It’s so good.
When it comes to pumpkin pie, I’m on the fence. Give me pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin shakes. But when it comes to pie, I’m so iffy. There’s just something about it that I don’t quite like. But don’t take that as me not eating it, because with an astronomical amount of whipped cream, I’ll totally polish off a slice.
But this pie? This pie I can get behind. It’s apple-y, creamy, smooth, and absolutely heavenly, especially topped with a mountain of freshly whipped cream and a light dusting of cinnamon sugar for texture and crunch.
It’s a great alternative to those who don’t necessarily like pumpkin pie but want something hearty and delicious for Thanksgiving or harvest season. It has the same gooey, smooth texture but made with straight-up apple butter, which is such a wonderful seasonal ingredient. Use store-bought or homemade apple butter for an unparalleled flavor.
I hope you enjoy!
*very lightly adapted from Taste of Home
Apple Butter Pie
- 1/2 cup apple butter store bought or homemade; I recommend Musselman's brand
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 Tbsp flour
- 2 cups evaporated milk
- 2 tsp apple pie spice or substitute ground cinnamon
- 1 frozen or refrigerated pie crust
- Fresh whipped cream
- Cinnamon sugar for dusting, optional
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Place the pie shell onto a rimmed baking sheet for easy removal from the oven. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the apple butter, egg, sugar, flour, evaporated milk and spices until blended and smooth. Pour into the prepared pie shell.
- Bake for approx. 10 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. The top still may be jiggly; this is okay as the pie will continue to set up as it cools.
- Cool the pie completely before garnishing with fresh whipped cream and dusting with cinnamon sugar, if desired. I like my pie cold, so I keep mine in the fridge but it isn't necessary.
Rich, creamy, and perfectly seasoned, this apple-scented pie is perfect for fall! You guys are going to love it!
Have a super sweet day!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
My husband was just asking me to make something with apple butter! I’m sure he’d love this!
I guarantee he’ll love this, Jessica!
I am ALL about apples now that fall is almost here! And what a gorgeous pie! I’ve never thought of using apple butter in a filling, but it’s genius! And, as always, this looks like it came right out of a fancy bakery case 🙂
Oh, thank you so much Liz!
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Ok I think I need this is my life or on my Thanksgiving table because I errrr don’t like pumpkin pie! GASP! I know.
This is the perfect alternative to pumpkin pie, Julie! And your secret’s safe with me!
Jessica @ Sweetest Menu says
I’m in love! This pie is beautiful! I have never even heard of apple butter before!
Apple Butter is like a thicker jam, Jessica. It’s SO good and very popular around this time of year in the States!
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
I’m not a huge pumpkin pie fan myself. This pie looks great! It makes me want to go apple picking!
Me too Laura!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
Girl, this looks phenomenal! Thank you for sharing. I never used to like pumpkin pie, but I found an awesome hybrid a few years ago: half apple, half pumpkin pie. The apple layer is on the bottom and pumpkin on top. It’s so good and now I can enjoy pumpkin pie in a new light. Apple Butter though? So flippin’ brilliant. My boyfriend and I just canned some homemade apple butter. Now, I can make this treat for Thanksgiving! 🙂
This would be awesome with your boyfriend’s homemade apple butter!
I need to make this for my boyfriend right away! He likes apple butter so much he can just eat it straight out of the jar! Put into a pie? Ummm I’m not sure he will be able to control himself around this! Thanks for yet another wonderful recipe!
Molly, I’m so glad your man will love this! It’s perfect for his apple-butter-lovin’ self. 🙂
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
This is PERFECT for Michael!! He doesn’t like pumpkin pie but he loves apple butter!
Talk about perfect!
Do you think it would be possible to brûlée this pie?
I don’t see why not!
My family loved this pie!! I love the simplicity but deliciousness of this recipe that even a novice baker like myself can do! Definitely a repeat for next year! ???⭐️
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Amy Nold says
This is really good! Yummy yet light. It tastes both clean and healthy, yet like a nice treat. Thanks for the recipe. I used out milk instead of evaporated.
Amy, thanks for your review! Glad to hear that this recipe works with oat milk as well!
Do you think I could sub something for the egg? Like cornstarch and water? I can’t eat eggs, but this looks amazing!
Hi Jennifer, I have not tried this with an egg substitute. Perhaps a flax egg would work!
Next time I will use 1teaspoon of cinnamon. It was very light. Nice recipe !