Apple pie is one of those pies that even pie haters love. It’s always good to have a nice, classic (but amazing) apple pie recipe in your recipe box. This is one I have been making for years. It’s my kids favorite kind of pie.
The ingredients are for one pie, and same with the instructions in the recipe card. But if you have mini pie plates, or mini pie liners feel free to divide the ingredients.
The Pie Crust
First you need a Pie Crust. Making pie crust is ridiculously easy, and only takes a few ingredients. Try making your own sometime, we have the perfect recipe here.. Having that flakey homemade pie crust is such a treat.
How to make Apple Pie Filling
Start by getting your pie crust all laid out and ready to drop thems apples into it. Thinly slice your apples. Very thin. This ensures the apples will cook through. Having a sharp chefs knife really helps in this job.
What kind of apples do I use for apple pie?
Since there are so many delicious apple variates now you can totally choose your favorites. Make sure you pick a crunchy crispy type of apple, not a soft apple like red delicious. You can also use a variety of apples! All together you need about 5 med-large apples.
Step 2: Toss the dry ingredients together with the apples in a large bowl.
Mix it really well to make sure all the apples are fairly evenly coated.
Carefully transfer the apples to the pie crust laid in a pie pan.
Dollop the top with butter pieces.
Layer on your top pie crust, and crimp the edges carefully.
I choose to crimp them fairly traditional but to add decorative pie cut outs around the side.
PRO TIP: Pie crusts are suppose to be COLD for the best flaky texture. Make sure to keep them in the refrigerator or freezer when you are not working with them.
For A Pretty Pie
These pie cut outs are so affordable. I’ve seen them at several stores in the fall time, around pie making season. For instance Williams and Sonoma and Sur la Table has several different shapes and sizes! You can purchase them from Amazon- this is a great set, or I found my set for $3 at walmart!! I will link them all right here.
Top With An Egg Wash
I always like to brush the top of my pies with a little egg wash, it helps the topping to turn a beautiful golden brown. Then to make sure the pie crust doesn’t shrink or loose its shape I put the pie in the freezer for about 30 minutes and turn the oven on. Having cold pie crust will ensure it doesn’t loose its shape but also help the pie to be nice and flakey!
Add a slit or two for ventilations then bake as instructed in the recipe card. You can serve immediately while its is nice and hot with some ice cream. IF you let it cool for a bit the sauce inside will thicken as it stands. Whipped topping is also especially delicious!
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A nice, classic ,(but amazing) apple pie recipe for your recipe box.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 5 med to large apples thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 Pastry for double-crust pie 9 inches
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- 1 egg white
- Additional sugar
- In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour and spices; set aside.
- In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add sugar mixture;toss well to coat.
- Line a 9-in. pie pan with half the pastry. Place apple filling into crust; dot with butter.
- Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Cut a few slits in top. beat egg white until foamy; brush over pastry. Sprinkle sugar on top.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 35 minutes. Increase temperature to 400 degrees F and bake 10-15 minutes more or until golden.
You can use 5 of your favorite crunchy crispy apple varieties. Dont use a soft apple like a red delicious.