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Grandma's Apple Pie

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

My grandma used to make this pie for birthdays instead of cake. It's a family favorite of ours now any time of year and for any occasion. A true classic! MORE + LESS -

TBSP Susan
May 20, 2015


pounds Jonathon apples, peeled, cored and sliced
cup sugar
teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2
tablespoons flour
unbaked pie crusts (see my Old-Fashioned Pie Crust recipe)
egg white
teaspoon cold water
to sugar sprinkle


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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 450° F.
  • 2
    Place bottom crust in an 8 or 9 pie pan (I prefer glass)
  • 3
    In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and flour and mix until well blended.
  • 4
    In large bowl, place prepared apples. Add sugar mixture and stir to coat all slices. Heap apple mixture into prepared crust.
  • 5
    Cover with top crust, trim and crimp edges to seal. Mix egg white with tsp of water. Using a pastry brush, brush egg white over top crust and immediately sprinkle with sugar. Slit top to vent.
  • 6
    Place pie in preheated 450° F oven and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° F and bake an additional 45 minutes, until apples are tender and crust is golden. Remove to cooling rack and cool completely before cutting and serving.

Expert Tips

  • Cut decorative shapes from extra crust dough (see photo). Use egg white to paste to top crust before sugaring top (Step 5).
  • Use only baking apples for apple pie. I like Jonathon, Granny Smith or Macintosh varieties. Eating apples, such as Red Delicious, do not cook down and remain firm after baking.
  • Place foil on the bottom of the oven before preheating. If pie boils over, simply remove the foil and recycle.

Nutrition Information

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