No-Waste Apple Pie

Photo: Eva Borkhuis


  • Old bread, any type of bread works
  • Apples or other fruits if you like
  • Oat milk or any other plant-based liquid (even water works!)
  • Raisins or any other dried fruits
  • Cinnamon
  • Very ripe bananas (optional!)
  • Sugar or any other sweetener (optional!)
  • Nuts (optional!)



  1. Soak the raisins in a small bath of warm water
  2. Peel the apples and cut them into small pieces
  3. Mix the soaked raisins with the apple pieces and add a lot of cinnamon and a bit of sugar.
  4. Rip the bread apart into pieces of about 1 cm x 1 cm
  5. Add the moist (either plant-based milk, water, bananas or a bit of everything) and mix it with the bread until the bread pieces become sticky. It’s the easiest to use your hands. If you can make a ball and it sticks together, then you’ve added enough liquid.
  6. Sprinkle as much cinnamon and sugar on the moisty bread mixture as you like and mix it again. Tip: taste a piece of bread and decide if you like it sweeter or with more cinnamon.
  7. When you’re happy with the taste, cover the cake tin with baking paper and form the crusty base by pressing it into the cake tin.
  8. Now fill it up completely with the apple-raisin mix.
  9. Sprinkle some tiny pieces of bread on top if you want to make “apple-crumble pie”.
  10. If you like, you can put some nuts, sugar or cinnamon on top as a finishing touch.
  11. Optional: Serve the pie while it’s still warm, with ice cream, whipped cream and/or fresh fruits on the side.
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