Last week we were having some friends over for a backyard BBQ, and I was trying to figure out something to make for dessert. Katie and I are by no means bakers, and really don't eat that many sweets, but when I saw a pie crust in the freezer and a mound of apples in our basket, I was reminded of a comment meave left us a few weeks ago that said "make a pie!" With people coming over within an hour (one of them being vegan), I challenged myself to make it easy, vegan, and tasty. Luckily it worked!
1 ready made pie crust (we used the 365 brand whole wheat)
7 medium apples, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 pinch of salt
3 Tablespoons of Earth Balance
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees, and place oven rack in the middle or lower third of the oven. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. If you are not very fast at peeling and slicing the apples toss the sliced pieces in a bowl with 1 Tbsp of lemon juice to prevent browning. Layer apples inside pie shell, making sure to leave as little empty space as possible. Sprinkle dry ingredients over the apples, shaking the pie tin to let the goodness get the whole way to the bottom. Dot the top of the pie with Earth Balance, and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Allow to cool and set on a cooling rack for 15 minutes before serving. Yep, its that quick and easy!