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Easy Apple Pie from Scratch

This Easy Apple Pie from Scratch is melt in your mouth delicious. The combination of red and green apples gives it just the right combination of sweet and tart. The homemade pie dough takes it over the top. We served the pie room temperature with whipped cream, but it would be perfect warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

whole apple pie in a pie plate on table with red towel underneath

How to Make Easy Apple Pie from Scratch

First, peel, core and chop your apples into thin slices. Coat them in the orange juice to keep them from browning. Next, add in cinnamon, flour, salt, and sugars. Toss to combine.

For this pie, homemade pie crust can be used or pre-made pie crust. For pre-made, I recommend using the Pillsbury brand that can be found in the refrigerated section. If you are making your own pie dough it can be made before you start on the apple filling.

Place the first crust into the bottom of the pan and make sure it is centered and pressed firmly into the pie plate. Then, pour in apple mixture and spread apples to even them out.

Next, place second crust on top. Mix your egg with a little water to use as an egg wash. Put a little egg wash in between the two crusts and press to help keep them connected. Then, roll the top crust a little on the edge (so it isn’t hanging over the edge). If you can, pull the bottom crust in a little to help seal the edges together.

Lastly, brush the entire top of the pie with egg wash and use a sharp knife to vent the pie crust. You can do this in any design you choose.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until filling is bubbling and crust is golden. I recommend putting a baking sheet on the rack below to catch any juice that may drip out of the pie plate.

Let cool or serve warm and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does apple pie need to be refrigerated?

This apple pie can stay at room temperature for up to 3 days. If keeping longer, store it in the refrigerator.

How can I reheat apple pie?

There are two options for reheating apple pie. For one slice, microwave on a microwave safe plate in 30 second increments until warm. To warm the whole pie, place in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until warmed through. Do not cook too long in oven or the crust may burn.

apple pie in a pie plate with one slice out on a plate with a fork

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whole apple pie in a pie plate on table with red towel underneath

Easy Apple Pie from Scratch

Yield: 1 pie/ 8-10 slices
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This Easy Apple Pie from Scratch will melt in your mouth! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a perfect holiday dessert.

Ingredients

  • 4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin
  • 2 gala apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thin
  • Juice from 1/2 orange
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 batch Very Easy Homemade Pie Dough

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Toss apples in orange juice.
  3. Add cinnamon, flour, salt and sugars. Toss to coat well.
  4. Unroll first crust into bottom of pie plate and make sure it is centered. Press firmly into pie plate.
  5. Pour in apples and make sure they are evenly spread in plate.
  6. Make egg wash: scramble egg with a little water.
  7. Top with second crust.
  8. Connect top and bottom crust with egg wash. Roll top crust over so it isn't hanging over the pie plate.
  9. Decorate crust how you choose.
  10. Egg wash the crust.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes until filling is bubbly and crust is golden.
  12. Let cool or serve warm. Enjoy!

Notes

Pie is delicious served warm or cold. Pairs well with vanilla ice cream!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 366Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 355mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 4gSugar: 35gProtein: 4g

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This recipe was originally posted November 23, 2018 and updated on September 15, 2021.

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