Apple Pie from Scratch

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Making a great Apple Pie from Scratch is easy with the right apples and spices. I’ve been making this same recipe for years and it’s pretty much fail-proof.

Using the right apples is the key to making a great apple pie. There are many apple types you could use that will hold up well when baked. I use half granny smith to add a little tartness and half fuji or gala apples for sweetness. The spices are pretty simple too, a little nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugar.

To make a very full pie you will need about eight medium apples. That said, the fuller the pie, the more likely it is to bubble over in the oven. I usually take my chances! 🙂

For the crust, I sometimes buy a pre-made refrigerated pie crust to save time but I really like to make my own. I made the crust here with my go-to pie crust recipe that’s all butter and always comes out light and flaky. If you have time and want to check out the recipe, here’s the link –> Flaky Buttery Pie Crust recipe.

I usually make a lot of apple pies in the fall (apple picking season). Since they get gobbled up quickly I almost always make more than one. Let me know if you try this recipe and love it in the comment section below.

Apple Pie from Scratch



Prep Time

30 min.

Cook/bake time

40-50 min.



Here's What You'll Need

A large mixing bowl
9-inch pie plate


1 package (2 crusts) refrigerated pie crust
6-8 apples
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup flour
2/3 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon melted butter


Apple Pie from Scratch plated
1. Pre-heat oven to 400-degrees.
2. Peel and finely cut apples. Add them to a large mixing bowl and toss them in the lemon juice.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients: sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and melted butter to the mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly to coat apples evenly.
Apple pie with golden crust uncut.
4. Assemble pie and bake at 400-degrees for 40-50 minutes until bubbly hot and crust is golden brown. Tip: If the edges of your pie look like they might burn, add aluminum foil just around the edges.