Classic Apple Pie



10 Tips for when cooking this dish

  1. Use a mix of tart and sweet apples for a well-balanced filling.
  2. Keep the butter and water for the crust very cold to ensure flakiness.
  3. Let the dough rest in the refrigerator to make it easier to roll out.
  4. Toss the apples with lemon juice to prevent browning and add brightness.
  5. Allow the apple mixture to sit for 15 minutes to release juices before filling the pie.
  6. Roll out the dough evenly to avoid thin spots that can tear.
  7. Use a pie shield or foil to prevent the edges from over-browning.
  8. Place the pie on a baking sheet to catch any drips during baking.
  9. Let the pie cool completely before slicing to allow the filling to set.
  10. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for an extra treat.

Serve it with suggestions

  • Vanilla Ice Cream: A classic pairing that complements the warm spices of the pie.
  • Whipped Cream: Light and airy, perfect for balancing the rich pie filling.
  • Caramel Sauce: Drizzle over the pie for an extra touch of sweetness.
  • Cheddar Cheese: For a traditional twist, serve a slice of sharp cheddar cheese with your pie.
  • Coffee or Tea: A hot beverage to enhance the cozy experience.


Q: Can I make Classic Apple Pie ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can prepare the pie crust and filling in advance. Assemble the pie and refrigerate it until ready to bake.

Q: Can I freeze Classic Apple Pie?
A: Yes, you can freeze the baked pie. Let it cool completely, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and foil, and freeze for up to 3 months.

Q: What type of apples work best for this pie?
A: A mix of tart and sweet apples like Granny Smith and Honeycrisp works best for a balanced flavor.

Q: How do I prevent a soggy bottom crust?
A: Pre-cooking the apple filling and baking the pie on a lower oven rack helps prevent a soggy bottom crust.

Q: Can I use store-bought pie crust?
A: Yes, store-bought pie crust can be a convenient alternative if you’re short on time.

Q: How do I reheat leftover apple pie?
A: Reheat leftover pie in a 350°F (175°C) oven for about 15-20 minutes or until warmed through.

Q: Can I make the pie vegan?
A: Yes, use vegan butter for the crust and a plant-based egg substitute for the egg wash.

Q: How do I know when the pie is done baking?
A: The crust should be golden brown, and the filling should be bubbling through the vents.

Q: Can I add other fruits to the filling?
A: Yes, you can add fruits like pears or cranberries for a delicious twist.

Q: How long should I let the pie cool before serving?
A: Let the pie cool for at least 2 hours to allow the filling to set properly.

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