Recipe: America's most classic apple pie

American apple pie

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Classic apple pie is a classic dessert enjoyed by people all over the world. It is made with a crust and a filling of sliced apples, sugar and spices. There are many different versions of apple pie, but this recipe is for the classic American version.

The recipe for the most common, classic American apple pie!

Apple pie has a long and rich history in American cuisine. It is a dish that has been enjoyed by people in the United States for centuries and has become a symbol of American culture and tradition.

The exact origin of apple pie is difficult to trace, as it is a dish that has been enjoyed by people all over the world for many centuries. However, it is believed that the first apple pies were made by the ancient Romans, who used apples mixed with honey and spices to create a sweet, savory filling.

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In the United States, apple pie has been a popular dessert since the early colonial period. Early American apple pies were often made with a variety of apples, including green apples, red apples, and yellow apples. The filling was sweetened with sugar or honey, and seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and other fragrant spices.

Over the years, the apple pie recipe has evolved and changed, and now there are many different versions of this classic dessert. However, the basic ingredients and principles of making apple pie remain the same, and it remains a popular and enduring part of American culture and cuisine.

The most classic American apple pie

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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    Ingredients for a classic American pie:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and diced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water
  • 8 cups thinly sliced apples (about 8 medium apples)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • Demerara sugar, for sprinkling (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and sugar.
  2. Using a pastry cutter or your fingertips, cut the butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
  3. Gradually add the ice water, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together. Be careful not to over mix.
  4. Divide the dough in half, wrap each half in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  6. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the sliced apples, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out half of the pie dough into a 12-inch circle. Transfer it to a 9-inch pie pan.
  8. Fill the pie crust with the apple mixture by poking the apples in the center.
  9. Roll the other half of the pie dough into a 12-inch circle. Cut it into strips or use a cookie cutter to create a decorative top.
  10. Place the strips or cutouts on top of the pie, interlacing them or arranging them in a decorative pattern.
  11. Mix the egg and milk in a small bowl. Brush the top of the pie with egg wash and sprinkle with Demerara sugar, if using.
  12. Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 375°F (190°C) and continue baking for an additional 35-45 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  13. Allow the pie to cool before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a scoop of whipped cream, if desired.

I hope you enjoy this classic American apple pie!

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