Easy Apple Pie


This easy apple pie was my mother's recipe. I make this simple recipe for homemade pie all the time; I love it. I often add a dash of nutmeg, so you can put that in if you wish.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 9-inch pie
Looking at a slice of apple pie on a plate.

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  • 1 (14.1 ounce) package pastry for a 9-inch double-crust pie

  • ¾ cup white sugar, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 6 cups thinly sliced apples

  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Line a 9-inch pie dish with one pastry crust; set second one aside.

  3. Combine 3/4 cup sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add more sugar if your apples are tart.

  4. Layer apple slices in the prepared pie dish, sprinkling each layer with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

    Overhead of a pie crust being filled with apple slices and brown sugar with a bowl of apple slices off to the side.

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  5. Dot top layer with small pieces of butter. Cover with top crust.

    Overhead of a pie filled with apple slices, brown sugar, and cuts of butter with a top crust being placed on it.

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  6. Bake pie on the lowest rack of the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking until golden brown and filling bubbles, 30 to 35 minutes more. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

249 Calories
9g Fat
42g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 249
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 117mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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