowl. Stir in cinnamon. Spread apple-cinnamon puree over cooled pie crust. Spread meringue over the puree.

  • Bake pie in the preheated oven until golden, 60 to 90 minutes. Turn off oven; keep pie inside until cooled, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Scatter baked crumbles on top.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute vegan margarine for the vegan butter if desired.

The aquafaba meringue will dissolve if you sprinkle on your crumbles straight after baking.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 29.3g; fat 8.2g; sodium 140.9mg. Full Nutrition