Apple Pie Recipe

Apple Pie is one of those recipes that quietly comforts, in smell, taste and the knowledge of the humble hands before yours that have made the same recipe – even for the same holidays and celebrations.


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The recipe is as simple, classic, and basic as any apple pie recipe can possibly be; yet, it evokes so many emotions, at least for me, that it can never be considered anything other than glorious.

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With dustings of flour flying all over my kitchen as a young bride, my spirits soared as I mastered my first apple pie as a newlywed.

I felt pride in being able to serve it to my husband and my parents who were visiting for supper that evening as we finished our meal, even though I’d been on the phone with my Grandmother every step of the process with her talking me through all the way.


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Years later as I poured the apples into the pie plate and then gently placed the second crust atop all of the apples, I felt the warm flow of tears on my cheek.

It was the fall of the year my Grandmother passed away on Easter Sunday and the weightyness of her passing finally hit me.


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Now as I make apple pie, my heart isn’t as heavy as that year following her passing. I realize the gift she gave me was much more than her pie recipe, she selflessly gave me love, and most importantly, the understanding that life passes quickly, but the legacy you leave behind is the lifetime of simple moments you share with those you love.


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She truly made me feel like one of the most special people in her whole world and through her time and love, instilled in me the confidence and courage to try new things.


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I remember telling her during that pie making phone call how I was so nervous that it wouldn’t turn out like hers. “What if it isn’t right, Grandmother?,” I’d asked her.

“Well honey, it’s just pie. You can always try again tomorrow.”

And my love of experimenting in the kitchen was born.


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While Grandmother only used one type of apple in her apple pie, through the years of experimenting, I found I loved to use a combination of apples. Baking apples for how soft they become, eating apples for their crispness and texture, and Granny Smith for their tartness. But, of course, you can experiment for the combination, or lack of combination,  of apples that you prefer.

Here’s our Apple Pie Recipe. It is most certainly a keeper.

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Apple Pie Recipe
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Apple Pie is a simple, classic and delicious pie recipe. This apple pie recipe is a family favorite recipe you’ll turn to time and again.
Serves: 8
  • 2 (9-inch) pie crust recipe
  • 2 baking apples (Cortland, Braeburn, Rome, etc.)
  • 2 crisp eating apples (Honeycrisp, SweeTango, Fuji, etc)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple pie spice
  • pinch Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Prepare 2 (9-inch) pie crust recipe. Place bottom crust into pie plate and freeze as directed. Roll second pie crust and set aside while preparing apple pie filling.
  3. Peel all apples and slice into ¼-inch slices, being sure to remove any core. Toss apples into a large bowl with lemon juice and coat to prevent apples from turning color. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, apple pie spice, salt, and cornstarch.
  4. Remove pie plate from freezer and pour apple mixture into the bottom crust. Top with second pie crust and turn bottom crust on top of edges of the top crust. Crimp or press closed. Cut slits into the top of the pie crust, place on top of a rimmed baking sheet to catch any drippings.
  5. Brush top of pie crust with milk and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  6. Bake 45 – 50 minutes, until top crust has browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool at least 30 minutes before slicing.
  7. Store remaining pie tightly covered in the refrigerator.


Robyn xo


Cake Stand in photography by Beatriz Ball :: Organic Pearl Nova Round 

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About Robyn

A seventh generation Southern wife and mom who loves to share simple, fresh, and scrumptious recipes the whole family will enjoy.


  1. 1

    Love the addition of brown sugar. I could go on town with a nice big slice and vanilla bean ice cream on tow ;)

  2. 2

    Mmm this pie looks absolutely stunning! The filling looks perfect!

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  4. 4

    Gorgeous pictures! Makes me want some apple pie for breakfast!

  5. 5

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE apple pie. And grandmas :) Such a sweet story and a GORGEOUS pie!!

  6. 6

    I love your story more than the pie, although the pie is pretty fantastic too. Such sweet memories!

  7. 7

    You surely do know how to make a pie! Looks unbelievable!!

  8. 8

    The definition of “comfort” begins and ends with apple pie, I think! Yours is perfection, Robyn! I could go for a big slice with fresh whipped cream!

  9. 9

    Simply stunning! Apple pie is the best way to celebrate the holidays!

  10. 10
    Arlene Nelson says:

    Great looking pie, cannot wait to try this recipe.

  11. 11

    I have tried and failed to make pie crust many times…until I discovered this one. I have used it before this luscious apple pie recipe was posted! It is so good and easy (I cheated and used the pastry blade in my food processor) that I will probably never purchase crust again!
    Thank You!

  12. 12

    Okay seriously – could your pie look anymore perfect?!

  13. 13

    I made this for Thanksgiving. It was wonderful. Thank you for the recipe.

  14. 14

    Looks delicious, I love apple pie. Glad to see you’re using three different types of apples which makes the best pies. I’ve never used apple pie spice, only cinnamon. I’ll give this recipe a try next time.

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