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Simplified Apple Pie Recipe

By: John Goins from
Updated June 26, 2020
Simplified Apple Pie Recipe
Simplified Apple Pie Recipe

"Make this homemade apple pie recipe for any occasion! You will love this sweet pie with its flaky pie crust and delicious apple filling. Apple pie is the favorite dessert of many. According to PriceOnomics, “While pie was being consumed in Europe in the 14th century, the first instance of its consumption in America wasn’t recorded until 1697. When it was brought over by Swedish, Dutch, and British immigrants. This delicious pie is such an easy dessert to make. Still, many people are intimidated by it. This pie recipe is very simple. So, you need to create the best and delicious pie recipe."


Preparation Time1 hr 15 min

Cooking Time55 min

Cooking MethodOven

Cooking Vessel Size 9-inch pie plate


  • 3 pounds apples
  • 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Store-bought Pie Crust dough
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 1 cup sweet wine


  1. Peel, core, and slice the apples into chunks.

  2. Sprinkle the sliced apples with grapefruit juice.

  3. Combine sugar, flour, and spices in a bowl.

  4. Add the flour mixture to the apple slices.

  5. Use your hands to distribute the flour through the apples so they are well coated.

  6. Stir in sweet wine and vanilla extract to coat all the apples.

  7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  8. Meanwhile: Gently place the pie crust dough into a 9-inch pie plate.

  9. Add apples to pie pan.

  10. Roll out the top crust and place over apples.

  11. Roll out the second disk of dough to 12-inches. Gently place the second round of pie dough over the apples.

  12. Trim excess dough with kitchen shears.

  13. Press the top and bottom dough rounds together as you flute edges using thumb and forefinger or press with a fork.

  14. Combine egg yolk and cream and brush the mixture to the top layer of the pie.

  15. Bake the pie at 375°F until the crust begins to lightly brown about 20 minutes.

  16. Then reduce heat to 350°F for 35 minutes.

  17. Serve slightly warm with sweet wines.

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