Best Homemade Apple Pie [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 4 reviews

Best Homemade Apple Pie recipe with a flaky, buttery pie crust and homemade apple pie filling. Made perfect with the most amazing creamy cheesecake layer. Watch the video tutorial below and you’ll see how easy this recipe is.

Homemade pies are definitely my weakness, I can never resist a buttery crust that basically melts in your mouth. This is the ideal dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas! You can also like our Pumpkin Pie, Classic Blueberry Pie, and Homemade Pecan Pie.

Best Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

Easy Apple Pie Recipe

There is nothing more delicious than a homemade Apple Pie in a blanket of buttery crust that melts in your mouth. I have here for you the BEST ever Apple Pie Recipe made from scratch, no kidding! There is nothing more amazing than tender, sweet apples sitting on a delicious layer of creamy cheesecake.

This is the perfect recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas or anytime you crave a good dessert made from scratch. If you were ever afraid to make your own pie crust, this recipe is perfect for you. It’s very easy, and it always turns out perfect. Also, watch the recipe video attached to better guide you through the cooking process. 

I like adding a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg into the dough, it adds so much flavor. My secret to perfect crust is using a mix of shortening and butter. This makes a crust that is easy to work with, and still has that delicious butter flavor we all love.

Also, the homemade apple pie filling is out of this world, but you can use store-bought filling as well. The cheesecake layer is totally optional, but if you are looking to take your apple pie to a new level, this is the way to go. The combo of creamy and rich cheesecake, with the buttery crust and the apple filling, is definitely a must-try!

Best Homemade Apple Pie Recipe From Scratch

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE HOMEMADE APPLE PIE FILLING:

Homemade Apple Pie filling is very easy to make and it takes only 30 minutes. Once you try this recipe, you will never buy the canned version.

  • Apples
  • Lemon juice
  • White and brown sugar
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice
  • Water
  • Cornstarch

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE HOMEMADE APPLE PIE?

  • Pie Crust – you can use a homemade pie crust or store-bought.
  • Apple Pie filling – you can make your own or use store-bought.
  • Cheesecake Layer – this layer is optional, but if you decide to add it, you will need: cream cheese, sugar, eggs, flour and cream.

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST PIE CRUST TIPS

  • Always use cold butter and shortening, this is very important!
  • The water should be ice cold, so make sure you chill some in the freezer.
  • First, mix all the ingredients except the water. I like using a pastry cutter or food processor to combine everything, but you can also use your hands.
  • Add the cold water and mix to combine again.
  • Roll the dough into a smooth ball, but make sure you don’t knead it much or work it. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • When ready to use, remove dough from the fridge and place it on a floured waxed paper sitting on a flat surface.
  • Flatten the ball into a disk and using a rolling pin, roll it into a circle, starting from the center.
  • Work quickly, this is also very important. Once at room temperature, the butter will change in temperature and start to affect the texture of the dough.
  • Using the waxed paper, lift the dough and transfer it to a pie dish.
  • Gently pierce a few holes with a fork, before adding the cheesecake layer and apple pie filling.

Best Homemade Apple Pie Recipe From Scratch

HOW TO STORE APPLE PIE

Let the pie cool to room temperature first, cover the dish with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for 3-4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE UNBAKED APPLE PIE

  • First, layer all the ingredients in the pie dish per recipe directions.
  • Then, wrap the pie tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap.
  • Properly stored, it will maintain the best quality for about 2 to 3 months.
  • When ready to bake, remove it from the freezer, and transfer to the refrigerator to thaw gradually for 24 hours. Bake for 60 minutes in preheated oven.

HOW TO FREEZE BAKED APPLE PIE

  • First, make sure the apple pie has fully cooled and also was refrigerated for at least 6 hours.
  • Then, wrap the pie tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap.
  • Properly stored, it will maintain the best quality for about 2 to 3 months.
  • When ready to use, remove it from the freezer, and transfer it to the refrigerator to thaw gradually for 24 hours.

 

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5 from 4 reviews

Best Homemade Apple Pie

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 8 slices
Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients

Pie Crust Bottom or use store-bought:

Pie Crust Top or use store-bought:

Cheesecake Layer Optional:

Apple Pie Filling:

Egg Wash:

Instructions

Pie Crust:

Cheesecake Layer:

Apple Pie Filling:

Pie Crust Top:

Egg Wash:

Bake:

Nutrition information

Calories: 516 Carbohydrates: 36 Protein: 6 Fat: 39 Saturated Fat: 18 Cholesterol: 112 Sodium: 359 Potassium: 153 Fiber: 2 Sugar: 7 Vitamin A: 980 Calcium: 94 Iron: 3.1
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Jamielyn

Love the cheesecake layer option! So so delicious!

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Cathy

Love that cheesecake layer!!!

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Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

This looks incredibly delicious!

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Kathy

That sure does look amazing. My favorite pie is actually apple pie. I will have to try making it sometime. I've never made apple pie myself yet.

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Monica Simpson

I have never had apple pie AND cheesecake together in 1 dessert. I need this now. These are my favorites!

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Heather

Yum! There is nothing better than a homemade apple pie! I try to make one at least once a year.

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Toni Dash

This looks really good!! Can't wait to give it a try!

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Kita Bryant

Nothing beats a fresh, homemade apple pie. I need to bake one again soon.

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