Baking apple pie from scratch is a fall baking tradition we treasure. Perfect your technique with our apple pie recipe, full of all the tips and tricks you’ll need.
Apple Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Watch how to Make Apple Pie

Apple Pie

I remember coming home sullen one day because we'd lost a softball game. Grandma, in her wisdom, suggested that maybe a slice of hot apple pie would make me feel better. She was right. —Maggie Greene, Granite Falls, Washington
Apple Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour + cooling


8 servings


  • Dough for double-crust pie
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 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
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large egg white
  • Optional: Turbinado or coarse sugar, ground cinnamon, vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll half the dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Chill while preparing filling. In a small bowl, combine sugars, flour and spices. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add sugar mixture; toss to coat. Add filling to crust; dot with butter.
  2. Roll remaining dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edge. Cut slits in top. Beat egg white until foamy; brush over crust. If desired, sprinkle with turbinado sugar and ground cinnamon.
  3. Bake on the lowest rack 60-70 minutes, until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, covering with foil halfway if crust begins to get too dark. Cool on a wire rack. If desired, serve with ice cream and caramel sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 467 calories, 25g fat (15g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.