Apple Pie Recipe

Apple Pie is a simple, classic and delicious pie recipe. This apple pie recipe is a family favorite recipe used for generations.

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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.

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.


Apple Pie Recipe | ©addapinch.com

Apple Pie Recipe | ©addapinch.com

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.

Apple Pie Recipe | ©addapinch.com

Apple Pie Recipe | ©addapinch.com

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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Apple Pie Recipe | ©addapinch.com

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.

Yield: 8

Apple Pie Recipe

Total Time 55 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Apple Pie is a simple, classic and delicious pie recipe. This apple pie recipe is a family favorite recipe used for generations.
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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple pie spice
  • pinch Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions

  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 1/4-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.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

 

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

 

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From the Add a Pinch recipe archives, originally published 2013.

25 comments on “Apple Pie Recipe”

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

  3. tHE PICTURES OF THIS ELEGANT PIE ARE BEAUTIFUL AND THE SENTIMENT IS HEART WARMING..LOVE THOSE GRANDMOTHERS…SO-O WISE ARE THEY…I LOVE APPLE PIE!!

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

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

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

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

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

  10. Great looking pie, cannot wait to try this recipe.

  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. Okay seriously – could your pie look anymore perfect?!

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

  15. 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.

  16. I’ve said before – you are officially my go to site when I am looking for a recipe. Normally I don’t follow one blog, I search around reading recipes and reviews before deciding on one. Not anymore. I have already reviewed your coconut cream pie and best ever chocolate cake. We invited family over for supper and my husband requested an apple pie for dessert, I came straight here. Again was not disappointed. It had been years since I made a pie and I was nervous. I did have to use a little more water and bake a little longer but was so happy with the result. Everyone loved the pie, even my sister in law who doesn’t usually eat the whole crust loved all of it, crust included. .
    Next up, I am going to make your lemon curd cake and best ever white cake into cupcakes for my baby shower.

  17. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for
    you? Plz answer back as I’m looking to design my own blog and would
    like to know where u got this from. thanks

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  19. Looks delicious!! Pinned it!!

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  21. I just made this pie (pie crust included) and it was unbelievably easy! I’ve never made pie before so this was my first time. This recipe is amazingly DELICIOUS and definitely a keeper.

  22. I love this pie crust! Made it for the first time for Christmas dinner and it turned out perfect. It was flaky and delicious!

  23. is the apple pie spice supposed to be 1 teaspoon instead of 1 tablespoon?

    • Hi Tammy,
      I use 1 tablespoons of my apple pie spice in my apple pie, but if you prefer you can absolutely use less. I hope you enjoy it!

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