Simple Homemade Apple Pie

Looking for an easy to put together last minute Thanksgiving dessert? This apple pie is easy to make and I’m for using whatever apples you like best. Each time I’ve made apple pie, I’ve used different kinds of apples. I usually go apple picking at the beginning of the season so I make the apple pie with whatever I picked. This recipe uses store-bought pie crust too so it cuts down on the baking time.

Simple Homemade Apple Pie Recipe // The Krystal Diaries

Ingredients:

  1. 2 store bought pie crust. I use this Pillsbury crust.
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1/4 cup flour
  4. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  6. 1/8 tsp salt
  7. 8 to 10 medium apples
  8. 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  9. 1 tsp lemon juice

Simple Homemade Apple Pie Recipe // The Krystal Diaries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees  fahrenheit.
  2. Roll out one of the pie crust and place in the pie dish.
  3. Peel and cut apples.
  4. In a bowl, combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, & salt. Mix well.
  5. Pour over the apples and make sure each apple is coated. Leave a little bit of the dry mixture to the side.
  6. Add the lemon juice over the apples and mix in.
  7. Place the apples on the pie crust. You can get fancy here and try to make it pretty but I usually just pile them all in.
  8. Cut butter into small chunks and place over the apples.
  9. Sprinkle the last remaining bit of dry mixture over everything.
  10. Lay the second pie crust over the apples and seal the sides.
  11. Cut four long slits in the top pie crust.
  12. Sprinkle a little bit of sugar on top of the pie.
  13. Cover the edges of the pie so it doesn’t burn. I use this pie crust shield but if you don’t have one, use tin foil.
  14. Bake for 40 minutes at 425 degrees fahrenheit or until crust is a light golden brown.
  15. Remove the pie crust shield and bake for another 10 minutes.

Simple Homemade Apple Pie Recipe // The Krystal Diaries

I recommend placing the pie on a baking dish before you place it in the oven. It’ll catch all the juices that may spill out while baking.

Simple Homemade Apple Pie Recipe // The Krystal Diaries

Simple Homemade Apple Pie Recipe // The Krystal Diaries

Here are some recommended apples for baking – Ginger Gold, Golden Delicious, Jazz, Jonagold, and Granny Smith. Like I said before, I just like to use different apples each time I make apple pie. I usually use about 2 or 3 different kinds for one pie. For me it’s fun to try different apples and try the different flavors each time. Here’s an article explaining why certain apples are good for pies.

Simple Homemade Apple Pie Recipe // The Krystal Diaries

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

What kind of dessert will you be making for Thanksgiving?

Simple Homemade Apple Pie Recipe // The Krystal Diaries

Simple Homemade Apple Pie

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27 Comments

  1. This looks delicious. I will be making this for my grandfather for Christmas dinner.

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  2. Wow! It looks so simple to make! Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to make it for Thanksgiving 🙂

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  3. You pie is sky high! Mine has a tendency to deflate sadly

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  4. This looks really delicious! Just in time for Thanksgiving! 🙂
    Thank you for sharing!
    XO, Vanessa

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  5. Not a huge apple pie fan but this looks DELICIOUS. Will have to pass this along to my wife so she can check it out.

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  6. jiselle wrote:

    nice recipe will definetly try it

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  7. Krystal, this looks delicious! nice work!!

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  8. Imaobong wrote:

    This looks so delicious.
    We baked a strawberry pie during the weekend, too good!

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  9. Oh yum! I’ve never had a really delicious apple pie recipe. I’m making one for Thanksgiving but I think I might switch out my recipe and use this one! It sounds so delicious!

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  10. I have never made pie before but I do love eating apple pie homemade or store bought. Thanks for the recipe.

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  11. Esther wrote:

    Oooh! I love homemade pie, and this looks simply amazing! Hot out of the oven with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream? Yes, please!

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  12. Amber wrote:

    Oo yum, I need to try this. We love apple pie so much. I’m drooling.

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  13. kimmieklewis wrote:

    that looks so good! i’m drooling right now!

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  14. Ellie Chan wrote:

    Mmmm this apple pie looks so tasty. I’ve never managed to make apple pie as I’m terrible with pastry but I can do apple crumble (my favourite, especially with custard!) I may have to try this recipe, though I might have to cheat on the pastry lol

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  15. Mmmm…. I love a good homemade apple pie!

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  16. Omg can we say yum?!?! I just love pie!!! Must give your recipe a try

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  17. Paige Strand wrote:

    Oh wow this looks good! I always got the feeling pies took all day to make, but maybe that was just the way my fam did it!

    Posted 11.21.16 Reply
  18. What a delicious looking pie! I love homemade apple pie, and not just on Thanksgiving! I’m definitely going to be making this very soon. Thanks for sharing, not just the recipe, but your gorgeous photos too!

    Posted 11.22.16 Reply
  19. The Editor wrote:

    Your recipe is so delicious! If there are no apples available, the same procedure do apply with other ingredients (like pineapple)?

    -blairvillanueva

    Posted 11.22.16 Reply
  20. everythingcurvyandchic wrote:

    looks so yummy, I may make this

    Posted 11.22.16 Reply
  21. Louisa wrote:

    This recipe looks really straightforward and delicious!

    Posted 11.22.16 Reply
  22. Ahead of Thyme wrote:

    I love apple pie! This looks so delicious!

    Posted 11.22.16 Reply
  23. Yumm.. Looks delicious! I would love to try out your recipe!

    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
  24. I commented on your post the other day and saved the pin. I’m happy to say I just made the pie and it looks amazing! I can’t wait until tomorrow to eat it!

    Posted 11.23.16 Reply
    • Krystal wrote:

      I hope you like it!

      Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  25. Your pie looks beautiful. There is nothing like a warm apple pie.

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply
  26. This looks amazing! I’m not in charge of desserts for our Friendsgiving dinner tomorrow, but I know that apple pie will be there so I’m chuggin’ along the vanilla ice cream just in case there is none there! 😉

    Posted 11.24.16 Reply

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