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Deep Dish Apple Pie

This incredible and simple deep dish apple pie recipe is the perfect old fashioned dessert!
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 1 hr
Chilling 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 368 kcal


  • Crust:
  • 3 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter chilled
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 2 TBSP chilled vodka
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • Filling:
  • 15 apples mix of granny smith, honey crisp, and pink lady
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP brandy
  • 2 TBSP frozen butter grated
  • Topping:
  • egg
  • 2 TBSP sugar


  • In a food processor, pulse together the flour, salt, and sugar to combine.
  • Cube butter and add to the flour mixture. Pulse a few times until you have a crumbs the size of peas.
  • Drizzle vodka and 2 TBSP of water as evenly as possible over the mixture. Pulse a few times. Pinch the dough, if it holds together remove from the food processor and divide in to 2 disks. If the dough crumbles, add 2 tsp of water at a time and pulse. This will be different depending on the humidity.
  • Wrap each disk in saran wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 2 days.
  • While the dough is chilling, peel, core, and cut apples to 1/4” thick.
  • In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, flour, spices, lemon juice, and brandy. Mix well until apples are evenly coated and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Roll out dough on a slightly floured surface. Roll out to a 1/4” thickness, if you get holes don’t worry, you can patch them. Gently transfer the crust to the pie dish.
  • Layer apples in a circular pattern and sprinkle with frozen butter.
  • Roll out remaining dough to 1/4” and cover apples. Trim off excess crust and crimp.
  • Whisk the egg and brush over the entire pie. Sprinkle with sugar.
  • Cover with aluminum foil for 20 minutes. Then remove foil and bake for an addition 40 minutes or until apples start to bubble.
  • Let stand for 1 hour and serve.


Calories: 368kcal