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Lattice Apple Pie sitting on a red table, granny smith apple on table.
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Apple Pie

This apple pie is a classic and filled with homemade apple goodness at its finest! The crust is flaky and delicious! Top this apple pie off with vanilla bean ice cream and you've got yourself one of the best apple pie A La Mode recipes you'll ever taste!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 678kcal
Author: Amanda Mason


Recipe for Double Crust Pie

  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • cup shortening
  • 10 Tablespoons cold water

Recipe for Apple Pie Filling

  • 1 Recipe for Double-Crust Pie (above) or use a store bought ready made pie shells and topping if you are short on time.
  • 6 cups Thinly sliced peeled Granny Smith Apples (about 5-6 apples)
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon juice from fresh lemon
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon milk (for topping)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (for topping)


Directions for Double Crust Pie

  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour and salt with a hand whisk.
  • Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea sized.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the flour mixture. Gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat, using 1 tablespoon water at a time until all the flour mixture is moistened.
  • Divide in half; form each half into a ball
  • On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten 1 dough ball. Roll dough from center to edges into a circle 12 inches in diameter.
  • To transfer pastry, wrap it around the rolling pin and then unroll it into a 9-inch pie plate (or I re-use my aluminum pie pans)
  • Ease pastry into pie plate without stretching it. Trim the pastry even with rim of pie plate.
  • Transfer apple pie filling (recipe below) to pastry-lined pie plate.
  • Roll remaining dough ball into a circle, about 12 inches in diameter.
  • Cut slits on top to allow steam to escape. Place the pastry on top of the filling, then trim ½ inch beyond edge of plate.
  • Crimp the edges as desired (there are so many cute ways to do this!!)

Directions for Pie

  • Prepare and roll out pastry for Double-Crust pie (see recipe above).
  • Take your Granny Smith Apples and core them and cut into slices.
  • Peel the apple slices and cut slices until they are thin. Place in a large bowl.
  • Take 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and sprinkle over the apple slices. Combine the apple slices with a spoon to ensure that the juice is covering all apple slices.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg until well combined.
  • Pour mixture over apple slices and mix well until all apple slices are well coated.
  • Transfer apple mixture filling to the pastry-lined pie plate. Trim the bottom pastry to edge of pie plate.
  • Place on filling, cut slits in pastry and crimp edges as desired.
  • Brush top pastry with milk and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of sugar. This gives your pie a nice brown topping.
  • Chef’s Note: To prevent over browning, cover edge of pie with foil or a pie edge cover.
  • Bake at 375 F for 40 minutes.
  • Remove foil or pie edge cover and cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven an cool on a wire rack.


NOTE: The recipe written describes placing the pie crust over the entire pie. This is one way to cover a pie. In my pictures, I chose to use a lattice method. If you opt to make a fun design with your pie crust, you can still follow the directions in this recipe. The concept is still the same.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 678kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 3mg