Vegan Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie is the best version of pie, made with seasonal flavors of cranberry and apple and topped with a crunchy brown sugar crumbles all atop a flaky crust. Just like with your other favorite pies, a generous scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream makes every bite even better!
Thanksgiving is fast approaching and I’ve been thinking about the foods I’d like to make for the big day. While I’ve experimented with a lot of the pumpkin related fall flavors and a few apple sweet treats, I wanted to dabble into something a bit more complex. Cranberries are definitely my go to fruit when making my coveted cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving, however, I’ve never truly used them in baking. I know, crazy, right?
While cranberries on their own are a bit tart, I still wanted to try a new flavor just before the holiday season by pairing them apples. Plus, I’m a lover of pie, so this worked perfectly! Usually, these flavors are made as a crumble, but why not take it one step further into making it a pie! Yes, that’s what I thought too. Anyway, to make things easier, I used frozen cranberries, which were super plump and easy to throw inside as the filling along with the sliced granny apples. Quick and easy is my motto!
My pie crust wasn’t made from scratch, but it was a frozen pie crust, which saved me a ton of time. While many frozen pie crusts aren’t perfectly made, I would definitely recommend this one: Marie Callender’s, Pastry Pie Shells, which was super flaky and buttery once baked. Pure perfection! Frozen pie crusts are definitely a great idea for the holidays, especially when making a lot of other foods and wanting to prep beforehand and save time.
Oh and I’m super excited to have finally found an awesome dairy-free ice cream that I love! So Delicious has a great array of ice cream flavors that are made of coconut milk (and others) and after trying their vanilla bean flavor with a nice slice of pie, I must say that I’m a believer, Ya’ll! Be sure to check them out for other amazing flavors such as VERY VANILLA, CAPPUCCINO, SALTED CARAMEL CLUSTER, and so many other fun flavors. Plus, you can also find ice creams on their site that are made from cashew milk, almond milk, and soy milk as well.
My family and I solely drinks the So Delicious’ brand milks, therefore, the ice cream was a no-brainer. My little guy loves this ice cream as well, so I would definitely recommend this healthier alternative for your little one without all the added sugars and fat.
Need some other Apple inspiration for the holidays? Check out:
Vegan Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie
- 6 medium granny apples (peeled + sliced)
- 2 cups cranberry (frozen OR fresh)
- 1/2 cup pure cane sugar
- 1/4 cup organic all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup organic brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp orange zest
- 1/3 cup organic brown sugar
- 1/3 cup pure cane sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted
- 1 cup organic all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- vegan vanilla ice cream (I used the 'So Delicious' brand)
- 1 frozen pie crust (vegan approved!)
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Preheat frozen pie crust as instructed and remove from oven and set aside.
For the Crumble Topping:
Mix pure cane sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, rolled oats, maple syrup, and salt together in a medium bowl with a spatula. Then add melted vegan butter and mix well. Add organic all-purpose flour and mix until well incorporated. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
For the Filling:
Add organic all-purpose flour, pure cane sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange zest in a large bowl. Stir well so that the mixture is combined. Then add sliced apples and cranberries and toss with a spatula so that they are evenly coated in the mixture. Add everything to your prepared pie crust and evenly spread.
Grab chilled crumble mixture from the refrigerator and evenly sprinkle crumble mixture over the apple-cranberry mixture until the entire pie is fully covered.
Bake for 40-50 minutes in the oven OR until apples and cranberries are bubbling through the crumbs and the topping is golden brown!
Remove from the oven and let it cool for 10-15 minutes. Slice your pie and serve with a few scoops of vegan ice cream, if desired.
Store leftovers in refrigerator for up to 4 days.
There you have it Ya’ll! Grab a slice of Vegan Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie and enjoy!