It's apple season, which means it's time to make all sorts of apple goodness. The best one to start with is the classic apple pie.

Here's my go-to, tried and true apple pie recipe. It's best with a homemade crust, but also tastes amazing with store-bought crust.

Classic Apple Pie

  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:1 hr
  • Total Time:1 hr 20 mins
  • Servings:8
  • Easy


  • 1 double crust
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 apples your choice
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Step 2

    Wash, cut, and core apples.

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  • Step 3

    Gently place bottom crust in pan.

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  • Step 4

    Fill pan with apples.

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  • Step 5

    Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

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  • Step 6

    Add in flour and combine.

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  • Step 7

    Add in both sugars, cinnamon, and water and bring to a boil. Let simmer for a few minutes.

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  • Step 8

    Pour 3/4 of syrup over apples.

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  • Step 9

    Add top crust. You can create a lattice or place the top crust over and cut air holes.

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  • Step 10

    Pour remaining syrup over the crust. This will serve as a glaze.

    #SpoonTip: If the syrup is too thick, use a brush to spread it evenly.

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  • Step 11

    Bake for 40 minutes or until apples are softened.

  • Step 12

    Let the pie cool for a few minutes. Then, cut and enjoy with vanilla ice cream.

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