Classic Two Crust Apple Pie

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Sometimes simple is better. To my taste buds this applies to apple pie. There is nothing in this pie to overpower or detract from the apples. The best pie apples are ones you probably wouldn't pick to eat out-of-hand. For most people, they're too tart and too hard. Use those for your pies. Prep time does not include making pie crust.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Peel, core and thinly and thickly slice the apples; toss with lemon juice if using.
  3. Combine and mix apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; pour into crust-lined pie plate; dot with butter.
  4. Place top crust, seal and vent; cover edges of crust with narrow band of aluminum foil, shiny side out.
  5. Bake at 425°F for 20 minutes; reduce temperature to 375°F and bake another 30-40 minutes until filling is bubbling and crust is nicely browned.
  6. If necessary remove foil last 10 minutes to brown edges.
Most Helpful

Excellent! I followed the recipe as directed and the results were delicious. Great recipe and I received many compliments from my guests.

ASweetTeaGirl March 05, 2014

This pie was awesome! I made this for Thanksgiving, and it turned out beautifully. I added a little more cinnamon than called for, simply because we enjoy it. It was served warm out of the oven with whpped cream to our guests and got rave reviews. Thanks for posting! :)

~Leslie~ October 12, 2009

Perfect Pie! Thank you for a keeper. It was easy and looked so beautiful too. I let the apples sit in the fridge cut up with lemon juice on them for about an hour. It made the pie extra fresh tasting.

Doelee December 08, 2008