We have great news for you! Today, May 13, marks National Apple Pie Day, which automatically gives you an excuse to indulge in however many slices your heart (and stomach) desires. After all, what could be more American than a day dedicated to one of the most beloved desserts ever? One of the best things about apple pie—besides the warm, flaky crust and gooey, cinnamon-y apples—is that it's so versatile, so not every recipe is going to be exactly the same. And why should it?
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We went straight to Pinterest to find a recipe that could satisfy our cravings, and through our in-depth research, we found four different variations of the classic dessert—one is even vegan! We’re not saying these recipes are healthy, and they may not compare to your great-great-grandmother's that's been passed down for generations, but we can promise that they are downright delicious. Read below to see our picks. Trust us, you'll want to get baking right away.
1. Apple Slab Pie with Maple Icing
Sometimes you don't necessarily need a slice of pie, so this apple slab pie will suffice. Get the recipe here.
2. Vegan Salted Caramel Apple Pie
What goes better with apples than caramel? We think this is the perfect combination in a pie. And it's vegan too! Find the recipe here.
3. APPLE CRUMB PIE
This apple crumb pie is a crunchy, crumbly version of the classic recipe. We can't wait to try this one with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
4. HOMEMADE BAKED APPLE HAND PIES
These hand pies are perfect for when you're on the go and want to avoid a mess. Or if you have kids, because what is better than handheld pie? Get the recipe here.