Best Homemade Apple Pie Recipes from Scratch


My homemade apple pie recipes are fantastic. Buttery and flaky crust - the filling is spiced perfectly with cinnamon and sugar.

Try a warm apple pie slice with my old fashioned vanilla ice cream and homemade caramel sauce; pure heaven.

This photo reminds me of my childhood.  Fond memories indeed.


Homemade Apple Pie Recipes from Scratch

APPLE PIE IN A TIN


I have the perfect pie crust listed first and following are the recipes to fill them up with. This is THE BEST and easy apple pie recipe you will go to from now on. Promise.


EASY PIE CRUST:

2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup shortening or butter
4 TBS cold water (may need more to moisten)

In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening or butter. Gradually add the cold water 1 tablespoon at a time tossing with a fork until it forms a ball. Chill dough for 30 minutes.

On a floured surface, roll out 1/2 of the dough into a 10 inch circle. Place into your pie pan. Spoon in filling. Roll out the other 1/2 of the dough for the top of the pie and cut slits in the top. Place over filling, seal and flute edges.

Beat egg yolk and water and brush over pastry. It's ready to go into the oven.

PIE:

5 or 6 apples
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Slice apples and place in 8 inch pin tin. Add the sugar and cinnamon.

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 egg
1 tsp butter
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees.

Combine the ingredients - it will become a thick batter. Spoon and spread on top of the apple mixture. Bake for 40 minutes. May be doubled for a large pie tin.






Another delicious and easy homemade apple pie recipe with a twist that will knock your socks off...Yes that good. A custard-like filling and spiced apples are to die for. NOTE: Regular milk may be substituted for the evaporated milk.

RECIPE FOR VANILLA FROSTED APPLE PIE

4 tart apples - peeled, cored and sliced thin

1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup butter
2 TBS cornstarch
2 TBS milk
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 TBS flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp apple pie spice (optional)
two 9" pie crusts, see above pie crust recipe

FROSTING:
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 TBS evaporated milk
1 TBS butter

PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees.

In a saucepan, combine the sugars, evaporated milk, heavy cream and butter over medium heat. Heat until sugars are dissolved and the butter is melted.

In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of milk and the vanilla. Whisk into the milk mixture and cook until thickened. Remove from the heat and set aside.

In a bowl, combine the apples, flour, cinnamon and apple pie spice; mixing well. Pour the cooling milk mixture into the pie plate and arrange the apple mixture evenly over that. Top with the second crust, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in the top crust. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until edges are golden brown and the apples are tender. Cool for 30 minutes.

Beat or whisk the frosting ingredients together and pour over the warm pie. A tasty and easy homemade apple pie recipe for your recipe box.






HOMEMADE APPLE CUSTARD PIE RECIPE

homemade pie crust
5 or 6 medium apples, peeled and quartered
1 cup white sugar
2 TBS flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs plus enough milk or cream to fill a cup

PREHEAT oven to 450 degrees.

Beat eggs and place in a 1 cup measuring cup. Fill with milk or cream to the top.

Place the quartered apples to form a circle in the bottom of the pastry-lined pie plate until filled. Cover with the mixture of sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon. Pour over the milk and egg mixture.

Bake for 5 minutes and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Continue baking until apples and custard are done. A fast cooking apple is most suitable for this homemade apple pie recipe.




Homemade Apple Scotch Pie Recipe

I love this homemade apple pie recipe that is rich with butterscotch flavor.

HOMEMADE APPLE-SCOTCH PIE

Pasty
2 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter or shortening
6 TBS ice water

Filling
4 TBS flour
1-1/2 cups homemade brown sugar, packed
6 to 8 apples
1 cup water
2 tsp homemade vinegar
1/8 tsp salt
2 TBS homemade unsalted butter
1 tsp homemade pure vanilla extract

Filling - Peel, core and slice apples. Mix 3/4 cup of sugar, the water and the vinegar together in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer apples in this syrup until tender. Drain syrup back into the pan and let apples cool in a bowl.

Mix remaining sugar, flour and salt together. Blend in with the reserved syrup and cook until it thickens. Add butter and vanilla. Cool.

Pastry - Sift salt, cinnamon and flour together. Cut in butter (or shortening). Add just enough water to hold pastry together. Roll out lower crust and line a 9 inch pie pan. Chill.

