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.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: pies
Keyword: Apple Pie
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 268kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 quantity shortcrust pastry or use 2 defrosted shortcrust pastry sheets
  • 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

Conventional Method

  • If using homemade pastry, prepare it according to this recipe (click for recipe), knead into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and place into the fridge for at least 30 minutes. If using store-bought pastry sheets, place them onto the bench to defrost.
  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius (170 if using fan forced). Grease a 24cm pie dish and set aside.
  • 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. Mix through the sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon.
  • 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).
  • Lightly flour a bench or board and roll the larger pastry portion out until it is 3mm thick.
  • Place the pastry over the pie dish and press down so that it covers the base and sides.
  • Drain any excess liquid from the apple mixture. Add the apple mixture to the pie dish and spread out evenly.
  • Roll out the remaining pastry portion until it is 3mm thick. Add the apple mixture to the pie dish and spread out evenly. Trim off any excess. (You might like to use the excess pastry to create a border or a shape in the middle).
  • Brush the lightly beaten pie over the top of the pie. Sprinkle over the remaining raw sugar.
  • Cut a couple of slits into the top of the pastry.
  • Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until the pie pastry is lightly golden and crispy.

Thermomix Method

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

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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35 thoughts on “Easy Apple Pie (winter warmer recipe!)”

  1. Jennifer Cheng says:

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe! Made apple pie for the first time and it was a big hit, especially with the boyfriend. Was so delicious! I used muffin tins to make individual serving sizes.

  2. Diana says:

    Do I cook the base pastry 1st before adding
    the apple mixture?

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Diana, you can if you like but it’s not needed for this recipe. xx

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