Classic Apple Pie Recipe

Classic Apple Pie


We think the best pies incorporate a mix of apple varieties. Choose Granny Smith, Braeburn, or Pink Lady for tartness. Use Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, or Fuji for more sweetness.


  • 8 baking apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 (9-inch) pastry pie crusts, homemade or store-bought
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon sparkling sugar


  1. Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Combine apples and lemon juice in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cornstarch, salt, and spices. Sprinkle mixture over apples and stir gently to coat.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out half of the pastry into a 13-inch circle. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate. Trim pastry, allowing it to extend 1-inch beyond rim.
  5. Spoon apple filling into prepared crust. Scatter butter on top.
  6. Roll out remaining pastry into an 11-inch circle. Drape pastry over filling. With sharp knife, make a few slits in top crust for steam to escape. Trim, seal, and crimp pastry edges. Brush pastry with egg. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  7. Place pie on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes at 425°F. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F and bake an additional 35 to 40 minutes, until filling is bubbling, and crust is golden. Check crust halfway through baking and cover edges with foil if browning too quickly.
  8. Cool on rack at least 30 minutes before serving.
  9. Cook's Tip:
  10. The trick to perfect pastry is keeping everything cold. Be sure to work quickly and not to overly handle pie dough. Chill pie in refrigerator or freezer 15 minutes before baking to make sure pastry is cold.


Amount Per Serving (about 8 servings, 1 pie)
Calories: 500
Fat: 24 g
Saturated Fat: 15 g
Cholesterol: 75 mg
Sodium: 410 mg
Carbohydrates: 69 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 32 g
Protein: 5 g
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