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Apple Pie Crumble

Oct 12th 2010

There’s nothing like the smell of baking apples in the air to make you feel all warm and cozy. You can still have that amazing aroma and taste, keeping it raw. Simply using a dehydrator for this recipe brings apple pie up to what grandma’s standards would be. Serve it warm with raw vanilla ice cream and you’ve just created ecstasy.


Apple Filling

  • 7 medium–sized apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 tsp ginger juice
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup apple juice



  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan crystal salt
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice (mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg & allspice)
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1/2 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 Tbsp lecithin (non-raw ingredient. If you are 100% raw, please omit ingredient or adjust recipe)

Brandied Crumble


To make filling

  1. Core and slice apples to 1/4 inch thickness.
  2. Add sliced apples, vanilla, ginger, and lemon juice to a mixing bowl and blend all ingredients by hand.
  3. Now add dates and continue processing until mixture is consistent.
  4. "Flour" the bottom of your pie dish or lightly grease pan with coconut oil.
  5. Press crust evenly on the bottom and sides of 9 inch pie pan. Set aside until ready to fill.

To make syrup

  1. Place all ingredients in a high powered blender, in listed order EXCEPT the lecithin (this is added last), and blend until well mixed.
  2. Then add lecithin and blend again.

To make crumble

  1. Place all the crumble ingredients into food processor and pulse until slightly chunky.

How to assemble

  1. Drain apple juice from "baked" apples (enjoy as a great beverage).
  2. Place apples in a mixing bowl and blend with syrup. Make sure to coat all apples.
  3. Gently and evenly place syrup–covered apples in pie crust and sprinkle with the brandied crumble.

About Chef Tina Jo:

Through her books, DVDs, and programs, Chef Tina Jo is teaching Americans how to make healthy lifestyles DELICIOUS, bringing live whole foods back to the dinner table one dinner plate at a time. Learn more at Tina Jo is a highly respected Gourmet Raw Vegan Chef, Author, Speaker and Coach known internationally for her humor and down–to–earth approach to raw veganism. She, along with her TV show Splendor in the Raw, was awarded Top 10 Best Show, Best Chef and Best Website in the Best of Raw 2009 Awards. She has made it her life’s mission to bring super delicious, fresh, simple, fun, affordable raw vegan food to the mainstream.