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Holiday Must-Have: Apple Cream Pie with Streusel Topping Recipe

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Pie Season! And for all those holiday happenings on the horizon, we have an apple pie streusel recipe that simply can’t be beat—with a crumbly crust and juicy fruit filling. Made with a mix of sweet apples and our tangy Harmless Harvest dairy-free coconut yogurt alternative, this apple cream pie tastes like home in every bite. But consider baking two, because this pie is a crowd pleaser worthy of a second slice. 

The Recipe Card: Apple Cream Pie with Streusel Topping 

This tasty apple pie combines all the cozy, nostalgic holiday flavors we love with our unsweetened vegan coconut yogurt. Here’s what you’ll need and how to make it happen: 

What You’ll Need to Make the Apple Pie Streusel Recipe

For the Pie: 

  • 1 cup Harmless Harvest Unsweetened Plain Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups apples, peeled & sliced 1/4” thick (about 4-5 large apples; used a mix of Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, & Envy)
  • 1 pie crust, unbaked

For the Streusel Topping: 

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 heaping tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)

How to Make the Apple Pie Streusel Recipe

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Whisk the non-dairy coconut yogurt, white sugar, egg, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla together.
3. Add in the cut apples and mix until evenly coated. Set aside for at least 30 minutes.
4. To make the streusel, combine the ingredients listed with a fork to form a crumble.
5. On a greased pie plate, lay out the unbaked pie crust (you should do this step when the dough is at room temperature).
6. Pour in the apples and all the juices into the pie plate.
7. Top with the streusel and spread evenly.
8. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the top is golden.
9. Let the pie sit for at least 30 minutes to get the inside to set before serving. Enjoy! 


Why is the topping called streusel?

The term "streusel" is derived from the German word "Streusel," which translates to "something scattered or sprinkled." This name aptly characterizes streusel as a crumbly topping comprising flour, butter, and sugar that is scattered over various baked goods like muffins, breads, pies, and cakes.

Streusel serves as a sweet and crumbly topping that enriches the flavor and texture of baked goods. Typically made with fundamental ingredients such as butter, flour, and sugar, streusel can be customized with additions like oats, spices, or nuts to enhance flavor and provide a crunchy texture. Its versatility allows it to adorn a diverse range of desserts including coffee cake, muffins, fruit crisps, and more.

The name "streusel" mirrors the essence of this delightful topping - a scattered or sprinkled blend that imparts a delectable finishing touch to baked goods.

What else can you make with Harmless Harvest non-dairy yogurt alternative?

Here are 2 recipes that are dairy-free thanks to Harmless Harvest’s yogurt alternative:

Non-Dairy Banana Pudding: A dairy-free and guilt-free twist on classic banana pudding. It features a creamy blend of Harmless Harvest Plain Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative, frozen banana slices, cashew butter, coconut cream, salt, turmeric, and vanilla extract. The ingredients are blended until smooth, resembling soft-serve ice cream, then layered with granola and additional frozen banana slices in a glass. This guiltless pudding can be enjoyed as a sweet treat or even as a breakfast option, showcasing the use of clean ingredients and no added sweeteners for a wholesome indulgence.

Fluffy Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Waffles: A blend of gluten-free flour, Harmless Harvest vanilla coconut yogurt, coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut sugar, baking powder, vanilla, and sea salt. The ingredients are mixed to form a thick batter, cooked in a waffle iron, and can be served with preferred toppings. This dairy-free and gluten-free waffle recipe offers a delicious and versatile option for a vegan-friendly breakfast, showcasing the use of coconut-based ingredients to create a flavorful and pillowy texture suitable for various toppings or enjoying plain.

The Best Coconut Yogurt Around

Were you surprised to see dairy-free coconut yogurt on the ingredient list for this apple cream pie? Once you try it, we know you’ll want it stocked in your fridge on the regular! Here are a few reasons why you’ll love it: 

Boost Your Favorite Recipes 

Our unsweetened coconut yogurt has a tangy taste that’s delightful on its own or in a variety of different sweet and savory dishes. Trust us, this dreamy apple pie is just the start! Try it in our Fluffy Dairy Free and Gluten Free Pancake recipe, which you can find right here. And when the weather heats up, try our Harmless Harvest Pineapple Coconut Whip (you’ll definitely want to save the recipe card for this one!) 


Everything You Want, Nothing You Don’t 

Packed with nothing but goodness, our dairy-free plain yogurt has no added sugar, is certified organic, is naturally cultured with 7 live and active yogurt strains, has MCTs from coconuts, is dairy free, soy free, and of course—vegan. 


Upcycled Certified 

To make our delicious and nutritious coconut-based yogurt, we take the remaining meat from young Nam Hom coconuts (after making our famous pink organic coconut water) and turn it into this tasty non-dairy yogurt alternative. That means less food waste, which is good for you and the planet! 


There’s Flavored Yogurt Too!

Looking for dairy-free coconut yogurt with a pop of extra flavor? Good news: our unsweetened option is just the start. Try all our naturally sweetened flavors: vanilla, strawberry, blueberry, and mango too.

Where To Shop Yogurts 

Find stores near you that carry our yogurts with ease by using our online Store Locator tool. Simply enter your zip code, choose “dairy-free yogurt” under the Browse Products menu, select all the flavors and sizes you’d like, and click the pink “Find Products” button. A list of grocery and speciality stores in your area with our yogurts will populate for easy shopping!

While our full selection of products can be found in stores, including Harmless Harvest vegan coconut yogurts, a few of our coconut products can also conveniently be shopped online. The perks of shopping online? You can save extra when you subscribe and have our refreshing coconut water delivered to your doorstep!

Non-Dairy Banana Pudding Recipe
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