Is there such a thing as too many fall recipes? I hope the answer is no. Cause we’ve been on a roll here at LDB!
While pumpkin spice seems like a fairly new fall obsession (rightly so!), there is nothing more classic than an apple pie. The tart apples mixed with sugar and spices…not sure it gets much better.
I have a super simple homemade pie dough recipe that I highly recommend. Technically I guess you could use store bought dough, but you’re cheating yourself. I promise it is soooo easy to make your own delicious crust! Try it. Now.
Sorry…I’ve been accused of being bossy a time or two. Apple pie just makes me so giddy and excited! Does anyone dislike apple pie?? There’s a reason the saying is “as American as baseball and apple pie”. Go Giants, by the way!
The only thing that could make this pie better was if I picked these apples myself. I haven’t been to an orchard since I was a kid, but I remember loving it! It’s now on my list of fall things to do.
Do you know what should be on your fall to do list? Make an apple pie. From scratch. I promise, there is nothing more comforting and rewarding than pulling a freshly made pie steaming out of the oven.
Classic Apple Pie (filling adapted from Taste of Home)
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1/2 c brown sugar
- 1/4 c flour
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 3 apples (I like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
- lemon juice
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 egg white
- double crust pie dough
- Combine sugars and spices. Set aside.
- Peel and thinly slice apples. Toss with lemon juice as you peel to keep them from turning brown.
- Toss apples with sugar and spices until fully coated.
- Roll out bottom crust and place in greased pie plate.
- Fill dish with apples. Dot with butter.
- Roll out top crust and lay gently over top of apples. Trim edges of crust so they are even and use your favorite method to seal the edges (for tips and creative ideas check out this Better Homes & Gardens article!)
- Beat egg white and brush over crust.
- Lightly cover pie with foil and bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 20 minutes uncovered or until crust is golden brown.
- Cool on wire rack before serving.