Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat Apple Pie: Vegan, Gluten-Free

Rich slice of vegan Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat apple pie topped with vegan vanilla ice cream.
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This vegan apple pie with Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat crust is delicious! One of our favorites year-round.

So who doesn’t love a rich homemade apple pie, and especially made with the best ingredients? Well we all know that pies topped with vegan whips and healthy plant-based ice creams rock.

But what really makes this pie so awesome is that it sports one of the healthiest plants ever — the rich earthy taste of a Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat (HTB) crust.

Which is nothing to sniff at, by the way, except when it’s rolling out of a piping hot oven. (You can learn more about HTB here.)

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This recipe is organic, vegan, and gluten-free

Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat Apple Pie

Close-up of a freshly baked Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat apple pie on a wooden table backed by Red Delicious apples.
Vegan apple pie is nutrient-dense.

This vegan apple pie recipe with HTB makes a double-crust. It packs fiber, nutrients, antioxidants, and more.

Here’s what you’ll need (full recipe below):

Apple Pie Filling Ingredients

HTB Pie Crust Ingredients


  • Mixing bowl.  
  • 9″ glass pie pan.
  • Rolling pin.
  • Pastry blender.
  • Cutting board.
  • Flatware.
  • Spatula.
  • Kitchen paper.

You can also rock HTB in multiple forms these days including supplements and protein powder.

Vegan Apple Pie with Buckwheat Crust

Close on a girl's hands working a rolling pin over a flattened mound of pie crust dough.
Homemade pie crust is fun to make.

The best apples for pies and tarts are Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Jonathan/Jonagold, Rome, and Northern Spy.

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Rich slice of vegan Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat apple pie topped with vegan vanilla ice cream.

Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat Apple Pie

This recipe is organic, vegan, and gluten-free
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Prep Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 110 kcal





  • After preparing dough preheat the oven and center rack to 375.
  • Mix the filling ingredients except the apples, walnuts, raisins, and lemon juice in a large bowl until combined. Sprinkle the lemon juice on the apples then combine all ingredients, stirring until coated.
  • Fill the pastry with the apples and top with either a flat crust or lattice strips. Cut slits into a flat crust before applying. Trim the edges with scissors and crimp with a fork.
  • Baste crust with 1/2 teaspoon melted vegan butter diluted with water. Sprinkle with date sugar and cinnamon.
  • Cover pie crust 'edges' for first 30 minutes of baking to avoid overcooking, then bake an additional 25 minutes or until golden.


  • With a spatula mix the flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl.
  • Add the shortening (or butter/shortening mixture) and cut it in with the pastry blender. Blend until it forms tiny dry balls and crumbs (not greasy).
  • Add 1/3 cup plus one tablespoon of ice water.
  • Cut with the spatula until fully moistened. It should stick together when pressed; if not add a smidgen more water until it does.
  • Press with your hands until it adheres, then form into two pieces, flatten, and refrigerate in non-toxic cooking paper from one to three hours if using immediately. (It can last several days in the fridge or six months in the freezer.)
  • Bring back to room temp and roll out on a floured board, flattening with the rolling pin and shaping into circles about 4 inches larger than the pans. Work from the center out without smashing the edges, smoothing in opposite directions.
  • Keep the board floured enough so the dough doesn’t stick. If it splits, seal it with your fingers, using water and flour for patching.
  • Invert the pie pan over the center of the dough to estimate size, then transfer to pan, gently forming the bottom before the sides.
  • Patch any holes and trim the edges with scissors, crimping a 3/4″ overhang with a fork.
  • Wrap and refrigerate dough for 3 hours to a day and heat bottom crust in oven for 5 minutes before filling/baking.


Calories: 110kcal
Keyword Dairy Free Apple Pie, Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat Apple Pie, Vegan Apple Pie Recipe, Vegan Apple Pie with Buckwheat Crust, Vegan Gluten-Free Apple Pie
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