Apple Pie Recipe with the Best Filling (VIDEO)
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.
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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 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.
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
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:
- Food processor (for the pie crust)
- French Rolling Pin (or any rolling pin)
- Pizza Cutter (or a knife)
- Bench Scraper (optional)
- Melon Baller to core apples (or use a small knife)
- Pie Plate (9″ wide). If it’s shallow, place a sheet of foil under to catch drips.
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!
- Pumpkin Cake – the frosting is incredible!
- Cinnamon Rolls – easy, quick rising
- Baklava – timeless (and freezer friendly)
- Pumpkin Cheesecake – decadent and simple
- Homemade Caramel – add this to your fall baking
- Pumpkin Bread – serve with honey butter
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
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.
Make the pie crust recipe and chill per instructions while preparing the filling. Preheat oven to 425˚F.
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.
*Place a sheet of foil on the rack below the apple pie to catch any potential drips from the pie.
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