Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

They say there’s nothing more American than apple pie, so everyone needs a go-to apple pie recipe. If your grandmother never shared the secret of her apple and pastry masterpiece, you can still claim a piece of the American pie with this Apple Pie by Grandma Ople recipe.

Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

3.8 from 14 votes

Our family holds apple pie in high regard as a classic American dessert, so you can imagine how excited and eager we were to try out the Apple Pie by Grandma Ople recipe. Just the mention of Grandma Ople’s name added a sentimental touch, instantly bringing back memories of cherished family recipes passed down through generations. We couldn’t help but feel a sense of anticipation and curiosity about the taste and authenticity of this pie.


  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  • 8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
  • Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
  • Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

As we gathered in the kitchen to make and taste the pie, there was an undeniable sense of nostalgia and a deep connection to our American heritage. The recipe represented a slice of the American culinary tradition, symbolizing the cultural significance of apple pie in our country. It was more than just a dessert; it was a way for us to honor our roots and celebrate the flavors that have been enjoyed by countless generations.

Finally, the moment arrived when the pie was prepared and served. We couldn’t wait to dig in, each of us expecting a truly delicious and satisfying dessert. With every bite, we hoped that the recipe would live up to its reputation and deliver that perfect combination of sweet apples and flaky pastry. And when it did, oh, the joy and delight that filled our hearts! It was as if we were transported back in time, reminded of Grandma Ople’s incredible cooking skills and the warmth of family gatherings centered around homemade desserts.

Of course, we knew there was a chance that the pie might not meet our lofty expectations. We might compare it to other apple pies we’ve tasted or even to our own ideal versions of the dessert. But given the emphasis on this recipe being a go-to American apple pie recipe, we were prepared to appreciate the effort and significance of attempting a traditional recipe, even if it fell slightly short of perfection.

In the end, our family’s response to trying the Apple Pie by Grandma Ople recipe was a beautiful mix of our deep love for apple pie, our strong connection to American culinary traditions, and our personal expectations regarding taste and quality. It was an experience that brought us closer together, reminded us of our heritage, and left us with lasting memories of the joy that can be found in sharing a beloved family recipe.

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