There’s nothing like the smell of homemade apple pie wafting through the kitchen. And with this easy-to-follow recipe, you can enjoy that fresh-from-the-oven taste any time you crave it! Just mix up a few simple ingredients, bake, and voila! You’ll have a delicious, comforting pie in no time.
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Why you’ll love this easy apple pie recipe
- It’s a great way to use up those excess apples and make them into something delicious!
- Add a generous helping of vanilla ice cream and you have a firm family favorite!
- You can make it ahead and it freezes well too!
- All the ingredients are 100% vegetarian.
Ingredients you’ll need
You’ll need all the ingredients shown in the photograph below.
The perfect apple pie recipe should be bursting with flavor, easy to make and so delicious to eat, and this is exactly what this recipe is!
How to make homemade apple pie with step by step instructions
Making our apple pie recipe is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
A full printable recipe and the measurements in both US customary and metric are available in the recipe card below.
Preheat your oven to 375°F/190°C.
Lightly flour your work surface and roll half of the pie crust dough into a ¼ inch thick circle. We’re working on a flaky homemade pie crust recipe, so check back soon!
Then, transfer the pie dough to a prepared 9 inch pie deep dish pie plate or pie dish.
Place the plate in the fridge to chill while you are preparing the pie filling.
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg and set aside.
Then, in a large bowl, add fresh lemon juice, to sliced apples and toss to coat, add the flour mixture, and toss again to coat evenly.
Add the apple filling to the pie crust discarding any excess juices as this will make your pie crust soggy.
Dot the apple filling evenly with pats of butter.
Now, roll out the remaining pie crust dough into ¼ inch thick circle and place it over the pie, ensuring that it covers the pie completely.
Using a sharp knife trim off any excess dough, then seal the dough, and flute it using your fingers.
Now, cut four slits on top of the crust to allow the steam to vent, and place the pie on a baking sheet.
Recipe notes and expert tips
Use a variety of apples to have both a sweet and tart flavor in your pie.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days and freeze for up to three months.
What type of apples is best for pie?
There are many types of apples that can be used for pie, but some are better than others.
The best apples for pie are those that are tart and firm, such as Granny Smith apples. Other good options include Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Golden Delicious, and Jonathan Apples.
How do I store leftover apple pie?
First, make sure the pie is completely cooled before storing it. Otherwise, the heat will cause the crust to become soggy.
Store the pie in the refrigerator for up to four days, wrapped in plastic wrap or in an airtight container.
You can freeze apple pie for up to three months.
More easy dessert recipes for you to try at home
If you love our apple pie recipe, then why not try these easy desserts?
Sweet potato pie – nothing says fall comfort food like this delicious pie does!
Reese’s peanut butter pie – an insanely tasty crowd pleaser that gets eaten FAST!
Baked Alaska – a delicious cake base, topped with your favorite ice cream, encased with meringue, and baked!
Red velvet cake – this dreamy cake deserves a place on every holiday table.
Christmas sugar cookies – nobody can resist these cute cookies!
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Apple pie recipe
- 14.1 oz Pie crust dough
- ¼ cup All purpose flour
- ⅓ cup Sugar
- ⅓ cup Brown sugar
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp Ground nutmeg
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
- 7 cups Granny Smith apples peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp Unsalted butter cubed
- 1 Egg beaten
- Turbinado sugar and cinnamon optional
- Preheat your oven to 375°F/190°C
- Lightly flour your work surface and roll half of the dough into a ⅛ inch thick circle. Then transfer the dough to a 9 inch pie plate. Place the plate in the fridge to chill while you prepare the apple filling14.1 oz Pie crust dough
- Combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl and set aside. Then, in a large bowl add apples, lemon juice, and toss. Now, add the flour mixture and toss to coat evenly. Add the filling to the pie crust in layers, discarding any juices, and evenly dot the apple mixture with butter¼ cup All purpose flour, ⅓ cup Sugar, ⅓ cup Brown sugar, 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon, ¼ tsp Ground nutmeg, 1 tbsp Lemon juice, 7 cups Granny Smith apples, 1 tbsp Unsalted butter
- Now, roll out the remaining crust dough into a ⅛ inch thick circle and place it on over the filling, ensuring that it covers the filling completely. Using a sharp knife, trim off any excess dough, seal the dough, and flute it using your fingers. Now, cut 4 slits on the top of the pie to allow the steam to vent, and place the pie on a baking sheet
- Brush the surface of your apple pie with egg wash. Optional, sprinkle turbinado sugar and cinnamon on top of the pie. Using either a pie shield or kitchen foil, cover the edges of the pie to prevent them from browning in the first 25 minutes of cooking1 Egg, Turbinado sugar and cinnamon
- Bake for 25 minutes and then remove from the oven and discard the shield or kitchen foil, then cook for a further 35 minutes until the top of the pie is golden brown and the filling is bubbling
- Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool at room temperature for at least 2 hours
Use a variety of apples to have both a sweet and tart flavor in your pie Storage
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days and freeze for up to three months
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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