Grandma’s Classic Apple Pie

Every grandmother has her version of apple pie, and this is ours. This classic apple pie recipe uses a combination of different apples that are sweet, tart and firm, creating different layers of flavor and texture. Enjoy this classic that will never go out of the style topped with vanilla ice-cream, whipped cream, or all on its own. 

With a little practice making this classic American dessert will be easy as pie. Read our blog post “How to make perfect apple pie, every time” and you’ll be a pro in no time. 

Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines 

YIELD: 6-8 servings


Crust (enough for one 9-inch double crust pie or 2 single crust pies) 

  • 1/2 cup ice water 
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 
  • 2 1/4 cups (11 oz.) all-purpose flour*  
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes  
  • 1/2 cup cold shortening, cut into small cubes

Pie filling 

  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar 
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (freshly ground preferred) 
  • 2 cups cored, peeled and sliced KORU® apples 
  • 2 cups cored, peeled and sliced SugarBee® apples 
  • 2 cups cored, peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes 

Egg wash 

  • 1 egg, beaten 
  • 1 tablespoon water

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