Is there a more iconic seasonal dessert than apple pie? No one can deny the nostalgic joy that a buttery, flaky crust topped with a caramel-y apple and cinnamon filling will bring. Before fall officially comes to a close and the apple trees run bare, make sure you pay homage to this classic dessert! If pie making isn’t really your thing, there are still ways you can channel the textures and flavors of the sweet, spicy treat in your other desserts.

This season, we implore you to get a little creative! We scoured the Food Monster App archives for the most scrumptious, nostalgia-inducing recipes inspired by the beloved dish apple pie. From breads to breakfasts to handheld pastries, there are infinite ways to get all the flavors and textures you love. If you are more of an apple pie traditionalist, we’ve got you covered too. We found classic, plant-based takes that will rival even your grandma’s top secret family recipe.

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1. Apple Pie Swirl Multigrain Bread LoafRecipe: Apple Pie Swirl Multigrain Bread Loaf

Fall is in the air, and that means lots of squashes, apples, fall spices, pies… However, if apple pies are a bit on the sweet side for you, you’ll love this Apple Pie Swirl Multigrain Bread that still has tart, apple-y flavor. The bread is mildly sweet and makes an amazing snack as is or a delicious french toast or plain toast.

2. The Perfect Apple Pie 

Although from a distance making a homemade pie sounds long and drawn out, it’s actually super easy! What’s fabulous about this recipe for The Perfect Apple Pie is everything! It’s a handful of staple kitchen ingredients, packed with apples, can easily be made in bulk, pie crust can be chilled and saved for later use or other recipes.

3. Grilled Apple Pie With Vanilla-Coconut Whipped CreamRecipe: Grilled Apple Pie with Vanilla-Coconut Whipped Cream

Want an untraditional take on the classic this holiday season? That’s where this Grilled Apple Pie With Vanilla-Coconut Whipped Cream come in. These fun, handheld apple pies can be cooked on the grill! Traditional apple pie filling is wrapped in spring rolls, grilled, then brushed with melted vegan butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. The only thing that could possibly make it better is the vanilla-infused whipped coconut cream perfect for dipping.

4. Raw Apple Pie With Almonds, Coconut, and Ginger Raw Apple Pie With Almonds, Coconut, and Ginger [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Traditional baked apple pie can be quite an effort to make, but this Raw Apple Pie is very quick, easy, and absolutely delicious! Also, don’t limit yourself to just using apples – you can also mix in whatever fruit is seasonal at the moment. This pie will keep a few days in the fridge and it’s wonderful with fresh fruit or a dollop of coconut yogurt.

5. Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches #5under5: Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches [Vegan, No-Bake]

The comforting flavor of apple pie is recreated in a creamy frozen banana-based ice cream studded with apple and date pieces. The only way to make it even better? By sandwiching a scoop between two pieces of no-bake cinnamon oat cookie dough. These Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches are pure heaven!

6. Raw Apple Pie With Goji Berries and NutmegRaw Apple Pie With Goji Berries and Nutmeg [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

This Raw Apple Pie With Goji Berries can be enjoyed as a dessert or as a breakfast dish! These jars of tart, fresh goodness are as nutritious as they are tasty! It is also lovely topped with coconut yogurt. Goji berries and almonds add more healthiness and a variety of textures and flavors.

7. Autumnal Apple Pie-lettes 

Autumnal Apple Pie-lettes are a grain-free, adorable way of getting all of the same classic apple pie flavors in a clean and healthy recipe! They are naturally sweetened with dates, so you can feel good about enjoying them whenever. The pie-lettes are the perfect fall desserts for when you need a sweet treat but don’t want to over-indulge.

8. Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie [Vegan]

If you are looking for the perfect combination of breakfast and dessert, try this recipe for Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie. The crumbly, sweet cinnamon-infused topping complements the tangy, gooey apple pie filling. Add a crispy, buttery crust and you have the ideal indulgent breakfast or perfectly spiced dessert.

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9. Individual Apple Pie PastriesIndividual Apple Pie Pastries [Vegan]

These Individual Apple Pie Pastries won’t take you long to make and don’t require many ingredients! With this recipe, you can make individual, hand-held pockets of apple pie goodness that looked like only a classically trained baker can make them. They will turn your home into a delightful café for you and your loved ones.

10. Apple Pie Stuffed Apples Apple Pie Stuffed Apples [Vegan]

 Say “hello” to these gorgeous seven-ingredient stuffed apples. These Apple Pie Stuffed Apples are so dang flavorful, they will make you want to do a “happy dance” around the kitchen. Is there anything better than a warm, cinnamon-y apple with a crunchy, maple-spiked granola topping? Answer: no. There absolutely is not. 

11. Maple Drunk Apple Pie Maple-Drunken Pie

Maple Drunk Apple Pie is make with whole-wheat pastry flour, which in addition to being nutritionally superior, adds a great, nutty taste. Using maple syrup instead of sugar adds a richness that more than compensated for the lack of butter. Bake to golden perfection and you have a quintessential lattice-topped apple pie.

If you want some more apple recipes, check out these by downloading the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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Lead image source: The Perfect Apple Pie