Nothing says welcome Fall as much as a slice of warm apple pie. As soon as the first notes of the crisp fall air arrive, it is a great time to start warming up the insides with some fresh baking. Apple pie is a stable for a simple yet satisfying dessert and a crowd pleasure for the holidays.
The type of apples chosen to make an apple pie can really affect the amount of sugar used and the overall taste. Some of this comes down to a personal preference. A Granny Smith apple will be a bit more tart while a Honeycrisp is definitely a sweeter variety. McIntosh apples are sweet, yet tart, and tends to be a popular choice for baking. You can also use more than one type of apples in your pie!
You do want to make sure that the apples are fairly firm. Too soft apples can give you a too soft filling, reminiscent more of an apple cause than and apple pie.
A favorite part of this pie is the sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar on the top crust. It gives a little extra sweetness and touch of flavor. Don’t forget to serve with your favorite ice cream or whipped cream!Print
Classic Apple Pie
Do you want a classic apple pie that will have their mouths watering? This pie uses both tart and sweet apples to give a great depth of flavor.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: bakery
- Pie dough for 1 double-crust 9-inch pie (store-bought or homemade)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Dash of salt
- 8 cups cubed pared apples (4 medium Honeycrisp and 4 medium McIntosh)
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- Cinnamon and sugar mixture to be sprinkled on top crust
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line pie pan with one of the pie crusts.
- Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in large bowl.
- Stir in apples.
- Turn into pastry-lined pie pan.
- Add butter dots to top of apple mixture.
- Cover with top crust and then seal and flute the edges.
- Brush top crust with water and then sprinkle on the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
- Add slit to top crust.
- Bake for about 1 hour or until crust browns and juice bubbles in slits.
You can use any type of apple that you want and modify sugar amount to personal preference.