Golden Apple Pie Recipe
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Golden Apple Pie Recipe

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Meet the Cook: Pies are the dessert I like best to prepare. This one's the favorite for family get-togethers, and it has been awarded blue ribbons at a couple of local fairs. My husband's a cattleman. We're the parents of six and grandparents of nine. -Theresa Brazil, Petaluma, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 6 cups sliced peeled Golden Delicious apples
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons apple juice, divided
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • CRUST:
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons ice water

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 484 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 528mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine apples, 3/4 cup apple juice, sugar, cinnamon and apple pie spice; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Combine cornstarch and remaining apple juice; add to saucepan. Return to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1 minute more or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  2. For crust, combine flour and salt; cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly. Gradually add water, 1 tablespoon at a time; tossing with a fork until dough can be formed into a ball. Divide in half, making one half slightly larger. On a lightly floured surface, roll out larger portion.
  3. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge of plate. Add filling. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in top.
  4. Bake at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Golden Apple Pie in Country Woman July/August 1995, p29

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WisconsinG User ID: 4499424 253282
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2016

"Excellent pie! I followed this exactly and it was a hit!"

pegjanor1 User ID: 3412373 245828
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"My favorite apple pie!!!! Have also won ribbons at state fair. I use my own favorite pie crust recipe."

proberts14 User ID: 1767183 218148
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"Excellent apple mixture. I'm not great at making pastry but the inside of the pie turned out awesome. Will make this again. I used another recipe for the crust but used in ingredients for the pie."

jharcler User ID: 577857 10973
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"Fixed it for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday; it was perfect!! (used my own oil based crust recipe) It's a keeper and is now in my recipe box to make again for Christmas!"

whitetiger_Mary User ID: 7980582 7990
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"This crust recipe is very off. The fat in it should be about half that or less. I am experienced and fixed it some, but we had to way overwork the dough to fix it.

the filling was fine."

jackie.baker User ID: 3555282 20665
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"Very good pie. I was afraid it would be watery but came out perfect."

amandansmith User ID: 4611302 14821
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"Made this for the fourth time today. It was perfect! The only change I made was I sprinkled a cinnamon-sugar blend on top before baking. This is one of my "go to" recipes!"

Pam Posada User ID: 2909700 20250
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"This pie is the best!! So easy and SO tasty.. Thank you for sharing with us."

Peapod0114 User ID: 7145890 11086
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"I have never made a pie before and this was so incredibly easy and delicious! I needed to use up a bag of apples I had that's when I came across your recipe! I am going to make this for my Thanksgiving this year! Its going to be a new fall tradition! I cheated on the crust because I was in a bit of a time crunch so I used store bought. I don't know what type of apples I used but they tasted like candy! Wonderful job!"

quiltymom05 User ID: 121482 9446
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"This is my absolute favorite apple pie recipe - not too tart, not too sweet!"

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