Easy Apple Pie (winter warmer recipe!)

Bake the perfect Easy Apple Pie without any fuss with our quick and simple recipe (make it from scratch or use some of our little shortcuts!)

Easy Apple Pie

Now that winter is here, I’m all about the desserts. Actually, that’s a lie. I’m all about dessert at anytime of the year. BUT winter does seems like an extra-desserty kinda time, doesn’t it. You know, like when it’s so cold and it’s pouring with rain outside, the best possible thing to do is to snuggle up on the couch with a big bowl of dessert. Umm… hello? Who’s with me? Come on people! Dessert + winter = amazing!

Easy Apple Pie

One of my very favourite desserts is an easy apple pie. And if I’m sticking with the maths equations, lets try this one… pastry + apple = pretty darn delicious. Yep, that’s about the extent of my mathematical thinking.

Easy Apple Pie

Now this recipe is for a full-on classic apple pie. As in, completely from scratch. Yep, even the pastry. BUT don’t flip out! I have a cheats version too (which is just as yummy). Trust me, I know that we don’t all have the time (or let’s face it – the effort!), to make your own pastry. And that’s totally cool. You shouldn’t have to miss out on a yummy and easy apple pie because of it.

Easy Apple Pie

But seriously, if you have time (and can be bothered), make your own pastry. Holy bajeebez, there’s nothing better than homemade pastry. It’s crispy, delicious and ridiculously melt-in-your-mouth.

Easy Apple Pie

Easy Apple Pie

Same goes with the pie filling. You can go all out and make your own filling by lightly stewing some apples OR you can use tinned pie apple. I promise I won’t judge either way. Even if you do go for the cheats version, there’s a few little tricks in my recipe that will make your pie look – and taste – homemade.

Easy Apple Pie

This easy apple pie is super yummy all on it’s own. But come on… who eats pie on it’s own, when you can add a scoop of ice-cream, a dollop of custard, or a drizzle of cream and it’s all the more amazing.

Easy Apple Pie

So who’s coming with me on my little apple pie adventures? And who else thinks that winter is the perfect excuse ever to snuggle up on the couch with a big bowl of deliciousness?

Easy Apple Pie

Easy Apple Pie

Classic Apple Pie

Classic Apple Pie

A classic apple pie - add a scoop of ice-cream, custard or cream for extra deliciousness.
Course Dessert
Cuisine dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1 quantity sweet shortcrust pastry or use 2 sheets of pre-made frozen shortcrust pastry
  • 7-8 apples or 800g can pie apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1/3 cup raw sugar
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 3 tbs raw sugar for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Prepare the sweet shortcrust pastry, knead into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and place into the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius (170 if using fan forced)
  3. Grease a 24cm pie dish and set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, place the apples and water into a shallow pan or pot over medium high. Stir occasionally for 5 minutes or until the apple has just started to soften.
  5. Mix through the sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon.
  6. Take the pastry out of the fridge and divide into two portions (make one portion slightly bigger than the other (about 2/3 to 1/3).
  7. Lightly flour a bench or board and roll the larger pastry portion out until it is 3mm thick.
  8. Place the pastry over the pie dish and press down so that it covers the base and sides.
  9. Drain any excess liquid from the apple mixture.
  10. Add the apple mixture to the pie dish and spread out evenly.
  11. Roll out the remaining pastry portion until it is 3mm thick.
  12. Place it over the top of the pie.
  13. Trim off any excess. (You might like to use the excess pastry to create a border or a shape in the middle).
  14. Brush the lightly beaten pie over the top of the pie. Sprinkle over the remaining raw sugar.
  15. Cut a couple of slits into the top of the pastry.
  16. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until the pie pastry is lightly golden and crispy.

