This recipe for Incredible Apple Pie will remind you very much of a delicious French apple pie.
There are a lot of reasons to bake an apple pie. The number one reason to bake an apple pie is when you have a bounty of apples! Do you live in a place where you can go apple picking in the fall? If so, then you’re lucky! If not, grab some apples anyway, and just bake this incredible apple pie. Bake it as a fall dessert, bake it for Thanksgiving or just bake it to enjoy it. Apple pie is a wonderful treat any time of year!
- all purpose flour
- cold water
- white sugar
- ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg
- freshly squeezed lemon juice
- brown sugar
How to make an Incredible Apple Pie:
The complete, printable recipe is at the end of this post.
The first step is making the crust. You can use a store-bought crust, if you’d like- but homemade will be better! In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the shortening and cut it into the flour mixture using a pastry blender. The flour mixture should be in pea-size granules. Add the water, 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time, mixing well until a ball of dough forms.
The buttery crumbs bake into the apples and help it turn out to be a fabulous topping for this apple pie!
As you can see, there are plenty of apples in this pie. That’s another reason why it’s an incredible apple pie!
Slice, and serve when ready. It’s best if you can let the pie have a chance to cool completely to get a better cut. This pie can be made the day before serving. Just cover it and leave it at room temperature (or you can store it in the refrigerator, if you’d like).
Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to the top of your slice of apple pie to create the best dessert ever. Enjoy!
The Best Apple Dessert Recipes:
- Apple Cobbler
- Cinnamon Apple Pie Cake
- Salted Caramel Apple Cake
- Caramel Apple Bars
- Apple Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Incredible Apple Pie
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup shortening
- 3 to 5 tablespoons cold water
- ⅔ to 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 to 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 7 to 8 medium apples (peeled, cored and thinly sliced)
- ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
MAKE THE CRUST:
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the shortening and cut it into the flour mixture using a pastry blender. The flour mixture should be in pea-size granules. Add the water, 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time, mixing well until a ball of dough forms.
- Knead the dough gently using excess flour to keep it from getting sticky. Roll it out with a rolling pin on a floured surface. Place the dough in a 9-inch pie plate and crimp the edges. Set it aside.
MAKE THE APPLE FILLING:
- Preheat the oven to 300°F.
- In a large bowl, combine all of the apple filling ingredients and pour the apples and all the juices into the unbaked crust.
MAKE THE STREUSEL TOPPING:
- In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar and flour. Add the softened butter and mix it in with your (clean) fingers or a fork. When you get nice-sized bits of streusel topping, sprinkle it on the pie. Add a little extra butter in little chunks on top, if desired.
- Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown.
- For best results, use a mix of Granny Smith, Jonathan and Pippin apples.
I really didn’t expect this pie to be gone at one sitting!! But I was guilty in helping my 2 (grown) sons demolish it. I added a pinchof cloves to the filling because I always do with apple or pear pies, and served with whipped cream. Will use filling for turnovers my sons can take to work.. I’ve made apple pies or almost 65 years, but this is my go-to recipe now.
Happy to hear!