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The Best Apple Pie Ever!

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Apple Pie is my least favorite pie, but even I love this version of the classic! The sugars caramelize and it makes you reminisce about eating caramel apples at a fair.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 6 cups Peeled, Chopped Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 packages Pie Crust
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Sugar

Preparation

*Mix the flour, sugars, and cinnamon in a large bowl. (I just shake out my cinnamon until it looks like enough. I probably go a little overboard, just add to your taste.)

*Add your apples to your flour, sugar, cinnamon mix and get in there with your hands to mix. Kids love to help out with this part!

*Line your pie plate with one crust. I just use the refrigerated ones. Easy and super yummy. Add all of the covered apples to the pie pan. You will have lots of the mix leftover–just pour it over the apples.

*Cut up the 2T of butter and place around the top of the pie.

*Now here’s a trick. I use mini cookie cutters to cut out shapes from the top crust. This trick allows more steam to evaporate from the pie and caramelizes the sugars inside. SO GOOD! (Save your cutout shapes.)

*Place the top crust on top of your pie and seal the edges. Now brush the entire top crust with milk and place your cutout shapes anywhere you like, except over the openings. Now brush the tops of the cutouts with milk and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top of the whole pie.

*Bake at 375 degrees for 45-55 minutes. I use a cake tester to poke the apples and make sure they are soft. I’ve never had to bake for more than 55 minutes.

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mrsq on 10.24.2011

We just went apple picking, so I substituted Cortlands, which I thought would be fine. I don’t know if they don’t release as much moisture as Granny Smiths, but this was terrible– very gooey, gluey and tasted like flour. I even discarded about a cup of the flour mixture; I can’t imagine what it would have been like with the full amount. ick

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uyzie on 11.7.2010

The pie was delicious, and looked beautiful. My boyfriend loved the filling so much, he wants me to make it by itself! The only very small thing that I would change is that I’d put just a tad bit less flour in the mix, as it was very thick and heavy, and if you served the pie cold, it felt a little too pasty. Next time, I’m going to try it with only a half cup, to see if it lightens it up a bit.

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hope515 on 9.22.2010

Thanks for the recipe! I made this on Monday and it was wonderful. I served it warm with vanilla bean ice cream and it got a big thumbs up from everyone.

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carmsie on 2.10.2010

I have been making apple pies for 30 years, and today I decided to try something new!! I have to admit–this pie is better than my tried and true. I hope I will be making this recipe for the next 30 years!! Thank you!

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mamakaren on 1.24.2010

I made this yesterday to celebrate National Pie Day. It tasted SO good, although mine turned out more like a crisp than a pie. I will be making it again!

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Cathy Bray on 10.7.2017

I followed this recipe exactly and it turned out very runny. Not sure why? The flavour was very yummy but I will use less sugar next time.

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Carolyn on 1.8.2015

The name is the perfect description. This is my go-to recipe for Apple Pie now :) Thanks for posting!!

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pipersglen on 11.27.2014

Easy, quick, extremely tasty! Five mittens all around!

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pjgonz on 8.1.2014

I used this recipe to make individual pies in jars for a camping trip. So delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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Helen on 11.27.2013

This apple pie is wonderful! I made one a few weeks ago as a test run for thanksgiving and it passed! I will definitly be making this again. Thank you for this great recipe!!

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