Easiest Tarte aux pommes ever (vegan French style apple pie)

9 Aug

From age 1 to 3, I spent most of my time at my grandma’s. She was (and still is) a great cook and what I remember the most when thinking about her are her pies. Not the fancy kind where you use the dough leftover to make some nice pattern atop of the pie : I’m thinking true pies, with a buttery crust, perfectly ripe fruits and sugar. Of course my grandma’s pies were far from being vegan but I found out that most of the ingredients could be very easily replaced.

Pâte brisée dough :
1 cup flour (you can use all-purpose or go for whole wheat)
a pinch of sugar
1/2 cup vegan butter (room temperature)
2 tablespoons water

Mix together flour and sugar, then add the butter. You want to get something crumbly and sandy, you could use a food processor but we hardcore kids do it with our bare hands. Carefully add water and form the dough into a ball, let chill for at least 30 minutes and then roll out and poke tiny holes with a fork.

Filling :
3 to 4 big (I mean really big) apples
1 cup non-dairy milk
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
optional but yummy : a handful of speculoos (aka speculatius)

Peel and slice the apples. Place them on the dough : there’s no pattern to follow but it’s best if they can slightly overlap. In a bowl, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and milk. Make sure nothing remains at the bottom of the bowl, then pour the mixture on the apples, trying to coat them evenly. As a bonus, you can add crumbled speculoos on top of the pie and between the layers. Bake for about 30 minutes and let cool before slicing.


One Response to “Easiest Tarte aux pommes ever (vegan French style apple pie)”

  1. VeganPower August 17, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    Mmmmmm super appétissante, très très jolie tarte, le genre de tarte qui me ferait faire des folies pour en avoir un bout ♥♥♥

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