Top view of a baked apple pie in a cast iron pan

Vegan Apple Pie Recipe (Rustic)

Delicious rustic vegan apple pie made from scratch using simple vegan sugar, vegan butter, fiji apples and granny smith apples
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 944kcal
Author Healing Tomato



For the vegan pie crust

For the pie filling

For Basting

For the skillet bottom


Make the skillet base

  • Start by melting butter in a cast iron pan
  • Add demerara sugar and swirl the pan to mix it all together. Set aside to cool

To make the pie filling

  • Peel the Fiji apple and the granny Smith apple
  • Cut them into thick wedges
  • In a large bowl, add the chopped apples
  • Add pumpkin pie spice and ground cardamom
  • Add the brown sugar, lemon juice and coconut oil
  • Toss it well so that all the apples are coated with the pumpkin pie mixture
  • Add pecan pieces (see notes)
  • Once the cast iron has cooled enough, gently place the pie crust in it
  • Press down on the pie crust gently so that the butter mixture comes up along the sides of the cast iron pan
  • Add the apple mixture to the pie in the cast iron pan. Make it level so that the apples are not sticking above the pan
  • Place the top pie crust on the cast iron pan. Cut a few slits on top to let air escape

Make the basting liquid

  • In a small bowl, make the butter mixture to brush on top of the pie. Melt the butter and sugar
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon and mix well
  • Brush the top of the pie with the melted butter.
  • Brush the edges with almond milk too. It will make them crispy

Baking the pie

  • Place the pie in the 350° pre-heated oven on the bottom rack.
  • Place an empty tray at the bottom of the cast iron pan to catch all the juices that come out of it.
  • Bake for about 1 hour. I basted the top again at about the 30 min mark.
  • Turn the oven to broil mode and broil for 10 min (see notes)

Remove from the oven and let it cool for 30 minutes to an hour. Serve immediately or refrigerate it.


    - Pecan pieces are optional, but, I highly recommend it. It adds a nice crunch to the apple pie.
    - Why broil? This is optional, but, I like it because it browns and crisps the top of the pie.


    Calories: 944kcal