The Best Apple Pie Recipe

The Best Apple Pie Recipe

Welcome to Trove Desserts, where we're sharing how to make apple pie.

This is one of our all-time favorite recipes for the most delicious apple pie you've ever tasted! In this mouthwatering video, we'll guide you through the step-by-step process of crafting the perfect 🥧 apple pie that's bursting with tons of flavor. This recipe has a few unique steps that takes a classic apple pie up a few notches - this recipe is one you NEED to try!

- Karli and Julia


  • 1/2 batch of butter pie dough (recipe linked here)
  • 4 lbs apples (approximately 10-12 apples) peeled cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (about 1 whole lemon)
  • 1/2 c (100g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 c (55g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp (16g) cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp (16g) flour
  • 1 large egg
  • water
  • Optional: demerara sugar (for sprinkling on top) 


    1. Peel, core, and chop apples into 1/4" to 1/8" slices
    2. Toss apples with lemon juice, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Let sit for 30 minutes to an hour, until some of the juices have released from the apples.
    3. Meanwhile, roll out pie dough and place into a pie plate.
    4. Strain juice from the apples, and pour the juice into a pot and cook on medium heat. Add in vanilla.
    5. Mix the cornstarch with 3 tbsp of water, and pour into the apple juice mixture. Cook until thickened.
    6. Add the flour to the strained apples and mix until coated. Then add in the thickened apple juice and mix until coated.
    7. Pour the apple filling into the pie plate.
    8. Add the top rolled out layer of pie dough over the apples, and crimp the edge of the pie. Make sure to add some vent slits to the top of the pie using a knife.
    9. Make egg wash: Add one egg and about 1 tbsp of water to a bowl and whisk. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg wash over pie dough and then top with a sprinkling of demerara sugar (Note - you can use granulated sugar if you don't have any demerara on hand, but your pie will not be as golden brown in colour once it's finished baking). 
    10. Using a pie shield or using some foil to cover the edge of the pie, bake in the oven set at 375F for 1 hour. Remove the pie crust shield or foil, and bake for another 30 minutes, or until the apples are tender, the top is browned, and the filling is bubbling.
    11. Let pie cool on a rack until it has cooled completely. I usually let it sit for a minimum of 2 hours. This is important if you want your pie to not fall apart when you cut into it!

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      September 17, 2023 — Trove Desserts

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