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Mama's Delicious & Easy Apple Pie

This homemade apple pie is a favorite in our home and is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Pie Resting Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, christmas, cinnamon, crust, dessert, fruit, holiday, nutmeg, pie, Thanksgiving
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 458kcal


Pie Crusts

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 8 tbsp butter cold and cut into tbsp
  • 10 tbsp water ice cold

Pie Filling

  • 8 cups apples thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg

Top of Pie Crust

  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 tbsp sugar


Pie Crusts

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Combine flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl.
  • Cut in shortening and butter until butter is broken down into small bits.
  • Add in water, 2 tbsp at a time until no longer crumbly.
  • Work crust with hands and roll into a ball. 
  • Separate into 2 balls, one larger than the other.  The larger will be the bottom crust.
  • Flatten out balls into a circular shape and place in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Pie Filling

  • Slice roughly 8 apples into thin slices. (8 cups)
  • Combine all dry ingredients and pour over apples.
  • Mix apples and sugar mixture well to combine. Set Aside.

Apple Pie

  • Take pie crusts out of the fridge and roll thinly and place in pie dish.
  • Pour apple filling into pie crust and even out.
  • Roll out second pie crust and cut into strips if desired.  Place over pie filling.
  • Brush melted butter over top of the pie crust and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Place aluminum foil around edges of pie and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove aluminum foil from pie and bake for another 10-20 minutes or until the top of the pie is golden brown.
  • Let cool before slicing.


This pie tastes scrumptious warm and is nice with a scoop or two of ice cream. Enjoy!
Store leftovers in the fridge!


Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 72.3g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 18.9g | Saturated Fat: 5.8g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 6.4g | Sugar: 40.2g | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 14%