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Great American Apple Pie

Updated on October 26, 2014

Great American Apple Pie

Hot dogs, baseball, apple pie; can't get more American then that. I don't know anyone who doesn't like apple pie. Especially when served warm with vanilla ice cream. Fall screams apples and apple pie. I like to buy apples at our local apple orchard. They just seem sweeter and juicer from there. But, you can buy apples too when the orchards are out of apples.

This recipe is delicious and simple. I could have made my own crust, but I want to show you that anyone can cook or bake so I cut a corner and used bought refrigerated crust. It really is just as good and easier and a whole lot less messy. The picture you see is of the one I made just last week.

I used Red Delicious apples. I cooked the filling to make sure it will not run when I cut into it. I can still see my mother rolling her crust and making an apple pie with the apples we had growing in our yard. That was many, many years ago, but the picture is still vivid. Apple pie is one of those "comfort food/dessert" foods that everyone loves. So try this recipe and make your family happy and have plenty of vanilla ice cream on hand.


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Total Time

Prep time: 35 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: Serves 8 people


  • 4 1/2 cups apples, peeled, sliced and cored
  • 3 tbsps. lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tspn. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tspn. nutmeg
  • 4 tblsp. butter
  • 1 extra large egg yolk
  • 4 tblsp. milk


  1. Preheat oven at 425 degrees Line a 10" glass pie place with the bottom crust.
  2. Peel, slice and core the apples and put them in a pot and pour the lemon juice on them. Add the rest of the ingredients and turn the oven on to medium. Stir it all so the apples are all covered with the flour, seasons, and sugars. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes or until all the butter and milk is mixed and forms a sauce around the apples.
  3. Take off the heat and pour the filling into the pie crust. Top with the other crust. I used a lattice crust design but you could just use the whole crust. Crimp the two crust together. Make several slits in the pie crust.
  4. Brush the top crust with milk and sprinkle sugar all over. If you have coarse sugar, it's better, but regular can be used.
  5. Put pie on a larger sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes. Remove and cover the ends of the pie with aluminum foil so ends don't burn and return to oven. Bake for another 20 minutes and take out of oven. Let cool for several hours before serving. Place left overs in the refrigerator. Enjoy!


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    • Rachel L Alba profile image

      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Actually this was the first time I used Red Delicious apples. I used Granny Smith apples before, but they are more tart and need a little more sugar. I think I liked the Red Delicious better. Thanks for commenting.

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      Marissa 3 years ago from United States

      Do you always use red delicious, or have you tried other apples? I'm just wondering if other kinds of apples make a difference in taste. :)