There’s nothing more American than this apple pie recipe!
Our friend, Scott, who is famous for his fabulous homemade pies, made this pie for Thanksgiving. It’s filled with thinly sliced apples that were gently spiced and topped with a wonderful crumb topping. It’s the perfect pie when you’re craving an old fashion taste of home comfort!!!
This is my new go-to pie recipe. YUM!!!
There’s something about an apple pie that just brings joy, ya know? It’s down-home goodness and soul-balm dessert at its best!
- Great all year round
- Extra yummy in apple picking season!
- The perfect end to any meal
- Nostalgia for everyone!
How To Make Apple Pie Recipe
This pie is as simple as the final result is delicious!
Start by preheating your oven — you always want the oven waiting on you, never you waiting on the oven! Then combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl and let it rest so the apples soak up all that good seasoning.
Grab your pie pan and put the crust in, then add the filling. Mix your topping ingredients and sprinkle over the pie, then bake at a high temp for 15 minutes, then drop it to low for 35.
During this stage of cooking, you’ll want to keep an eye on your crust so that it doesn’t get too browned — check out my tip in the Tools section down below to save your crust!
Pull your pie out of the oven, let it cool, and serve with a big dollop of vanilla ice cream!
Is this your first apple pie recipe? Never fear! I’m here to guide you. Read on!
Oh, the ingredients in this are as traditional as the taste! Here are my best tips:
- Apples – The undisputed star of the show, apples carry this dessert! But what kind should you pick or buy? I typically go with Granny Smith for apple pies — if you’ve made my sour cream apple pie, you’ll recognize this type! — as they hold up their shape well and give a nice tart bite to the end result. But there are other options you can pick from, like Fuji or Cortland!
- Crust: Yes, you can always make your own crust — but so often, I just don’t have time. Store-bought works just as well, especially given that we use a crumb topping and not a layer of dough, so we only need it to hold the base.
- Rest: One of the most important ingredients in any pie isn’t even on the list — and that’s to let your apple filling rest! Letting the apples sit in their seasoning allows the natural liquid to well up and run off the apples, which gives you a dryer, more held-together filling after baking, instead of a soggy mess of goo. So have patience!
Tools to Make
The tools to make your pie recipe are simple and standard — with one trick:
- Mixing bowl
- 9″ pie pan
- Pastry cutter
- Crust shield (optional)
What is a crust shield? This handy gadget goes on the rim of your pie to keep the crust from becoming too brown in the oven. A must-have for any seasoned pie chef!
How Long Can You Keep This In The Fridge?
Once fully baked, you can store your delicious homemade pie for up to five days in the fridge. After that, the moisture of the apples ruins the crust. No good!
This pie can also stand the test of the pantry. Store it at room temp for up to two days!
Can You Freeze This?
Definitely! Apple pies are great to have frozen when you’re in need of a yummy homemade dessert.
If fully cooked, you can store it for up to eight months.
If raw, you can freeze it for up to four months.
Either way, to reheat, pop it in the oven until bubbling to perfection!
Make Ahead Tips
The best way to make this pie ahead is to fully make it, sans baking, and store it until you’re ready. A raw apple pie will last up to two days in the fridge or even longer in the freezer — see the above tips!
What’s the most satisfying meal to have before a dessert? Something just a comfort food-like as your treat!
Start with my savory-sweet sweet potato casserole for a truly rich, delicious side dish, and have it sit alongside a scrumptious main dish of potato soup. Your belly will be full of rich, satisfying goodness, just in time for a final slice of pie.
Doesn’t that just sound perfect?
What delicious variations can we make with the best apple pie base? Here are some fun shake-ups!
- Toss in a shot or two (or three) of the best dark alcohol to get an apple rum pie!
- Swap your apples for bananas and pile on the cream to get banana coconut cream pie
- Take this recipe but swap the pie plate for muffin tins to make individual mini apple pies
- Go for a contrast of flavors with Atlantic beach pie!
- No apples? No problem! Another delicious seasonal fruit can take their place — like in my peaches and cream pie
Looking for more mouthwatering pie recipes? Say no more!
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- 8 medium Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon dried ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon dried ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice optional
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter firm
- 1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 9-inch unbaked pie crust
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In a large bowl combine all filling ingredients ans set aside.
- In a 9-inch regular pie pan fit crust. Crimp edges decoratively. Add filling.
- Combine topping ingredients with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles crumby pebbles. Sprinkle over top of the pie.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue to bake for 35 minutes or until the apple mixture is bubbly and topping is nicely golden brown.
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Source: Scott’s Mama