apple pie recipe serious eats

Photo of author

By alie

Listen, we all know nothing beats a good homemade apple pie, and I’m here to tell you, I’ve got the recipe to end all recipes. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Apple Pie with Easy Oil Crust

homemade apple pie


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cold milk
  • 6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (about 6 medium apples)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt; add oil and milk. Mix until mixture forms a ball. Divide dough in half, and smooth each half into a ball. Roll out one ball on a lightly floured surface to fit a 9-inch pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Combine sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg; add to apples and toss well to coat. Spoon apple mixture into pastry-lined pie plate. Roll out remaining pastry; place over filling. Seal and flute edges. Cut slits in top. Cover edges loosely with foil to prevent overbrowning.
  3. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°; remove foil and bake for an additional 45-50 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack.

Apple Pie Recipe: How to Make It

apple pie recipe


  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 to 7 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
See also  apple pie recipe rum


  1. Preheat oven to 425°
  2. Line pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
  4. Place the thinly sliced apples in the pie shell, mounded slightly. Pour the sugar and butter mixture on top of the apples. Cover with the 2nd crust, seal edges, and cut slits in the top to allow for steam to escape.
  5. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° and continue baking for 35-45 minutes or until apples are tender, and crust is golden brown.

Trust me when I say, you can’t go wrong with either of these recipes, and you’ll have everyone asking for seconds, maybe even thirds! So go ahead, treat yourself and your loved ones to a freshly baked homemade apple pie, and thank me later.

Leave a Comment