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Classic Apple Pie

A Classic Apple Pie. One you will make year after year. Homemade pie crust and sweet apples make this classic pie amazing.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword classic apple pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 308 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan



  • 1 homemade or a store-bought crust.


  • 8 cups Granny Smith apples. cored (peeled and sliced)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl mix together apples, lemon juice, sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Roll out and place 1/2 of the dough into the bottom of a pie pan. Use a slotted spoon to spoon in the apple mixture then place the other 1/2 of dough on top.

  4. Whisk together water and egg yolk and brush on top of the crust.

  5. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown. To keep your edges from burner add foil around the edges of the pie.

Recipe Notes

  • Pro Tip: Sugar will draw out a lot of the water in the apples. Allowing it to set will help your pie to not be too watery since most of it will have left the apples already. The longer it sits the better. This is the best time to work on your crust if you are making it from scratch. 

Apple Pie Top Crust:

  • Classic: For a simple pie crust just lay it on top, seal the edges, and slice four holes in the top so air can vent. Without a place to vent air your top crust will rise leaving a large gap between the pie filling and the crust.
  • Lattice: This it what looks like the woven apple pie crust. To make this I like polling it my dough and using a pizza cutter to slice thick stripes. Then I weave them them on top and under each other to get the lattice look.
  • Dutch: Dutch apple pie would not have a top crust but instead a brown sugar and butter crumble. If you want to make this type of crust then read my recipe for a Dutch Apple Pie.

Crust Recipe:

If you want to make a homemade crust try my simple Homemade Pie Crust Recipes.

Kitchen Tools for Apple Pie:

Here are a few of my favorite kitchen tools for making apple pie.

  • Pie Pan (this one is amazing)
  • Pizza Cutter (if you want to cut your crust for a lattice design)
  • Apple Slicer (I slice my apples with this and then use a knife to make the slices a little thinner)
  • Apple Peeler (for quick peeling try this tool)
Nutrition Facts
Classic Apple Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 92mg4%
Potassium 164mg5%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.