Ultimate Apple Pie Recipe Guide

Floral Pattern
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Right Apples

Choose a mix of sweet and tart apples like Granny Smith and Honeycrisp for a balanced flavor and firm texture.

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Preparing the Crust

Use cold butter and ice water to make a flaky, tender crust. Refrigerate the dough for at least an hour before rolling.

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Rolling the Dough

Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/8 inch thickness. Ensure it's large enough to cover your pie dish with extra for the edges.

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Making the Filling

Combine sliced apples with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a touch of lemon juice. Add a bit of flour or cornstarch to thicken the filling.

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Assembling the Pie

Place the bottom crust in the pie dish, add the apple filling, and dot with butter. Cover with the top crust, crimping the edges to seal.

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Creating a Lattice

For a decorative touch, cut the top crust into strips and weave into a lattice pattern over the filling.

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Adding an Egg

Brush the top crust with an egg wash (beaten egg with a bit of water) for a golden, glossy finish.

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Baking the Pie

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly.

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Cooling the Pie

Let the pie cool on a wire rack for at least 2 hours to set the filling before slicing.

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Serving Suggestions

Let the pie cool on a wire rack for at least 2 hours to set the filling before slicing.