The Best Apple Pie

The Best Apple Pie Recipe is a classic recipe for tart apples with just enough sugar and spice. The perfect all-American dessert recipe.

The Best Apple Pie Recipe is a classic recipe for tart apples with just enough sugar and spice. The perfect all-American dessert recipe.

It’s a bold statement to say you have THE BEST apple pie recipe, but I’m pretty confident that THIS recipe is one of the best, if not #1. The BEST Apple Pie was part of my “friendsgiving” event about a month ago. I asked my closest friends to bring me their star dish from the holidays. My neighbor Giovanna, who is also a foodie and works for a major spice company, brought over her classic Apple Pie, which I can attest is pretty amazing and darn pretty!

The Best Apple Pie Recipe is a classic recipe for tart apples with just enough sugar and spice. The perfect all-American dessert recipe.

What are the keys to a magnificent apple pie? Well, first of all, let’s clarify this one is traditional, not Amish or sour cream or any of the other varieties and perfection comes in the form of simplicity.  Tart apples tossed in a light apple pie spice and just enough sugar set inside flaky pie crust. Have I ever told you about my take on pie crust? It is one of the few things I feel is better bought than made from scratch. Although easy enough, it can be very challenging to get the right pliability and consistency to create a beautiful crust.

The Best Apple Pie Recipe is a classic recipe for tart apples with just enough sugar and spice. The perfect all-American dessert recipe.

Presentation is the last element to the BEST Apple Pie. Use a small leaf cookie cutter and layer over the top. A light egg wash will create dimension and color to really make your pie pop. Pair with a Salted Caramel Sauce or Classic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Looking for more pie? Try my Pumpkin Apple Pie with Pecan Crust.

Pumpkin Apple Pie is the best of both worlds! Pumpkin pie and apple pie merged together in a pecan crust with streusel topping.

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The Best Apple Pie Recipe is a classic recipe for tart apples with just enough sugar and spice. The perfect all-American dessert recipe.
The Best Apple Pie
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
The best apple pie recipe: classic and delicious!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 1 package refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Apple Pie Spice
  • 3 lbs Granny Smith Apples cored, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Fall leaf pie crust cutters
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a 9-inch pie plate with one of the prepared pie crusts. Press on the bottom and sides of crust with a fork to remove any air bubbles.
  2. Add apples to a large bowl. Mix sugar, flour and apple pie spice in small bowl, then sprinkle over apples and toss to coat well. Pour mixture into the prepared pie plate, then dot with butter.
  3. Using pie crust cutters, cut a variety of different size leaves out of the remaining pie crust. I took my leaves and lined them around the top in a circle, spiraling in towards the center, but feel free to be creative and place them as you like! The most important thing is to cover the entire top of the apples with pie crust leaves. Once the leaves are in place, brush with a beaten egg and sprinkle with additional sugar, if desired.
  4. Bake 45 minutes or until crust leaves are golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Cool before serving as is or with vanilla ice cream.

The Best Apple Pie Recipe is a classic recipe for tart apples with just enough sugar and spice. The perfect all-American dessert recipe.

Comments

regina

Jessica, loved what you did with the leaf cutters and I just happen to have them too! Apple pie is one of husband’s favorites and this sounds so tasty. Just gonna have to stick to my homemade dough in lieu of store bought though! Thanks for a great sounding Thanksgiving dessert, will have to try it this year…. Regina

Angela

This is a beautiful looking pie Jessica!!! Perfect for the Thanksgiving table!

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