Old Fashioned Apple Pie

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This is the one dessert where the Americans have the French beat, hands down. A “tarte aux pommes” can’t even be comparedto an old-fashioned Apple Pie!

My mom’s grandmother made these pretty much every day of her life, and my mom said that this apple pie tasted just like her grandmother’s apple pies.

This pie was very easy to make–you just peel the apples, slice them, toss them in flour, spices, and sugar, and put them in the pie shell. The magic happens in the oven. The apples and pie crust transform into the familiar taste of an apple pie 🙂

Old Fashioned Apple Pie
Author: Martha Stewart
  • 1 box of two round pie crusts (e.g., Pilsbury “Just Unroll” pie crusts)
  • 5 large apples
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Peel, core, and slice apples into wedges.
  3. Press one round of pie crust into a pie dish.
  4. Mix apples with sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Place the apples in the pie shell. Add pats of butter to the top of the apples.
  5. Place the second pie crust on top, and press down the edges with the first pie shell, sealing it. (You can use the tines of a fork to do this.)
  6. Cut a hole at the top of the pie, and make about 4 1-inch slits.
  7. Bake it for about an hour (until the apples are tender and the juice is running from the hole at the top).
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.

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I am a lawyer-turned-baker. 
I left my 9-5 office job because I wanted to create recipes, videos, and most of all—Bake! I won the Great American Baking Show, and my debut cookbook Life Is What You Bake It contains some of the winning recipes! My motto is simple: When life gives you lemons, make lemon curd. We have the power to turn tart situations into sweet ones, and it’s my mission to teach people how.



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