American Apple Pie

A simple, yet delicious pie that’s sure to please any sweet tooth.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 40 min. preparation time, 60 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 496 / Protein 5g / Carbohydr. 54g / Fat 29g

Ingredients (12 servings)

400 gbutter (cold, divided)
520 gall-purpose flour (divided)
1egg yolk
0.5 tspsalt
170 gsugar
60 mlwater
0.5 tspcinnamon
0.25 tspnutmeg
100 gbrown sugar
1egg white


pastry brush, pie dish (25 cm/ 9 inches), oven, stand mixer, plastic wrap, large bowl, pie weights, parchment paper, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife, rolling pin

Wine Tip

An exemplary dessert wine that, thanks to its barrel aging, possesses notes of dried fruit, vanilla, and hints of raisin, thus making it an ideal pairing for apple pie.

Step 1

American Apple Pie

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Cut some of butter into large pieces and add to a stand mixer with most of flour, egg yolk, salt, and sugar. Beat for approx. 2 – 3 min. until crumbly. Then, slowly add water, reserving a small amount for the final step, and continue to beat for another 1 – 2 min. until dough is smooth and uniform in consistency. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and transfer to refrigerator. Allow to set for approx. 1 h.

oven, stand mixer, plastic wrap

360 g butter / 500 g flour / 1 egg yolk / 0.5 tsp salt / 120 g sugar / 60 ml water

Step 2

American Apple Pie

Cut dough into two even rounds. Then, flour work surface, place dough on top, and roll out, one at a time, using a rolling pin until rounds are larger than your pie dish.

rolling pin

flour for surface work

Step 3

American Apple Pie

Flour both sides of dough and transfer to pie dish. Press evenly into all edges of dish and then remove excess dough. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of dish and fill with pie weights. Place in preheated oven at 180°C/350°F and blind bake for approx. 10 min.

pie dish, pie weights, parchment paper

Step 4

American Apple Pie

Peel, core, and quarter apples. Then, cut crosswise into medallion-sized pieces.

cutting board, knife

8 apples

Step 5

American Apple Pie

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together apple, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, sugar, and brown sugar.

large bowl, cooking spoon

0.5 lemon / 0.5 tsp cinnamon / 0.25 tsp nutmeg / 2 tbsp flour / 50 g sugar / 100 g brown sugar

Step 6

American Apple Pie

Transfer apple slices to pie dish and spread out evenly. Cut remainder of butter into pieces and place on top of apples. Cover pie with rest of dough. Make a small hole in the middle, so air can escape. Mix together egg white and water and brush on top. Return to oven and bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 50 – 55 min. until golden brown. Enjoy!

pastry brush

40 g butter / 1 egg white / 1 tsp water