I remember coming home sullen one day because we'd lost a softball game. Grandma, in her wisdom, suggested, 'Maybe a slice of hot apple pie will make you feel better.' One bite...and Grandma was right.

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20 mins
50 mins
1 hr 10 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour and spices; set aside. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add sugar mixture; toss well to coat. Line a 9-in. pie pan with half the pastry. Place apple filling into crust; dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Cut a few slits in top. beat egg white until foamy; brush over pastry. Sprinkle sugar on top. Bake at 375 degrees F for 35 minutes. Increase temperature to 400 degrees F and bake 10-15 minutes more or until golden.


Nutrition Facts

412 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 64.4g; fat 16.6g; cholesterol 3.8mg; sodium 256mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (376)

Rating: 5 stars
Great recipe for classic "Apple Pie"! I love apple pies and this was no exception! I used Granny Smith apples piled high and the only thing I did different was to omit the ginger and add a few spashes of vanilla for good measure. For the pie crust I used "Grandma's Secret Pie Crust" from this site as I've always had a lot of success with it. For the additional sugar, I used turbinado to give the crust a little added crunch. My pie took a little longer to cook and I always let my pies cool then refrigerate them for a few hours before cutting them. This was definitely worth the wait especially topped with vanilla ice cream! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Just a great all American apple pie,very similar to the one I've made for years using both white and brown sugars. Adjust the spices to your liking (I don't care for ginger in my apple pie and prefer a little less nutmeg) but you cannot go wrong with this recipe. Just a note to those who have had problems with the pie being runny...make sure you start your pie with room temperature apples. Also, you must let the pie cool before cutting to allow the juices to thicken. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
If I could give this pie10 stars I would!!! I'm not sure what it is about this recipe, but it was by far the best apple pie I have ever made! I did use 8 cups of apples instead of 7, and did add just a 1/3 tablespoon more of the flour just to make sure it did not run (juices). I brushed on milk instead of the egg whites and then sprinkled the sugar and it looked beautiful! I used store bought pie shells and I kid you not when I say the first piece cut came out perfectly!!!!! I almost wanted to take a picture of it. Usually the first peice is a mess and then the juices run all over the pie pan. Not with this pie! And everyone loved it!! I think the difference with this recipe is the baking time and temperatures. Every other apple pie I have baked had one temperature. maybe that had something to do with it??? Not sure, but I will be making this again for Thanksgiving...that is for sure!!! This is a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
What a yummy pie, and so very easy! I made it several times, changing the recipe a little each time before writing a review. I give it 5 Stars for the making eaxctly according to the recipe and also give it 5 Stars with minor modifications. (I really hate constantly reading certain reviews when the reviewer admits to not making it according to the recipe and then rates the recipe low based on their changes!! I mean, Duh! There should really be rules against doing that) Anyway, with my picky family, we preferred the crust brushed with milk and cinnamon. I also used the frozen premade crust made by Mrs. Smith, which after trying all of the premade crusts, that seems to be closest to my gram's homeade crust. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe, it's a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is the most original and most fantastic pie I have ever made. I am 59 years old and my great Grandmother and my Grandmother made it almost like this. We are talking over 150 years here. I did not change a thing except changing 7 cups of Apples to 7 Apples of different varieties and the juice of one whole lemon instead of 1 tablespoon. I will make this again and maybe add a little bit of raisin. SUPER!!! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
This pie looked perfect when it was done. I couldn't wait to taste it after thanksgiving dinner. I was so sad when we cut into it and the juices ran out into the pie plate. I found this pie much too runny, the cinnamon too strong, and the apples were still too firm. I followed the recipe exactly. Sorry. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
I would make this again but I definately would use more flour the filling wsa very watery Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was my first attempt at making a pie. It was really easy to make, although it was a little too sweet for me. I'll try this again with a little less sugar next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Awesome apple pie! Easy to make with my 3.5 year old daughter and very tasty! I skipped the nutmeg and added a little extra cinnamon and ginger. Will probably cut back on the sugar a little the next time I make it... Read More