How to make Vegan Apple Pie

Step 1

Slice the apples into thin wedges and add them to a bowl. Cover with boiling water and leave to soak for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Next, drain the wedges, arrange them flat on a tray lined with kitchen paper, and pat them dry.

Step 3

Meanwhile, blitz the dates with 50ml (1-7 fl oz) of water into a smooth cream.

Step 4

Then, mix the apples with the date paste, cinnamon, and potato starch until they're well coated.

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Step 5

In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, lemon zest, and a pinch of salt. Stir well and then incorporate the maple, oil, and the remaining cold water.

Step 6

Work all into a compact and pliable dough and chill for 10 minutes wrapped in cling film.

Step 7

Roll out two-thirds of dough to a 3mm thickness (0.1 inches) and ease it into 26 cm (10 inches) pie dish.

Step 8

Pack the pie base with the apple filling making sure it reaches the dish edge.

Step 9

Roll out the remaining dough, cut it into strips, and lay them over the filling into a lattice pattern. Then, seal edges and crimp them into a fluted shape.

Step 10

Bake the apple pie for 30-40 minutes at 190°C (375°F) and serve warm.

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