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The Best Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

The Best Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

This classic Apple Pie recipe is our go-to! It’s a tried and true recipe made with baked apples and a premade crust.

September is the time of year where here in New Jersey, apple picking is abundant! We headed to our favorite local farm this past weekend to kick off our Fall season! I swear we have some of the best apples around here.

We picked over 20 lbs of all different kind of apples. My kids will eat 3, 4, 5 apples a day, so I am positive they will be gone in no time! I just love making apple recipes! Some of my favorite recipes are fried apples, apple hand pies, baked cinnamon apples and of course the best apple pie!

Homemade apple pie is a classic recipe that I have been using for years! Simple & delicious!

Old Fashioned Apple Pie

I wish I could say I used homemade crust, but I just cannot get crust to ever come out right, so for now I stick with the perfect pie crust to make our double crust pie.

To get the perfect sliced apples, I recommend using an  Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer!

While the farm recommended tart apples, I find that the best type of apples to make your apple pie filling are a mixture of tart and sweet apples: granny smith apples, golden delicious, etc.

old fashioned apple pie

How to Make This Delicious Apple Pie recipe

If you scroll down, I have created a printable recipe for you, which includes ingredients and instructions and affiliate links for recommended products.

Here’s what you need to have on hand to make my favorite apple pie recipe

  1. Ready to bake pie dough at room temperature, you want a nice buttery pie crust.
  2. white sugar
  3. a little flour (all purpose flour)
  4. cinnamon, nutmeg, salt
  5. Apple slices of 8 apples
  6. cold butter (unsalted butter)
  7. lemon juice
  8. a large mixing bowl
  9. 9-inch pie plate
  10. rolling pin
apple pie

Preheat to an oven temperature of 425 degrees, lower your oven rack and place a baking sheet on it.

In a small bowl, prepare the flour mixture: flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

To make your apple filling, toss the apples in the flour, mix in the lemon juice in a large bowl.

On a clean lightly floured work surface, roll out your piece of dough and divide dough.

Lay your bottom crust in your pie dish. Pour in your apple mixture. Cut your butter into small pieces and scatter around the top of the apples. Add the top crust.

Seal your edges by crimping them together with a fork, don’t forget to add a few slits in the center of the pie with a sharp knife for venting. (The first time I ever made a pie, we did not do this and let’s just say it was a mess).

Brush the top of the crust with an egg wash of 1 egg + a tablespoon of milk or cold water. We like to sprinkle the top with a mixture of a tablespoon of each: coarse sugar and brown sugar.

Place pie in the oven for a total bake time of about 40-50 minutes, until your crust is golden brown and the apple juices are bubbling.

Let pie cool on a wire rack for a minimum of 2 hours.

How to make the lattice crust:

  • To make the lattice top, roll out the second pie crust.
  • With a pizza cutter, cut half inch strips of pie crust, cutting from top to bottom.
  • Weave the crusts alternating horizontally and then vertically.
  • You can roll out any excess dough and cut out shapes or designs with a small cookie cutter for a decorative look to your pie.

How to Keep your buttery crust from burning

Using aluminum foil or parchment paper, cut a circle the same size as your pie plate, with the center cut out of it. Loosely place it over your the top of the pie, removing the last 15-20 minutes of baking and give your pie a quarter turn. You can also purchase a pie shield.

old fashioned apple pie

How to store your Apple Pie:

Cover your pie with plastic wrap and keep it on the counter or in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

old fashioned apple pie

Of course, when it is time to enjoy, you will want to enjoy some delicious vanilla ice cream right on the top of your pie.

What is your favorite pie recipe? Here are our favorite pie recipes:

old fashioned apple pie

Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This Delicious Old Fashioned Apple Pie recipe is our go-to! It's a tried and true recipe made with baked apples and a premade crust.

Ingredients

  • Ready made Pie Crusts - 2 at room temperature
  • 1/3-2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • dash of salt
  • 8 cups thinly sliced & peeled apples, 8 medium apples -
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk or water

Instructions

Preheat to an oven temperature of 425 degrees, lower your oven rack and place a baking sheet on it.

In a small bowl, prepare the flour mixture: flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

To make your apple filling, toss the apples in the flour, mix in the lemon juice in a large bowl.

On a clean lightly floured work surface, roll out your piece of dough and divide dough.

Lay your bottom crust in your pie dish. Pour in your apple mixture. Cut your butter into small pieces and scatter around the top of the apples. Add the top crust.

Seal your edges by crimping them together with a fork, don't forget to add a few slits in the center of the pie with a sharp knife for venting. (The first time I ever made a pie, we did not do this and let's just say it was a mess).

Brush the top of the crust with an egg wash of 1 egg + a tablespoon of milk or cold water. We like to sprinkle the top with a mixture of a tablespoon of each: coarse sugar and brown sugar.

Place pie in the oven for a total bake time of about 40-50 minutes, until your crust is golden brown and the apple juices are bubbling.

Let pie cool on a wire rack for a minimum of 2 hours.

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