Easy Apple Pie Recipe for the Holidays

Easy Apple Pie Recipe

This is a quick and easy apple pie recipe perfect for the holidays. Anyone can make it even those of you who don’t bake very often. I believe in you!

– Jessa Marie

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend everyone! If you are like me, and you went apple picking with your family and friends recently. And you now have a ton of apples at home and have no idea what to do with all of them, this is the recipe for you.

Introducing my super easy apple pie recipe for the holidays! I don’t know about you, but I don’t usually eat apples by themselves. Unless they’re baked into something or turned into juice, they’re kind of whatever to me.

But I absolutely love apple pie! I’m one of those people that if I go to McDonald’s, I will always go for the two apple pie special, even though I technically only need one.

So for all of you that need something to do with your sack of apples, I came up with this easy apple pie recipe. I promise you and your family, and even your boyfriend’s mom, will love it.

Most of us with full time jobs, classes, or kids don’t always have time to bake something from scratch. But the best part about this recipe is that it only takes half an hour to prep, and then you can just throw it in the oven and do other things. Less time if you have a mom willing to peel and slice apples for you.

So this year if you want to try baking an apple pie from scratch instead of buying one at the grocery store, I highly recommend this one.

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Easy Apple Pie Recipe

It’s a great recipe to make for the holidays. Especially if you went apple picking and you have a ton of apples sitting there waiting to be made into something wonderful. So here are my easy apple pie recipe tips:

Easy Apple Pie Recipe Tips

  1. Thinly slice and peel your apples. This just makes it easier to mix in your spices and evenly lay out your apple pie filling on top of the crust.

  2. It’s really important that the butter for your topping is softened. So if you don’t have a lot of time to wait for your butter to come to room temperature, put it on a plate in the microwave for 5 seconds and repeat this until you can slice it with a butter knife easily. Don’t put it in for 20 seconds straight or else you’ll get a butter puddle in there.

  3. Roll out your crust dough on wax paper or a lightly floured surface before transferring it into your pie pan. It makes it easier for you to have a consistent thickness throughout your crust. You can cut off the excess pie dough after you’ve lined the pie pan.

  4. Mix the crumbs for your apple pie topping with your hands. You can use a mixer or a wooden spoon at first, but to get that crumb shape and texture, using your hands is best.

  5. Brush egg wash (a lightly beaten egg) on the edges of your pie crust. It caramelizes the exposed crust and keeps it from burning to a crisp.
Out of the Oven Apple Pie
Finished Apple Pie

Easy Apple Pie Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 min – 1 hr

Serves: 8

Easy Apple Pie Ingredients

Homemade Crust
Apple Pie Filling
Topping

Tools

Recipe Steps

Prepping the Apple Pie

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for your crust until you have a consistent dough. It shouldn’t be too sticky or oily. Refrigerate the dough while you prepare the pie filling and topping. (See images 1 and 2)
  3. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves for your filling and set aside.
  4. Next in a separate bowl, mix together apples, your brown sugar mixture, and lemon juice.
  5. Mix in the flour one tbsp at a time being mindful of how much liquid is in your mixture. If your apples contain a lot of juice, you will want to use all the flour (and maybe more) to balance it out. If not, you may want to use less. Set aside once you have finished. (See image 3)
  6. For your pie topping, mix your brown sugar and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Add in the softened butter and cream together with a mixer.
  7. Next add in flour and oats, mixing well with a wooden spoon until fully combined. Using your hands create crumbs from the dough for sprinkling (see image 4).

Assemble and Bake

  1. Roll out the crust dough that you had refrigerated onto wax paper or a lightly floured clean surface until it is a 1/4 inch thick and is large enough for your pie pan. Transfer your pie crust to your pie pan and cut off any excess pie dough spilling over the edges. (See image 5)
  2. Next evenly distribute your apple pie filling on top of the crust until your pan is filled (see image 6).
  3. Sprinkle your crumbs on top and score the pie crust edges with a fork. Finally, brush the egg wash on the edges to complete your apple pie (see image 7).
  4. Bake for 50 min to 1 hr or until the top appears golden brown and your pie filling is no longer runny (see image 8).
  5. Cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serve with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

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Easy Apple Pie Recipe

Check out this quick and easy apple pie recipe perfect for the holidays. It only takes 30 minutes to prep.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 498 kcal

Equipment

  • hand mixer
  • 10-inch pie pan

Ingredients
  

Homemade Crust

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg lightly beaten for egg wash

Apple Pie Filling

  • 6 apples peeled and sliced thinly
  • 3 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tbsps flour

Topping

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup oats

Instructions
 

Prepping the Apple Pie

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for your crust until you have a consistent dough. It shouldn’t be too sticky or oily. Refrigerate the dough while you prepare the pie filling and topping. (See images 1 and 2)
  • In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves for your filling and set aside.
  • Next in a separate bowl, mix together apples, your brown sugar mixture, and lemon juice.
  • Mix in the flour one tbsp at a time being mindful of how much liquid is in your mixture. If your apples contain a lot of juice, you will want to use all the flour (and maybe more) to balance it out. If not, you may want to use less. Set aside once you have finished. (See image 3)
  • For your pie topping, mix your brown sugar and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Add in the softened butter and cream together with a mixer.
  • Next add in flour and oats, mixing well with a wooden spoon until fully combined. Using your hands create crumbs from the dough for sprinkling (see image 4).

Assemble and Bake

  • Roll out the crust dough that you had refrigerated onto wax paper or a lightly floured clean surface until it is a 1/4 inch thick and is large enough for your pie pan. Transfer your pie crust to your pie pan and cut off any excess pie dough spilling over the edges. (See image 5)
  • Next evenly distribute your apple pie filling on top of the crust until your pan is filled (see image 6).
  • Sprinkle your crumbs on top and score the pie crust edges with a fork. Finally, brush the egg wash on the edges to complete your apple pie (see image 7).
  • Bake for 50 min to 1 hr or until the top appears golden brown and your pie filling is no longer runny (see image 8).
  • Cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serve with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
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