Easy apple pie recipe from scratch using pantry ingredients – and apples! 🍏
Do you have a favorite apple pie recipe? If not, here’s the one. It is so simple and so delicious, you’ll wonder why anyone makes anything more complicated. What I love about it is the fact that you can just throw a few pantry items in with the apples, add them to your pie crust and – bake!
I’d love to say that to find this recipe I searched high and low and did research online as to what makes the best apple pie recipe. But really, I went to one of my favorite cookbooks, the Betty Crocker Cookbook, New Edition. I made it. I ate it. I loved it. Done. I’m not going to lie, the discovery of this recipe was purely for my husband. I am perfectly content making pumpkin pie (my favorite) or cherry pie. But, alas he doesn’t like either. Crazy? Yes.
Easy Apple Pie Recipe
Every good apple pie starts with good apples. I personally love Jonagold but they’re not always easily available. Granny Smith apples are and they also provide a nice tartness that goes well with the sweetness of apple pie.
Add the flour, cinnamon, sugar and salt to the bowl with the apples and mix well. Some might like to add nutmeg as well. If you do add about 1/4 of a teaspoon. I however am not the biggest nutmeg fan, so I leave it out.
Add the apples to the bottom pie crust. I add a little flour (about a Tablespoon) to the bottom of the pie crust. You can see my full tutorial on how to make a pie crust here. Add a few squares of butter as well before adding the top.
Bake in a 425 degree oven for 40 to 50 minutes. You want to make sure the edges are golden brown and that the bottom has a golden brown look to it as well. I use glass pie plates for this reason.
If you love apple desserts, you’ll love this easy apple pie recipe! Enjoy!
How to Cook Apple Pie: Easy Apple Pie!
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 6 cups thinly sliced peeled apples
- 2 Tablespoon butter or margarine
- 1 pie crust
- Heat oven to 425˚ F.
- Cut apples into small pieces. I like my apples fully cooked hence I cut them very small.
- In a large bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in apples.
- Spread a tablespoon of flour at the bottom of the pie crust and poke holes with a fork. My grandma did. Place apple mixture into pie plate. Cut butter and place on top of apples. Cover with top pastry.
- Bake at 40-50 minutes at 425˚ F.
Originally published November 2011.