Vegan Salted Caramel Apple Pie #vegan #applepie

What’s better than a warm, comforting apple pie? Salted caramel apple pie, that’s what.

This apple pie isn’t perfect but (and I know this sounds like a cop-out) it’s not meant to be… Apple pie is a rustic, homey dessert and as long as it tastes good, then you’re going to love it.


  • 1 batch of my 5-minute caramel sauce

For the pastry:

  • 350 g plain flour
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • 225 g dairy-free butter, I recommend Vitalite or Earth Balance Buttery
  • 80 ml cold water

For the apple pie filling:

  • 1 kg cooking apples
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice, or pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1 tbsp corn starch

To serve:

  • Extra caramel sauce
  • Vegan ice cream


Make the pastry:

  1. Add the flour, icing sugar and dairy-free butter to a food processor and blend until well combined. Add the water a tablespoon at a time until the dough clumps together. Add more if needed.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a roll of clingfilm and roll into a ball. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Prepare the apple pie filling:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C / 340F and brush a 9-inch pie dish with a little melted spread. Set aside.
  2. Peel the apples and chop into approx 1/2 cm slices. Add to a large saucepan with the spices and corn starch. Stir to combine then switch the hob onto a medium heat and let the apples stew for a few minutes until slightly softened.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in half of the caramel sauce (save the rest for glazing and serving.)

Make the pie:

  1. Remove the dough from the fridge and divide in half.
  2. Roll out one half to fit the bottom of the pastry dish. Don't worry about any overhanging pastry bits.
  3. Fill the pastry with the apple and caramel mixture so it's mounded on top.
  4. Now roll out the rest of the pastry and cut into 1-inch strips. Lay them on top of the pie in a lattice design. (See here for instructions, if needed)
  5. Trim the sides of the pastry to make it look neat.
  6. (Optional) Use any leftover pastry to make decorations for the pie, such as the leaf design I used. (See photos)
  7. Now use a pastry brush to glaze the pie with a little bit of the caramel sauce.
  8. Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown. You may need to cover the top or sides with tin foil if it starts to brown too much, during baking.

To serve:

  1. Leave to cool for at least an hour before serving, so the caramel can set and the pastry is easier to cut.
  2. (Optional) Serve with a dollop of vegan ice cream and extra caramel sauce!