Apple Pie Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


An old Southern favorite, this apple pie is made from scratch, just like Mama always made hers.



2 Sheets of pie crust dough
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4  teaspoon Nutmeg
Dash of Salt
3 lbs. Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced
1 Golden Delicious Apple, peeled, cored, thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons Milk, for wash on top crust.


Preheat oven to 450F degrees with oven rack in lowest position.
Place Brown Sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Add the Granulated Sugar.
Add Flour.
Add Cinnamon.
Add Nutmeg.
Add Dash of Salt.
Whisk dry ingredients together well. Set aside for now.
Peel the apples. Place in cold water to prevent browning.
Slice the apples into wedges, removing and discarding the center core.
Place the slices back in the water as you go.
When finished slicing, pour apples into a colander to drain while you prepare dough.
Lightly butter the inside of your pie plate.
Place one sheet of dough in pie plate and trim as needed.
Add sliced apples to the dry ingredients.
Toss apples until fully coated.
Spread apples into the pie plate.
Place second layer of pie dough on top of apples.
Seal edges and decorate as desired.
Brush milk over center of pie but not on the edges.
Sprinkle top with one Tablespoon of sugar, but not on edges.
Cut slits in top of dough to vent the pie as it bakes.
Place pie on baking sheet, and place in preheated oven.
IMMEDIATELY REDUCE heat to 350F degrees.
Bake pie for 25 minutes until crust is lightly browned.
Cover top lightly with aluminum foil to prevent over browning.
Let pie bake another 25-35 minutes until bubbling hot and top is lightly browned.
Remove to wire rack and let cool completely.


Use our recipe for Basic Pie Crust dough to make the bottom and top crusts. Or, if you prefer, use the ready-made dough sheets available at your local grocery store. Granny Smith Apples hold up the best when baking pies. The addition of a Golden Delicious is to just add a bit of sweetness to offset the tartness in the Granny Smith apples. It’s optional of course.

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