Apple Pie Crumb Topping (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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This is the most amazing APPLE PIE CRUMB TOPPING recipe ever, juicy sweet Pink Ladies and tart Granny Smith apples covered with a yummy almond crumb topping that is both vegan and gluten-free.

Apple Pie Crumb Topping (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Apple Pie Crumb Topping

This holiday I have been in the mood to bake, I made a delicious Sweet Potato Pie for Thanksgiving that was a big hit, I also wanted to make something with apples, similar to my Apple Crumble Muffins. I decided to prepare Apple Pie with a crumb topping which turned out exceptionally good.

Apple Pie Crumble (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

If you haven’t made apple pie, it is very easy to make, you can use my recipe for your crust or use store-bought. This is my favorite store-bought Gluten-Free Vegan Pie Crust.

You can also use a variety of tart apples such as Jonagold, Melrose or Winesap and sweet apples in the recipe, such a Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Braeburn. I used a blend of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg but you can substitute with a blend of cardamom and coriander for a cinnamon substitute.

If you don’t have non-dairy butter, then you can substitute with coconut oil (not melted) for the crust, you will find you might need more coconut oil more like 6-7 tablespoons, and add enough cold water to form into a dough.

You will notice that I baked my pie on 350 degrees F for 1 hour and 10 minutes, the reason I slow baked it was to prevent the topping from burning and to make sure the apples were cooked until tender and juicy.

We enjoyed the apple pie served with vegan vanilla ice cream.

Apple Pie Crumble (Vegan, Gluten-Free)



(Per portion)
  • Energy: 368 kcal / 1538 kJ
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Carbs: 46 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 30 min
  • Cooking: 1 h 10 min
  • Ready in: 1 h 40 min
  • For:
  • 8 servings


Pie Crust

Apple Pie Filling

Streusel Topping


For The Crust

  1. In a medium bowl, mix gluten-free flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in non-dairy butter until mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Add water and mix until the dough comes together into a ball. You might need more or less water so add 1 tablespoon at a time!
  2. Grease a 9-inch pie plate, roll out dough in between two parchment paper. Remove the top layer of parchment paper. Invert your pie pan, over the exposed dough.Carefully flip the pie pan with the dough on top.
  3. Carefully press dough into the bottom and sides of the pie plate, flute edges as desired and place in refrigerator until ready

For The Filling

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Toss apples with sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Remove the pie plate from the refrigerator and fill with apple mixture mounding apples towards the middle of the pie plate. Cut non-dairy butter into small pieces and scatter them all over apples.

For The Streusel Topping

  1. In a medium bowl, combine almond flour,non-dairy butter or coconut oil and maple syrup. Sprinkle evenly over the top and bake in the oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until pie crust and streusel toppings are golden brown. Cool for about 15 minutes before slicing.


Apple Pie Crumb Topping

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Wendalyn
    December 15, 2019

    Thank you for responding, I measured out the cardamom and coriander as you suggested….I made the apple pie following your recipe as instructed and honestly, this is the best best best apple pie I have eaten in my entire life, it surpasses all the others we have eatenI!!! And its gluten free!!! Even my husband who is not gluten free said this is the best apple pie he ever had, imagine being excited to eat homemade apple pie!! So juicy and not overly sweet, just perfect, so pleased with this simple recipe, definitely a keeper!! Thank you again!!

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      December 16, 2019

      Wendalyn, I’m so happy it turned out great for you and your hubby with the spice adjustment. Thank you very much for sharing your feedback.

  2. Wendalyn
    December 12, 2019

    Hi Michelle, this recipe looks so delicious and easy to make !! I would like to make this recipe very soon but I don’t use cinnamon and nutmeg, you mentioned it can be substituted with a blend of cardamom and coriander, do you have an idea of the actual measurements and would it still taste nice with the substitutes? Do you know? Thank you!

    • Dev Marie
      December 12, 2019

      Thank you Wendalyn, yes it will taste delicious. Cardamom can be on the strong side so I usually use about 1/4 teaspoon cardamom to 1 teaspoon coriander. I hope you enjoy!

  3. Netta
    June 5, 2019

    This looks great! In addition to vegan and gluten-free, I also need it to be nut-free. What do you suggest as an alternative to the almond flour in the topping?

  4. Jenni LeBaron
    December 14, 2017

    I love a good crumble. This looks wonderful!

  5. Stephanie
    December 14, 2017

    Yum, this looks amazing and I love that it’s gluten-free.

  6. A-
    December 14, 2017

    Yum!! That topping looks delicious! Apple pie is one of my favorites, so I’m def gonna have to try it out next time I make one :) Thanks for sharing!


  7. Jaynie
    December 14, 2017

    This looks delicious, and not too complicated for me to make. I always appreciate a twist on a recipe to make it healthier. My husband loves pie, so I’m sure he’d be a fan.

  8. Margaret
    December 14, 2017

    Omg! This pie just made me Hungry! ???? Making it this weekend!

  9. Teliah Nashonia
    November 27, 2017

    This looks delicious

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 27, 2017

      Thank you Teliah, it tastes amazing!