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Apple Pie

Apple pie is an all time American favorite. It goes great with ice cream or whipped cream, is great served up hot, and still delicious when served cool. This apple pie recipe doesn't call for any fancy ingredients, or any extra steps in making the crust - it's just a go-to, tasty apple pie recipe that will remain a staple in your collection. Be sure to have some premium vanilla ice cream on hand, along with plenty of eager dessert lovers. Continue reading for directions and the ingredient list for the best homemade apple pie recipe below!

Serves 11

  1. 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  2. 3/4 teaspoons salt
  3. 2/3 cup butter
  4. 10 Tablespoons cold water
  5. 6 cups thinly sliced Granny Smith apples (cored and peeled)
  6. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  7. 1 cup sugar
  8. 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  9. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  10. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


For the crust, stir together the flour, salt, and pour the butter into the mix. Take a fork and mash the butter into the mixture until it gets firmer. Add the water bit by bit, until it is wet enough to form a crust. Cut the dough in half, and form two pastry balls.

On a floured surface, roll out one ball of dough. Set that into the pie crust plate. Butter the bottom of the pie crust prior to placing the crust into the plate (or use a small amount of shortening). Flatten the pie crest to remove air bubbles, and pull it over the sides of the plate.

Cover the other ball of pastry crust so it doesn't dry out, with plastic wrap. Set aside. (Continue on to directions below).

Cooking Notes

If you're thinking apple pie is hard to make, it's not. It does take a little bit of time, but the steps are pretty simple. Once you've made one pie, you're next one will go a lot smoother!