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Granny Smith Apple Pie

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Homemade favorite, Granny Smith apple pie, is a timeless dessert that showcases the tartness of green apples in a traditional, old-fashioned classic pie like grandma used to make.

Let’s get started with this easy apple pie recipe, which features a flaky, sugary pie crust and fresh, tender apples. 

apple pie slice with sanded sugar.

Perfect for any season, apples shine in recipes like southern fried apples, homemade applesauce, and comforting crockpot apple pie, proving this fruit is a favorite ingredient year-round. 

You may feel intimated by apple pie but there is no need to. With store bought pie crusts and fresh apples, our no fail pie recipe couldn’t be more simple.

Ingredients:

  • Granny Smith apples (6 large or 10–12 small)
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt
  • Two unbaked pie crusts (store-bought or homemade)
  • One egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • Coarse sanding sugar (optional for crust or topping)
  • Two tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Granny Smith Apple Pie with Sugared Crust Recipe

  1. Preparation: Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). If using small apples, 10–12 are recommended. For large apples, six should do it.
  2. Apple Mixture: In a large bowl, combine sliced apples with lemon juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Toss well to coat the apples evenly. 
  3. NOTE: Mixing the apple mixture directly in the pie shell is an option, but be gentle to avoid piercing the crust. I do not highly recommend it. 
granny apple pie in a premade pie crust.
  1. Pie Assembly: Pour the apple mixture into unbaked pie crusts. Dot the apple filling with butter pieces. Cover with the second crust and seal the edges by crimping. Cut a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  2. Egg Wash and Sugar: Brush the top crust with the beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse sanding sugar for a sparkling finish.
  3. Baking: Bake for 40–50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. If the edges brown too quickly after 30 minutes of baking, cover them with foil or use a pie crust protector.
  4. Cooling: Allow the pie to cool before serving to let the filling set.
apple pie crust fresh from oven.

Apple Pie Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve the pie à la mode with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. Or try whipped cream, cheddar cheese slices, or a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, all of which are common apple pie toppings. 
  • Of course, no toppings are necessary to enjoy a slice as-is for a classic dessert experience.
perfect apple pie recipe from tiktok, super viral green apple.

Storing and Reheating:

  • To freeze, cool the pie completely, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then again in aluminum foil, and freeze. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
  • Reheat in a 350°F (175°C) oven until warmed through, about 15-20 minutes.
tiktok dessert recipe on a plate.

5 from 1 votes

Granny Smith Apple Pie


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Granny Smith Green Apple Pie – crisp apples with a sweet and tart flavor, enjoy this easy to make apple pie recipe just like grandma used to make.

Ingredients
 

  • 6-8 granny smith apples cored, peeled and sliced 1/4th inch thick
  • 1 tbsp  lemon juice
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter slice into 4 pieces
  • 2 unbaked pie crusts
  • 1 egg beaten
  • coarse sanding sugar optional for top- delicious!

Instructions

  • Preparation: Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). If using small apples, 10-12 are recommended. For large apples, 6 will suffice.
  • Slice Apples – Slice apples into 1/4th inch thick. We recommend using an apple slicer to remove core and evenly cut apple. Then, using a sharp knife, remove skin and then slice wedge pieces vertically to the recommended size.
    using an apple slicer.
  • Apple Mixture: In a large bowl, combine sliced apples with lemon juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Toss well to coat the apples evenly.
  • Pie Assembly: Pour the apple mixture into one of the unbaked pie crusts. Dot the apple filling with butter pieces. Cover with the second crust and seal the edges by crimping. Cut a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
    granny pie apple pie mixture.
  • Egg Wash and Sugar: Brush the top crust with the beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse sanding sugar for a sparkling finish.
  • Baking: Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. If the edges brown too quickly, cover them with foil or use a pie crust protector after 30 minutes of baking.
    apple pie cooked sitting on a table.
  • Cooling: Allow the pie to cool before serving to let the filling set. Pie goes great with vanilla ice cream (a la mode) or a drizzle of high quality caramel drizzle.
    apple pie slice cooked.

Notes

  • I had snack-size apples, and I would recommend if you have that size, you need 10-12 apples. If you use 6, make sure the apples are large.
  • I also love to put sanding sugar on my homemade apple pie crusts…makes it delicious.
  • Apple slices should be 1/4th inch thick.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. make it!! so good, YUMMY

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