Apple Pie Recipe
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 6 to 7 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 large egg white
- Additional sugar
- 1. In a small bowl, combine the sugars, flour and spices; set aside. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add sugar mixture; toss to coat.
- 2. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust; trim pastry even with edge. Fill with apple mixture; dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry.
- 3. Beat egg white until foamy; brush over pastry. Sprinkle with sugar. Cover edges loosely with foil.
- 4. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20-25 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.
1 piece: 414 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
Reviews for Apple Pie
"Delicious pie! I used my favorite go-to homemade pastry dough recipe for the crust. I used 4 granny smith apples and 2 honeycrisp apples . That combination was perfect for us. Just the right amount of tart and sweet. TIP FOR ALL: If you dont want runny pies heres what to do; Mix your fruit with your sugars and lemon juice, let sit for at least 30 minutes, dump the juices that have been rendered out into a small sauce pan, boil it gently for about 5-10 minutes to form a syrup (you can add a teaspoon or so more of sugar at this point to thicken up your syrup if needed) let it cool slightly then add it back to your fruit and sugar, mix well then add your flour. This works every single time with every kind of pie. You will not have any more runny pie filling. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!"
"WOW!! Being a lover of Apple pie,I was always intimidated to attempt to bake one.Well I got brave tonight and I went for it.This is the best Apple pie I've ever eaten in my life,and I made it.I love taste of home,I've made some delicious meals from the recipes.This one I'll be making for years to come.Absolutely Delicious"
"This is the perfect apple pie! I used my own pie crust recipe though because it is tried and true. Two tips abou the pie filling. 1). I used a combination of Jonagold and Granny Smith apples but increased the amount of apple to 9 cups. This was just right for the stated amount of sugar, flour, and seasoning. Juicy but not runny. 2). baking time needs to be increased substantially. I started with the stated time but the pie was not nearly done. Baked another 30 minutes, checking frequently to be sure it was not over baking. Apples should be nice and "oozy" and very tender. With these two minor modifications, fabulous results!"
"Overall, I like the recipe, Like others, I think either a little extra flower or some cornstarch would be good to help soak up some of the juices. That might vary based on the top of apple.My crust turned out great! But even with 5 extra minutes, my apples still weren't tender enough. I used Honeycrisp and a few golden delicious. I wish now that I'd either tried another reviewer's tip of covering the whole top with tin foil (so I could have baked it longer), or perhaps cooking the apples in a sauce pan for 5 minutes to give them a head start. P.S. I probably would have chosen Jonathans or Jonagolds if my store had them. :-/"
"I'm not a usually a fan of pie but a lot of people in my family like it so I decided to make it. I listened to the other reviewers and added an extra 1/2 tbsp of flour. And I added a little extra cinnamon because who doesn't like extra cinnamon? Anyway the pie came out perfect. It had fantastic flavor and wasn't very runny."
"Apple pie is my husband's favourite, but I rarely make it. Yesterday I picked up a 2 pack Tenderflake crust, and made this for him. It went over well. I did omit the ginger (preference), but next time I'd reduce the nutmeg a bit too.I found it a bit too sweet, but that may have been because I used Gala apples and they were quite sweet. I'd like to try it with Granny Smith next time."
"We just moved into a house we bought and it had apple trees, don't know what kind they were but the sauce did not thicken up . My crust was good does it matter what kind of apples i used? I cooked it longer then what it said . any suggestions for next time?"
"The best apple pie I have ever tasted. My homemade crust was pretty good also."
"Fantastic pie. I use 1 tab. cornstarch w/ 2 tab. flour. I don 't like nutmeg so I use ALL cinnamon."
"Very good, just a bit too much nutmeg though since we don't really like it. I'll try cloves instead next time."
"I wish there was a higher rating then five stars. This was my. First homemade apple pie and it came out the best I've had in my life and that's not just because I made it haha. There were a few different changes I made and that is 1. I used the homemade pie crust recipe off of crisco container. 2. I skipped the egg white and made a melted butter with sugar and cinnamon to brush on before baking. I know it's not the healthier choice but it added some great flavor to the crust. 3. I substituted the flour for tapioca because my grandmothers secret is it adds a little extra sweetness and flavor. Also I forgot to set the timer and didn't read the cover with foil part so I accidentally skipped out on that so it was uncovered for about 45 minutes. Apples weren't mushy but also not hard . Right in the middle. I used janigolds and Mitzu apples that we picked at the orchard."
