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Dairy Free Apple Pie

This dairy free apple pie makes the ultimate fall dessert with a rich crust, sweet apple filling, and brown sugar crumb topping!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free apple pie, vegan apple pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 444 kcal
Author Dairy Free for Baby



  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold dairy-free butter or shortening
  • 3-6 tbsp ice water


  • 5 medium apples peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free butter
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


For the crust:

  1. Combine the flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Stir until well combined.
  2. Cut the dairy-free butter (or shortenininto chunks and add it to the bowl. Use a pastry cutter or knife to “cut” the dairy-free butter into the flour until you see mostly pea-sized pieces left.
  3. Add ice water 1 tbsp at a time, mixing with a spoon or your fingers, until the dough comes together and is no longer crumbly. (Note – you don’t want it to be overly sticky either – you want it to come together without falling apart).
  4. Flatten into a round disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

For the filling & topping:

  1. While the pie crust is chilling, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Now prepare the filling. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Similarly, prepare the topping. Combine the ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring until the butter and cinnamon are well-incorporated into the flour/sugar.
  4. When the crust is done chilling, roll out dough on a well-floured surface. Place the dough in a pie dish. Add the filling, then place the crumb topping over it. Place in the oven and bake at 400 degrees for approximately 40 minutes, or until the crust is cooked through and topping is golden brown. Enjoy as-is, topped with dairy-free vanilla ice cream, or topped with dairy-free caramel!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts (approximate per serving):  444 calories, 18.5 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 260 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 2.5 g fiber, 3.8 g protein, Vitamin A: 1%, Vitamin C: 9%, Calcium: 3%, Iron: 10%