Homemade Apple Pie Recipe: A Slice of Warm, Comforting Delight


Apple pie is a beloved classic dessert that brings warmth, comfort, and a sense of nostalgia to the table. With its buttery, flaky crust and sweet, cinnamon-spiced apple filling, it’s a dessert that never goes out of style. Whether you’re baking it for a special occasion or simply to enjoy a cozy evening at home, making a homemade apple pie is a rewarding and delicious endeavor. In this article, we’ll walk you through a step-by-step recipe for creating your own apple pie masterpiece.


For the Pie Crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 6-8 tablespoons ice water

For the Apple Filling:

  • 6-7 medium-sized apples (a mix of Granny Smith and Honeycrisp works well)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (for thickening)


  1. Prepare the Pie Crust:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and sugar.
    • Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    • Gradually add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and mix until the dough just comes together. You may need more or less water, so add it cautiously.
    • Divide the dough into two equal portions, shape them into discs, and wrap them in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour (or overnight) to chill.
  2. Prepare the Apple Filling:
    • Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples.
    • In a large bowl, combine the apple slices, lemon juice, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Toss the mixture until the apples are well coated, and let it sit for about 15 minutes. This allows the apples to release some of their juices.
  3. Assemble the Pie:
    • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
    • Roll out one of the chilled pie crusts on a floured surface to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Carefully transfer the crust to the dish, ensuring it covers the bottom and sides.
  4. Add the Apple Filling:
    • Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of flour evenly over the bottom of the pie crust. This will help absorb excess moisture from the apples.
    • Pour the apple mixture into the pie crust and spread it evenly.
    • Dot the filling with small pieces of butter.
  5. Top the Pie:
    • Roll out the second chilled pie crust and place it over the apples.
    • Trim any excess crust hanging over the edge and crimp the edges to seal the pie.
    • Cut a few small slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  6. Bake:
    • Place the pie on a baking sheet (to catch any drips) and bake in the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown, and the filling is bubbling.
  7. Cool and Serve:
    • Allow the pie to cool on a wire rack for at least 2 hours before serving. This allows the filling to set.


There’s something undeniably comforting about a warm slice of homemade apple pie. With its flaky, buttery crust and tender, cinnamon-spiced apples, it’s a dessert that never disappoints. By following this simple recipe, you can create your own apple pie masterpiece that will have your family and friends asking for seconds. So, roll up your sleeves, get your apron on, and treat yourself to the joy of baking and savoring a delicious homemade apple pie.






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