Classic Homemade Apple Pie is the perfect dessert for fall. Best of all, filled with tender apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and baked in a delicious flaky crust!
Updated from the original 2014 post
Homemade apple pie is such a classic treat that you can enjoy it all year round. It’s especially perfect during the fall and Christmas holidays when you’re just craving all the comforting dishes and desserts.
Pies are one of the seasonal staple desserts that everyone looks forward to after a big holiday feast.
Homemade apple pie is my husband and step-dad’s all time favorite dessert.
I’ve tried making a ton of varieties throughout the years – classic apple pie, deep-dish apple pie along with many claiming to the best ever and the perfect blue ribbon apple pie.
I’m happy to say that after so many tries, this recipe yields our idea of the perfect amount of sweetness, texture and flavor.
And you guys. This pie is seriously a fall dream. It’s:
Loaded with apples
Perfect with with some vanilla ice cream or coconut whipped cream if you’re trying to keep this dairy free.
HOMEMADE APPLE PIE
If you’ve never made a pie before, this would be a great one for first timers! The apple filling is a no-brainer – just peel, cut, and toss with sugar + spices. You can use your favorite pie crust recipe or if you’re short on time, feel free to use a premade or refrigerated pie crust.
This homemade apple pie makes an impressive dessert for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any time you’re craving apple pie.
Homemade Apple Pie
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 142kcal Calories from fat 13|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 1g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 6-7 cups thinly sliced peeled apples (I like to use a variety of tart & sweet - Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Cortland and Honey Crisp)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- egg wash for brushing on crust
- Coarse sugar, for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- Combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves together in a medium bowl.
- Place the apple slices in a large mixing bowl and drizzle with lemon juice. Toss with the dry ingredients and mix to coat.
- Carefully drape your rolled out pie crust over a standard 9" pie pan - using a rolling pin to help transfer. Leave the edges hanging over and trim any excess pieces.
- Using a slotted spoon, fill pie pan with apple mixture, making a pile and packing down tightly. (do not add excess juices from the bowl).
- Dot with butter and place the second rolled out pie crust on top (you can make a lattice top or simply cut slits to vent the steam). Trim, seal and flute edges.
- Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Cover edges loosely with foil.
- Place the pie pan on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Turn oven down and remove foil. Bake for an additional 30-40 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. If the top of your pie is getting too brown, cover with foil again. Cool on a wire rack.
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