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slice of apple pie with melting ice cream on top

Apple Pie Recipe

This Apple Pie Recipe consists of tender apple slices surrounded by a flakey all-butter pie crust and then is topped with cold ice cream.
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 556 kcal


For the Butter Pie Crust

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup cold water or more if needed

For the Apple Pie Filling

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 whole granny smith apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar divided
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


For the Pie Crust

  • Stir together flour and salt in a large bowl.
  • With a fork, cut the cold butter into the flour mixture. Do this until the butter clumps are the size of small peas.
  • Then slowly add (1-2 tablespoons at a time) ice-cold water until dough consistency forms.
  • Form dough into a ball or disc (don’t knead), wrap in plastic wrap then refrigerate.

For the Apple Pie Filling

  • Prepare apples by peeling, coring, and slicing.
  • In a large skillet, add butter, half the sugar, lemon juice, and prepared apples. Cook 5-7 minutes or until tender and juicy.
  • Strain the mixture and cool for 30 minutes. Return to a clean bowl.
  • Then stir with the remaining sugar, flour, and cinnamon.

To Assemble

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Divide pie dough into two equal portions. Roll one out.
  • Place rolled out dough into a 9-inch pie plate then fill with apple pie filling.
  • With the remaining dough, roll out and cut into equal strips. Create a lattice over top of the apple pie filling by weaving over and under. Cut off excess dough from around the edges and crimp sides.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and cook an additional 30 minutes.
  • Cool for 1 hour before serving with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


For perfectly cut slices, cool apple pie completely, reheat then cut! 


Calories: 556kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 5gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 595mgPotassium: 206mgFiber: 5gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 1214IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
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