The Best Apple Pie Recipe for the Holidays

The Best Apple Pie Recipe for the Holidays

 Yum! Apple pie is a delicious decadent treat, and it’s such a warm comfort food for the coming cold months. It’s a beautiful combination of cinnamon and apples baked in a buttery warm crust. I got this recipe from Each flavorful bite is worth the effort.

Always make sure you have the ingredients before you bake:



  • 6-7 Apples
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter 
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour 
  • ¼ cup water 
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar 
  • 1 egg with a Tbsp of water for the egg wash


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ Tbsp granulated sugar 
  • ½ salt 
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter 
  • 6-7 Tbsp of ice water 


Preheat your oven to 425 Fahrenheit.

Start with the crust. First add the flour into a food processor. Then add sugar and salt. Make sure the butter is cold and cut it into pieces…about 8 pieces per stick…before you add that to the food processor. Mix it up. Once course crumbs appear, slowly add 6 tablespoons of ice water and mix again.

Take the dough out of the processor and put it on a clean work surface (sprinkle flour on the surface, first.). Gather it all together into a rough ball, then cut it in half and put it in the fridge for an hour before you use it for the pie. Take it out of the fridge. Use one half of the dough for the bottom and one half of the dough for the top. You may need extra flour to work with the dough so it won’t stick, roll it with a rolling pin until it is level, then roll it onto the rolling pin to move it to the pie dish. Cut the extra dough that flops over the dish off of the crust. Pinch the edges with your fingers all around the perimeter of the pie dish to make the crinkle.

Now, the filling. First, you have to make the sauce. In a sauce pan with medium heat you need to whisk one stick of butter, once it is melted and 3 tablespoons of flour, 1/4 cup of water, and 1 cup of sugar. Once it boils, reduce the heat and whisk it until it stops bubbling. Now, get those apples ready.

Peel and cut the cores from the apples. I use Granny Smith apples for my pie filling. After you’re done, add the cinnamon and stir it to coat the apples. Pour the sauce on the apple and cinnamon mixture. Use your hands to incorporate all of those ingredients to make it that delicious apple pie filling.

Once everything is mixed, put the filling on top of the pie crust. Remember that other half of the dough? Roll it with a rolling pin. You can cover the pie and cut slices into it, but I like to make a lattice top, like a weaving pattern. Cut it into 10 thin strips, place the strips into a lattice pattern and then use egg wash, brush it on top of the apple pie to make it shine, then place in the oven.

Bake it at 425 Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, and then for the rest of the 45 minutes, lower the heat to 350 Fahrenheit.

Let the apple pie rest for an hour at room temperature before you cut a slice to eat.