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Used a lard pie crust & added some maple syrup to the apples and omgggggg love!!
This is the best apple pie recipe. I’ve been making it for years! Thanks so much!
I think I used some Crab Apples instead of Granny Smiths, I’m not too sure about the variety since they were picked from a backyard fruit tree. Nonetheless, the filling became too watery when I baked my pie and I didn’t have time to try and macerate my apples beforehand. I also used a store-bought pie crust which I admit was not nearly as thick as I would have enjoyed on a pie like this. However, the recipe for the filling was delicious and I ended up eating a bunch of leftover coated apple slices just as a snack :) Considering the changes I made, I’ll give 4 out of 5 stars for now. I truly believe that with the homemade crust and proper apple selection, it would have resulted in an irresistible pie.
Oh my! This is a great recipe. I made this twice already. The first time i made this, i took it to a party and everybody loved it. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Cheers
Hi, do you know any sour cream substitutes for this recipe? Please tell me… Have a good day!
Very good recipe and tips. I was reading about apple pie history and aparently cheddar cheese while baking used to be a topping for apple pie.
I had a little trouble with the crust but my butter may not have been at room temperature. I was able to roll it out and piece it together and it was delicious! I will make this again. Thank you for a great recipe. The sour cream crust was delicious!
I’ve been using this pie recipe for four years now and always get so many compliments on how perfect the crust is! It’s definitely my go-to recipe.I was thinking of trying it this season with a lattice crust– do you have any advice on how to adjust the recipe or baking time?
Hi Meg, I made the apple pie for Christmas this year with a lattice crust. The lattice was an open lattice crust which helped because the open holes acted like vents and since it was an open lattice I didn’t need to make extra dough. I made no changes to the timing of the recipe, it worked out great!
Took longer then expected but turned out great. Would maybe prep ahead of time like make dough/crust night before or cut apples before. It would also save a lot of time if you have an apple corer or peeler.
This is my go to pie crust for not only apple pies, but other fruit pies as well. Superb!
Dynamite! i never leave reviews…like ever. I bailed on the allspice and just threw in a few solid shakes of nutmeg and cinn, also threw all dry ingredients together, whisked and mixed for filling (I think following a recipe exactly is boring…yes, I’m dangerous like that…lol . The crust I used splash of milk and egg as the wash…the crust was exactly as the photos…middle rack in oven, glass 9 inch pie plate, 8 fairly large apples from friends orchard…can’t recall the Apple type. Anyway have fun with it ,….my family (15 of us on sundays) destroyed it entirely. My wife said make two next time . Cheeky…,
I adjusted this recipe for a 12-inch pie plate and it still came out PERFECTLY! My family loved it and was so impressed. Thank you for the recipe!!
I am a new pie maker ! I make cakes and cheese cake all the time I was afraid of making pies as I heard the stories about thoughing out dough . This is my secret recipe light and flakey Made this recipe three times no problem at all !! My go to
I’m so glad you like the pie Marcia! Yes, the crust is really easy to work with and is so light and flaky!
Is it okay if I don’t add sour cream?
Hi Alina, you mean to the crust? The crust recipe will not work without the sour cream. You can use a different crust recipe if you want though. Check out the options here: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/perfect_pie_crust/
I’ve done three crusts with this recipe using whole fat plain yoghurt (not greek…). I just never have sour cream in the house when I want pie . So far, I’vebeen satisfied with the outcome.. Thanks for such a useful recipe.
Has anyone made a Blueberry, Apple, Strawberry pie? If yes did it taste good?
Haven’t tried it but I was considering adding blueberries to mine as well. I think it would turn out fabulously but I would cut the sugar in that case since your blueberries and strawberries aren’t as tart as your granny smith apples.
Absolutely perfect loving every bite of the pie
I had never baked an apple pie before, until now. I tried this Apple Pie recipe and everyone loved it. Didn’t have brandy but it still came out delicious.
I substituted Crown Royal whisky for the brandy. My gosh, the apples taste amazing (not even sure I notice the effects of any alcohol but eh :D )
Oh my goodness – I made 5 of these pies for Canadian Thanksgiving and they were absolutely DELICIOUS! I love both the crust and the filling. The addition of the brandy added a nice new flavour into the mix – yum! Thanks for this recipe. I will definitely be making more in the future. :)
can this pie be frozen, baked or unbaked?
Hi, Linda! I would recommend fully preparing your pie and freezing it un-baked (tightly wrap in foil and then put in a zip-top freezer bag). When ready to bake, preheat your oven, unwrap the pie, and bake while still frozen. The pie will take some extra time to bake from frozen; cover the edges with foil or reduce the oven temperature if the top starts browning before the insides are bubbly. Enjoy!