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The Best Apple Pie Recipe

This really is the best apple pie recipe. Once you make it, you will keep it safe in your recipe folder, I guarantee it. Full of the best apple pie filling and baked in a flaky buttery pie crust, this easy pie recipe is a family favorite and is at every holiday meal. 

best apple pie recipe

Traveling the last two weeks brought me to NYC to attend The Social Good Summit and last weekend I was in lovely Atlanta, GA to attend the Type-A Conference as part of the photography team. This weekend is set aside to spend time with our oldest who is home from college, and I'm sure he would love to have some apple pie.

This really is the best apple pie recipe…once you make it, you will keep it safe in your recipe folder, I guarantee it. You might also like to check out my post that has this recipe as well as a recipe for apple crisp and some great kitchen tips.

apples at market

If you love everything apples, I also have a great recipe up for Apple Cider Doughnuts! They. Are. YUMMY!

Enjoy your weekend and get ready for Monday…cause we are going to hit the ground running!

P.S. I'm curious – Do you use a pie crust shield when baking pies? Leave a comment and let me know!

The Best Apple Pie Recipe

The Best Apple Pie Recipe

This is truly the best apple pie recipe you will find. Made with juicy apple filling cooked in butter and cinnamon and added to a flaky pie crust, this is the ultimate dessert!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 6 cups sliced apples, about 6 medium-large** I like to bake with Macintosh, Cortland, and Granny Smith combination.
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp butter


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg.
  3. Peel, core, and slice apples. Place in a separate bowl.
  4. Pour flour mixture on top of apples and gently stir to fully incorporate. Let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare 2 pie crusts for 9" pie plate or use store pie crust (available in the dairy section).
  6. Place 1 prepared crust in pie plate.
  7. Cut 1 Tablespoon Butter into 1/4 and place in the bottom of the pie crust (along the edge).
  8. Top with apple filling mixture.
  9. Cut the remaining Tablespoon of butter into 1/4 and dot the top of the apple mixture with butter pieces.
  10. Top filling with second pie crust.
  11. Trim extra dough along the edge.
  12. Pinch both crusts together to seal. Make 4 small cuts on top of the crust to vent.
  13. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
  14. Bake for 40 minutes.
  15. Let cool before cutting.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 25gProtein: 1g

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My Inner Chick

Sunday 6th of October 2013

--Okay, seriously,

I smell this all the way over here in Minnesota :) YUmmmm.

Kelly Pugliano

Wednesday 9th of October 2013

You will LOVE it!!!


Sunday 6th of October 2013

I love the addition of cinnamon sprinkled on the crust. The more cinnamon the better. Pinning this recipe for Thanksgiving!

Kelly Pugliano

Wednesday 9th of October 2013

Thanks Susi! I don't remember when I started sprinkling with cinnamon, but it adds just enough to the flavor! :) Thanks for the pin!

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