The BEST Single-Crust Apple Pie

Well, apple season really just snuck up on me, right? Same for you?? Well, it’s lucky I like this time of year. 🙂

Now, let’s talk about what to make with all these apples. Apples apples and more apples! What to do with them? Well for one, I love making pie with them. Warm, stewed apples mixed in butter and brown sugar – yum! Yes, you can mix them with meat dishes, like this one and this one, make them into an apple sauce or butter, or even a crisp, but really, it’s apple pie I want. So, here’s the one I choose every time I want one. It has one crust on the bottom, and it’s jam packed with gooey apples! But, if you prefer a double-crust (a crust on the top and the bottom), I do have a great recipe here for you!

What’s your favorite recipe for apples? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll make it next! Happy baking!

The BEST Single-Crust Apple Pie

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: medium
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  • 1 single-crust pie crust
  • 1 1/2 lb. granny smith apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 – 6 tablespoons cold water
  • 4 oz sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 oz butter
  • 1/4 cup milk (more or less, to glaze)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan, simmer the apples with the lemon juice and water until soft. Add the sugar and cinnamon to the cooked apples. Remove from the heat and add the butter and leave to cool until room temperature.img_8603_jpg
  3. Once apples have cooled, remove prepped pie crust from fridge. Slowly roll out and lay in the bottom of the baking dish (don’t worry if it breaks a little bit – just push it back together).img_8604
  4. Pour the cooled, cooked apple mixture into the bottom prepared pastry. Bake in the middle of a hot oven for 20 – 25 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let sit for 20 minutes before eating. Enjoy! img_8631_jpg

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