Apple Pie

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Apple Pie is a classic American dessert perfect for the holidays made with cinnamon, apples brown sugar and a beautiful egg washed lattice crust.

As the cooler weather approaches, it’s time to start making everything apple: Apple Fritter Casserole, Southern Fried Apples, Ultimate Apple Crisp, and of course homemade Apple Pie are just some of the delicious desserts you can make with this year’s Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, and Fuji apples.

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If you want a delicious new classic Apple Pie recipe for the holidays, or just for a cold night, this is a great one to try, especially if this is your first time trying a lattice top crust. They’re incredibly easy to make, so don’t be intimidated by how complex they look, plus the nice thing about this kind of crust is that you don’t have to cut slits into it to vent.

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If you’re not int he mood for the lattice crust, skip it! Use a normal crust on top or make an Apple Crumb Pie!

With such a fancy looking top crust, this Apple Pie is perfect for dressing up on a fancy pie plate for a festive occasion. And don’t worry, I’ll walk you through the lattice crust recipe.

To make the apple filling, you need to make a simple sauce from butter, flour, water, and white and brown sugar. Once you’ve done this, chop your apples into thin slices and toss them in ground cinnamon. Then, take the bottom crust and put it in the pie pan and put the apple slices inside. Pour the simple sauce you made over the top, and then it’s time to make the lattice crust.

Serve with a few scoops of Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream and a spoonful of rich, Homemade Whipped Cream.

HOW TO MAKE APPLE PIE

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line pie plate with the first crust then place it into your refrigerator along with the second pie crust.
  • To a medium saucepan add the butter on medium heat until melted then whisk in the flour until combined.
  • Whisk in the brown sugar, sugar and water until dissolved, then bring it to a boil.
  • Let the mixture cool while you peel, core and thinly slice your apples into a large bowl.
  • Toss the apples with the sugar butter mixture and add it to your pie crust.
  • Add any remaining sauce in the bottom of the bowl over the apples then make your lattice with the second pie crust and add it over the apple mixture (directions below and above in the post).
  • In a small bowl whisk together the egg and water until smooth then brush it over your lattice crust until it is just moistened (you won’t be using all of it).
  • Sprinkle the coarse sanding sugar over the lattice crust.
  • Bake 15 minutes at the 425 degrees.
  • Lower oven to 350 degrees and continue baking for 40 to 45 minutes.
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How to Make a Lattice Crust:

  1. To make the lattice crust, use a rolling pin to flatten the top crust and then cut the pie dough into long strips.
  2. Then lay half on them horizontally across the pie filling, making sure that they’re evenly spaced apart.
  3. Take the other half of the top crust slices and weave them in and out vertically, so that they interlock with the first set of horizontal strips.
  4. You should have small, square gaps in between the top crust strips so that you can see the pie filling through them.
  5. You should then brush the top crust with your egg wash, sprinkle some ground cinnamon and brown sugar over the top, put it in the oven and bake it.
  6. Once it has cooked to a golden brown color, take it out of the oven and let it sit on a cooling rack or baking sheet until it is cool enough to eat, slightly warmer than room temperature.
  • HOW LONG IS APPLE PIE GOOD?
  • Serve: Apple Pie is good stored at room temperature for up to 2 days before it gets too stale to eat. If you’ve cut it already, you should store it covered to keep it from drying out.
  • Store: Once your Apple Pie has cooled down to room temperature, you can wrap it in plastic wrap or put it in an airtight container and put it in the fridge. It will be good for up to 4 days before you should throw it out and make a new one.
  • Freeze: Apple Pie is good for up to 4 months in the freezer. For the best flavor you should eat it within the first month of making it.

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5 from 6 votes
  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder

Apple Pie is a classic American dessert perfect for the holidays made with cinnamon, apples brown sugar and a beautiful egg washed lattice crust.

Ingredients

  • 1 double pie crust ,9 inch pie crust
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 medium Granny Smith apples
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sanding sugar

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line pie plate with the first crust then place it into your refrigerator along with the second pie crust.

  2. To a medium saucepan add the butter on medium heat until melted then whisk in the flour until combined.

  3. Whisk in the brown sugar, sugar and water until dissolved, then bring it to a boil.

  4. Let the mixture cool while you peel, core and thinly slice your apples into a large bowl.

  5. Toss the apples with the sugar butter mixture and add it to your pie crust.

  6. Add any remaining sauce in the bottom of the bowl over the apples then make your lattice with the second pie crust and add it over the apple mixture (directions below and above in the post).

  7. In a small bowl whisk together the egg and water until smooth then brush it over your lattice crust until it is just moistened (you won't be using all of it).

  8. Sprinkle the coarse sanding sugar over the lattice crust.

  9. Bake 15 minutes at the 425 degrees.

  10. Lower oven to 350 degrees and continue baking for 40 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 Servings, Amount per serving: 413 calories, Calories: 413g, Carbohydrates: 64g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 103mg, Potassium: 241mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 45g, Vitamin A: 483g, Vitamin C: 8g, Calcium: 35g, Iron: 1g

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Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. I have some left over apples that I needed to use and will be making this apple pie today. So glad I found this recipe. Mine never look as pretty but with these instructions there may be help for me.

  2. Oh my goodness, this apple pie is just BEAUTIFUL! Can’t go wrong with the classic apple pie.. can’t wait to try this recipe!

  3. That is the most brilliant apple pie I’ve ever seen. Mine never turns out looking that amazing! Am definitely going to give this recipe a whirl soon!

  4. Thanks for the recipe…
    Should the oven temperature be changed between steps 9 & 10 ?
    If not – why two different baking times ?

    1. Sorry about that! Looks like the recipe card glitched and left off that instruction. You do lower the oven to 350 degrees at step 10. Thanks for catching that!