PREHEAT oven to 425 degrees.

Fill chilled pastry with cooled apple mixture.  Use remaining pastry to make a criss-cross top. Bake for 30 minutes or until nicely browned.




Homemade Apple Pie from Scratch

One of my homemade apple pie recipes includes this gem.

DELICIOUS APPLE PIE RECIPE

CRUST:
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup shortening or butter
4 TBS cold water (may need more to moisten)
2 tsp cinnamon

FILLING:
7 cups apples, peeled and thinly sliced
2 TBS lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 TBS butter
1 egg yolk
1 TBS water

CRUST:
In a bowl, combine flour, cinnamon and salt; cut in shortening (or butter if using). Gradually add the cold water 1 tablespoon at a time tossing with a fork until it forms a ball. Chill dough for 30 minutes.

PREHEAT oven to 425 degrees, and you will need a 9" pie plate.

On a floured surface, roll out 1/2 of the dough into a 10 inch circle. Place into your pie pan.

FILLING:
In a bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg - add the apples and toss together. Pour into the pie crust and dot with butter.

Roll out the other 1/2 of the dough for the top of the pie and cut slits in the top. Place over filling, seal and flute edges.

Beat egg yolk and water and brush over pastry. Bake for 15 minutes. Then lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for another 40-45 minutes or until the apples are cooked and tender, and the crust is golden brown.



Homemade Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

Many people say their favorite homemade apple pie recipe is for Dutch apple pie.  Make this beauty now and see why...

HOMEMADE DUTCH APPLE PIE

your favorite homemade pie crust
5-1/2 cups cooking apples, sliced
1 TBS lemon juice
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3 TBS flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Topping
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped - optional
homemade caramel sauce, for garnish
homemade whipped cream, for garnish

PREHEAT the oven to 375 degrees.

Fit the pie crust into your pie pan. In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, lemon juice, both sugars, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Fill the pie crust with this mixture.

To make the topping - with a pastry blended or fork, mix together the flour, both sugars and the butter until coarsely crumbled. Sprinkle over the apples. Bake the pie for 50 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

The next apple dessert is not your typical homemade apple pie recipe, but it makes one that tastes just like it - but with frosting.  Delicious.




Homemade Frosted Slab Apple Pie Recipe

Loving this homemade apple pie recipe. 

FROSTED HOMEMADE APPLE PIE SLAB RECIPE

Pastry
3 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk


Apple Filling
3 lbs apples - peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 TBS flour
1/2 cup butter

Frosting
2-1/2 cups homemade powdered sugar
3 TBS milk
1/3 cup butter, at room temperature
1 tsp homemade pure vanilla extract

PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter to the consistency of coarse crumbs. Stir in 1 cup cold milk slowly until completely blended. Separate dough into two balls. Roll out one ball of dough to fit a 15 x 10 inch pan with some dough extending over the edge of the pan.

In a large bowl, combine sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon and 2 tablespoons flour. Place filling in an even layer over prepared crust.

Thinly slice 1/2 cup butter and evenly distribute over the apples. Roll out the remaining dough and place over the apple filling. Seal edges and prick the top all over with a fork. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before frosting.

To make the frosting
In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1/3 cup butter and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and creamy.


Homemade French Apple Pie Recipe

This homemade apple recipe is a keeper because you do not have to make the filling from scratch.  So rich with the cream cheese and is so easy to make.    

FRENCH APPLE CREAM PIE

2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter
6 to 7 TBS cold water
1 lb 5 ounce can apple pie filling
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 TBS fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup white sugar
1 egg
3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup sour cream

PREHEAT oven to 425 degrees.

Combine flour and salt in mixing bowl; cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle water over mixture a tablespoon at a time while tossing lightly with a fork until dough holds together. Divide in half.

Flatten to 1/2 inch thick and smooth edges. Roll out one portion on a floured surface to fit into a 9 inch pie pan. Place loosely in the pie tin.

Mix pie filling with the spices and lemon zest. Pour into the pie pan. Combine remaining ingredients; beat until smooth. Pour over the apple mixture. Roll out remaining dough and fit over the pie.

Cut slits in top for steam to escape. Sprinkle crust with white sugar. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool and enjoy.

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