This is first pie I ever made, the one that got me started on a lifetime of baking pies. It’s simple, delicious and easy! I’ve made it so many times I can make it by heart.

Easy as Apple Pie

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes (plus crust)
  • Baking Time: 50 - 60 min
  • Serves: 7
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Easy as Apple Pie


  • Pastry for double-crust 9” pie
  • 6 c. sliced tart apples (6 to 8 apples, pared, cored and thinly sliced)
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 2 T. flour
  • 1 t.
  • cinnamon
  • Dash salt
  • 2 T. brandy (optional)
  • 2 T. butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Place sliced apples in a large bowl.
  3. Combine sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt, then sprinkle over the apples and mix lightly.
  4. Sprinkle brandy over apple mixture and toss.
  5. Line bottom of pie plate with pastry and trim to ¼” past the edge of the plate.
  6. Spread the apples in the pastry.
  7. Dot with little pieces of butter.
  8. Add top crust and cut decorative little slits for the steam to escape.
  9. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a rich golden color.

Baker’s Notes and Tips and Tricks

For a more golden appearance, add a glaze. Make the glaze out of 1 egg, beaten, and ¼ c. milk or half and half. Spread it evenly but lightly over the crust just before baking. You can also sprinkle the top with a little sugar to add sparkle.

Comments (1)

  • fcmonto

    20 December 2011 at 19:06 |
    This is the best apple pie!


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