"awesome pie.reminds me of home in the fall .playing outside as a kid down to my grandmothers. smelling the pie mixed with the ocean breeze. salt air .spruce trees and a homemade apple pie.cannot beat them three smells together. along with the waves crashing the beach.Ahhhhh wish i was back home in maine."
"This was the best apple pie i have ever tasted in my life. I made it exactly as written, so simple and nobody believed i made it. Thank goodness my daughter witnessed it. Thanks so much"
"excellent flavor....used Granny Smith apples..they are my favorite!!"
"Only one thing I didn't go covet the pan first. The sticks at the bottom."
"I made it exactly as written. It turned out excellent!"
"I couldn't find any egg whites or some of the other ingredients but it turned out perfect none the less. I might be only 14, but this was very simple and exciting! It was the first thing I'd ever made on my own. Adding extra butter made it even better. Sometimes accidents make things better. I used a Wholly Wholesome gluten free crust because I have celiac."
"This recipe is fantastic. I would NOT, however, add much extra flour. I took the advice of some previous reviews and used 5 tbsp flour instead of the recommend 3 tbsp, and the pie filling was too sticky. Next time I will use 3-4 and it should be perfect :)"
"I loved this recipe! It was simple and just what I was looking for. I loved the sugar on top of the crust. I used pink lady apples. The perfect combination of sweet and tart!"
"I have found THE apple pie recipe for keeps. My husband and 29 yearold son were drooling over this pie! I used granny smith apples,4 tablespoons of flour (not one drippy run), didn't have nutmeg, butused a little pumpkin pie spice, and cardamom in addition to cinnamonand ginger. I used Trader Joe's pie dough and I'm telling you it is utterlydelicious!!"
"I made this pie for my very first Thanksgiving with the in-laws. Luckily I tried the recipe out a week before Thanksgiving. I made the first pie exactly like the recipe says to. It turned out very runny, but tasty nonetheless. I then made another pie with the suggestions of other reviewers. I upped the flour to 5Tbsp and used a little more brown sugar than granulated. I was also stumped on which apples to use. So I went to my local market and grabbed 2 of each they had. I ended up with Gala, HoneyCrisp, and Sweet Tango. OMG! This pie was absolutely splendid. Thank you to everyone who submits a review so newbies like myself can bake something as easy as Apple pie."
"My very first Apple pie and it was delicious ~"
"Wonderful. I made this w my daughter, it was simple to make and delicious to eat! Yum!"
"Awesome... Tapioca to thwart the runs... Winner! Also, NO ginger. Don't like!"
"This was my first apple pie I've ever made. My family and I loved it. Great flavor. Wouldn't change anything, it's perfect."
"Great! Like it says, it's pretty runny but I just put it in the fridge overnight and it was perfect!"
"My suggestion to stop runny juice...sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of instant tapioca. Put some on bottom crust, some inbetween , and finish with a little on top. When juices are bubbling thru slits in top crust, tapioca will thicken this as it cools. Delicious!"
"Was disappointed in the runniest of this pie. Had to use several paper towels to sop up runny juices. Did not read reviews before putting top crust on. Would suggest Taste of Home re-write recipe. It for sure needs more flour. On the upside has a good flavor. We used HoneyCrisp, Gala, MacIntosh and some sort of fancy apple. Just disappointed it was runny."
"Good flavor, but very runny."
"I never write reviews, but this pie was awesome! It was quick and easy to make and had the perfect combination of spices. Also, for those of you who were wondering, you'd need about 5 regular sized apples.The only thing I would change is the sugar, it was a bit too much for my family. I would cut one of the sugars in half, also I did not listen others and increase the flour, but It may have helped the runnyness. It was not runny per say but could have used a bit of extra thickener. Lastly I made this in a regular round metal cake pan with the same cooking time and it worked out great. Thanks for a lovely recipe!*I used criscos no fail pie crust recipe"
"I used all granny smiths, which weighed 2.97 lbs. The spices and sugar amounts were right on, actually perfecto! Sliced apples real thin, about 1/16 inch or so. Increased flour to 5 tblsps. Consistency of cooked mixture was very nice. My supreme critic, Wifey, said she would have used a couple of Macs or Fujis, thought a couple of apple slices were a little hard - though she gobbled it down. First time for me with a two crust pie. Will add a Fuji or two in the next attempt with this wonderful recipe.Which will be soon. With ice cream maybe? Perfect on its own. I used a "1-2-3" crust recipe listed on the net. Excellent and easy pie crust recipe."
