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Best-Ever Classic Apple Pie Recipe

You’ll be adding this easy-to-make double crusted homemade sweet apple pie recipe with a buttery lattice crust to your list of go-to dessert recipes.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, dessert, pie
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Jane and Sonja
Cost: $5


  • Stand mixer


Apple Pie Filling

  • 4 cups peeled and chopped apples
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar

Pie Crust

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 tbsp ice water


Preparing the Pie Crust

  • Prepare the homemade pie crust or buy a ready made pie crust.
  • If making the pie crust from scratch, divide the dough in half and press one half into the bottom of the pie plate and along the sides. Keep the other half for making the lattice crust on top.

Preparing the Apple Pie FIlling

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place a baking sheet on the center rack to warm up.
  • In a large bowl, combine apples, cinnamon and sugar. Mix well.
  • Place in a shallow frying pan and cook on low heat until apples begin to soften.
  • Add the filling into the pie shell.
  • For the lattice crust on top of the pie, roll out the other half of the pie and cut into 1” wide strips.
  • Use the longer strips for the center of the pie and short strips for the sides.
  • Working with one strip at a time, place it on top of the pie filling, sealing and crimping the edges. Repeat with the other strips in the same vertical direction, evenly spacing them at least ½” apart.
  • Next, place the remaining strips in the opposite direction over top of the first layer.
  • Place pie on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350°F (180°C) and bake for a further 25 minutes until crisp and golden.


Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 676mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 372IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg