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.


Credit: Alpha Smoot

Recipe Summary

Serves 10 to 12


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  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out one disk of piecrust to a 1/8-inch-thick circle, about 13 inches in diameter. Drape dough over a 9-inch pie pan. Transfer pan to refrigerator, and chill 30 minutes.

  • Heat oven to 425 degrees. Whisk together the egg yolk and cream; set aside.

  • In a large bowl, toss together apples, lemon juice, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; place in chilled bottom crust. Dot with butter.

  • Roll out the remaining disk of piecrust as in step one. Brush rim of bottom crust with egg wash. Place second piece of dough on top, and trim so 1 inch overhangs. Tuck dough under, and crimp edges with a fork or your fingers. Transfer pie to the refrigerator, and chill until firm, about 15 minutes.

  • Remove pie from the refrigerator, brush with egg wash, and sprinkle generously with sugar. Cut five vents in top to allow steam to escape as the pie bakes.

  • Bake until crust begins to turn light brown, about 25 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees, and bake until golden brown and the juices are bubbling, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve pie with vanilla ice cream, if desired.


Reviews (2)

88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 35
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: Unrated
In Step 3 toss together apples, lemon juice, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. How much flour is used? Flour is not listed as an ingredient.
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Unfortunately, the cooking time on this recipe is not enough. I had to cook mine for at least another 20 minutes. Even though the crust was browning and the juices were bubbling, once I began to cool the pie I found it very undercooked. The recipe seems pretty standard though for an apple pie, and I will give the recipe another try with more bake time.