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Overhead shoot of a mini apple pie with one apple wedge and 2 cinnamon sticks
Easy Mini Apple Pies | Vegan
Prep Time
3 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 40 mins

Easy Mini Apple Pies, my take on the all-time classic recipe, vegan friendly. With a delicious apple and cinnamon filling and a fail-proof crust, you know these pies will go down a treat. Perfect on Thanksgiving or any other celebration.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: fall desserts
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 489 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
For the crust:
  • 7 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 7 tbsp water
  • 11 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of sodium
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Separately, 7 tbsp oil will be mixed with 7 tbsp flour
For the filling:
  • 6 large apples
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 2 tbsp semolina
  1. To make the crust, mix the oil, water and flour in a large bowl.

  2. In a cup, add the bicarbonate of sodium with the lemon juice and mix well.
  3. Add the mixture to the bowl, together with the vanilla extract.
  4. Separately, mix together the 7 tablespoon of oil and flour, and add it to the rest of the ingredients.

  5. Knead the dough well for about 5 minutes, this should be elastic and should not stick to the bowl at all.
  6. Shape it into a ball, cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours.
  7. To make the filling, peel and grate the apples, and add them to a pan together with the cinnamon and vanilla sugar.
  8. Leave to cook on a low to medium heat until all the juice has been absorbed and the apples have turned into a brown colour.
  9. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.
  10. Roll out the dough and cut 4 circles to cover to bottom of 4 tartlet dishes. Sprinkle semolina all over the bottom dough layer, add a layer of apple filling, sprinkle some more semolina.
  11. For the top layer, cut the dough into thick strips and arrange them one vertically, one horizontally.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees C  (390 degrees Fahrenheit) until golden brown.

  13. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. You may sprinkle some powdered sugar on top, but that's totally optional.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Mini Apple Pies | Vegan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 319mg13%
Potassium 327mg9%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.