My Grandmother wasn't known for her cooking skills, before age caught up with her she did enjoy and was good at baking though. A simple pie she would make was a Cider Pie. I am not sure of where she actually found the original recipe, but it is very easy to make and can in fact be a vegan dish depending on how to create the crust.
Personally I cannot remember what type of crust she made with the pie, but I prefer to make it with a graham cracker crust. In doing so it does feel that it is a tad healthier for you. Please excuse the steam in the photo, I took the picture just after I poured the filling into the crust, before it had a chance to chill, I didn't want to forget.
Graham Cracker crust:
18 graham crackers, crushed (2 packages)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl, mix well. Stir in melted butter with a fork until well combined. Divide mixture between 2 pie pans and firmly press into pan and up sides.
Bake for 15 minutes and aromatic. Let cool completely before filling.
Grandma's Cider Pie:
1 1/3 cup sugar
10 Tbs cornstarch
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
5 cups cider
Mix dry ingredients in a large pot on the stove, add cider. Stir and cook constantly until clear over medium high heat. Pour into a baked pie shell, chill and serve with whipped cream.