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Apple Pie Recipe

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This easy apple pie recipe is so simple to make and is full of the best, rich flavor!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 354 kcal


  • 8 cups Granny Smith apples peeled and thinly sliced in ¼-inch slices (about 3 lbs)
  • 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


  • 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 to 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.


TIP: I like to bake my apple pies in the morning and serve them after they have had all day to rest and cool at room temperature. This makes serving the slices much easier. You can heat up individual slices in the microwave for 30 to 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 the top of the pie because you do want the steam to escape and not leave you with soggy crusts.
TIP: Make sure you use a very sharp serrated knife to get a nice clean cut when slicing your apple pie.


Sodium: 251mgCalcium: 28mgVitamin C: 6mgVitamin A: 96IUSugar: 32gFiber: 4gPotassium: 195mgCholesterol: 3mgCalories: 354kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 12gProtein: 3gCarbohydrates: 60gIron: 2mg