Vanilla Bean Apple Pie

Vanilla Bean Apple Pie

Total Time: 01h 30m
Hands-on Time: 00h 30m
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.

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  • 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.
  1. Use a mix of tart and sweet apples for more well-rounded flavor. Cortland, Fuji, Granny Smith, Jonagold and Rome Beauty are all good choices for baking.