 

Classic Apple Pie

Classic Apple Pie - Thermomix Version

A classic apple pie made in the Thermomix.
Course Dessert
Cuisine dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1 quantity sweet shortcrust pastry or use 2 sheets of pre-made frozen shortcrust pastry
  • 7-8 apples or 800g can pie apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1/3 cup raw sugar
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 3 tbs raw sugar for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Prepare the sweet shortcrust pastry, knead into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and place into the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius (170 if using fan forced)
  3. Grease a 24cm pie dish and set aside.
  4. Place the apple slices into the Varoma dish.
  5. Fill the TM bowl with 500g water and cook for 15 minutes, Speed 2, Varoma temperature.
  6. Sprinkle over the sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon and mix to combine.
  7. Take the pastry out of the fridge and divide into two portions (make one portion slightly bigger than the other (about 2/3 to 1/3).
  8. Lightly flour a bench or board and roll the larger pastry portion out until it is 3mm thick.
  9. Place the pastry over the pie dish and press down so that it covers the base and sides.
  10. Drain any excess liquid from the apple mixture.
  11. Add the apple mixture to the pie dish and spread out evenly.
  12. Roll out the remaining pastry portion until it is 3mm thick.
  13. Place it over the top of the pie.
  14. Trim off any excess. (You might like to use the excess pastry to create a border or a shape in the middle).
  15. Brush the lightly beaten pie over the top of the pie. Sprinkle over the remaining raw sugar.
  16. Cut a couple of slits into the top of the pastry.
  17. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until the pie pastry is lightly golden and crispy.

 

32 thoughts on “Easy Apple Pie (winter warmer recipe!)”

  1. Yesterday was the sweet pastry, today was the apple pie, I hope to see custard in the next instalment! I love this especially the heart on the top!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oooh you’re onto something loL!

  2. I love apple pie! This looks beautiful Lucy! The perfect winter dessert.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Me too (well obviously lol!). Thanks lovely xx

      1. Pauline Kempf says:

        The only comment l would make is that it says brush the lightly beaten pie instead of brush the lightly beaten egg over the pastry. Although everyone knew not to beat the pie 🙂

        1. Bake Play Smile says:

          Hahaha thanks for the pick up!!

  3. I love apple pie but am not much of a pastry person – maybe this will be the year I get brave with trying it out – because it is a cold winter and I agree that pie is the perfect way to snuggle up inside

  4. Yum yum I pinned that for this winter! xx

  5. Ellie says:

    Winter = Desssert in our house though living in Central Qld I think it is more your spring/autumn weather. I think we have had one cold night so far and I havent even put the flanny sheets on the bed yet.

    I love having the oven on to take the chill out of the air and having some kind of fruity pudding bubbling away in there to warm our bellies after dinner.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh yes Ellie!!!! We sound so similar (except for the flanny part – mine have been on the bed for a couple of months now lol!). xx

  6. You can’t beat apple pie! With warm custard or vanilla icecream- yum!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!

  7. This recipe reminds me of my gorgeous Nana!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thats so lovely xx

  8. Robyn says:

    Yep I’m with Sammie on this , custard next please. That pie looks way too pretty to eat though x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thanks lovely Robyn!

  9. Ooh this looks so delicious. I don’t often have desserts but can’t go past an apple pie.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      It’s very hard to, isnt it!

  10. Apple Pie is the best winter dessert! Your pie looks fabulous Lucy 😛 yumo

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thanks lovely! xx

  11. Apple pie is hands down my fave dessert.. although I totally suck at making my own pastry. I dont think have ever succeeded with pastry yet xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      This one is a super easy recipe Son! Virtually foolproof! xx

  12. HH says:

    Hi. Your apple pie looks fabulous! Just wondering, if I plan to use the pastry immediately, do I still need to pre-bake the pastry first before adding on the apple filling? Thanks!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi there, yep you’ll still need to blind bake it! 🙂

      1. HH says:

        Made this today. The pastry seems to be too thinned out, it broke so easily. Next time I would chop the apple chunks a little smaller! 😉 Tasted awesome anyhow 😀

        1. Bake Play Smile says:

          Hi there! Yes the pastry is quite delicate to work with! So glad you enjoyed it xx

  13. Justine says:

    Made the pie for our visitors using your pastry recipe as well. Everyone loved it. The filling tasted great, the pie looked lovely, and it was easy! So thank you for a wonderful recipe.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yay!!!! You’ve made my day!

  14. Lori says:

    Can I just brush with butter instead of egg?? I’m all out and have already started ‍♀️

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      You can 🙂

  15. Wayne Baker says:

    Firstly,,, what an easy recipe to follow, found it so easy to make, i added sultana’s along with the cinnamon and lemon & it turned out so nice,
    I intend to follow you’re recipes more and more
    Wayne B

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      So glad you liked it!!

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