Vegan Apple Pie Cream Cheese Roll

Vegan Apple Pie Cream Cheese Roll

In the realm of vegan desserts, the Vegan Apple Pie Cream Cheese Roll reigns supreme, offering a harmonious blend of traditional flavors and innovative plant-based ingredients. This exquisite creation begins with a tender dough, crafted from a careful balance of all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, instant yeast, and a hint of salt, yielding a canvas ready to embrace the essence of apple pie.

The journey to perfection continues with the apple pie filling, a symphony of flavors orchestrated by the delicate marriage of diced apples, vegan butter, brown sugar, and a medley of aromatic spices—cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves—elevated by the bright zest of lemon and a splash of citrus juice. Simmered to tender perfection, this filling exudes warmth and nostalgia with each spoonful, promising a tantalizing interplay of sweet and tart notes.

Meanwhile, the vegan cream cheese filling awaits, a velvety concoction of indulgence crafted from smooth vegan cream cheese, delicately whipped with powdered sugar and a whisper of vanilla extract. Its creamy embrace serves as the cornerstone of decadence, promising a luscious contrast to the vibrant apple pie filling that awaits within.

As the assembly begins, the dough unfurls into a pristine canvas, eagerly awaiting its transformation. With precision and care, the cream cheese filling is delicately spread, a testament to artistry and attention to detail. Atop this creamy layer, the apple pie filling finds its rightful place, each spoonful a testament to the rustic charm and timeless allure of homemade desserts.

With practiced hands, the dough is gently coaxed into a roll, each turn a testament to patience and craftsmanship. Brushed with a golden sheen of melted vegan butter, the roll embarks on its final journey, guided by the warmth of the oven to a state of golden perfection.

Emerging from the oven, the Vegan Apple Pie Cream Cheese Roll stands as a testament to culinary mastery—a symphony of flavors and textures waiting to be savored. Adorned with a dusting of powdered sugar, it beckons to be sliced, each portion a testament to the artistry and innovation of vegan cuisine.

In every bite, a revelation unfolds—a fusion of nostalgia and innovation, tradition and modernity—a testament to the endless possibilities of plant-based baking. So, indulge in decadence, savor the moment, and let the Vegan Apple Pie Cream Cheese Roll transport you to a realm of unparalleled delight.

Vegan Apple Pie Cream Cheese Roll


For the Dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup warm almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted

For the Filling:

  • 2 medium-sized apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 1 (8 oz) container vegan cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Assembly:

  • Vegan butter, melted (for brushing)
  • Additional powdered sugar (for dusting)


  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.
    • Add warm almond milk and melted vegan butter to the dry ingredients. Mix until a dough forms.
    • Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-7 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
    • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until it doubles in size.
  2. Make the Apple Pie Filling:
    • In a skillet, melt the vegan butter over medium heat.
    • Add the diced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the skillet.
    • Cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender and the sauce thickens slightly, about 8-10 minutes.
    • Remove from heat and let it cool while you prepare the cream cheese filling.
  3. Prepare the Cream Cheese Filling:
    • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened vegan cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  4. Assemble the Roll:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Roll out the dough into a large rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick.
    • Spread the cream cheese filling evenly over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges.
    • Spoon the apple pie filling over the cream cheese layer.
    • Starting from one long edge, carefully roll the dough into a log.
    • Place the roll seam side down on the prepared baking sheet.
    • Brush the top of the roll with melted vegan butter.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the roll is golden brown.
    • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing.
    • Dust the top with powdered sugar before serving.