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‘Easy As Pie’ Apple Pie Recipe

I created this apple pie about nine years ago and since then have adjusted the recipe, perfecting it with each version. It canonized about three years ago, reaching what I consider to be perfection. Since you may be craving for  something other than pumpkin pie right about now, I thought I’d share it. You’ll love this […]

I created this apple pie about nine years ago and since then have adjusted the recipe, perfecting it with each version. It canonized about three years ago, reaching what I consider to be perfection. Since you may be craving for  something other than pumpkin pie right about now, I thought I’d share it.

You’ll love this recipe if you:

  • don’t want to spend hours laboring over a “home-made” apple pie
  • love apples and hate to see the taste cluttered by too much sugar-sweetness

So here it is…

LONI’S “EASY AS PIE” APPLE PIE RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 6-7 medium/large granny smith apples. You can use with types of apples, but I like the balance of tartness and sweetness that granny smith apples provide.
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I just eyeball this)
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of cream or half-and-half
  • 2 ready made pie-crusts. You can make your own crusts and I have in the past. I found for the level of effort and the results, it just wasn’t worth it. I like using Trader Joe’s pie crusts as I find it has a great homemade taste. The filling on the other hand is a different story, great gains are achieved by insourcing.

The finished result will be a 9 inch pie. I always use my favorite and only Emile Henry red pie dish.

I’ve included instructions and photos on the following pages. Warning, hunger may ensue!

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Loni Stark
Loni Stark is a self-professed foodie, adventure travel seeker and passionate about technology’s impact on business and creativity. She's also the host of Stark Insider TV. It’s been said her laugh can be heard from San Jose all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. She makes no claims to super powers, although sushi is definitely her Kryptonite. As director, product and industry marketing at Adobe, Loni oversees global product positioning, and go-to-market strategy and operations for Adobe’s web experience management business. Loni's story...
  • bjuliette

    I just tried your recipe today and wanted to say thank you, because it was really tasty! :)

  • bjuliette

    I just tried your recipe today and wanted to say thank you, because it was really tasty! :)

  • bjuliette

    I just tried your recipe today and wanted to say thank you, because it was really tasty! :)

    • http://www.starkinsider.com Loni Kao Stark

      Hi!

      I just noticed your comment now…wow almost a year :-). Glad you enjoyed it.

      I was revisiting this post myself as I am making this apple for a New Year’s eve party. It’s really a classic. I just tried out an apple peeler I received for Christmas and it helped to speed up the time to make this pie…as it does require quite a bit of peeling.

      Here’s a demo of my new apple peeler…the second attempt was a lot more successful than the first.

      http://www.starkinsider.com/2009/12/happy-year-2010-apple-peeler-demo.html

  • http://www.starkinsider.com/ Loni Kao Stark

    Hi!

    I just noticed your comment now…wow almost a year :-). Glad you enjoyed it.

    I was revisiting this post myself as I am making this apple for a New Year’s eve party. It’s really a classic. I just tried out an apple peeler I received for Christmas and it helped to speed up the time to make this pie…as it does require quite a bit of peeling.

    Here’s a demo of my new apple peeler…the second attempt was a lot more successful than the first.

    http://www.starkinsider.com/2009/12/happy-year-2010-apple-peeler-demo.html

  • http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/kgk/2000/1100/winapple.html Santos Klunk

    You have a notable recipe about how to make Apple Pie.

  • http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/kgk/2000/1100/winapple.html Santos Klunk

    You have a notable recipe about how to make Apple Pie.

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Thanks Santos. It just got referenced in an article on Huffington Post!

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Thanks Santos. It just got referenced in an article on Huffington Post!

  • Diana Dinu

    THANK UUUUUUUUUU ! A MILLION TIMES THANK UUUU! Your Pie recipe gave me a culinary orgasm :)))) It was absolutely delicious! :*

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=765149533 Loni Kao Stark

      Hi Diana – THANK UUUUUUU for the comment :-). I am glad you enjoyed it that much.

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