Best Apple Pie Recipe

Are you a dessert lover? If yes, you are not alone. You are also a part of that family that has a sweet tooth, who, right after a regular meal, craves something sweet. And if it’s savory and palatable enough to satiate our desire, it serves its purpose.  By their popularity, apple pies occupy a leading place among confectionery products around the world. They have been baked for more than one century.  Every nation and every culinary specialist seeks to bring something special, unique to their recipe.

Peeled Granny Smith apple.

Here you will find a simple and delicious apple pie that literally melts in your mouth, and this deliciousness is prepared very quickly. To do this, you need very little: fresh apples, a little flour, and a pinch of inspiration – yes, this is homemade apple pie!. An incredible aroma fills the entire kitchen, and it becomes so difficult to wait until you can already enjoy apple pie with a cup of tea. It is a wonderful baking option with apples, and the ingredients are always at hand. You will feel equal joy in eating and preparing it.  So, let’s get started!

Best Apple Pie Recipe

3 from 93 votes
Recipe by Addrecipes Course: Dessert


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Delicious fresh apple pie with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg.


  • 1 pkg Double pie crust, or pre-made recipe for double pie crust pastry

  • 6 cups Granny Smith apples; peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup Sugar, granulated white

  • 4 tablespoons Butter; cold, cubed small

  • 1 Egg, large

  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons All-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon, ground

  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg, ground

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt


  • Preheat oven to 425° F (218° C).
  • In large mixing bowl, mix peeled, thinly sliced apples with lemon juice and vanilla extract. Toss to coat.
  • In separate small mixing bowl mix sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir well.
  • Add flour/sugar mixture to apples. Toss thoroughly to coat.
  • Place bottom crust in 9 inch pie plate.
  • Spoon 1/3 of apple mixture into crust. Sprinkle with 1/3 of butter cubes. Repeat for two more layers of remaining apples and butter.
  • Cover pie with remaining pie crust. Crimp edges of pie crust to close sides together using fingers or pressing with a fork.
  • Beat egg and brush over top of pie crust. Cut 6-8 slits in top crust of approx. 1/2 inch length to vent.
  • Place pie on baking sheet and place in pre-heated oven.
  • Bake 10 minutes, then lower oven temperature to 350° F (175° C) and bake for 40-50 minutes or until desired doneness. Check pie every 10-15 minutes during baking. If edges of crust begin to brown too much before baking is finished, cover edges with aluminum foil to prevent scorching.
  • Place baked pie on rack to cool. Allow pie to cool for 90-120 minutes before serving.


  • Granny smith apples are best for apple pie because of their firmness, crisp texture, and pleasant sour taste. They are always on sale and the pies with them turn out to be always right.
  • Glass or ceramic pie plates are highly recommended for baking double-crust pies.

How to serve?

Why should we always go with the typical style of serving something?  Let’s break the conventional way of serving some traditional cuisine and revolutionize things up by experimenting with a few delectable toppings that will give your desserts a sweet twist. Here are some apple pie accompaniments to serve your family and friends.

Ice Cream; The best combination

Apple pie with a layer of ice cream, will give you a completely new taste. Try any flavor, be it strawberry, vanilla, or chocolate. Every flavor of it will go well with this delicious apple pie. You can make it more luscious by adding nuts to your classic ice cream.  Load your primary dish with a scoop of ice cream and relish it. Go and try this combination out.

Fresh baked apple pie.

Whipped Cream

If you don’t like ice cream with warm apple pie,I will suggest you to try it with fresh whipped cream. No combination can be better than this. Enjoy two flavors on one plate. Softly whipped cream melting in the mouth along with apple pie enhances the taste of your food.

Cheddar Cheese

Cheese lovers are going to love this combination. What about serving yourself or your friends with a single or double layer of cheddar cheese topped on the primary dish? The salty touch of the cheese paired with the crunch and sweetness of the pie is a match unparalleled.  It is well said; the more, the better. Try this entirely new combination and receive compliments from your loved ones.

No matter what recipe you are trying for the first time, always come up with something new because newness gives unique warmth to life. As for apple pie, try out this easy and simple recipe for apple pie paired with ice cream, fresh whipped cream, or cheddar cheese and amaze your guests. Our simple apple pie is loved by everyone who has tasted it. The preparation does not require special culinary skills and abilities, which means that even beginners can try this recipe.

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