Fall is synonymous with apple pie, and we couldn’t pass up this opportunity to share a very easy recipe. Not only is it easy to make, but we bought all the ingredients using deals found on the Flipp app, so it’s cost-effective too! First, we checked Flipp for local deals on ingredients, and this week we found a deal for pink crisps apples at $1.49/ lb and 2 for $6 Pillsbury pie crust. You only need one pack of pie crust for this recipe but trust us, this pie is so yummy that you’ll want to make another — so take advantage of the deals you see at your local stores and stock up!
You will need:
- 6–7 cups peeled, diced apples (about 5 medium apples)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp white sugar
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- Dash of salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 4 tbsp melted butter
- 3 tbsp cornstarch + 3 tbsp water to make a slurry
- 1 pack pie crust, we used Pillsbury 9-inch crust
- 1 egg + 1 tbsp water, beaten to make egg wash
- Aluminum foil
- 9 or 11-inch pie dish
- 1 large bowl for mixing
- In a small cup mix together 3 tbsp cornstarch and 3 tbsp water to make a slurry. This will help thicken your pie filling.
- Make the filling: in a large bowl add diced apples, lemon juice, white and brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, melted butter, and cornstarch slurry. Mix well.
- Line an ungreased pie dish with one sheet of pie crust dough folding up the sides to make a wall. Then, add your filling.
- For a weaved design, take the other sheet of pie crust and cut it into 1-inch strips. If you don’t want this design, you can skip step 5 and simply cover the pie with a sheet of dough and cut slits to allow the steam to exit.
- Lattice your top pie crust by weaving the strips over and under one another, and fold the excess dough that lays over the edges of the pie back and around the inside edge. Check out our Instagram reel for an easy demonstration on how to lattice pie crust.
- Take your egg wash and brush over the entire surface of the pie. Sprinkle the top with more cinnamon to taste.
- Bake in a 450° F preheated oven for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and wrap the edges of the pie with aluminum foil to avoid over-browning. Bake for another 20–25 minutes, until the apples in the filling are nice and tender.
- Let sit for 1 hour on a cooling rack before serving, and enjoy!
How do you make apple pie? Comment below if there’s anything you’d like to personalize about your apple pie recipe.