Earl Grey Apple Pie

This is from an old Amy Vanderbilt cookbook I found at a church sale. My tweak is to use Earl Grey tea. My friends rave about my apple pie, but all I do is follow the recipe. Serve with sharp Cheddar cheese. Hope you enjoy!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
1 pie


  • 1 (15 ounce) package pastry for 9-inch double-crust pie

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons strong brewed Earl Grey tea

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a 9-inch pie plate with 1 pie crust.

  2. Combine sugar, tea, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.

  3. Spread a layer of apples over the pie crust. Sprinkle some of the sugar mixture on top. Repeat layers until the pie plate is full.

  4. Dot butter over the apples. Cover with second pie crust. Press edges together to seal; trim any excess. Poke holes in the top with a fork so steam can escape.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden brown, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool completely before slicing.

Cook's Note:

Avoid getting lemon seeds in the sugar mixture by squeezing lemon through your slightly open fingers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

405 Calories
19g Fat
57g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 405
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 347mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 111mg 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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