Apple Pie Recipes

It doesn't get more all-American than apple pie! Making the crust and filling from scratch is easy when you've got our recipes by your side. Start with the classic version, then try our variations -- they all make perfect fall desserts.

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Apple Pie

Rating: 3.62 stars
Baking a pie from scratch takes a little patience, but watching your friends and family enjoy the results makes it all worthwhile.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

To showcase the very best in cozy fall flavors, this decadent apple pie uses a mix of different varieties such as McIntosh, Cortland, and Granny Smith. A buttery homemade caramel and delicate lattice top crust puts it in the running to be a blue ribbon winner. The pie will need about four hours to chill, so it's best to make this pie the day before or the morning that you need it. 

Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab Pie

This fun, cinnamon-scented twist on apple pie can feed a crowd while wow-ing them at the same time. The same homemade pie dough forms both the base crust and the topping—the magic happens when a sweetened cinnamon-butter is spread on half of the dough and rolled up like a log and chilled. Once sliced into swirly rounds, they're shingled on top of the baking sheet of spiced apples and baked until golden brown and bubbly. You can find a step-by-step photo guide to assembling the top crust here

Apple Pecan Pie

This mash-up recipe combines two holiday dessert favorites: apple pie and pecan pie. Delicious on its own, this pie also pairs well with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Bird's-Nest Pudding Pie

We like to think of this dessert as the turducken of pies -- spiced, cranberry-stuffed apples are baked in a pie shell, surrounded by cake batter. It's inspired by the bird's-nest pudding in Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic "Farmer Boy."

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Rating: 3.44 stars
The words "apple pie" conjure warmth, aroma, taste, and togetherness. This apple pie recipe is filled with Granny Smith apples and is tucked into a buttery pie crust. To make this apple pie recipe even sweeter, serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Apple-Pie Cake

Rating: 3.25 stars
A cross between pie and a fruit crisp, this dramatic dessert is made with just six common ingredients.

Double Crust Apple Pie

Rating: 3.45 stars
Like a lot of filling to pastry in your apple pie? Try this fall recipe that's filled with three pounds of apples. We like to use an assortment of different varieties such as Granny Smith, Rome, Fuji, and Jonagold.

Diamond Apple Pie

Pate brisee is cut into diamonds and used to embellish this apple pie. Half are brushed with egg yolk, and the other half are finished with egg white and sanding sugar, yielding a beautifully patterned, jewel-like top crust. For the decorating technique, see our step-by-step photos.

Perfect Apple Pie

Rating: 3.22 stars
Many cooks are intimidated by pastries and pies, thinking they'll make a mistake with the dough and ruin the recipe. The fact is, most of the errors that cause problems are easily preventable, and achieving perfection is simply a matter of mastering some basic techniques. This recipe will help ensure great results.

Apple Crumble Pie

Rating: 3.4 stars
Tart apples, sweet raisins, and a crumb topping make for a blue-ribbon dessert. Pack the apples in tightly to minimize gaps between filling and crust once the pie is baked.

Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Rating: 3.04 stars

Apples spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg serve as the filling for this double-crust Thanksgiving pie. A generous sprinkling of sanding sugar before baking makes the top sparkle.