Apple Pie Recipe

This is not your average apple pie recipe, it’s the best apple pie ever!

A baked apple pie with whole apples beside it.

Everyone in my family loves apple pie and they always ask me to make it for them. This is the best apple pie you’ll ever have! I’ve been using the same recipe that I’ve had since my high school cooking class and it’s simply the best!

I use Red Delicious apples and they always seem to work out perfectly. I’ve tried other apples but this recipe is the right one for Red Delicious apples.

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pastry tips

One of my best tips for making pie pastry is to not handle it too much. Once the dough is gently mixed (I add the liquid to the dry ingredients and blend with a fork), I place two pieces of plastic wrap on the counter, cut the pastry dough in half and put one half on each piece of plastic wrap. The dough will be formed just a little bit.

Then you wrap it up tightly and you can mix it a bit IN the plastic wrap and then chill for one hour in the fridge. That’s the other best tip. I know lots of people skip the chilling part as they just want to get on with making the pastry but it needs to happen (even just 20-30 minutes!). Once I pop the dough in the fridge, I make the pie filling so I’m not just waiting around.

Pie crust divided in two wrapped in plastic.

I cut, peel and core apples using an apple peeler. It makes the pie making filling so easy!

Taking the peel off an apple and coring it.
Slicing the apples.

Make sure to dot the inside of the pie with butter.

The sliced apples, with cinnamon and brown sugar in the pie crust dotted with butter.

Note: You can tell by this photo that these apples were hand sliced. I find no difference in the way it’s baked whether you use an apple peeler or hand peeling, coring and slicing the apples.

The apples piled high up in the pie crust.

Be sure vent the top for steam before popping in the oven.

Putting the pie into the oven to bake.

You can print off the apple pie recipe below.

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Apple Pie Recipe

This is the BEST apple pie you’ll ever taste! It’s my most popular item I bake at home that I get the most requests of over any recipe.
Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Jamie Lundstrom – So Much Better With Age


  • 1 pie pastry recipe
  • 7 large Red Delicious apples
  • lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 T flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 T butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
  • Follow pie pastry recipe and line bottom of pie shell with pastry.
  • Peel, core and slice apples.
  • Sprinkle with lemon juice.
  • Toss in dry ingredients.
  • Dot butter on top of apples.
  • Cover with top pastry, flute edges and cut vents for steam.
  • Bake 45 min to 1 hour.

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  1. That crust looks so flaky and delicious! I wish I had a piece of it right now with a cup of coffee! Thanks for sharing! I’ll be printing it out and making this for sure! Happy Thanksgiving!! Xo Kathy@The Daily Nest

  2. This looks so delicious! I absolutely love apples and apple pie, but I am not a fan of Red Delicious apples. Do you ever use other types or am I missing something about using RD in a pie?

    1. 5 stars
      Absolutely not Dawn! Use whatever apples you like most. You really can’t go wrong with any apple, except maybe a sour crab apple! Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Mmmmm, all good!

    1. Hi Lisa,
      Sorry for the delay. If the apples are juicy, you would use more flour. If the apples don’t seem that juicy, 2T should be fine. I always use Red Delicious apples and tend to add 3T of flour as they are nice and juicy!

      1. 5 stars
        I ended up using 2-1/2 TB and the recipe worked fabulously! I’m definitely going to print & then laminate this recipe to keep for our family gatherings too! thanks for posting this for all of us to keep!

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