This No Crust Apple Pie is a healthier version of your favorite fall dessert. It’s dairy-free and doesn’t involve a buttery pie crust!
Fall is upon us people! It’s really hard to believe because the temperatures are still in the upper 80’s in Los Angeles. Don’t get me wrong, I love the summer, but I am itching for it to cool down a bit.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I haven’t been cooking as much recently. It’s just been too darn hot in our apartment to even think about turning on the stove or oven!
Luckily, the weather finally cooled down a bit the last few days, so I was able to make a delicious meal for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. This year, I wanted to bake something slightly different than a traditional Apple Cake for our New Year celebrations.
Apple pie has always been one of my favorite desserts, but sometimes a typical buttery pie crust can leave me feeling lethargic and all around blah. I had the idea of making an apple pie without the pie crust, but it took a few rounds to perfect. This Healthier No Crust Apple Pie uses eggs to create a sort of “miracle” pie crust around the delicious fresh apple slices.
There is NO dairy in this No Crust Apple Pie, which is kind of amazing considering how sweet and decadent it tastes. Even Travis (who, might I remind you, does not like dessert), loves this version of apple pie!
If you decide to make this No Crust Apple Pie, I need to forewarn you that when you put the apple mixture into the pie plate, you’re going to think that there is no chance in heck that this will work. Trust me, I thought so too, but it DOES work.
It’s a miracle, I tell ya! Your apple pie will come out of the oven looking golden brown and perfect, just like this.
I use 1/3 cup of whole wheat pastry flour in this recipe, but you can substitute gluten-free flour, oat flour, or all-purpose flour if those are what you have at home.
Let me know if you try this recipe! I’d love to see your recreations.
This No Crust Apple Pie is a healthier version of your favorite fall dessert. It's dairy-free and doesn't involve a buttery pie crust!
- 2 apples, peeled (I used one Granny Smith and one Fuji)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, unpacked
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour*
- 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup pecan halves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a pie plate with unsalted butter or cooking spray.
Slice the apples into very thin half-moon slices, about 1/8 inch. Place in a large bowl.
In a separate medium bowl combine the sugars, whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir well to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the apples. Next add the eggs, vanilla and pecan halves. Stir well to combine.
Pour the mixture into the greased pie plate. Use a rubber spatula to get every bit out of the bowl. Spread the mixture evenly across the pie plate. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-60 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing.
*Can substitute gluten-free flour, oat flour, or all-purpose flour.
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That is so cool!! This looks like an amazing fall dessert.. I’m all over apple ANYTHING!
Thanks Liz! ME TOO! Fall = apple everything!
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
Wow, that looks so good! I can’t believe that crust just like, appears! 🙂 My husband loves apple pie so this is perfect!
Seriously, it’s nuts! Make it for your husband! I hope he likes it just as much as traditional apple pie!
rachel @ atheltic avocado
this looks amazing! i need to buy more apples now!
Dani @ Dani California Cooks
This is AWESOME. I definitely am going to try this using a blend of oat flour/rolled oats. I’ve actually never made a pie before?!! I think I need to change that.
Dani, then you should TOTALLY make this one! Making pies is really fun, but super labor intensive so this is a perfect first pie 🙂
Can you use white pastry flour?
Just read the answer to my question under Notes. Trying this recipe this weekend it sounds terrific.
Perfect! Yes, feel free to sub white flour. Hope you love it Carolyn!
This looks awesome! Making it this week! I hate making pie crust and do have a gluten free kid in the house, but they all love pie!
Making pie crusts can be such a pain! I hope your whole family loves this!