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How To Make Easy Apple Pie

I promise that no one will ever know this is the cheater version of apple pie. Read on for tips and instructions about how to make easy apple pie without sacrificing flavor!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories: 460kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • Juice from half of a lemon
  • 10 apples peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces (use a variety of sweet and tart apples for a more complex flavor)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts 9-inch
  • 1 egg yolk beaten


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray and set aside. Fill a large bowl halfway with water. Add the lemon juice. Add the apples to the lemon water as they are being cut to avoid browning. Drain completely.
  • In a medium bowl, combing the sugar, flour, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt. Mix well and add to the apples. Stir until apples are coated completely.
  • Unroll the pie crusts. Place one into the prepared pie plate and press into the seams. Let excess dough hang over the edges. Layer the apples in the crust, packing them in tight with as few gaps as possible. Top with the remaining crust and seal both crusts by tucking them under around the edge and creating a ripple at the seams using your fingers.
  • Brush the egg yolk over the surface of the top crust and cut slits. Place the pan on a rimmed baking sheet to avoid dripping and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Decrease temp to 375 degrees and bake for an additional 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes before cutting. Enjoy warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!


  • Enjoy warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
  • Drizzle a little salted caramel sauce that you can make at home!
  • Substitute brown sugar for white sugar, yum!
  • Here is a great gluten-free pie crust recipe from my friend Melissa from Mama Gourmand. She’s knows it’s not always easy to find a gluten-free version at the store. Try hers!


Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg
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