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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.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November December 1991



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  • susiekimball
    17 DEC, 2017
    This recipe is amazing but the recipe and video are different. I followed the video. Best apple pie ever.
  • wallaabdul
    10 DEC, 2017
    husband loved the pie! we actually both loved it turned out very good. I gave it 4 starts because Im glad I read the reviews and reduced the lemon to 1TB and used 8 apples only and it was good enough
  • wjs1820yahooc
    9 OCT, 2016
    Baked for 20 mins at 425 then 50 mins at 350. Crust was good but filling over cooked and resembled dense grey matter. Used Granny smith apples and added crushed wallnuts. Didnt have the lemon juice but cant see how that would kill it. Wasn't happy with results.
    • MS10135992
      6 NOV, 2017
      I previously posted about the differences between the video and recipe for the Old Fashioned Apple Pie, but failed to mention that the baking temperatures and time also differed! Whereas the video calls for an initial baking at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or so, then reducing to 350 for another 40-60 minutes, the written recipe says 375 degrees for an hour. I used the former instructions and it turned out great!
    • MS10135992
      6 NOV, 2017
      I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but the video for this apple pie and the recipe for it are not the same pie. There are several differences, that are fairly important. In the video Sarah Carey uses only lemon juice and not the zest, 5 tbs flour (not 2!!), she adds a little salt, and the spices are slightly different. I ended up making the pie by combining ingredients from both sources, and throwing in some raisins because I like them. Even though I was initially baffled by the differences, I ended up with a very delicious pie!!
    • lalunablue77gm
      25 NOV, 2016
      The reason the one reviewer said her apples were grey was because she left the lemon out. Remember lemon keeps apples from turning grey. So if you are worried about color keep that in mind. I've also read the way you cut the apples makes a difference in liquid. Tests were done for the the right thickness cut on apple pies to have the least liquid come out of them. The thin slices were found to make a less soupy pie and hold there firmness the best.
      • lalunablue77gm
        25 NOV, 2016
        Also the recipe says 375 for on hour. Perhaps changing the temperature and times from the directions may of been why it was over cooked. It's always a good idea to keep an eye on the pie cause oven temperatures vary too. Better luck next time! ;)
  • ssodukgmailc
    23 NOV, 2016
    I have made this pie many times and it's always good. I am so shocked to see that it didn't work out for some of the reviewers, because for me it has always been a no-fail recipe that everyone enjoys. As far as someone saying the crust is bland . . . the crust tastes like a true butter crust. It's delicious. I've also never had apples that turn gray or overcook.
  • silviacolsher
    27 NOV, 2015
    AMAZING!! It was so easy to make and it turned out perfect. The consistency was exactly right and the flavor was to die for! Everyone raved about it!
  • brittaweidner
    18 MAY, 2015
    We used 9 Granny Smith apples and 3 Honeycrisps. It was absolutely delicious, including the lemon juice & zest. Probably the most flavorful apple pie I've ever tasted. However, it was EXTREMELY watery, so would recommend using more flour, or another thickener.
  • Samantha E
    9 MAY, 2014
    Well, I like the way the filling tastes but it was way too watery and the crust was fairly bland. It turned out nice and crispy though. I didn't mind the tartness, but it overall was kind of blah.
  • eatpie2
    15 DEC, 2013
    This recipe is delicious! The only thing I added was a couple tablespoons of brown sugar over the top of the filling which balanced out the lemon, and only because I love brown sugar in an apple pie. This pie would NOT be so unique WITHOUT the spices AND the lemon, so I disagree with the reviews that dissed the lemon. Use a different recipe site if you prefer bland food!
  • Alyssa U
    29 NOV, 2013
    Wayyyyy too much lemon! Leave it out!
  • TyronesMommy
    28 NOV, 2013
    Definitely leave the lemon juice and zest out. I'm so glad I read the reviews first or my Thanksgiving pie would have been ruined. I added a lot more sugar and butter then it called for and also used frozen pie crust. Before putting the top layer on I sprinkled the apples with brown sugar. YUM! I had leftover apples so made applesauce as well.

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