American as apple pie

Perfect fall recipe to brighten your day


Blanche Harris

American apple pie is a fall staple for your kitchen. This hearty pie will make your season a happy one. Photo by Blanche Harris

Blanche Harris, Social Media Manager

Holiday season is just around the corner—aromatic spices, warm hearty food and family with it.  This homemade apple pie recipe is the perfect fall dessert to eat while sitting back and enjoying the holidays.



  • 2 cups flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cups cold water


  • 6-8 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  •  About 1 cup sugar, or to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp cinnamon, or to taste
  • ½ cup of butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1-2 tbsp cinnamon-sugar mixture (use a teaspoon of cinnamon and sugar and mix) 


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and set aside a 9-inch pie dish. 
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in the butter until it starts to resemble crumbs. Slowly add in water and incorporate until the ingredients are mixed in without being completely wet.
  3. Divide in half and set the remaining dough in the refrigerator. 
  4. Roll out the first half on a lightly floured surface and cover the bottom and sides of the pan. 
  5. In a large bowl, toss apples, lemon juice, sugar, salt and cinnamon together. Next, add butter slices to the top, making sure to spread them out evenly.
  6. Roll out the remaining dough on a lightly floured surface and lay on top of the filling.  Crimp (press with a fork) the dough on the bottom of the pan (step 3) around the edges. Cut slits in the center of the pie to allow it to vent. Finally, lightly sprinkle with cinnamon or sugar.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes at (temperature), then reduce the heat to 375 degrees for another 30-45 minutes until the crust is golden and juices are bubbling (it will depend on how thick/thin apples were sliced). Cover the top with foil if the pie is browning too quickly.
  8. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
  9. Serve with vanilla ice cream, heavy whipping cream or milk.

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