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This easy classic apple pie is an American staple made with tart Granny Smith apples, warm spices, sugar, and an all-butter crust. by Dash of Jazz

Classic Apple Pie

An easy apple pie recipe with warm spices, granny smith apples, and an all-butter crust

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword all butter pie crust recipe, easy apple pie recipe, fall pie crust design, granny smith apple pie filling recipe, how to make apple pie, pie crust decoration
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings



  • 6 granny smith apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • zest of one lemon
  • cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon clove
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon flour


  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ cup cold butter cut into cubes
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 egg yolk optional


  1. For crust: Mix sea salt, butter, and flour together in a large bowl with your hands or pulse in a food processor--until a coarse meal forms. Add cold water and continue to work with hands or pulse until dough forms. Separate into two equal pieces, form each piece into the shape of a hockey puck, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes or more.
  2. Meanwhile, mix all filling ingredients and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Once chilled, roll out pie crusts on a floured surface. Press bottom crust into a 9-inch pie pan then add filling. Place top crust over filling, press edges, and cut away any that hangs over edge of pan. Roll these scraps together to make your decoration.
  4. Brush with egg yolk, if desired, then tent with a piece of foil to prevent crust from burning. Bake for about an hour.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least an hour before cutting.