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Homemade Apple Pie

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 8
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This delicious apple pie is perfect for fall.
by: Sarah Walker Caron
Updated Apr 27, 2021
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Pillsbury Pie Crust
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  • 8 cups thinly sliced apples (a mix of sweet and tart)
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg (freshly ground is best)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 box (14.1 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Pie Crusts (2 Count)


  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, toss together the apples, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, all purpose flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract and salt.
  • 3
    Press one pie crust into a pie plate, taking care to push it into the plate corners. Pour the apple mixture into the pie shell and spread, leaving it higher in the center than on the sides.
  • 4
    Spread the second pie crust over the filling, crimping at the edges to seal with the bottom crust (if possible). Cut a few xxxxx in the top of the pie crust.
  • 5
    Cook the pie for 45-55 minutes, until lightly browned all over. Let cool slightly before serving.

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More About This Recipe

  • This is the second post in our Apple Series. If you missed it earlier this week, see the first one, Homemade Applesauce, and watch for more coming soon!

    There is something about saying you made a pie that almost without fail leads to reactions of "Oooh, really? What kind?" Homemade Apple Pie. Good 'ol apple pie this time. And then you dig in, breaking through the crispy, flaky crust and stabbing a bit of sweet, tender apples. It's irresistible.

    Before you know it, you and your guests are eying the pie, not wanting to be the first to suggest a second helping. Just go for it.

    I love my apple pie fresh from the oven, while it's still piping hot. That way, which a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it can have a fabulous hot/cold aspect to it too. Ooooh. Swoon.

    Everyone loves it because it seems like something that takes a lot of effort. The thing is, making apple pie? Not too hard. Especially if you use a premade crust, which I am not afraid to admit that I do. It's easy, fast and almost always creates a perfect pie. Of course, making a homemade crust is great too - but it's just not something I do. (Do you? Convince me I should try it!)

    Do my pie edges look uneven? For sure. Are they perfectly crimped? No way! I like it that way ... it looks rustic, homemade. And either way, it tastes great.

    My recipe for Homemade Apple Pie produces a rich, sweet, apple-y pie that will have everyone wanting to lick their plates. Try it.

    Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah's Cucina Bella.
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