Family Recipe : Dad’s Apple Pie

One of my favorite things about coming home for thanksgiving is getting the opportunity to learn a new recipe or two from my Dad. (He’s the real cook in the family) This year I was able to get him to share his apple pie recipe with me, which until today was “all upstairs”. Never having made apple pie from scratch myself, I was sure that it would be a little difficult. But once again, my Dad proved me wrong. With a little patience, story telling, and apple snacking along the way, the pies were done in no time!

Mmhmm.. There’s just something about the smell of warm apple pie filling the rooms of your house

If you’re still looking for the perfect dessert for this year’s Holiday feast, give my Dad’s recipe a try!

Dad’s Apple Pie Recipe

Ingredients:Mcintosh apples for apple pie

  • 7 McIntosh apples
  •  1/8 cup lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 store-bought deep dish pie pan
  • 1 boxed pie crust rolled


Pie Filling:

  • Peel and core apples , cut in quarters then cut each quarter twice.
  • Mix apples with lemon juice and a little zest. Set aside.
  • In another mix all dry ingredients, then mix evenly the dry into the bowl of apple, set bowl aside.

Pie Assembly:

**Make sure the pie crust is room temperature**

  • Take apple filling and fill crust pan
  • Cube cold butter on top of apples
  • Take rolled crust and place over the pie filling loosely
  • Cut off excess dough all around leaving about inch overhang
  • Pinch the top crust and bottom together
  • Cut 2 inch slit in top middle and five more 1 inch slots so crust can vent
  • With egg wash, lightly brush the top of the pie and sprinkle lightly with sugar.
  • Bake in a pre heated oven at 425 degrees for 55 minutes.


Warm apple pie fresh out of the over




2 comments on “Family Recipe : Dad’s Apple Pie

  1. Yumm sounds similar to my pie recipe…while you are there snag that sweet potato cheesecake recipe from the noggin too please. But I’m with you the smell of apple pie is wonderful….sometimes when I long for it I fry up some apples in a pan with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar makes the whole house smell!

  2. Looks delish!

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