Classic Apple Pie 

The perfect apple pie: rich, flakey and full of fresh apples- just like mama made it! 
It’s an American classic, a holiday staple, a pie to be enjoyed year round. 

Because who the heck doesn’t love apple pie?

A fresh, simple & classic Apple Pie will make the perfect addition to your thanksgiving table or holiday feast!

Classic Apple Pie 



  • 6 apples, cored, peeled and thinly sliced (I used 3 Granny Smith & 3 honeycrisp)
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons flour 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
  • your favorite pie dough recipe OR 2 unbaked pie crusts 


  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Combine apples, sugar, flour, spices & lemon zest, stir until apples are fully coated 
  3. Line pie plate with pie crust, trim and use a fork to pinch pie crust to pie plate. Fill with apple filling
  4. Brush edges with cold water and place second pie crust on top of pie, pinch top to the bottom crust. Use a knife to make slits in top crust. You can also do a lattice pattern as shown in pictures, it makes for a beautiful pie with plenty of character! Once pattern is in place, trim excess and seal with water and a pastry brush. 
  5. Bake for 10 mins, then lower baking temperature to 350 and cook for an additional 40 minutes
  6. Allow pie to cool completely before chowin’ down 

PSSST… baking pies on a cookie sheet will keep things neat and tidy and help keep your pies safe from those pesky oven mitts!

Make one for yourself, family, friends and a neighbor because sharing is caring. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! 

Until next time 😊

Happy Baking,

Sara B. 

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