Pie: How To Make Classic Apple Pie

An apple pie is a pie in which apple is the principal filling ingredient. It is often eaten with whipped cream, cheddar cheese, or ice cream on top. It usually is double-crusted, with pastry both above and below the filling; the upper crust may be either solid or from as lattice. across the top. The crust at the bottom is often baked separately to prevent it from becoming soggy.

The pie variation called deep-dish apple pie typically only has a top crust. Apple pie is an unofficial emblem of the United States and is one of the many comfort foods of the country.

Raw, frozen, or reconstituted fruit from dried apples can be used to make an apple pie. Initially, dried or canned apples were only substituted at times when fresh fruit was unavailable. Generally, the filling contains sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Often times, lemon juice or nutmeg in included as well. However, many older recipes do not include sugar.

Classic Apple Pie

  • Author: Romae Chanice Marquez
  • Recipe Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American / English

The whole preparation and cooking time is 1 hour. This recipe is suitable for at least eight servings. 


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Classic Apple Pie Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar30
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 to 7 cups tart apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large egg white
  • additional sugar

Classic Apple Pie Instructions

Step 1: Combine the sugars, flour, and spices into a small bowl and then set it aside. Toss the apples in a large bowl of lemon juice. Add a mixture of sugar and swirl to coat.

Step 2: Line a 9-inch pie plate with the bottom crust and trim the edges. Fill it with a mixture of apples and put a few dots of butter on top. Roll out the remaining crust to cover the pie. Trim and the edges of the crust. Then, cut slits in the crust.

Step 3: Beat the egg white until it is foamy; brush it over the crust. Sprinkle super on top.

Step 4: Cover edges loosely with foil. Bake for 25 minutes, at 375° F.

Step 5: Remove foil and bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, about 20-25 minutes longer.

Step 6: Cut and serve the pie, warm or cold, with the topping of your choice.

Classic Apple Pie Additional Information

  • Per serving, this recipe has 296.3 calories, 13.8g of fat, 251.3mg of sodium, 81.3mg of potassium.
  • This pie will take one hour to prepare.
  • This recipe will make at least eight servings.
  • During the 17th and 18th centuries, the French, the Dutch, and the Swedes introduced Apple pie to the colonies. The American apple pie had to wait for European apple varieties to be cultivated and carried across the Atlantic. This was because there were no native apples, except crabapples, which yield tiny and sour fruit.

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About Classic Apple Pie

Though consumed in Europe well before the European conquest of the Americas, apple pie is considered a very American dessert today. Apple pie became a symbol of American wealth and national pride in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


Modern American apple pie recipes usually indicate a 9-inch diameter pastry in a pie plate, with an apple filling spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. These recipes may or may not have a lattice or shapes cut out of the top for decoration.

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