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 2834 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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  • Heidi
    April 5, 2024

    I really liked the flavors and I didn’t see the usual soupy juice spilling out, just nice thick apple filling.

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  • Pat
    April 4, 2024

    Can you use honey crisp apples for this pie. I have several and want to use them up

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 4, 2024

      Hi Pat! Yes- see my note in the blog for recommended apples to use. I hope you love the recipe!

      Reply

  • Aria K
    April 1, 2024

    I followed the instructions verbatim, and as with all of your recipes, it turned out fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. It gave me a chance to home-bake a favorite treat of mine!

    Have a great spring!
    ~Aria K

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 1, 2024

      You’re very welcome, Aria! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Saara
    March 31, 2024

    I have made this pie about 6 times now and my family loves it! I use honeycrisp apples and it tastes amazing. Such a good and easy recipe to follow. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes!

    Reply

  • Monique Mitchell
    March 30, 2024

    Wish I wish I could give this recipe a rating of 10 stars or 100 stars this is the best apple pie ever and I always get request for people asking me to make it. Thank you Natasha this apple pie is amazing.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 30, 2024

      Aw, thank you, Monique!

      Reply

  • Dana
    March 30, 2024

    Just put one pie in the oven and prepping the second as my family will want extra post Easter. This is the best recipe ever! Make it, you will not be disappointed.

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  • Sherri Simpson
    March 30, 2024

    Thank you for your blog. I’ve made this apple pie many times and love it. I’ve also made other of your recipes and have loved them all.

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  • Felicity Grolsten
    March 30, 2024

    Thank you so much for sharing with us. My sister made this apple pie yesterday, and it turned out delicious on the first try! We just adjusted the sweetness level from 3/4 of a cup to 1/2 of a cup as we’re not a fan of too much sugar!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 30, 2024

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Felicity.

      Reply

  • Angela Ho
    March 30, 2024

    OH THANK YOU ! THANK YOU Natasha! I made this for a housewarming party attended by a whole lot of ladies with exquisite taste bud & it was an instant hit with them. I added some raisins that I presoaked in rum & it was a pie that you can’t get it any better from those selling at most stores. I am so glad that I chanced onto your website. Thank you once again Natasha!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 30, 2024

      That’s wonderful, Angela! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Stephanie
    March 29, 2024

    My friend made this and it was delicious. I am going to make this but I was wondering if I can prepare the pie the night before and bake it the next day leaving it in the fridge?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 29, 2024

      Hi Stephanie! That would be fine, you’ll just have to add some additional time since the filling will be cold. Maybe 5-10 mins or so. Keep an eye on it. The filling needs to start to bubble.

      Reply

  • HEATHER
    March 29, 2024

    Hey Natasha… thanks for this fabulous recipe. I just put my pie in the oven and I already know its a winner!!! The sauce is amazing…my family will be impressed…lol

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 29, 2024

      I hope you love it once its done baking! I imagine your home smells amazing! Thank you for your review, Heather.

      Reply

  • Kelly
    March 24, 2024

    Hi Natasha,
    I’ve made and followed your recipe to aT. It is fabulous. I have also made extra pies to freeze.
    Can you please tell me the best method for baking a frozen pie made with your recipe.

    Thank you

    Kelly

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 24, 2024

      Hi Kelly! It can be baked from frozen. Follow the same instructions for baking but it will take a little while longer if frozen so check on it. The filling needs to start to bubble.

      Reply

  • Wendy Lyon
    March 24, 2024

    I’m using honey crisp apples first time using your recipe thank you such a great way to cook my pie!

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  • Rose
    March 24, 2024

    Best Apple Pie!!! I always get compliments on this pie. The sauce is so delicious and easy to make. You always have such great recipes. Happy Easter!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 24, 2024

      I’m so glad to hear that, Rose! Thank you.

      Reply

  • Yayi
    March 23, 2024

    Pretty good! Best pie ever, better than from the store!
    I think it took me more than 2 hours, but it did worth it!

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  • Andreas
    March 23, 2024

    OK, I was little sceptical about the 5-star review from over 2000 votes but thought “Hey, this must be good!” And boy am I glad I made this pie! I’ve not previously come across the sauce you made to cover the apples in but it all came out sooo good.
    Like Don, my pie fell apart a bit. I had let it cool down for just over 1.5 hours, but I think it may need longer. Not that it mattered – still tasted bloody good (I love warm pie)!
    Well done and thank you for sharing this recipe!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 23, 2024

      Hi Andreas! That’s wonderful to hear. Thank you for trying the recipe and for leaving a review. I appreciate it. My family loves this apple pie and I’m so glad you got a chance to try it too!

      Reply

  • Don
    March 20, 2024

    I have tried this recipe twice now. It tastes great, but each time it falls apart when I try to serve it. What am I doing wrong. I follow the instructions to the letter

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 20, 2024

      Hi Don. Are you letting it cool long enough before cutting? Is the filling runny causing it to fall apart? If so, it either needs to be baked longer for the filling to thicken or cool longer so it can set more firm. I hope the helps.

      Reply

  • Dot
    March 20, 2024

    BEST apple pie!!!! Granddaughter does not care for apple pie, LOVES this one, made twice for her, we love it too. Thank you

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 20, 2024

      That’s wonderful, Dot! I’m so glad it was enjoyed. Thank you for the feedback.

      Reply

  • Jacqueline
    March 18, 2024

    It looks delectable already just watching this video of your apple pie!
    I wish to ask, if i still have some canned apples, can i use them at all in this recipe? How much sugar should I be using for the sauce?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 18, 2024

      Hi Jacqueline. I’m sorry, I haven’t tested that to provide specific instructions.

      Reply

  • Angie
    March 10, 2024

    Made this recipe with Gala apples- which are much softer so I did not precook the filling. I also added less sugar as these apples are no where near as tart as Granny Smith. I also used an organic sugar and a little more flour which made a thick caramel-like filling. Can’t wait for it to cool and add some salted caramel ice cream!

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