‘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 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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  • 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! :)

    • 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

  • 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

  • Santos Klunk

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

  • 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! :*

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