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Delightful Apple Pie

There aren’t many things more American than hot-out-of-the-oven apple pie. This recipe is one you can hang your hat on. —Amy Wood, Wichita, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
  • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (about 5 medium)
  • 1/4 cup apple butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  • Unroll pastry into a 9-in. pie plate; flute edges. In a large bowl, toss apples with apple butter. Combine the flour, sugar, pie spice and cinnamon; add to apple mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to crust.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, brown sugar, pie spice and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add walnuts; sprinkle over filling.
  • Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is browned. Cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with ice cream if desired.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with commercially prepared apple butter.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 371 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • ellimaye1
    Jan 2, 2019

    Love that this recipe is so low in sugar. I used a store bought crust and the pie was super full. I had to cook it longer than directed to get the apples fully done. It was good but not over the top amazing.

  • hilly11
    Sep 18, 2016

    One of the best apple pies I've had!

  • lindaconnors
    May 23, 2016

    When I started to make this I realized I didn't have apple butter so I made my own version. I took butter, cinnamon, apple spice and maple syrup and used that instead. It was awesome

  • kitchenqueen3
    Oct 25, 2015

    I was looking for a new apple pie recipe and found this one. My bosses wife said this was the best apple pie she has eaten yet. I made them for a bake sale this past weekend and they were a huge hit. Very tasty. I think that tgis is my new favorite apple pie

  • patty2222
    Nov 5, 2013

    Delicious!! I've made it three times already.... it goes in the cookbook!! Thanks for sharing!

  • kitenut
    Jan 8, 2012

    Love Love Love this recipe! I am making it again for the 3rd time!

  • Punkyjoe81
    Jul 16, 2010

    I have tried a lot of apple pie recipes, and so far this is my favorite! My husband spotted this recipe in the magazine and asked me to try it - I'm so glad I did. I made my own pie crust and used homemade apple butter. I just finished another slice...YUM!!