Liv’s Grandma’s sister, Bev, has an apple pie recipe that has become quite famous in their family! Whenever there is a holiday family gathering, you can bet someone will ask, “is Bev’s apple pie here?” This recipe comes straight from Bev herself, with a few minor tweaks to make it vegan. It turned out excellent and was even easier to prepare than expected!
Bev’s Apple Pie
RECIPE CREATED BY itslivb@itslivb
Liv focuses on a mix of comfort food and health-conscious recipes, while keeping everything entirely plant-based. She is the author of best-selling cookbooks and an avid baker, dog mom, and oat milk latte addict.
- 2-¼ cups flour (plus extra for dusting)
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 226g vegetable shortening (½ lb, or about ½ a box)
- 6 tbsp cold water
- ½ tbsp vinegar (apple cider or white)
- 8 medium-size Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp flour, divided
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt, and whisk to combine.
- Using a pastry blender or fork, cut in the vegetable shortening to the dry mixture until it is crumbly and resembles wet sand with small lumps.
- In a small mixing bowl, stir together the water and vinegar. Add to the flour mixture and mix well to form a dough.
- Transfer the dough to a clean, floured work surface. Divide dough in half.
- Work with one half of the dough at a time. Using a floured rolling pin and well-floured surface (or put the dough on a piece of parchment paper to avoid sticking at all), roll the dough into a large circle: start from the center of the dough and work your way out in all directions. Aim for it to be about 2 inches larger than your pie plate so it drapes over the edges. Form the dough to the pie plate, pressing down gently.
- Sprinkle 1 tbsp of flour on the dough in the bottom of the pie plate and smooth out with your hands.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon and remaining 1 tbsp flour.
- Add a layer of sliced apples to the pie, then sprinkle a few tbsp of the sugar mixture over top. Repeat, layering the apples and sugar mixture.
- Roll out the second piece of dough the same way as the first. Lay it over the pie. Crimp the edges to seal the crusts. Make slits with a knife in the top crust to allow steam to escape while it bakes.
- Bake pie in preheated oven for 25 minutes at 400°F. Then reduce heat to 350°F and bake another 45 minutes, until golden brown on top. Remove from oven and let cool before slicing and serving.