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 253282
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2016

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

pegjanor1 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 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 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 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 20665
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

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

amandansmith 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 20250
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

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

Peapod0114 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 9446
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

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

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