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Easy Apple Pie Recipe from Scratch
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Easy Apple Pie Recipe made from scratch with fresh apples and a touch of cinnamon, the best apple pie recipe in the world. Nothing beats a homemade pie, and this dessert is ideal not only during Fall, but all year round too.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: apple desserts
Servings: 6 slices
Calories: 743 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
For the pie filling
  • 1 kg apples ( 2 pounds)
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
For the pie crust
  • 600 g plain flour (5 cups)
  • 3 eggs ( one egg for brushing)
  • 100 g sugar ( 2/3 cup)
  • 100 ml vegetable oil (2/3 cup)
  • 100 ml milk (2/3 cup)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  1. To make the pie filling, peel and grate the apples, add the sugar and cinnamon, and add everything to a pan.

  2. On a medium heat, cook the apples until their juice is evaporated, the time depends entirely on how juicy the apples are, but it could take about 5-10 minutes or so.

  3. Set aside and leave to cool completely.

  4. To make the crust, beat the eggs with a pinch of salt, add the sugar plus vanilla sugar, and beat well until you get a smooth paste that has a pale yellow colour. You can either beat it with a whisk or a mixer.

  5. Add the milk, vegetable oil, baking powder and half of the amount of flour and mix well.

  6. Add the remaining flour, and use your hands to knead a dough that does not stick to the hands. You might need more flour, just add a bit more at a time.

  7. Cut the dough into half, then roll one half with a rolling pin, and arrange it on the bottom of a baking dish that has been greased with butter (see photos in the post).

  8. Add the apple filling.

  9. Roll the other half of the dough, then use a sharp knife to cut strips of about an inch wide. Arrange the strips horrizonally over the pie, then other vertically (see photos and video).

  10. Beat the egg, then brush the pie with it.

  11. Bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahreneheit) until golden.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  • Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.

  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Apple Pie Recipe from Scratch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 743 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 422mg12%
Carbohydrates 128g43%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 236IU5%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.