Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 55 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Note: if you are making a 9-inch pie you will need approximately 1/4 less ingredients.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a large saute pan, melt the butter.
  4. Add the apples and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the sugars, lemon juice and flour.
  6. Continue to saute for 2 minutes.
  7. Season the apples with nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
  8. Add pecans and Mix thoroughly and remove from the heat.
  9. Cool the mixture.
  10. Roll out each half of dough to 12 inches in diameter and about 1/8-inch thick.
  11. Fold one circle of dough in fourths.
  12. Carefully lift the dough and place in a 10-inch deep dish pie pan.
  13. Unfold the pie dough and spoon the apples into the pie shell.
  14. Place the second round of dough over the apples.
  15. Using a sharp knife, cut away the excess dough.
  16. Using your fingers, crimp the edges of the pie firmly to seal the dough completely.
  17. With the same sharp knife, make three slits, about 4 inches long and 2 inches apart, across the pie dough.
  18. Egg wash the top of the pie and sprinkle with sugar. Place the pie in the oven and bake for about 55 minutes or until crust is done and juices are bubbling.
  19. Serve warm or cold.


Most Helpful

Perfection in a pie! Loved this simple, but oh so good apple treat on a fork. I used our old farm apples, the variety I forget, although I know it's our cooking apple. This turned into a perfect pie! Very light, and so yummy in everyway. :) I followed this exactly ~ with no changes, except I think I added more cinnamon. Thanks for a great recipe....:)

Andi of Longmeadow Farm August 19, 2011

Very good! I really like the idea of sauteeing the apples first, I always end up with a big space between the top crust and the apples, and this helped prevent that. I used store-bought pie crust and 10 granny smith apples, in a deep dish pie plate.

Michelle Berteig January 02, 2007

THE BEST apple pie I've ever eaten. Steps were easy, flavor wonderful.

Queen of Everything September 04, 2005

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