There’s nothing more American than this apple pie recipe! Our family 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!! And whatever you do, don’t reserve it just for the holidays! It is perfect all year round.
How about a gander at a few more delicious, classic pies? I’ve gotcha friend! My pumpkin pie is another American classic and has been a family favorite forever. My son is so crazy about this pie, he asks for it instead of cake for his birthday. Have you ever seen a pumpkin pie with birthday candles? Pecan pie is another pie my family is crazy for and requests all year long! This recipe is tried and true and honestly, I haven’t tasted a better one.
Wait, there’s more recipe I have to share. How about a sweet tea bread? My apple bread incredibly moist, loaded with fresh apples, and topped with sticky praline glaze.
Ready? Set? Let’s make a pie!
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
- The perfect end to any meal
- Nostalgia for everyone!
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 apple pie 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 it’s time. Let your apple pie filling recipe 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!
How Long Can You Keep This In The Fridge?
Once fully baked, you can store your delicious homemade apple pie for up to five days in the fridge. After that, the moisture of the apples ruins the crust.
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! Classic apple pie recipe is 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 simple apple pie recipe 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!
Well, of course, we serve this with coffee and tea. But, occasionally, we go all out and sip a little apple pie moonshine while enjoying eating a slice of this pie! Oooh, and don’t forget, it’s wonderful topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Doesn’t that just sound perfect?
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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