Classic American Apple Pie


There’s nothing quite as comforting as a slice of warm American Apple Pie, with its flaky crust and sweet, cinnamon-spiced apple filling. This timeless dessert is a staple in American cuisine and is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a family dinner or a festive celebration. Let’s bake a classic American Apple Pie that’s bound to become your go-to recipe.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and diced
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 to 8 apples (Granny Smith or any mix of tart apples), peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Extra sugar for sprinkling


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut in the chilled, diced butter using a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add ice water, stirring until the mixture forms a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  3. In a large bowl, mix the sliced apples with granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, 2 tablespoons flour, and lemon juice. Toss to coat the apples evenly with the mixture.
  4. Divide the chilled dough in half. On a floured surface, roll out one half to a thickness of about 1/8 inch. Place the rolled-out dough into a 9-inch pie dish, gently pressing it to fit. Trim the edges, leaving a slight overhang.
  5. Pour the apple mixture into the pie crust. Roll out the second half of the dough, place it over the apples, and trim the edges, pressing together to seal. Make a few slits on top for steam to escape. For a beautiful finish, whisk together the egg yolk and milk, then brush the mixture over the top crust and sprinkle with a little sugar.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the apple filling is bubbling. If the edges of the crust brown too quickly, wrap them with foil.
  7. Remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool before serving to let the filling set.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your American Apple Pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for the ultimate dessert experience. Enjoy!


Baking a homemade American Apple Pie from scratch is a rewarding endeavor that brings a slice of tradition to your kitchen. The aroma of baked apples and cinnamon is sure to warm the heart and delight the taste buds of anyone lucky enough to get a piece.

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