Because sometimes, you need to show off at a bridal brunch (and bring at least one thing you can eat).
I try to go to all eating events with at least one food item that I can trust.
My cousin is getting married and I made a gigantic and pretty bowl of farmers’ market fruit and these apple pie pops.
I don’t really love apple pie, but I thought this was cute and I think I still struggle a little with wanting to show others you don’t have to sacrifice anything as a vegan. There are workarounds to everything, even pie…
Pie crust recipe from Food 52.
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (more as necessary) coconut oil, cool enough to be solid
- 1 tea salt
- 1 TBS sugar (I used turbinado)
- 1/2 cup iced water
- 2 TBS apple chunks
- In the food processor, mix flour, apples, salt and sugar until mixed.
- Add coconut oil in pieces, then the water, a little bit at a time.
- The dough should look like it’s beginning to stick together.
- Add more water until it looks like you could dump it out as one, big ball.
- Roll out on floured surface to thin consistency.
- Cut into identical circles (using a small drinking glass or jar).
Apple pie filling
- four smallish apples (I used pink lady), peeled, cored, and chopped – about three cups when done
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup agave nectar
- TBS apple juice
- 1/4 cup sugar (I used half turbinado, half white)
- tea cinnamon
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 tea vanilla
- Stir water, agave, apple juice, sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch in pan until thick and bubbling, stirring constantly.
- (This is my fatal flaw, as I always try to peel and chop the apples during this step and the wet mixture gets too thick. Learn from my mistakes! Stand there and stir! It only takes a few minutes!)
- Turn off the burner and add vanilla and apples, stirring together until evenly coated.
- Put a dab of apple mixture in center of a crust circle with lollipop stick.
- Cover with another circle and squeeze edges together.
- Use a fork to create that pie-forked-edges look and stab each, so the steam can escape.
- Rub each with some of the apple mixture and sprinkle with more cinnamon.
- Bake at 375 14-15 minutes, but really just look for the tops browning.
I bet these would be an awesome (and impressive gift) with some cellophane and ribbon.
I also want to try other fruit mixtures. . . Please let me know if you do make something different.
Blackberry? Strawberry? Mango?! Peaches!!
Mine were a little too big for the lollipop sticks I found at Target. I either need to cut a smaller circle or find larger sticks.
Godspeed, vegan impressers.
More Sprinkles blog gets the credit for this idea.