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Apple Pie

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This easy, classic dessert is so simple to make and is full of the best, rich flavor!
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Table of Contents
  1. The Best Apple for Apple Pie
  2. Apple Pie Ingredients You Will Need
  3. How to Make an Easy Apple Pie Filling
  4. How to Make Apple Pie
  5. What to Serve with Apple Pie
  6. Storing or Freezing Apple Pie
  7. More Pie Recipes You Will Love
  8. JUMP TO RECIPE

There’s nothing like an easy apple pie. Just saying the words “homemade” and “freshly baked” conjures up thoughts of a steaming apple pie filling and images of my mom and grandma baking in the kitchen.

Apple pie is a classic dessert, one that I would venture to say just about everyone enjoys. Everyone should have the best apple pie recipe on hand. So, we have our tried and true easy apple pie to share with you here today.

We love this recipe for many reasons! Mostly, because it’s homemade while still being super easy to make. It’s a delicious and has a pretty lattice crust that’s sure to be a hit. Best of all, premade crust and the apple pie filling that accompanies this recipe is simple to whip together. For a heartier apple pie experience, make sure you check out our deep dish apple pie. And don’t miss our apple crisp.

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The Best Apple for Apple Pie

Choosing the best apples for your apple pie tends to be a personal preference. We like to use fresh Granny Smith Apples in our apple pie recipe. They offer the perfect balance between sweetness and just a little bit of tart. They create a great flavor.

If you love apples as much as I do, you will definitely want to check out these apple funnel rings as well.

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Apple Pie Ingredients You Will Need

  • 8 cups fresh Granny Smith apples (approximately a 3 pound bag), peeled and thinly sliced ¼ inches thick.
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 unbaked 9-inch pie crusts
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream (to brush on the crust)
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sanding sugar (turbinado sugar) for topping

How to Make an Easy Apple Pie Filling

The recipe for apple pie filling is quite easy. Probably much simpler than you think. You will need the brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, salt and flour from the ingredients above.

In a small bowl mix these ingredients together. You will then pour this mixture on top of the apples. Then, using a wooden spoon, stir the sugar mixture with the apples until the apples are evenly coated.

Easy peasy!

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How to Make Apple Pie

PRO TIP: I like to bake my Apple pies in the morning and serve them after they have had all day to rest and cool. This makes serving the slices much easier. You can heat up individual slices in the microwave for 30-45 seconds and then add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Preheat the oven to 425°F and spray your deep dish 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.

Peel and thinly slice the apples. Place them in a large mixing bowl. I use an apple peeler and slicer to make this super quick and easy!

PRO TIP: If the apple slices are large, cut them in half so they fit better in the pie and will make slicing your pie a little neater after it is baked.

In a small bowl mix the brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and flour. Pour this mixture on top of the apples. Using a wooden spoon stir the sugar mixture with the apples until the apples are evenly coated.

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Place one pie crust in your pie plate.

Pour the apple mixture into the pie crust. Your pie will be full and may even mound up in the middle!

apple pie process shots

Top the apples with the second pie crust. I like to do a lattice top on my apple pie and find it works best for this pie. Press the edges of the top and bottom crust together to seal the pie.

apple pie process shots

Brush the top of your lattice crust with the heavy cream and sprinkle it with the coarse sanding sugar (aka turbinado sugar). Then bake 45-50 minutes, checking it at the 30 minute mark to see if your crust is browning too much. If it is you can gently place foil around the edges of your crust and continue to bake your pie until it is golden and bubbly.

PRO TIP: You do not want to completely cover your pie because you do want the steam to escape and not make your crust soggy.

Allow your pie to cool completely on the counter, for at least 4 hours, prior to cutting and serving. You want to make sure that all the juices have set up or you will not get a good slice of pie.

PRO TIP: Make sure you use a very sharp serrated knife to get a nice clean cut when slicing your apple pie.

What to Serve with Apple Pie

This is where the fun begins!

Apple pie is such a classic recipe, so if you choose to, you can keep it simple and traditional. But, if you want to get a bit creative, there are loads of different ways to serve up your apple pie!

Of course, we have to mention ice cream or whip cream. These are especially delicious over a warm, freshly baked apple pie. You can also sprinkle a bit of extra cinnamon over the top and it’s like you have your very own cinnamon roll apple pie!

Another way we like to serve this apple pie recipe is with caramel. Who doesn’t love caramel?

And we must make not of putting cheese on your apple pie. Many love this option. Most people prefer a slice of cheddar cheese melted over the top. You can also serve a cheese wedge on the side for a nice complement.

Storing or Freezing Apple Pie

You can most definitely freeze apple pie. To do so, make sure you use aluminum or freezer wrap. You could also use a heavy duty freezer bag. It’s recommended to use the pie within 3-4 months after storing it.

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All in all, you can’t go wrong with this easy apple pie recipe. As someone who loves baking, this is a recipe that I must have in my cupboards. I love that this is so easy to put together.

I can’t wait to enjoy my freshly baked warm apple pie. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

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Easy Apple Pie Recipe

5 from 2 votes
This easy, classic dessert is so simple to make and is full of the best, rich flavor!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 8 cups about 3 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, and thinly sliced in ¼-inch slices
  • cup brown sugar
  • cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 unbaked 9-inch pie crusts
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream to brush on top of the crust
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sanding sugar (aka turbinado sugar) to sprinkle on crust

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F and spray a deep dish 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
  • Peel and thinly slice apples and place them in a large mixing bowl. I use an apple peeler and slicer to make this super quick and easy.
  • In a small bowl mix brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and flour. Pour this mixture on top of the apples. Using a wooden spoon stir the sugar mixture with the apples until the apples are evenly coated.
  • Place one pie crust in your pie plate. Pour the apple mixture in to the pie crust. Your pie will be full and may even mound up in the middle.
  • Top the apples with the second pie crust. I like to do a lattice top on my apple pie as it works best for this pie. Press the edges of the top and bottom crust together to seal the pie.
  • Brush the top of your lattice crust with the heavy cream and sprinkle it with the coarse sanding sugar (aka turbinado sugar).
  • Bake 45-50 minutes, checking it at the 30-minute mark to see if your crust is browning too much. If it is you can gently place foil around the edges of your crust and continue to bake your pie until it is golden and bubbly.
  • Allow your pie to cool completely on the counter, for at least 4 hours, prior to cutting and serving. You want to make sure that all the juices have set up or you will not get a good slice of pie.

Notes

TIP: I like to bake my Apple pies in the morning and serve them after they have had all day to rest and cool. This makes serving the slices much easier. You can heat up individual slices in the microwave for 30-45 seconds and then add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
 
TIP: If the apple slices are large, cut them in half so they fit better in the pie and will make slicing your pie a little neater after it is baked.
 
TIP: You do not want to completely cover your pie because you do want the steam to escape and not make your crust soggy.
 
TIP: Make sure you use a very sharp serrated knife to get a nice clean cut when slicing your apple pie.

Nutrition

Calories: 355kcal
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