"I made this for a pie auction at church and it had the room buzzing! The winning bidder told me later in the week that it was fantastic!"
"May I request the complete recipe for the double crust?"
"Followed the recipe word for word. I let the pie cool over night, but it was runny!!! The flavor was great though! Guess I should have listened to other reviews, and added extra flour."
"This recipe is AWESOME!!!! Simple and easy to follow directions."
"This was fabulous! Thank you for sharing"
"Loved this! It's beautiful to look at and so tasty too!"
"I had to use orange juice instead of lemon and I added 1/2 cup blueberries it was a great recipe"
"Am I the only one who cannot see what temperature to bake this at?"
"Excellent flavor! Everyone loved it."
"easy to follow recipe. Very easy prep, & we baked a perfect home made apple pie. The entire house smelled wonderful! I highly recommend this recipe for the novice baker, along with accomplished bakers as well. We were very happy with the results. We used a mixture of granny smith apples and fuji apples. It was beautiful,and tasted just as great! Highly recommend for anyone who wants to impress their family with a gorgeous, homemade pie. PS. It was just as good cold the next day, or even reheated in the microwave. I felt proud of our efforts. Sincerely, Mrs. Vance"
"So good. And I even forgot to dot with the buter before adding the top crust! Rave reviews from entire family."
"I made this pie, the taste was excellent but it was so runny. I went back through recipe to see if I missed anything but I hadn't. Any idea why. The apples were soft but still in shape."
"I forgot to click on the stars to rate this recipe when I wrote my review. I give it 5 yummy stars."
"I make this pie with soft white wheat flour and replace the sugar with succannot. EVERYONE LOVES it and we don't have to feel to guilty.:) I have made it for church and it is always gone."
"My first apple pie & my lifelong recipe. Be sure to COOL COMPLETELY before slicing! I used this filling in empanadas & wontons, too!"
"This will be my new go-to apple pie recipe - it's great! I used all Granny Smith apples and added two extra tablespoons of flour as recommended here by some and it came out perfect. I served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce and it was a huge hit!"
"Excellent taste. Totally worth trying. Definitely a classic."
"I've used this recipe for the last two Thanksgivings and it comes out great! I read the reviews and decided to scoop the apples out of the large bowl, instead of pouring them. That kept the pie from being too soupy. This recipe is a keeper!"
"This is an amazing Apple pie - it is yummy and reheats very well! A big hit at our New Year's Eve party. Will repeat recipe for the next family/friends event. Highly recommended!"
"I've made this pie twice now and it was delicious both times! One variation that my dad remembers from his childhood is to use an oatmeal crisp on top rather than a second pie crust. I used the crisp recipe from this site "Winning Apple Crisp" but made the rest of the pie as directed on this site, covering the entire pie for the first 20 minutes. Incredible!"
"instead of all tart apples I used granny smith buabaum abd fujie apples and increast the cinnimon to 1 1/2 teaspoons turned out fantastic"
"I lost my Mom's recipe and tried this one. It was easy to make and had great flavor. My fiance went back for a second serving so I know it was good!"
"My review didn't show the 5 stars I gave this recipe, so resubmitting."
"I made this at the spur of the moment for company today. I had the pie prepared & in the oven in less than an hour. I used the silicone pie crust protector that I got from the Shop Taste of Home web site & it worked great! My pie turned out perfect & the only thing I will change next time is I will bake it just a tad longer or maybe at a slightly higher temp as I am at a high altitude."
"This turned out great family loved it and like another person I forgot the butter too. It was still great with out it. Would be really good with homemade whip cream."
"I get asked for this recipe all the time!"
"I made the Apple pie today. Came out ok. I read the other reviews several cooks said they added additional flour to thicken the mixture. I used granny smith apples so they don't produce a lot of juice so I didn't need the addition flour that is required in with more juicy apples. I did find the pie was a bit too sweet. My fault again I should have tasted my apples."
