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Easy Apple Pie for Your Thanksgiving Feast

I’m excited to share a Guest Make and Taker post with you from Leigh Anne at Your Home-Based Mom. She makes and bakes yummies for the kitchen and writes about tales from her Home Base! Here’s her easy and delicious recipe for Apple Pie, a perfect recipe for the upcoming Holidays.

Easy Apple Pie for Your Thanksgiving Feast

Spending time in the kitchen with my kids has always been a favorite activity. Now that 3 of my kids are off at college and the youngest has a busy high school schedule that doesn’t happen much. But I do know that my kids have lots of happy memories of spending time in our kitchen and the yummy food that has come out of our kitchen. Nothing brings me more pleasure than when one of my boys (ages 22 and 24) calls me and asks for one of my recipes!

One of our favorite fall recipes is Easy Apple Pie. Don’t let the word pie scare you away – it really is easy! No pastry crust to fuss with! I especially like this recipe because it is a fun and easy one to make with your children. They will love it because they can get their hands nice and messy with the easy pie dough and will love helping you peel, core and slice the apples if you use a fun kitchen toy – an apple peeler, corer (available at most stores in the kitchen gadget department). My kids loved seeing how long of a strip of apple peel they could make!

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Leigh Ann’s Apple Pie Recipe:

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  • 2 C flour
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Mix and add – 2 cubes butter, melted

Press 1/2 of dough into a glass pie plate.  Being sure you have an even layer on bottom and up the sides of the pie plate. (no holes!)

  • 7-8 apples – sliced, cored and peeled. I prefer a crisp, tart apple.

After pressing 1/2 of pie dough into pie plate, pile apples onto crust.  Sprinkle with cinnamon (sorry, no exact measurement – I just sprinkle until it looks like enough, probably a Tablespoon or two) and 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar (or more if you like it sweeter!)

Crumble remaining dough on top by breaking it into small pieces.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes – 1 hour (Time will vary depending on how thick you slice the apples, you want them tender but not mush!  I just stick a fork in to see how tender they are.)

You can make a regular size pie with the recipe or have the kids make their own individual size pies perfect for their little mouths. Enjoy and Happy Fall!

Leigh Ann’s Apple Pie
Ingredients
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cubes butter melted
  • 7-8 apples – sliced cored and peeled. I prefer a crisp, tart apple.
Instructions
  1. Mix and add – 2 cubes butter, melted
  2. Press 1/2 of dough into a glass pie plate. Being sure you have an even layer on bottom and up the sides of the pie plate. (no holes!)
  3. After pressing 1/2 of pie dough into pie plate, pile apples onto crust. Sprinkle with cinnamon (sorry, no exact measurement – I just sprinkle until it looks like enough, probably a Tablespoon or two) and 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar (or more if you like it sweeter!)
  4. Crumble remaining dough on top by breaking it into small pieces. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes – 1 hour (Time will vary depending on how thick you slice the apples, you want them tender but not mush! I just stick a fork in to see how tender they are.)
Recipe Notes

You can make a regular size pie with the recipe or have the kids make their own individual size pies perfect for their little mouths. Enjoy and Happy Fall!

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14 comments

  1. I promised my husband that I would make some different apple and pumpkin desserts for him from now until Thanksgiving. For my first dessert I wanted to make an apple pie. I am kind of scared to try to make a pie because I haven’t ever made one before. After looking at your pie recipe I have more confidence in myself to be able to make an apple pie successfully, thanks.
    Martha

  2. My friend and I loves apple pie, so I’m going to try and make this recipe for her and myself. Will let you know.
    Deanna

  3. Sounds delicious but I’d take little pieces! I calculated the calories and even cut into 8 smallish pieces it’s still over 500 calories each. My hubby and I are trying to watch our weight and I can accidentally eat half a pie so I figured I’d better know what I was in for if we made it. :) I know, nobody wants to know calories this time of year though!

  4. Hey that IS easy and it’s nicer than putting the deep dish Mrs. Smith’s into my own ceramic pie pan before baking for the ultimate fake-out. Thanks!

  5. Jeannette, A cube is a Northwestern thing! It is the same as a stick but we call it a cube up here in the Northwest – 1/2 cup butter! Cube, stick, 1/2 cup – the same thing

  6. I got this recipe from Leigh Anne’s site and it is fabulous!!! I taught a group of 14 year old girls how to make pies and this was one of the recipes I used. They all loved it because it is so easy and tastes amazing. You really should try it.

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