Traditional American Apple Pie

traditional apple pie

There is no denying that apple pie is America’s favorite pie. Be it Christmas or Thanksgiving, most households are busy baking this type of pie to complete the menu. In fact, a lot of people make it even on an ordinary day. You can do the same, too.

Apple pie is a great dessert. You can also have it for a snack. As popular as it is, this food item is available in almost all cakeshops and restaurants. But take note that they don’t taste the same. Yes, some places do offer great-tasting apple pies, but some are kinda blah as well. You don’t want that, do you?

Instead of resorting to a store-bought apple pie, why not just make your own? Believe me, the recipe is easy to make. As long as you pay attention to the list of ingredients as well as the steps, there is no doubt that you will end up with a buttery and flaky pie crust filled with apples and the distinct taste of cinnamon and other spices. Nothing beats homemade apple pie filling!

apple pie preparation

Here is the recipe for the traditional American apple pie that lots of people fell in love with:

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Traditional American Apple Pie

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  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Each bite of this traditional American apple pie will give you warmth and joy like you are being hugged. An excellent dessert for any occasion.



7 cups tart apples (peeled and thinly sliced)

3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

pastry for double-crust pie

1/2 c. sugar

1/2 c. packed brown sugar

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. each ground ginger and nutmeg

1 tbsp. each lemon juice and butter

1 large egg


  1. Combine the flour, spices, and sugars in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the apple slices with lemon juice and the sugar mixture.
  3. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the bottom crust, fill with apple mixture and dot with butter. Top with remaining crust.
  4. Trim, seal the edges and cut slits in crust.
  5. In a small bowl, beat the egg white and brush over crust.
  6. Sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Cover the edges with foil.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 to 30 minutes.
  9. Remove the foil on the edges and bake for another 25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  10. Let it cool and serve.


Apple pie can be eaten on its own. Or, you can also top it with a scoop of vanilla or cinnamon ice cream. Caramel sauce and whipped cream would be great, too.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

How Long Does It Take to Bake an Apple Pie?

The length of time may vary actually. Like what we have indicated in the instructions, the first round should be about 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is light brown. From there, remove the foil and lower the temperature to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for another 25 minutes.

Once you see that the juices are bubbling, you would know that the pie is done. Make sure that the crust is golden brown as well.

apple pie

Closing Thoughts

It is not hard at all to make the traditional American apple pie that has made its way to many places across the globe. In less than 2 hours, you should have your dessert ready. From ice cream to whipped cream, the list of toppings is endless, too.

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