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Whole Apple Pie

Classic Homemade Apple Pie

Homemade sweet crust with a homemade apple pie filling
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple, Classic, Homemade, pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • OVEN
  • Food Processor


Easy Homemade Pie Crust

  • 2.5 cups All-Purpose Flour plus more for rolling
  • 1 cup Unsalted very cold Butter cubed
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 8-10 Tablespoons Ice Water

Homemade Apple Pie Filling

  • 4 cups Apples peeled cored and chopped I used Granny Smith
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ cup Corn Starch
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg


Pie Crust

  • Mix flour, sugar, and salt: Put flour, sugar, and salt into the bowl of a food processor and pulse 2-3 times to mix
  • Add butter, half at a time, pulsing several times after each addition: Add about half of the butter to the food processor and pulse several times. Then add the rest of the butter and pulse 6 to 8 times
  • Slowly add ice water and pulse until dough barely holds together, don,t add too much water
  • Empty dough onto flat surface - gather into a mound and divide into 2 mounds
  • Use your hands and knead each mound just enough to form each one into a disk. Do not over-knead! . You should just knead enough so that the dough holds together without cracks
  • Sprinkle each disc with a little flour, wrap each one in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least one hour
  • Remove the disc from refrigerator and let sit for 5-10 minutes
  • Roll out with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface to a 11inch circle; about ⅛ of an inch thick. If sticky ,sprinkle with a little more flour
  • Pre-Heat Oven 375°
  • Fit into 10 inch pie pan or cut down to a 9 inch
  • Crimp edges around pie pan
  • Prick holes in crust bottom and sides with fork to keep from bubbling.
  • Fill Crust with Apple Pie Filling - I slice ½ a stick of butter and spread on top of apples (optional) cover with top crust - crimp edges
  • Beat Egg and tablespoon of water -brush on top crust sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar ,make slits in top crust for venting
  • Place Pie pan on a baking sheet and bake at 375 for 20 minutes ,reduce heat to 350 and bake additional 30-45 minutes -If edges start to get too brown cover with foil

Homemade Apple Pie Filling

  • Place apple slices in bowl, toss in the lemon juice to prevent browning
  • In a saucepan, whisk together cornstarch and water until blended.
  • Add cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg. Whisk until blended.
  • Add Apples to mixture in pan
  • Cook on medium low until apples are soft -5-8 minutes
  • Spread into pie crust or put in refrigerator for later