Apple Pie is one of the coziest, homiest desserts I can think of! Fresh, warm homemade apple pie from scratch (with homemade apple pie crust) is the ideal Thanksgiving dessert. This easy apple pie recipe makes it simple to bake a fresh pie for any occasion!
Apple Pie Recipe
Homemade Apple Pie is easier than you think with this simple recipe. Make this apple pie from scratch for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any fall occasion!
Is there anything that says home better than apple pie made from scratch? It’s one of my very favorite things, which is why I’m so excited to share this EASY Homemade Apple Pie recipe with you. It’s simple, it’s delicious, and it’s the perfect recipe to make for the holiday season.
My sister in law, Anna, makes such good pies. The recipes have been passed down in her family, and she was gracious enough to share her delicious pie recipes with us! Anna made this double crust apple pie, as well as a delicious pumpkin pie, for Thanksgiving–and she makes her own homemade pie crust too! She’s broken down the recipes to make them super easy for people like me, and added lots of great tips for the novice chef in all of us. Thanks for showing us how to make apple pie, Anna!
With this homemade apple pie filling and homemade apple pie crust, we’ve got one seriously fresh and delicious pie ready for the fall season. I can’t believe how easy it is, either. So perfect for the chaos of the holiday season!
Learn how to make apple pie with this EASY Homemade Apple Pie recipe. It’s so simple, so fresh, and so tasty!
Homemade Apple Pie Recipe
Easy as apple pie! Now I know that saying is totally true. Making apple pie from scratch really is simple. No need to stress about holidays and Thanksgiving desserts when you’ve got this easy homemade apple pie recipe to help you out. This pie will bring such a cozy, homey feeling along with it, and the taste is amazing. Everyone will love it and will probably go back for seconds!
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Homemade Apple Pie Crust
I often use pre-made crusts when baking pies, simply because it makes the process so much shorter and simpler. But making pie crust from scratch isn’t all that difficult either! I’m all about easy baking, and this homemade apple pie crust actually fits in with that.
All you need to make the pie crust is flour, salt, shortening, and a bit of water. Just mix ingredients together to make the dough, roll it out, then mold it into the pie dish. Get full details and instructions for the homemade pie crust here. You can use that recipe for all kinds of pies too, not just apple!
Homemade Apple Pie Filling
When you make a pie, there are essentially two components: the pie crust and the pie filling. Both are equally important! Now that we’ve gone over the homemade apple pie crust, let’s talk about the homemade apple pie filling. You don’t need much to make this, which is what I love about apple pie. It’s delicious in its simplicity, just pure apple flavor with a bit of sugar, cinnamon, and flour mixed in to make the filling. YUM!
How to Make Apple Pie
Baking homemade pies was always something that intimidated me in the past. They seem so complicated, but the reality is that they can be pretty simple. This easy homemade apple pie recipe is proof of that! If I can manage to make a pie crust and bake an apple pie from scratch, then trust me, you all can too.
How to Make Apple Pie from scratch:
- Hop over to this pie crust recipe to learn how to make apple pie crust, then come back here to continue on with the recipe.
- Combine sugar, flour, & cinnamon with the apples (peeled and sliced) to make the apple pie filling.
- Place the pie crust into the pie dish, then pour in the apple filling.
- Dot the pie with 1/2 teaspoon sized pats of butter.
- Place the second crust on top of the apple filling, and cut a few slits in the crust for steam vents.
- Spread a very small amount of milk on top of the pie crust, then sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake the pie for 50 minutes at 400°F.
That’s one EASY apple pie recipe if you ask me. Nothing complicated, just a few simple steps to a delicious homemade pie! Be sure to watch the video to see the recipe in action!
What apples should I use for apple pie?
You can use any type of apples you like. Fall is a great time to go apple picking and get super fresh ones for a homemade pie like this.
We use gala apples in this recipe, and I think they cook really well and have great flavor.
Some people prefer Granny Smith apples for their firmness and tart flavor.
Again, ultimately you can use whichever type you prefer.
I’m so in love with this easy apple pie recipe, and I know you guys will love it too! A warm apple pie fresh out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream…is there really anything better than that? It’s the perfect Thanksgiving pie!
Watch the Video & See the recipe card below for details on how to make Homemade Apple Pie. Enjoy!
If you like this recipe, try some more of our favorite pie recipes:
- Crock Pot Pecan Pie
- Homemade Pumpkin Pie
- Fudge Brownie Pie
- Homemade Cherry Pie
- Easy Banana Cream Pie
- French Silk Pie
- Chocolate Cream Pie