Our 15 Best Apple Pie Recipes of All Time Are Perfect for Any Season

slice of homemade Old-Fashioned Apple Pie served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
Photo: SHORECOOK

Apple pie is a holiday season favorite; from Thanksgiving to Christmas, the tasty pie is certainly at its peak. But the all-American pie is enjoyed all year round too, simply because it's just that good — not much compares to eating a slice of warm apple pie with its sweet and spicy flavors and the feeling of nostalgia one bite can bring. Whether you're looking for a classic apple pie recipe or want to try a new take on the old favorite, these top-rated apple pie recipes are for you.

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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Apple Pie by Grandma Ople recipe ina gray pie plate
Allrecipes Magazine

We can't have a roundup of the best apple pies without including this fan favorite. With more than 13 thousand 5-star reviews, this is the most-loved apple pie on Allrecipes, and it only requires simple everyday ingredients.

02 of 16

Apple Crumble Pie

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A deep-dish apple pie that doesn't skimp on flavor, and it's quick and easy to make. "OH MY GOD is this pie DELICIOUS!!! Instead of mixing the apples with ½ cup white sugar, I used ¼ white sugar and ¼ brown sugar. This pie was so delicious that I cannot wait to make it again. Everyone raved about it," says reviewer BUONICONTO.

03 of 16

Sour Cream Apple Pie Deluxe

Sour Cream Apple Pie Deluxe
Shellz

What sets this pie apart is that the apples are coated in sour cream before added to the pie and baked. Reviewers say the better the sour cream you use, the better the pie will be — and this apple pie is best served chilled.

04 of 16

Apple Crumb Pie

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This apple pie is topped with streusel and has added flavor from walnuts and raisins. "I could quite possibly be in dessert heaven right now. This is one of the best apple pies I've tried in some time. The crumb topping is light and 'crumbly' just as it's supposed to be. Not only is this one of the better recipes I've tried, but it's also one of the easiest with no top crust," says home cook naples34102.

05 of 16

Dutch Apple Pie with Oatmeal Streusel

Dutch Apple Pie with Oatmeal Streusel
shobart83

A Dutch apple pie already includes a streusel layer, but this pie is made even better with the addition of oats and lemon to the streusel topping. Try this pie with Granny Smith, Jonagold, or Golden Delicious apples depending on how sweet or tart you want the pie to be.

06 of 16

Grandma's Iron Skillet Apple Pie

top-down view of a golden brown crust of an apple pie in a cast iron skillet
Kim's Cooking Now

Grandma's Southern favorite is made entirely in a cast-iron skillet — talk about an easy one-pan dish. "This is my go-to apple pie! It's demanded every Thanksgiving. I actually didn't bring it one year and there were some bummed relatives. Best apple pie I have ever had," says reviewer CARTOONRCKR.

07 of 16

Chef John's Caramel Apple Pie

Chef John's Caramel Apple Pie
Sarah Teeter

Chef John pours a butter and sugar mixture over the entire pie before baking it so the pie caramelizes while it bakes. Make sure you do the lattice on top, not only will it make for a beautiful presentation but it will keep the pie from being too watery after baked.

08 of 16

Glazed Apple Cream Pie

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ginny

This apple pie has a custard-like filling and is topped with a confectioners' sugar, milk, vanilla, and butter glaze for a glossy finish. If you want a more flavorful glaze, try adding cinnamon.

09 of 16

Fried Apple Pies

fried apple pies dusted with confectioners' sugar
Sarah Smith

Everyone will love having their own individual apple pie thanks to these fried hand pies. And, if you don't feel like making the pastry dough from scratch, reviewers say you can use canned biscuit dough instead.

10 of 16

French Apple Tart (Tarte de Pommes a la Normande)

French Apple Tart (Tarte de Pommes a la Normande)
forbidmourning

Wow your guests with this gorgeous French apple tart. The pastry is filled with frangipane — made from apple brandy, almonds, sweet apples, apricot jelly, and sugar. If you like a strong almond flavor, you should toast your almonds before grinding them.

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Warm Apple Buttermilk Custard Pie

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DiamondGirl

This tasty pie has a layer of apple filling and a layer of buttermilk custard all topped with a streusel topping. It may be a pie unlike anything you've tried before but is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

12 of 16

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

slice of homemade Old-Fashioned Apple Pie served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
SHORECOOK

Recipe contributor Arletta calls this "Apple pie...so American, so delicious. A true classic." And the solid 5-star rating says she's right. Note that the apples you use will affect how liquid the filling will become; if your apples are quite juicy, you may want to increase the amount of thickener you use.

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Easy Swedish Apple Pie

Easy Swedish Apple Pie
Regina

Swedish apple pie might be the easiest pie you ever make since it doesn't have a traditional crust. Instead, the batter comes together to make a cinnamon crust with apple pie filling. It's loaded with cinnamon but if you want more spicy flavors, you can add nutmeg and cloves.

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No Sugar Apple Pie

No Sugar Apple Pie
Rebekah Schaffer

This five-ingredient apple pie has no added sugars and is naturally sweetened with the apples. But you won't even miss the sugar. "I was very skeptical in making this pie at first. I was sure it was going to be too sour because of the lack of sugar. But it is amazing how wrong I was! My mom who usually always wants things extra sweet said that it was the perfect pie," says reviewer Mariam.

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Apple Slab Pie

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Slab pie is the perfect pie for feeding a crowd since it's made in a 10x15-inch pan. This Apple Slab Pie is similar to Dutch apple pie with its streusel topping but is so easy to make. Bring this pie to your next family gathering and it will be devoured in no time.

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