Just-Like-Mom’s Easy Apple Pie Recipe
I make this pie every year for Thanksgiving, but it’s also a great pie for Christmas!
For this pie, I took a recipe from allrecipes and tweaked it to my liking. I used the basic cooking method, but added a few extra things and coated the apples. I also used Honeycrisp apples instead of Granny Smith apples.
Trust me when I say: It is delicious! I hope you give it a try.
Plus, as if you needed more reasons to eat apple pie this holiday season, check out the 34 science-backed health benefits of apples, from Well-Being Secrets.
- Pre-made pie crust, frozen, 2 shells
- ½ cup butter (whole stick)
- 3 Tbsp flour
- ¼ cup water
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 6 Honeycrisp apples
- 1 tsp nutmeg for apples
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 1½ tsp cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 375℉.
- Slice and peel the apples and let pie crust thaw at room temp for 10-15 minutes.
- Melt butter over medium heat in a pot, stir in flour to form a paste. Then add in water, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and 1 tsp of nutmeg.
- Let simmer for 3-5 minutes on low/med heat, then turn off heat.
- Coat the apples in flour, cinnamon, and sugar.
- Place apples in thawed pie shell and then take the other pie shell, flatten and cut into long strips. Place cut strips on top of the apples in a crisscross pattern.
- Pour filling on top of the pie slowly, making sure it doesn't drip off the side. Let it soak into the pie crust and into the apples.
- Place pie in the oven for 40 minutes.
What kinds of pies are you baking for Christmas? I’d love to hear about all of your holiday recipe adventures!
Photo: Nisa Burns Cochran