Caramel Apple Pie … Perfect for the Holidays!

This Caramel Apple Pie is easy to make and totally delicious. It’s great for any fall holiday and can be enjoyed by anyone. It’s also so healthy and made from mostly raw, whole food vegan ingredients.
Serves 8 … about $9.60 for the entire pie.
Caramel Apple Pie Raw Vegan Recipe Healthy and Delicious Recipe for the Holidays Plant-Based Raw Food Rawon10 Planted365
This recipe starts out with lightly dehydrated apples. The extra step of dehydrating intensifies the flavor just a bit. This step is totally optional, though. Fresh apples in this are also perfectly tasty.  If you decide to dehydrate, just peel the apples and slice them. Spread the slices on dehydrator sheets and dry for an hour or so on a medium setting until they’re starting to get a little leathery on the outside and have shrunken just a bit.

Caramel Apple Pie Raw Vegan Recipe Healthy and Delicious Recipe for the Holidays Plant-Based Raw Food Rawon10 Planted365 Apples

A bit of lemon juice in the filling gives a slight tartness but also prevents the apples from turning brown.

Caramel Apple Pie Raw Vegan Recipe Healthy and Delicious Recipe for the Holidays Plant-Based Raw Food Rawon10 Planted365 Lemon Juice

I’ve used maple syrup here. I much prefer it now over agave. It’s delicious and minimally processed, but it’s not raw. Use it at your own discretion.

Caramel Apple Pie Raw Vegan Recipe Healthy and Delicious Recipe for the Holidays Plant-Based Raw Food Rawon10 Planted365 Maple Syrup

Of course, the spices are what makes this over the top delicious. I used an off the shelf pumpkin pie spice and some extra cinnamon for this one. But you can make your own pumpkin pie spice blend. Here’s an easy one.

.Caramel Apple Pie Raw Vegan Recipe Healthy and Delicious Recipe for the Holidays Plant-Based Raw Food Rawon10 Planted365 Fall Spices 

Raisins are in the filling and in the crust and make this super sweet and tasty.

Caramel Apple Pie Raw Vegan Recipe Healthy and Delicious Recipe for the Holidays Plant-Based Raw Food Rawon10 Planted365 Raisins

Walnuts and raisins are processed together to make a healthy and oh so easy crust.

Caramel Apple Pie Raw Vegan Recipe Healthy and Delicious Recipe for the Holidays Plant-Based Raw Food Rawon10 Planted365 Walnuts

Almond butter makes a sweetly delicious and creamy caramel filling when blended with maple syrup and dates.

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Caramel Apple Pie Raw Food Vegan Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
dehydrating time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Raw Food
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 356kcal
Cost: $9.60

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Food Processor
  • Dehydrator (optional)

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup walnuts $3.00
  • 1 cup raisins $1.00

Filling

  • 5 apples, peeled and sliced $3.00
  • 1/2 cup raisins $.50
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup $.40
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice $.40
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice $.10

Caramel

  • 1/3 cup almond butter $.80
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup $.40
  • 6 dates
  • 3 tablespoons water or plant milk or more for blending

Instructions

  • Peel and slice the apples into pieces about 1/8 in thick.
  • In a lidded container (I used a zip lock box), toss the apples and 1/2 cup raisins with the agave, lemon juice, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice until well coated.
  • Spread out on a lined dehydrator sheet and dry for about 2 hours, stirring once or twice. This isn't meant to dry the apples, but to soften them and let the flavor intensify.
  • In a food processor fitted with the "S" blade, process the walnuts and one cup raisins until the mix starts to stick together. This takes a couple of minutes.
  • Press the mix into the bottom and 2 inches up the sides of an 8-inch springform pan.
  • Put in the freezer for a half-hour to firm.
  • In a bullet type blender, puree the almond butter, agave, olive oil, and water until very smooth.
  • Spoon the apple mixture from the dehydrator into the chilled pie crust and pour the caramel evenly on top.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • This is delicious served with a scoop of vanilla n'ice cream!
nutritional information: calories: 462      fat: 24 gr      carbs: 64 gr      protein: 6 gr
 
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6 Responses

  1. I love caramel!! I'll have to bring this to the next raw potluck 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    i made this for Christmas dinner. i was fearful my "cooed" relatives would not enjoy it. this dessert was a hit! i served it in little individual ramekins. i used some of the crust as a topping. out of all the cooked desserts i prepared, this was the favorite! thanks for your great recipes 😉

  3. Anonymous says:

    the above comment should read "cooked" relatives

  4. Anonymous says:

    I really want to try this but do not own a dehydrator….. any suggestions? thanks!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I am right after eating 2 large pieces of this cake – YUMMY!!! 🙂