old fashioned apple pie recipe

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By alie

This apple pie recipe is one of my favorites – it always reminds me of autumn and the smell of freshly baked pie in the kitchen. The crust is so flaky and the filling is perfectly spiced – it’s pure comfort food.

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

A delicious apple pie


  • 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
  • 6-7 tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Double pie crust


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter. 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.
  3. Place the bottom of pie crust in a 9-inch pie dish. Fill with sliced apples and sprinkle lemon juice on top.
  4. Top with the other half of the pie crust. Cut slits in the top to allow steam to escape. Brush the top with melted butter.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking until the crust turns golden brown and the filling is bubbly (about 40-45 minutes).
  6. Let the pie cool completely before slicing and serving.

Now, if you’re looking for a recipe with a bit of a modern twist, try this one below!

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie Recipe

A delicious modern apple pie


  • 2 pounds Honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sanding sugar
  • Double pie crust
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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the apples, sugar, flour, lemon juice and zest, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, allspice, and salt. Toss to combine.
  3. Roll out one of the pie crusts and place it into a 9-inch pie dish. Pour in the apple mixture and dot with butter.
  4. Roll out the second pie crust and use it to cover the top of the pie. Cut slits in the top to allow steam to escape, then brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sanding sugar.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 375°F and continue baking for another 50-60 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  6. Let the pie cool completely before slicing and serving.

Whether you prefer a classic recipe or a modern twist, homemade apple pie is always worth the effort. Make one for your family or bring it to a special event – it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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