Classic Apple Pie

Apple pie, a beloved dessert, has a timeless appeal that transcends generations and cultures. With its flaky, golden crust and warm, spiced apple filling, it's no wonder that this classic treat remains a favorite at family gatherings, holidays, and even as a comforting indulgence during a quiet evening at home.
Classic Apple Pie

In this culinary journey, we’ll delve into the art of making the perfect apple pie with a delightful twist – the addition of apple pie spice. This aromatic blend of spices enhances the natural sweetness of the apples, taking your apple pie to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Apple pie’s roots are embedded in history, dating back to ancient times. The first documented apple pie recipe can be traced to 1381 in England, where apples were mixed with spices and baked in a pastry crust. Over the centuries, this humble dish evolved into the iconic dessert we know today.

Apple pie holds a special place in American culture, often described as “as American as apple pie.” It became a symbol of comfort, home, and tradition, gaining prominence in American households during the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, it continues to be a symbol of patriotism and a cherished part of American culinary heritage.

Choosing the right apples is crucial for the success of your apple pie. The choice between sweet and tart apples depends on your preference. A balance of both sweet and tart varieties can create a harmonious flavor profile in your pie.

The Magic Blend

Apple pie spice is the secret ingredient that adds depth and complexity to your pie. It typically contains a blend of warm spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. The combination of these spices complements the apple filling, enhancing its flavor and aroma.

Pie Crust: Homemade vs. Store-Bought

When it comes to the crust, you have the option of making your own from scratch or using a store-bought one. Both methods have their merits, with homemade crusts allowing for greater customization, while store-bought crusts offer convenience.

Assembling the apple pie filling involves layering the prepared apples with sugar, spices, and a touch of lemon juice. The art of arranging the apples can impact the final presentation of your pie, making it a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.

With these insights and a touch of creativity, you’re well on your way to mastering the art of crafting a classic apple pie with apple pie spice that will have your guests coming back for seconds.

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New World Spice and Tea Trader

Classic Apple Pie Recipe



For the Filling:

1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar

¼  Cup Cane Sugar

1 TBS All-Purpose Flour

1 tsp Lemon Zest

1 TBS Apple Pie Spice

2 lbs Apples (about 6 medium apples)

For the Pie Crust:

1 Prepared All-Butter Flaky Double Pie Crust Pastry

Extra Flour For Rolling Out Pie Crust

For the Glaze:

1 Egg, beaten

1 tsp Cane Sugar

1 tsp Apple Pie Spice


  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F. Remove the pie dough from the refrigerator to let it warm for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugars, flour, lemon zest, and spices. Set it aside.
  3. Peel, core, and cut the apples into 1/4-inch slices. Add them to the sugar bowl as you work. Toss to coat and let the apples sit and begin to caramelize while you prepare the pie crust.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, flatten one ball of dough with your hands. Roll dough to about 12 inches in diameter, to fit a 9-inch pie pan.
  5. Place the pie crust pastry into the prepared pie plate and add the apple pie filling.
  6. Brush around the outer edge of the pastry with the beaten egg.
  7. Roll out the top pastry and place on top of the filling. Fold the top crust under the bottom crust and pinch or flute the edges.
  8. To glaze, brush the piecrust with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar and spices.
  9. Cut vent holes and bake in a preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
  10. Remove the apple pie from oven and let it cool at least 30 minutes before serving. Makes 1 pie, about 8 servings.



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