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Apple Pie Recipe

This classic homemade apple pie features a sweet apple filling packed inside a delicious flaky pie crust. The perfect pie for fall or Thanksgiving!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple pie recipe, pie
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Author Danielle


  • 7 cups (840 grams) sliced apples (peeled, cored, and sliced into 1/4-inch slices)
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup (32 grams) all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 pie crusts homemade or store-bought
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) butter cut into pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Coarse sugar for sprinkling on top optional


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C). Adjust your oven rack to the lower third position. 
  • Add the sliced apples and lemon juice to a large mixing bowl and toss until well combined. Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined. Pour over the sliced apples and mix until the apples are fully coated with the dry ingredients. Set aside for 15 to 20 minutes while you prep the pie crusts.
  • Roll one of the pie crusts out to about 12 inches in diameter, transfer to a 9-inch pie plate, gently fit it in the dish, and trim any excess dough from the edges. Place in the refrigerator. Roll out the second pie crust dough and either cut lattice strips, decorations or leave whole to fully top the apple pie.
  • Remove the pie plate from the refrigerator. Using a slotted spoon, scoop the filling into the pie crust (making sure to leave as much juice as possible in the bowl) and spread around into one even layer. Dot with the pieces of butter. Top with the second pie crust and decorate the edges (if topping with a full piece of pie crust, make sure to cut some slits in the top).
  • Whisk together the egg and milk until well combined. Brush on top of the pie and around the edges. Sprinkle with coarse sugar if desired.
  • Bake in the lower third of the oven at 400°F (204°C) for 20 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 375°F (190°C) and bake for an additional 35 to 40 minutes or until the top of the pie is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Cover the edges of the pie with a pie crust shield if needed to prevent excess browning. You may also cover the top of the pie with aluminum foil to prevent it from browning too much before it's finished baking. 
  • Once the pie is done baking, remove it from the oven, and place it on a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, slice and enjoy!



Storing Instructions: Once the pie has cooled completely, you may cover it and store it at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. If you need to store it a day or two longer, I recommend storing it in the refrigerator. You may reheat individual slices in the microwave in 20 to 30 second intervals.
Freezing Instructions: One the pie has been baked and cooled completely, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and store it in a large freezer bag. You may freeze the pie for 2 to 3 months and thaw it to room temperature when you're ready to enjoy it.
Apples: I used a mixture of Honeycrisp and Granny Smith apples for this recipe. Some other great options are Fuji, Pink Lady, Braeburn, or Golden Delicious apples. You will need about 7 medium apples or 5 to 6 large apples.