Classic recipe for apple pie

Apple pie, a timeless American dessert, evokes images of warm, spiced apples nestled within a flaky, golden crust. Its sweet and comforting aroma fills the kitchen, and the first bite transports you to a place of nostalgia and homey warmth. Whether it’s a holiday feast, a casual get-together, or a simple craving for a taste of tradition, a classic apple pie is a beloved treat for all occasions.

In this recipe, we’ll guide you through the steps to create your own homemade apple pie, complete with a buttery, tender crust and a luscious, cinnamon-kissed apple filling. So, preheat your oven, roll up your sleeves, and let’s embark on a culinary journey to create the perfect apple pie that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Certainly! Here’s a classic recipe for apple pie:


For the Apple Pie Crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 6-8 tablespoons ice water

For the Filling:

  • 6-7 cups of thinly sliced, peeled apples (such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Fuji)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

For the Egg Wash:

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk


For the Pie Crust:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  2. Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture.
  3. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Slowly add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and mix until the dough starts to come together. Be careful not to add too much water; the dough should be just moist enough to stick together.
  5. Divide the dough in half, shape each half into a disk, and wrap them in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

For the Filling:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and lemon juice. Toss to coat the apples evenly.

To Assemble the Pie:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Roll out one of the pie crust disks on a floured surface to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Carefully place the rolled-out crust in the pie dish, trimming any excess overhang.
  3. Pour the apple filling into the pie crust, spreading it out evenly.
  4. Dot the filling with small pieces of butter.
  5. Roll out the second pie crust disk and place it over the filling. Trim any excess overhang and crimp the edges to seal the pie.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the beaten egg and milk to make an egg wash. Brush the top crust with the egg wash.
  7. Cut a few small slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.


  1. Place the pie on a baking sheet to catch any drips. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown, and the filling is bubbling.
  2. If the edges of the crust begin to brown too quickly, you can cover them with aluminum foil to prevent burning.
  3. Allow the pie to cool for a few hours before serving. This allows the filling to set.
Enjoy your delicious homemade apple pie! You can serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat.

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