Juanita's Apple Pie Recipe

My favorite apple pie recipe never fails me. I have used others but they usually need some doctoring up.My favorite apple pie recipe never fails me. I have used others but they usually need some doctoring up.

My Apple Pie Recipe combined with my Pie Crust Recipe guarantees you a delicious apple pie. Just follow the instructions exactly and you will get compliments!

The Apple Pie Recipe

First make sure you have two unbaked pie crusts. You will need a bottom crust and a top crust. You can buy refrigerated pie crust from the grocery store or you can make your own pie crust. It is very easy to do.

I gather all of my ingredients before I begin any recipe.I gather all of my ingredients before I begin any recipe.

You will need:

  • Pastry for two 9 inch pie crusts
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups thinly sliced tart apples that have been peeled and cored (6 cups) - I use Granny Smith
Here I am using a vegetable peeler to peel a Granny Smith apple.Here I am using a vegetable peeler to peel a Granny Smith apple.
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced butter from a stick (This is used to dot the top of the pie filling after it is poured into the bottom crust.)
The apple filling has been poured into the crust evenly with the butter slices dotted across the filling.The apple filling has been poured into the crust evenly with the butter slices dotted across the filling.

Heat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare your pastry. Line your pie plate with the bottom crust. Roll out your top crust and fold in half. Set aside.

I put a few of the cut up apples into the sugar mix for the photo. Dump all six cups in and coat the apple pieces with the sugar mixture.I put a few of the cut up apples into the sugar mix for the photo. Dump all six cups in and coat the apple pieces with the sugar mixture.

In a large bowl, mix the sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in peeled, cut up apples. Pour the mixture into the bottom pie plate evenly. Dot the mixture with the cut up butter pieces. (See the photo above.)

Here the pie has been sealed and fluted and is on a cookie sheet.Here the pie has been sealed and fluted and is on a cookie sheet.

Cover the pie with the top crust and gently unfold. Seal and flute the two pastries together on the edge of the crust, pinching them together with your thumb and forefinger. If there is excess crust, gently pull it off or cut it with scissors.

Piercing the top crust with a fork so the steam escapes and doesn't ruin the crust.Piercing the top crust with a fork so the steam escapes and doesn't ruin the crust.

Poke holes in the top crust with a fork across the pie, three or four times.

Cover the edges around the pie with a pie crust protector or with foil. Place on a cookie sheet in case there are spills.

Use a pie crust protector or strips of foil to protect the edge of the pie while baking or it will get too dark and hard.Use a pie crust protector or strips of foil to protect the edge of the pie while baking or it will get too dark and hard.

Bake for 30 minutes. When the timer goes off, remove the crust protector or the foil and bake for an additional ten minutes.

Let your pie cool some before attempting to slice it.

Serve warm with a slice of cheese or at room temperature or cold with whipped cream or ice cream on top. My favorite was is cold with whipped cream. My husband prefers it at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Easy Time Saving Tips For Apple Pie Recipe

It is fun to make your pie from scratch. But sometimes, we don't have the time for all of that. There are some shortcuts you may need to use from time to time for your apple pie recipe or any pie recipe. Instead of making your own pie crust recipe, you can use refrigerated pie dough found in your grocer's cold section by the canned biscuits.

If you don't have time to peel and core apples, use two 20 ounce cans of sliced apples instead of six whole apples. Do not confuse this with apple pie filling which is already sweetened and ready to bake. Read the labels carefully. Some stores do not carry sliced apples but it will be in with the canned pie fillings usually in the baking aisle.



David of David's Garden Seeds® zipping along on his little tractor across the farm. He is having a blast!David of David's Garden Seeds® zipping along on his little tractor across the farm. He is having a blast!

We are David's Garden Seeds®. If you need great seeds, we've got about 1500 varieties to choose from.

Return from Apple Pie Recipe to Favorite Recipes

Mrs. David's Garden Seeds in the greenhouse with Lucy the lap dog.Mrs. David's Garden Seeds in the greenhouse with Lucy the lap dog.