Apple Pie

I don’t know about you, but we have lots of apples at our house right now.  What better way to use those apples than in an apple pie?

I will admit that I was kind of on the fence about apple pie until I tried this recipe.  I took a community education class with a local caterer and she changed my mind about apple pie forever!

As with any really good pie this starts with a home made crust.  If making pie crust is not your thing, you can use refrigerated, but you really will be missing out.  Personally, I think home made crust is a must.  I like to make my dough up a little ahead of time and let it chill.  It is much easier to roll out when the dough is chilled.

There are no secret ingredients in this pie.  I think the ratios of the standard ingredients is what really makes this pie.

While I’m letting the dough chill, I stir together the cinnamon & sugar mixture.  After that I start peeling the apples.  You can use whatever apples you like.  I usually use Golden Delicious.  I always have a lot of those this time of year because that’s what our local orchards grow.

Once you get everything prepared, putting the pie together is easy.  Roll out half of the pie dough for the bottom crust and place it in the pan.  Sprinkle a good amount of the cinnamon and sugar on top of the crust.  Fill the dish full with apples. Don’t be afraid that you have too many apples.  They will shrink while they cook.  Put another good amount of the cinnamon and sugar mixture on top of the apples.  Squeeze a lemon over the apples and place the pats of butter on top.  The only thing left is to put the top crust on.  You can either cut strips and do a lattice pattern or you can roll out a whole piece and cut vents for the steam to escape.

After your pie is ready to be put in the oven I think it’s a good idea to set your dish on top of a baking sheet in case any of the filling boils over.  This will really save your oven!  Once it is ready for the oven, use a pastry brush to brush the crust with milk.  That will help the crust get nice and golden brown.

When the apple pie is done, you will need to let it cool a little before serving.  The inside will be too hot to serve right out of the oven.  The pie is great by itself, but I really like a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

Give this apple pie a try!  It would make a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving!

Apple Pie

This apple pie is the perfect fall dessert.  Always a crowd pleaser!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8


  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 dash salt
  • 5-6 apples
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp milk

Pie Crust

  • 2 c flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 c Crisco
  • 4 tbsp ice water


  1. Mix sugars, cinnamon, flour and salt together and set aside.

  2. Peel, core and slice apples.

  3. Place pie crust in bottom of pan.  Sprinkle some of the cinnamon sugar mixture over the crust.

  4. Fill the pan with apples.  Put more of the cinnamon sugar mixture over the apples.  Squeeze lemon juice on top.  Cut the butter and place on top of apples.

  5. Seal with top crust.  Brush crust with a little milk with a pastry brush.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown.  If the crust is getting too brown, place foil around the edges to prevent burning.


  1. This recipe is for a 9x13 pan.  If you are making a standard round pie, you will not need all of the cinnamon and sugar mixture.



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