apple pie recipe inspired taste

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By alie

Yo, it’s pie season and we’re coming atcha with TWO killer apple pie recipes to impress your crew. So, grab your granny smiths and let’s get down to business.

Our Favorite Apple Pie

First up, we’ve got the tried and true classic from Inspired Taste. This recipe has been passed down by our mamas and grandmas for generations and it never disappoints. Here’s what you’ll need:

apple pie recipe inspired taste


  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of ice water
  • 8 cups of tart apples (Granny Smith), peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of heavy cream


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and sugar.
  2. Add the butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to blend the butter until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
  3. Add the ice water, a tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a ball.
  4. Divide the dough in half and flatten each half into a disk. Wrap the disks in plastic and chill for at least 1 hour and up to 48 hours.
  5. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Prepare the filling by tossing the sliced apples with the lemon juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  6. On a floured surface, roll out one dough disk to a 12-inch circle. Transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie dish and trim the edges.
  7. Pour the apple mixture into the crust and dot with butter.
  8. Roll out the second dough disk to a 12-inch circle and place it over the apples. Trim the edges, leaving a 1-inch overhang. Fold the top and bottom edges under and use your fingers to crimp the edges.
  9. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and heavy cream. Brush the mixture over the top of the pie.
  10. Cut several slits into the top of the pie to release steam.
  11. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  12. Let the pie cool completely before slicing.
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Apple Pie Recipe | Taste of Home

Next up, we’ve got a twist on the classic from Taste of Home. This one has a streusel topping that’ll have your tastebuds dancing. Here’s what you’ll need:

Streusel Topped Apple Pie


  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 6 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Shape the pastry shell in the pie dish and trim the edges.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the apples with lemon juice.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour and spices; sprinkle over the apples and toss to coat.
  4. For the streusel, combine the flour and brown sugar in a bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Spoon the filling into the pastry shell and sprinkle with the streusel topping.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the streusel is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  7. Cool the pie on a wire rack before serving.

And that’s a wrap, folks! Two delicious apple pies that’ll have everyone at the table asking for seconds. Happy baking!

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