Vanilla Bean Apple Pie

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  • Total Time: 1 hrs 30 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 30 mins
  • Makes: 8 servings

Fill your kitchen with the warm aromas of vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg. Then watch your guests perk up when this apple pie emerges from the oven.


  • 3 pounds apples, peeled and sliced

    1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

    1/2 cup cane sugar 

    1 Simply Organic Madagascar Vanilla Bean, scraped

    3/4 cup brown sugar, divided

    3/4 teaspoon Simply Organic Cinnamon

    1/8 teaspoon Simply Organic Allspice

    1/8 teaspoon Simply Organic Ground Cloves

    1/8 teaspoon Simply Organic Nutmeg

    1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided

    1/4 teaspoon sea salt or pink Himalayan salt

    9-inch unbaked pie crust

    3 tablespoons unsalted butter

    1/4 cup rolled oats


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

    2. In a large bowl, toss apples with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.

    3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine sugar and vanilla bean. Stir until well combined, then add 1/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, 3 tablespoons flour and salt.

    4. Pour over apples and mix until well coated, then put in prepared, unbaked pie crust.

    5. In a medium-sized bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar and butter. Mix until well combined, then add remaining 1/2 cup flour and oats. Spread evenly over pie filling. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

    Recipe Tip:

    Use a mix of tart and sweet apples. Cortland, Fuji, Granny Smith, Jonagold and Rome Beauty are all good choices for baking.

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