Perfect Apple Pie
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This is the perfect Apple Pie recipe, just like grandma used to make!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
  • 1 box (14.1 ounces) Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box (because a lot of us don’t have time to make a crust from scratch and still want a great tasting crust)
  • 6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (6 medium) - I prefer Granny Smith apples
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Heat oven to 425 degree F.
  2. Place 1 pie crust in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Press firmly against side and bottom.
  3. In large bowl, gently mix filling ingredients; spoon into crust-lined pie plate.
  4. Top with second crust.
  5. Wrap excess top crust under bottom crust edge, pressing edges together to seal; flute.
  6. Cut slits or shapes in several places in top crust.
  7. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown.
  8. Cover edge of crust with 2- to 3-inch-wide strips of foil after first 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning.
  9. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours before serving.
Two cans (21 ounces each) apple pie filling can be substituted for the filling if you're pressed for time.
Recipe by Mommy Evolution at