Apple cobbler makes for a fruity and sweet dessert, served with whipped cream or ice cream. If you're vegan, you don't just have to drool over the idea. Vegan apple cobbler is just as delicious in its own right, and can even be served for breakfast! This easy vegan apple cobbler recipe is made with fresh apples and plenty of fragrant spices so that you won't miss dairy ingredients at all. Plus, using vegan margarine instead of butter makes this recipe lower in fat and cholesterol-free in comparison to other homemade apple cobbler recipes.
This vegan apple cobbler with cloves and allspice is an easy contender for Thanksgiving dessert or after any fall meal. It's a healthier alternative and something that people with and without dietary restrictions can enjoy together.
- 3 large or 4 medium apples
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1 cup + 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 1 cup flour
- Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
- Grease a nine-inch pie pan with cooking oil or margarine.
- Peel and core the apples and cut them into thin slices into the pan.
- Sprinkle the cloves, allspice, and nutmeg, plus 1 teaspoon of sugar, over the apples.
- Melt the margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Add the flour and the remaining sugar to the margarine in the sauce and stir until combined.
- Sprinkle the flour mixture onto the apples in the pan.
- Bake the apple cobbler for 20 to 30 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned.
- Serve warm with vegan ice cream on top.
- Not all margarine is vegan. When shopping for vegan margarine, read the labels and look out for whey, lactose, casein and caseinate, which are dairy derivatives that are frequently used in margarine. (Margarine may also go by the name "butter substitute" or "non-dairy butter spread.") Certain brands, such as Blue Bonnet Light Margarine and Smart Balance Light Margarine do not contain any animal products and are therefore great choices for vegan recipes like this Vegan apple cobbler. Vegan margarine may also be labeled as "vegan non-dairy spread." Purchasing items with this label is an easy way to ensure you're getting a truly vegan product.
- Apple cobbler isn't just a good dessert option; it can also be enjoyed for breakfast the day after. Wait until the cobbler cools before placing it, covered, in the refrigerator. You can warm the vegan apple cobbler up in the oven or microwave the next day, or enjoy it chilled.