Apple Pie Recipe
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I remember coming home sullen one day because we'd lost a softball game. Grandma, in her wisdom, suggested, "Maybe a slice of my homemade apple pie will make you feel better." One bite…and Grandma was right. This is the best apple pie recipe. If you want to learn how to make homemade apple pie, this is really the only recipe you need. —Maggie Greene, Granite Falls, Washington
Featured In: 25 Best Fall Desserts
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
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.
Beat egg white until foamy; brush over pastry. Sprinkle with sugar. Cover edges loosely with foil.
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.
Originally published as Apple Pie in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p81

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 414 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 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.
Originally published as Apple Pie in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p81

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Nellie User ID: 9354535 278958
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2017

"I tried this recipe for the first time today. It was the easiest way to make a delicious apple pie. I will never have to buy a apple pie again. I will continue using this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it."

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Amie User ID: 9337709 278405
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2017

"I love this pie and make it often! I’ve found that thinner and consistent apple slices are best, and you have to let it cool completely (up to 2 hours) to avoid soupiness. I also like to do an open weave with the top crust, which may allow for extra evaporation. Lastly, I cook it for about an hour total 30 with foil, 30 without."

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Will User ID: 8983945 278267
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2017

"This pie was a soupy mess! I even followed the advice of another reviewer and reduced the juices and sugars of the apples before assembling the pie. Also, the apples were very thinly sliced and did not cook through after 50 minutes of baking when the crust was done. The flavors were very good but the way it baked up was unacceptable, especially for so much work. I'd be less disappointed if I had used a store bought crust and saved the time and effort. Will NOT make this again."

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Maryann User ID: 9334131 278265
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2017

"BEST apple pie recipe that I've ever made. Everyone loved it."

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mariadk User ID: 3219414 278257
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2017

"Flavorful and delicious!"

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cyrisse User ID: 8455916 278153
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2017

"For a pie novice like me this was an easy recipe to put together, the taste of apple mixture was good. My problem was that the apples were a little too soft. I cooked the pie the amount of time stated in the recipe. Maybe I sliced them too thin or I overcooked it. How thick should the apples cut ? I used 7 cups of Granny Smith apples. I am a better cake baker but this was a marvelous start to perfect ! Cannot wait to try it again. My husband said it was good never the less......"

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wwjd1961 User ID: 4467672 278134
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2017

"Perfect!"

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elam11251018 User ID: 8885411 277691
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2017

"It's a good recipe. I opted out the ginger just because I'm not much of a ginger fan. I used 6 granny Smiths apple and 1honey crisp. It was alittle too Tarte. Next time I'll use another honey crisp apple and less granny Smiths. Wish I could add a picture."

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Bronna User ID: 844380 276874
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2017

"Wonderful! The best apple pie I have made in a long time. I think the added brown sugar really made it good. I made one today for company and my husband is already asking me to make another one. :) It looks like apple pie will be served at Thanksgiving dinner as well."

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Chicagorocks User ID: 7704800 276557
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2017

"fabulous and what a pie...."

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