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Golden Apple Pie Recipe

Golden Apple Pie Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 484 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 528mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 269128
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2017

"This apple pie.has a wonderful taste. It's hreat with vanilla ice cream on top! Yum!"

NanZim User ID: 3929200 257025
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2016

"My husband's favorite dessert is apple pie. He gave this one good reviews."

WisconsinG User ID: 4499424 253282
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2016

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

pegjanor1 User ID: 3412373 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 User ID: 1767183 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 User ID: 577857 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 User ID: 7980582 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 User ID: 3555282 20665
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

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

amandansmith User ID: 4611302 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 User ID: 2909700 20250
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

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

Peapod0114 User ID: 7145890 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 User ID: 121482 9446
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

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

bake1985 User ID: 4963552 23950
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

"This is a great pie and easy to make I will deffinatly be making it again! its delicious!"

tcarver User ID: 5663692 6356
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"So easy. I made the pie filling early this fall and froze it for Thanksgiving. So good!"

ss_kory User ID: 2170285 9907
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"I will only use this recipe for Apple pie from now on. Definitely THE BEST Apple pie I have ever tasted. I have been making my own for years but this recipe is so yummy....try it'll never go back to your other recipe!"

crummies User ID: 4305698 25437
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"I entered this pie into a Fruit pie Contest and won 2nd place. It's the best apple pie I've ever made. This is my new apple pie receipe."

wakey1 User ID: 1558612 6355
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"Absolutely LOVE this recipe and so do our bed and breakfast guests! I substitute the apple juice and use our Wakefield Winery, Sweet Temptation (Apple Sauvignon Blanc) wine which turns this pie from yummy to INCREDIBLE!

Pam Wakefield
Wakefield Country Inn & Winery"

melodious88 User ID: 4245799 25432
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"I've used the filling from this recipe to make apple tarts (with puff pastry) and apple pies (with pre-made pie crusts), and the flavor is wonderful. It always seems to turn out a bit too juicy, though, so next time I'm going to try using a little less apple juice."

Angelizz10 User ID: 627840 23920
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"This is a really fool proof pie. I always add it into our Thanksgiving feast for that All American dessert."

lbeazley User ID: 2254240 9906
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"This Apple pie was wonderful! My 9 year old son and family loved it!"

Aussie Alex User ID: 4628588 20076
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"Excellent recipe, the whole family loved it, will definatley make it again!"

21noah21 User ID: 3174651 10972
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2009

"This is an easy recipe and my pies come out great every time! I made tons of them last year for the holidays and am making more this year. I LOVE this recipe! And it works great w/ other apple flavors as well!"

KimberlyV65 User ID: 3135275 3758
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"Filling was excellent; crust turned out terrible. All gooey and sticky."

sto99002 User ID: 1348351 11499
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2008

"This has become a favorite! We even didn't have apple juice one time and we mixed in hot spiced cider and it was delicious!"

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