Dad's Apple Pie

Dad's Apple Pie

Susan C
Edited on Mar 28, 2008

My dad loves apple pie, for dessert, for breakfast, or any time of day. This is one of his favorite recipes. Please note the change in oven temperature after 10 minutes.


Two 9-inch pie crusts
8 large yellow apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons butter


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

In a large bowl, stir together apples, sugar, spices, and flour.

Place one crust in a pie pan, leaving edges hanging over sides of pan. Pile in all the apple mixture, heaping it high in the center.

Top with second crust, pulling bottom crust over top, and crimping the two together between both thumbs and pointer fingers.

Cut an "A" or your favorite letter or shape ("Dad?") in the center of the top crust, to vent steam.

Slice bits of butter all over top crust. Sprinkle top of pie with sugar. Place pie on a pre-sprayed baking sheet (to prevent spills in your nice clean oven) in preheated 450 oven for 10 minutes, then, without removing pie, lower temperature to 350 degrees F. and bake an additional 50-55 minutes. Top should be nicely browned.

Cool for at least an hour before cutting pie into 6-8 wedges. Delicious, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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