"I maid this for my brother and sister in law but as I was putting it in I realizedthat I forgot the butter.They said that it was the best apple pie that they ever had.(I still think that it could of used butter:)"
"I add some oatmeal to absorb some of the juice."
"So good and so easy. My husband loves it so It is definitely a keeper. I used green apples since that was what I had on hand and they were delicious."
"Truly delicious. I've found my favourite pie recipe."
"I also use the additional 3 Tablespoons of flour. I also normally use two or three different kinds of apples. This is by far our favorite recipe!"
"Very good!! First apple pie I made..definately will make again!"
"This is the first apple pie I have made and it got rave reviews. I went by the recipe using 7 cups of apples. I used half Gala and half Braeburn and sliced them pretty thin. I found the pie to be a good consistency, not runny at all, even after cutting, the filling does not run out in the empty area."
"Made only one of these pies for Thanksgiving. I cut it into tiny slices so that none would be wasted by my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Only those who were at my house first got any! My son who does not care for sweets ate about half of the pie. His son who does not like apple pie ate two slices of it and loved it. The rest of us got a sliver of it and wanted more!! I made it with Splenda in place of the sugar as my husband and I are diabetic. Needless to say, I am making at least three or four of these pies for Christmas. I am sure there will be none left over!!"
"Made this recipe today to take to friends' for dinner. She's diabetic so swapped out the sugars for Splendas & added 5 T. of flour - got 2 thumbs up!!! It set up beautifully! Everyone loved it (better than my mom's & i didn't think that was possible!!). Definitely a keeper!!"
"This is the first Applie pie I have ever made, and I recieved many compliments from it.I did additional flour as the reviews had said.One family member actually said that it tasted just like Grandma's pies used to.... that is the best compliment anyone could give me! =)I will definatley make it again."
"I never made an apple pie before so this was my first attempt. Everybody loved it! In fact, I've made this 4 times in just 2 weeks."
"I made this recipe for the first time on Thanksgiving this year. I had read through the reviews and I added 3 tbs of flour to the dry mix. After tossing the apples there was still some mixture left in the bowl, which I proceeded to sprinkle evenly over the apples before placing top crust. It came out great. It was my first time making apple pie myself and this was as easy as can be. I will definitely make this one again. I did not find it too sweet at all, but I will try different apples with it as the Granny Smiths I used were really tart. The sweetness is a matter of taste. Thank you for sharing this recipe."
"Way to watery."
"This was a great recipe and really easy to make! I used granny smith apples. It was a little sweet but by reading other reviews, maybe I will add a little mor flour next time. Yum!"
"All in all, it's a good pie. The 5 stars deceived me though. It's way, way, way too runny. I should have read the reviews in addition checking the star rating. So if you're getting ready to bake this pie, do NOT dump the coated apples onto the pie crust under any circumstances (unless you like apple pie soup)."
"Loved it and so did everyone that tried it. Great thank you!"
"Wonderful pie, its the only recipe Ill use."
"Made this tonight and the flavour is amazing. I did add extra flour to thicken as well (will probably add more next time perhaps an extra 2T) Also added a couple of sprinkles of watkins apple pie spice. Kids probably would have eaten it all if I had let them. I may reduce the sugar a tad next time but still enjoyed just the same."
"This pie is great! Everyone loves it, everytime. It isn't too sweet for me. To avoid it being runny, scoop the apples out of the bowl instead of dumping them into the crust. That way, any leftover mixture that didn't coat onto the apples will remain in the bowl. A+ Recipe!"
"Over and over and over. This is by far the best apple pie recipe I have found."
"Very good recipe. Didn't last long at my house."
"This is a great recipe! I added 8 cups of apples and 2 tbls of butter. Next time I would add 1/4 tsp of ground cloves to add a little zest to it. It came out soupy but I let it sit overnight and it was fine. I will be making this again for sure!"
"its awesome but my came out runny even though i followed directions exactly and let it cool for 2 hrs."
"very good recipe!! very easy to make and tasted wonderful! i also added some caramel syrup to it :) yummmmm"
"It is a tad bit sweet.. so when I make it next time I will cut down the sugar some. Otherwise it was fantastic!!"
"I decided to make it today after reading the reviews, but it was extremely sweet. I won't make it again."
"This is sooo good!"
"Perfect Apple pie Recipe! This will stay in my recipe file forever."
"Tasted just like apple pie should. YUMMY."