(Closed) In need of a damn good Apple Pie recipe!

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 4
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Really traditional American apple pie isn’t about fancy ingredients, and usually the simpler recipes are the ones that make the most impact. Pick your favorite crust (flaky, crumbly, oil based, butter based, etc) then the filling would most likely consist of a tart, firm apples like grannysmiths (peeled) a little bit of flour, some cinnamon, added sugar or brown sugar, and a bit of lemon juice. I don’t have a favorite recipe, but my rule for pies usually is to be wary of fillings with a ton of ingredients.

Post # 6
2906 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love the Smitten Kitchen recipe… Best ever! 

Post # 8
1330 posts
Bumble bee

I tend to use three kind of apples, macintosh, granny smith, etc. Pick smaller apples and invest in an apple corer. Make nice chunks of apple and dont over-do the filling. I like to sprinkle a bit of fresh lemon and sugar on the apples to bring out the flavours. Then I toss in 1/2 c sugar, a pinch of salt, fresh ground cinnamon, and make my “filling glue” lol on the side. Just make a mix of brown sugar (or caramel sauce in a can) and flour…a few tblsp of each and blend with a 1/4 cup water…bring t oa boil then pour over your apples (in the crust).


The crust is also important-cold utensils, don’t overwork, and there is something about a pretty lattice topping that makes a true apple pie!! 🙂




Post # 9
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have used this pie recipe several time and OMG it turns out amazing. I have changed it a little depending on the event. One time instead of vanilla I cut and soaked my apple slices in a local rum from Belize that has a spiced caramel flavour. Another I made extra caramel sauce to put on top of the pie.

I always got rave reviews and they were ingredients I could get in Belize



Post # 10
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I know what you mean about differences in ingredients. Living n in  I have altered several recipes. For apple pie, I get a bunch of apples, cinnamon and sugar and generally find a simple recipie for sugar cookies and reduce the sugar. I make the cookie dough and roll it out then put it in a spring form pan. I peel and chop the apples, coat in cinnamon and a bit of sugar and add 2 squirts of lemon juice and a bit of vanilla (or vanilla sugar from the grocery store if I have that instead). I may throw in nutmeg or raisns or walnuts but usually just apples, lots and lots of apples, be sure to over stuff as they shrink when they cook. Cover with tin foil and bake at 200 C for a long time. It’s not scientific but it works and I have pleased varrying crowds with this recipe using apples from the sour tree in DH’s parents’ yard. When we visit them for Christmas, I tend to feel like it is my job to use the rest apples so as not to throw them out because his parents are bored with having so many apples by December and the apples are on thier last legs so I came up with this make it with ingredients on hand apple pie.

Post # 12
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

For absolutely amazing gourmet apple pie recipes there are two sources I trust: 1)America’s Test Kitchen (a little bit of a non-traditional recipe, and very summery – I wouldn’t make it in winter) and 2)Carole Walter, who has several apple pie recipes in her many baking books. Her recipes are on the difficult side and use some hard-to-find ingredients, but they are just perfection.

Post # 13
3368 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011


Post # 14
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

i have a few… i have one at home that is sugar free (cept for the apples) and NO ONE at thanksgiving knew it was! just let me know if you want it 🙂

Post # 15
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Watching this one!

Post # 16
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I 2nd the Grandma Ople’s Pie that was posted earlier. SO GOOD!

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