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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. Quick and easy, a family-favourite Fall dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: apple desserts
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 557 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
  • 3 eggs ( one egg for brushing)
  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 ml vegetable oil
  • 100 ml milk
  • 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 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) for 20 minutes or 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
Apple Pie Recipe (from Scratch)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 557 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 308mg9%
Carbohydrates 96g32%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.