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Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

A classic, delicious apple pie recipe with spices, sour cream and rum! Bake in a battery crust, this will be your favorite apple pie recipe!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
4 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 Pie
Calories: 1297kcal
Author: Eden


Apple Pie Filling

  • 6 apples peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sour cream
  • 1 tbsp rum or bourbon

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar


  • Make our buttery pie crust and divide it in half. One will be for the bottom and one for the top of the pie.
  • Roll out 1/2 of the pie crust on parchment paper.
  • Add the crust to a deep-dish pie pan. It's okay to have an overhang of dough as you'll be creating a top to the pie later.
  • Refrigerate the crust until you're ready to add the apples.
  • Peel and core 6 apples.
  • Slice them VERY thinly so they can become tender when baking.
  • Add all of the apple pie filling ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Using a spatula, fold the apples and the ingredients together until the apples are coated.
  • Add the apples evenly into the pie crust.
  • Next, roll out the other half of the pie crust. Then using a knife cut 2" strips to make a lattice top. You can also do a twist or use pie crust cutouts.
  • Add the dough to the top of the apples, weaving them together to make the top.
  • Remove the extra dough and pinch together a crust. It does not need to be perfect!
  • Whisk the egg yolk and cream together and brush all over the pie crust.
  • Sprinkle sugar over the top.
  • Cook the pie in a preheated 400-degree oven on the third rack to the bottom
  • Bake the pie for 45 minutes until the top is golden brown.
    fall apple pie
  • Then, cover it with foil (so it doesn't burn) and bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Continue checking to make sure the pie is not burning on the top. It's okay to have the edges very dark brown, it looks pretty that way!
  • Let the pie sit for 3 to 4 hours while it thickens.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream.


Calories: 1297kcal | Carbohydrates: 322g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 1168mg | Fiber: 28g | Sugar: 264g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2mg