Deconstructed Healthy Apple Pie

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Get ready for the simplest apple pie recipe you’ve ever seen! Now, if you’re expecting a fancy pie with a perfect lattice crust, this might not be what you’re looking for. But hey, who needs all that fuss when you can have a delicious pie in no time?

Introducing my Deconstructed Healthy Apple Pie! It’s all about simplicity and flavor. While it may not have a crust on the bottom, the flaky pie crust on top is all you need. Because let’s be real, the star of the show should always be the filling, right?

And the best part? This apple pie is gluten-free and can easily be made vegan too! Just follow my simple instructions below, and you’ll have a perfect pie every time.

My favorite way to enjoy this pie? With a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, straight out of the oven!

Deconstructed Healthy Apple Pie

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8


  • 4 large apples peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup gluten-free baking flour or regular all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 5 tablespoons vegan butter or regular butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a 9-inch pie dish or baking dish thoroughly and set it aside.
  • Peel the apples and slice them into pieces about 1/2 inch thick – no need to be too precise!
  • Place the sliced apples into the prepared dish.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon over the apples.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, remaining coconut sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, sea salt, and chopped pecans. Mix well.
  • Add the egg to the mixture and stir until everything is well combined.
  • Spoon the batter evenly over the apples, using your hands to spread it out if needed.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
  • Let it cool slightly, then dig in and enjoy your easy and delicious apple pie!

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