“There is nothing more American than Apple Pie” has been said time after time again.

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Classic homemade apple pie made with a lattice crust.

And although the origin of apple pie is a debated topic it is definitely a classic dessert served at many American gatherings.

One bite into a classic apple pie and it reminds me of the good old days when Grandma would be hard at work in the kitchen.

Her apron would be sprinkled with bright white spots of flour dust from rolling out the crust. And the heat of the kitchen would become unbearable.

But it was all worth it when she opened that oven door and a beautiful lattice apple pie was taken to the window sill to cool.

We couldn’t wait to take a bite of that warm pie topped with a scoop of her homemade vanilla ice cream!

So this year, we decided to recreate a simple, old-fashioned, classic apple pie recipe, just like Grandma used to make.

Well, sort of…..

The pie tastes just like Grandma made, but we modernized it just a little bit to make life easier, without affecting the taste.

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Peeled, cored, and sliced Granny Smith apples.

Grandma would always use whatever apples that she had on hand. We use Granny Smith apples which are the perfect for baking.

They provide the perfect level of tartness while holding up during the baking process.

And although we have made our own homemade pie crust in the past, we decided to use a store-bought version in this recipe.

You can certainly use your own homemade pie crust, but there are also some really good store-bought crusts that turn out light and flaky each and every time.

We have learned that if you cover the edges of the pie crust before baking, it helps prevent them from browning too much.

Use a silicone pie crust shield or aluminum foil to cover the outer rim of the crust and pie plate. Remove the protector for the last 15 minutes of baking to get the crust a nice golden color.

And the best hint of all – let the apple pie rest on a cooling rack at least 15 minutes prior to cutting with a pie knife. This allows all of the juices to gel together and become firmer which allows the piece of pie to hold together better.

And don’t forget – vanilla bean ice cream tastes delicious on top!!!

Classic Apple Pie Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 9 inch double pie crust

1/2 cup unsalted butter

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced

INSTRUCTIONS:

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Be sure to let the pie sit and gel for at least 15 minutes prior to cutting.

Preheat oven to 425°F.

1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter then whisk in the flour.

2. Once the flour and butter forms a paste, add water, white sugar and brown sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer, stirring occasionally.

3. Place the bottom crust in your 9 inch pie pan. Poke bottom with a fork several times.

4. Fill the pie crust with the peeled, cored, and sliced apples. Be sure to mound them slightly over the pie pan as they will reduced down while cooking.

5. Cut the 2nd piece crust into long strips, approximately ½ inch wide. Arrange the top in a lattice pattern, tucking the edges of the top crust behind the bottom crust edge.

6. Slowly pour the liquid mixture over the top crust so that it soaks down into the pie.

7. Bake 15 minutes at 425°F then reduce the temperature to 350° F and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

**You may cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil to prevent them from getting too brown.

**Let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

Mary and Jim

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Classic Apple Pie Recipe

Mouthwatering apple pie that tastes just like Grandma used to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 9 inch double pie crust
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 Granny Smith apples - peeled cored and sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter then whisk in the flour.
  3. Once the flour and butter forms a paste, add water, white sugar and brown sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer, stirring occasionally.
  4. Place the bottom crust in your 9 inch pie pan. Poke bottom with a fork several times.
  5. Fill the pie crust with the peeled, cored, and sliced apples. Be sure to mound them slightly over the pie pan as they will reduced down while cooking.
  6. Cut the 2nd piece crust into long strips, approximately ½ inch wide. Arrange the top in a lattice pattern, tucking the edges of the top crust behind the bottom crust edge.
  7. Slowly pour the liquid mixture over the top crust so that it soaks down into the pie.
  8. Bake 15 minutes at 425°F then reduce the temperature to 350° F and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.
  9. You may cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil to prevent them from getting too brown.

Recipe Notes

Let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

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6 thoughts on “Classic Homemade Apple Pie – Tastes Like Grandma’s Pie!

  • June 27, 2018 at 1:04 pm
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    WHAT!!! You mentioned ice cream. What about the cheese?
    “Apple pie without cheese is like a hug without a squeeze”

    🙂

    • June 28, 2018 at 9:50 pm
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      I can honestly say that I have never heard that! Interesting. And maybe a new recipe????

  • June 26, 2018 at 9:31 pm
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    No spice?

    • June 28, 2018 at 9:52 pm
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      You could add cinnamon or nutmeg if you like.

  • June 26, 2018 at 12:20 pm
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    I love the idea of pouring the liquid over the top crust as well as the sliced apples! Also your acknowledgement that you occasionally use prepared pie crusts!

    • June 28, 2018 at 9:52 pm
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      Thank you. It is so delicious

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