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Best Apple Pie recipe from scratch
Best Apple Pie Recipe From Scratch
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

This Apple Pie is made with pie crust from scratch. You need just 10 ingredients in total. Sweet apples covered in super flaky pie crust. With video!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best apple pie recipe from scratch
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 327 kcal
Author: Sabine Venier
double pie crust
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (280g)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter (226g)
  • 6 tbsp cold water (90ml)
  • 2.5 lbs sweet baking apples, sliced into 1/4 inch slices (1,1kg / 10-12 cups)
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar (100g)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (30g)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (15ml)
brushing + sprinkling
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp water (30ml)
  • 1 tbsp granulated white sugar
  1. Make the double pie crust with a food processor: Place flour, salt, sugar, and butter in a food processor and pulse 4-5 times. Pea-sized butter flakes should still be visible. Add one tablespoon water at the time and pulse 1-2 times after every tablespoon. Stop adding water when the dough starts to clump. Watch the video to see the required consistency.

  2. If you don't have a food processor, then make the double pie crust with a pastry cutter or two forks instead: In this case mix together flour, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Then add butter and cut it into the mixture until it resembles coarse meal with pea-sized butter flakes. Then add water little by little until the texture starts to clump.

  3. Divide pie crust in half and form 1- 1.5 inch thick discs without kneading. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 4 days. 

  4. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

  5. In a large bowl stir apple, sugar, flour, and lemon juice to combine. Let stand 15 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, on a lightly floured surface, roll out the first dough disc into a 12-inch circle. Transfer to a 9-inch pie dish. The edges of the pie crust should hang out of the baking form. Spoon filling into the pie crust without any excess liquid. Discard any excess liquid. 

  7. Roll out second dough disc and place on top of the filling. Cut slits on top that the steam can escape, or cut the second dough disc into 1-2 inch strips and arrange in a grid on top of your filling by laying over and under one another carefully. Seal and flute the edges. 

  8. In a small bowl stir together egg and water. Brush on top of the cake and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 45 minutes. Cover the last 10 minutes with parchment paper to prevent it from browning too much if desired. Let cool to room temperature and chill for 4 hours in the fridge. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Best Apple Pie Recipe From Scratch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 240mg10%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 550IU11%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.