Favorite Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

Do you love homemade Apple Pie? It is a favorite in our home. Today, I am sharing my favorite homemade Apple Pie recipe.

I am one of those bakers that does not always measure. You know that person that puts in a little bit of this and a handful of that into a bowl.

For my daughter, it was time for me to start writing down some of my own recipes including this family favorite easy and delicious Homemade Apple Pie. I do not like to use a lot of sugar in this recipe. It is served with vanilla ice cream. You do not want the dessert to be overly sweet.

It is a personal preference. My family and I tend not like super sweet fruit pies. This recipe does have just the right amount of sugar to balance it out.

Homemade pie crust is something special. It is something I make during the holidays. For everyday use, I grab the Pillsbury Pie Pastry out of the refrigerator for quick recipes.

Now on to the fun part. Let’s make a pie!

White Lilac Farmhouse’s Homemade Apple Pie

Homemade Apple Pie

White Lilac Farmhouse’s Homemade Apple Pie

A delightful classic apple pie recipe. It is easy to make and not super sweet. It is the perfect comfort food. Serve this delicious pie with your favorite vanilla ice cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 Deep Dish Pie Pan


  • 4 Large Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 Large Red Delicious Apples
  • 1 Large Lemon (to be juiced)
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar (Overflowing)
  • 1/4 TSP Salt
  • 4 TBS All Purposed Flour
  • 2 TSP Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 TBS Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 TBS Salted Butter
  • Aluminum Foil (for pie crust edges)
  • 1 Box Pie pastry for double-crust 9-inch pie (Use your favorite pie pastry recipe or Pillsbury Pie Crust)


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Core, peel, and slice the apples and place in large mixing bowl.
  • Juice one large lemon and pour over apples and give a good toss to mix.
  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cinnamon over apples and toss to mix.
  • Add white granulated sugar, light brown sugar, flour, salt and vanilla to the apple mixture. Mix until well blended.
  • Add pie pastry to a 9-inch pie pan/dish sprayed generously with Pam. With a fork puncture the bottom of the pie pastry three times to help the pastry not to bubble up.
  • Add apple mixture to into pastry-lined 9-inch pie pan.
  • Add four slices (tablespoons) of salted butter. You can also sprinkle more cinnamon to your desire taste.
  • Add the top pie pastry over the apple mixture. Pinch the edges of the two pie pastries together (you can also use a fork; I prefer to pinch) to create a good seal. Cut slits on the top to help the steam to escape.
  • Place the pie pan on a baking sheet. Add small strips of aluminum foil around the edges of the crust to keep it from baking too fast.
  • Place in the oven and bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes then remove aluminum foil around the crust edge. Reduce the temperature to 350 and bake for another 30-40 minutes.
  • Check after 30 minutes with a fork to see if the apples are tender. If not, continue baking for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5-8 minutes.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Keyword apple, pie

Hope you have a wonderful day, sweet friend!

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