As Dutch as Apple Pie

This is the sort of pie that you come across in almost every cafe, bakery or restaurant in Holland. It is usually served with lots of whipped cream and most likely accompanied by coffee. It tends to be a mid morning or mid afternoon treat. In my vegan version the coconut oil replaces the butter and the soy milk the cow’s milk. Instead of whipped cream you can use unsweetened coconut cream, of course you could also use the fake whipped creams available but they don’t taste as good and have way too many ingredients, some of them don’t even sound edible!

11 jona gold apples
125 grams coconut oil
200 grams coconut sugar
1 tbs baking soda
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
400 grams white flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup soy milk
2 tbs cinnamon
4 tbs rice syrup
2 tbs arrowroot

-pre warm oven to 180* c.
-peel and core apples and cut them in slices
-oil a round spring form pan
-in a bowl mix coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla, a pinch of salt until well mixed and light
-add the flour, baking soda and baking powder
-add soy milk and oil and mix. Until the dough forms a ball
-spread half of the dough on the prepared spring form
-put half of the apples on top the dough in the prepared pan and sprinkle with 1 tbs cinnamon and drizzle with1tbs rice syrup and the arrowroot
-put the rest of the apples on top and sprinkle with 1 tbs cinnamon, rice syrup and arrowroot
-roll out the other half of the dough about 1/2 centimeter in thickness and cut in 8 pieces of 1 1/2 centimeters width,and one long strip for around the edges of the pie
-place the dough strips in a diagonal pattern on top of the filling
-place the long strip around the edge of the pie
-place the pie in the middle of the oven until it becomes golden brown, about 40 minutes( depending on your oven)
-check it regularly to make sure it doesn’t brown too quickly, if it does lower the oven to 150*c


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