Classic Apple Pie Recipe with an irresistible homemade apple pie filling. From the best flaky pie crust to the generous saucy center, this recipe always gets glowing reviews. This is the pie everyone has to make for Thanksgiving!

We love apple recipes, from Baked Apples to Apple Slab Pie and let’s not forget Apple Cake. If you love apples, this apple pie is a must-try! Watch the video tutorial below and you’ll crave it until you make it.

Baked Apple Pie Recipe in pie dish

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Apple Pie Recipe:

This Apple Pie is a treasure of a recipe. The filling was adapted slightly from the famous Grandma Ople apple pie. The method for this filling is surprising but it will win you over. It’s well worth the extra 5 minutes and you’ll never want canned apple pie filling again.

Apple Pie slice on a plate with fork

Apple Pie Crust:

We love this apple pie crust just as much as we love the filling. Since it’s an all-butter pie crust (no shortening), it’s flaky and tender. The bottom is never soggy but forms a crispness at the edges which doesn’t get any better.

Imagine roasted saucy apples bubbling through that flaky lattice crust. This is the only apple pie recipe you’ll ever need. Click to watch the pie crust video tutorial and print the recipe. We use this same crust for Blueberry Pie and Cherry Pie.

Crust for pie with ingredients to make pie including apples, sugar, flour, butter, cinnamon

The Best Apples for Apple Pie:

Any sweet/tart and crisp apple will do and you can adjust the sugar accordingly, we use a full cup of sugar for tart Granny Smith and slightly less for a sweeter apple such as Golden Delicious.

  • Granny Smith – firm, tart and the gold standard for baking
  • Golden Delicious – balanced sweet/tart flavor
  • Jonagold – sweetness amplified by baking
  • Honeycrisp – ultra-crisp and sweet
  • Braeburn – crisp and doesn’t get mushy
  • Pink Lady – sweet and tart apples, hold their shape

Baked granny smith apples in pie on a plate

Our Favorite Tools to Make Pie:

You don’t need fancy equipment to make a pie. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour until it forms pea-sized crumbles, then add 6-8 Tbsp ice-cold water, folding it in with a spatula between each addition. It’s easy as pie! Here are our favorite pie-making tools to make the job easier:

Apple pie slice on a plate with apples in background

To Keep Pie From Browning Too Fast:

If you find the edges of your pie are browning too quickly, Cut a 3″ circle out of the center of a square sheet of foil and loosely place with the dull-side down over the top of your pie.

More Fall Baking Recipes:

Fall always puts me in the mood for baking. All of these recipes are on our regular rotation. These recipes are easy to make and are so good, they are our go-to Thanksgiving recipes!

Watch How to Make Apple Pie:

With the right recipe, homemade apple pie is easier than you think. This crust comes together fast and requires basic ingredients you probably already have on hand. The filling is scrumptious and equally simple to make.

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Apple Pie Recipe with the Best Filling

4.99 from 2832 votes
Everyone has to make this Classic Apple Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving. You will love the flaky pie crust and the apple pie filling will surprise you.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Pie Crust Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients 

Servings: 8 people

Instructions

  • Make the pie crust recipe and chill per instructions while preparing the filling. Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in 3 Tbsp flour then simmer for 1 minute, whisking constantly. Whisk in 1/4 cup water, 1 cup sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and continue simmering 3 minutes, whisking frequently then remove from heat.
  • Peel, remove cores and thinly slice 7 cups of apples and place them in a large bowl. Sprinkle the top with 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and toss to combine. Pour the sauce over the apples and stir to coat the apple slices.
  • Sprinkle your work surface with flour and roll out bottom pie crust to a 12" diameter circle. Wrap it around your rolling pin to transfer it to the 9" pie plate. Add apple mixture, mounding slightly in the center and being careful not to get the filling on the edges which would make it difficult to seal.
  • Roll second crust into an 11" round and cut into 10 even thickness strips using a pizza cutter. Arrange strips in a woven lattice pattern over the top (see video tutorial). Beat together 1 egg and 1 Tbsp water and brush the top with egg mixture.
  • Bake at 425˚F in the center of the oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350˚F and continue baking another 45 minutes or until apples are soft and filling is bubbling through the vents.* Rest at room temp 1 hour before serving.

Notes

*Place a sheet of foil on the rack below the apple pie to catch any potential drips from the pie. 

Nutrition Per Serving

379.61kcal Calories55.44g Carbs2.75g Protein17.67g Fat9.14g Saturated Fat50.56mg Cholesterol98.27mg Sodium164.71mg Potassium3.87g Fiber38.25g Sugar448.45IU Vitamin A5.87mg Vitamin C21.89mg Calcium0.96mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Apple Pie Recipe with the Best Filling
Amount per Serving
Calories
379.61
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17.67
g
27
%
Saturated Fat
 
9.14
g
57
%
Cholesterol
 
50.56
mg
17
%
Sodium
 
98.27
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
164.71
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
55.44
g
18
%
Fiber
 
3.87
g
16
%
Sugar
 
38.25
g
43
%
Protein
 
2.75
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
448.45
IU
9
%
Vitamin C
 
5.87
mg
7
%
Calcium
 
21.89
mg
2
%
Iron
 
0.96
mg
5
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie recipe
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 379.61

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  • Tats
    April 21, 2024

    I love your apple pie. It’s the best one that I ever tasted.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 21, 2024

      Thank you! I’m glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Dayle Thiessen
    April 21, 2024

    could I make the pie and not bake it, but freeze it for a couple of days, and then bake it from frozen. Will it get soggy or will it be okay?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 21, 2024

      Yes, you can freeze it assembled and bake from frozen without any issue. You’ll just need to bake it longer.

      Reply

  • C.W.
    April 14, 2024

    I absolutely love this recipe. My son is a picky eater when it comes to treats like this…he’s not fond of too sweet. He said this was perfect with just the right amount of sweetness and the crust tastes so good. I won’t use any other recipe from now on for apple pie or crust recipe.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 14, 2024

      Aaaw thank you for your excellent comments and review. I’m happy that you enjoyed this recipe a lot!

      Reply

  • Jesse
    April 8, 2024

    I’ve always wanted to make this but never got around it. I finally made this last night since I have a couple bags of Granny Smith apples and I didn’t want them to go to waste. Good thing I did. My kids loved it! I also used your pie crust recipe and it was amazing! Now I know I have to make this again in the fall
    Question though, my daughter likes her apple a bit less mushy. Do I just bake it for a shorter time?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 8, 2024

      That’s great to hear Jesse! I would not bake this less, you risk the crust not baking through and the sauce not thickening. You can try slicing your apples slices a little thicker if they were too mushy.

      Reply

  • Chara
    April 7, 2024

    Best pie crust I have ever made AND tasted! My sister and I each made an apple pie for our Easter Family feast. I made your recipe she made her own. The whole family voted my pie (your recipe ) was absolutely the best. Thank you for the recipe Natasha we will all be using this recipe forward ( I shared 🙂

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 7, 2024

      You are so welcome!

      Reply

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