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The BEST (and Perfect) Classic Apple Pie

This truly is the BEST and most perfect Apple Pie recipe you'll try! The secret shortcut makes it a breeze to make.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert, Pie
Cuisine: American, Dessert
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel


  • 2 14.1 oz pkgs refrigerated pie crusts almost to room temperature
  • 2 lbs Granny Smith apples peeled, cored & sliced
  • 2 lbs Gala or Pink Lady apples peeled, cored & sliced
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Coarse sugar for garnish
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and lightly grease a 9" deep dish pie plate with cooking spray. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together the apples, sugars, spices, and salt. Let sit for 30 minutes, then drain the apple mixture, discarding the liquid. Toss the apples with the cornstarch.
  • On a flat, clean work surface, stack two pie crusts together and roll them out with a rolling pin until you get a 12"-13" circle. Gently drape the pie crust over the pie plate and pat in the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Fill with the apple mixture.
  • With the remaining pie crusts, stack again and roll out to about a 10" circle. Using a pizza cutter, cut into 1" strips. In a striped pattern, lay the strips a couple centimeters apart on the top of the apple surface. Brush the pie strips lightly with the egg wash. Going in a horizontal pattern, stagger the other pie strips and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle liberally with the coarse sugar.
  • Tent the edges of the pie with foil or pie shields, and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Reduce your oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 50-60 minutes more until the top is light golden and the filling is bubbly. Cool for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • To make your cinnamon whipped cream: with a handheld electric mixer or stand mixer, whip the heavy cream, confectioners' sugar and cinnamon together on high speed for about 5 minutes or until soft peaks form.