Deep-Dish Apple Pie

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


15 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
This deep-dish apple pie is a winner! The crust is so flaky and the filling is sure to please everyone. —Salem Cross Inn, West Brookfield, Massachusetts
Deep-Dish Apple Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 10 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 8 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk


  1. Place flour in a large bowl; cut in shortening until crumbly. In a small bowl, whisk egg, water and vinegar; gradually add to crumb mixture, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a rectangle. Wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. For filling, in a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. In a small bowl, combine sugars, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to apple mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking dish; dot with butter.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim and flute edges. In a small bowl, whisk egg with milk; brush over crust. Cut slits in top. Bake 40-50 minutes or until crust is golden brown and apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack.
Deep-Dish Apple Pie Tips

Can you make deep-dish apple pie in a different kind of dish?

This deep-dish apple pie recipe works best in a 13x9 dish, but you can use the flavor and filling and scale it down to make a more traditional apple pie shape in a classic 9-inch pie pan. If you have a 4-quart baking dish, that’s probably the best swap!

What kind of apples should you use to make deep-dish apple pie?

If you’re looking for the best apples for apple pie and you don’t want to dig too deep, go ahead and pick up a bag of Granny Smiths. They’re everyone’s go-to apples for baking because they’re tart and firm, keeping their shape while providing a perfect balance to the sweet ingredients.

Can you make a deep-dish apple pie ahead of time?

Apple pies are the perfect treat to make ahead of time. You can store these baked goods covered at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. Need a pie later? Learn how to freeze a pie in a few simple steps.

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Test Cook

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 208 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.