Vegan and gluten-free too! (If you want it to be). Why do I make tortes and not pies, you ask? Here's the simple and honest truth: I can't be bothered to make my own pastry when so many companies (hello, Tenderflake!) do it so well and so cheaply for you already. So by buying a pastry case, I don't get the top of the pie (the pastry cover? What is it called?) but this is a second bonus, as my pie is much healthier with less pastry. ALSO, your pie won't look nearly as pretty as this one if you have to cover up all the lovely apples with pastry, will it?