Apple Pie

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Discover the heartwarming delight of our Apple Pie. With a tender crust and a perfect blend of apples and warm spices, it’s a timeless treat to savor with loved ones.

mama's apple pie

This recipe is actually quite easy. The most difficult and time consuming part is simply peeling and “chipping” the apples. In no time at all you will be wowing folks with your apple pie.

If you love anything apple make sure you check out some of my other recipes like Apple Spice MuffinsApple Dapple CakeApple Pinwheels With Caramel Icing, Caramel Apple Milkshake, and Old-Fashioned Apple Dumplings Recipe.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

ingredients for apple pie

You’ll Need:

  • Sugar
  • Apples (at least two different kinds, one being Granny Smith)
  • Lemon Juice
  • Corn Starch
  • Vanilla
  • Pie Crusts (You can make your own, I just use Pilsbury)
  • Allspice
  • Cinnamon
  • A wee bit of apple juice

Helpful Kitchen Tools

How to Make Apple Pie:

prepare pie crust

Prepare your pie crust like this

mix dry ingredients

Mix dry ingredients (corn starch, sugar, allspice, and cinnamon). Stir to blend. Exact amounts and recipe are at the bottom of this page.

peel all apples

Peel all apples. Instead of slicing them, cut them in little “chips” as pictured below.

apple chips

These chips stack better for your pie and help it maintain its shape. Since you used at least two different types of apples, one being Granny Smith, you will end up with a nice pie that has some apples cooked up a bit to form a gooey good sauce and some maintaining their shape to help it hold its form.

mix wet ingredients

In separate bowl, mix apple juice, lemon juice, and vanilla. Pour over chipped apples.

add dry ingredients to apples and stir

Add dry ingredients to apples and stir.
SMELL this now, its getting there! Go ahead and eat a coated apple slice!
spoon apples into pie crust
Spoon apples into prepared crust. You want to fill it pretty high.
seal around the edge
Wet your fingers and wipe around the edge of the crust before unrolling your other crust on top. Press to seal around edges.
 edgeseal edge

After you’ve sealed them together (see left side of pic), fold the edges over and crimp them with your fingers or use a fork, whichever you prefer (see right side of pic).

cut slits with a knife

Cut a few slits on the top of the apple pie with a knife. You can also use a decorative cookie cutter for this or cut a pattern…I just cut four slits. I just want my pie and by this point I’m hungry. This is gonna take another hour til its ready so…..cut slits and lets get on with it. 🙂

coat with melted butter
Melt some butter and brush it over the crust then sprinkle a bit of sugar on top to make it even prettier!

Bake in oven at 425 for fifteen minutes.
Remove from oven and reduce heat to 375.

Cover pie in foil and cut and peel back the center so mainly the outer edges are covered. Return to oven and bake for an additional 45-55 minutes.

baked apple pie

Enjoy your delicious apple pie! We suggest eating with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream 🙂 

apple pie


apple pie

How to Make Apple Pie

How to make Homemade Apple Pie! You are going to love how easy it is to make, how delicious it tastes and how wonderful your house smells!
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, pie
Servings: 4
Calories: 237kcal


  • 1 Package Pilsbury Pie Crusts
  • 9-10 apples two different kinds, one Granny Smith
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Corn Starch
  • dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice


  • Preheat oven to 425. Roll one pie crust out into pie plate. Peel and chip apples into large mixing bowl. In separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir to blend. Combine all liquid ingredients in another bowl and stir to blend. Pour dry and liquid over apples and stir well.
  • Place in oven and bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cover entire pie with foil. Cut slits in center of foil and peel back so mainly the outer edge is covered (to prevent it from burning). Reduce heat to 375 and continue baking for 45-55 minutes or until golden.


Calories: 237kcal
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  1. 5 stars
    Maybe I was impatient but my first bite was too juicy. Like 2 mins after it came out the oven. I guess I could try with a little less juice or a little more patience. There is absolutely nothing wrong about the flavor though. When you say one Granny Smith, do you mean as a variety or in number? (Good question my daughter brought up).

  2. Christy, I have read about freezing apples and your apple pie recipe. My question is: Can I freeze the apples (9-10) in a freezer bag, thaw and then add the rest of the filling ingredients to bake the pie? My apples are on the smallish side and I need to purchase some Granny Smith’s or Crispins to enhance flavor. I am assuming maybe 10-12 apples would be a better quantity. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes you share with us.

    1. Hey Kandy! I read on this thread where someone else had done that and I tried it last week. They are still in the freezer but when my in laws arrive this weekend I’ll be taking the filling out and pouring it into a pie crust to bake 🙂 So, I haven’t done it yet but I have confidence it will work!

  3. Christy. I know what you mean about the recipe sharing. I had a friend who made the best mac and cheese and a really delicious pumpkin pie, but REFUSED to share the recipe for either. Believe me, I asked on several occasions. I also have a friend who makes a wonderful cheesecake, but won’t give up the recipe. So, I agree with your policy. It’s not like we’re both entering the Pillsbury bake off and a million dollars are at stake. I make a lot of stuff out of your cookbooks, so I just send people to your blog.

  4. Christy, I just have a quick question. Your pie dish looks like it could be a deep dish, but since you don’t specify, do you suggest a regular or a deep? This looks so lovely and easy, my kind of pie!

    Thank you

  5. I’m making this for really good friends, also my very 1st apple pie! Todays date is 7/18/16 so I’ll let you know how he and his wife liked it! Sure did make the home smell wonderful, like one of those real apple spice candles! Thanks for sharing your recipe, like the LORD says, it’s better to give than receive, and I’m sure you will receive rave reviews for sharing your recipe! Karen,from Va. BLESS YOU!

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