Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Homemade Apple Pie

Homemade Apple Pie made with fresh picked McIntosh or Cortland apples mixed with cinnamon and sugar encased in a flaky pie crust. All you need is a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Homemade Apple Pie

Apple pie is probably my favorite dessert. There is nothing like the flavor of apples and cinnamon mixed together; then baked until the apples are soft. I like to use McIntosh or Cortland apples in my pies as they really give it a nice flavor.

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I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I haven’t been able to make a decent pie crust. EVER. I have tried for years, but when Pillsbury came out with their refrigerated pie crusts, I just gave up because they were so good I just didn’t bother anymore. One of these days I’ll try it again.  This recipe is so easy to make and is delicious every time. All you need is a giant scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and dessert is served. ~Enjoy!

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Homemade Apple Pie
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
  • 8-10 McIntosh or Cortland Apples cored and peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp . Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp . Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp . Butter
  • 1 tsp . Corn Starch
  • 1 Egg whisked
  • 2 Pie Crusts I used Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line the bottom of a pie plate with one crust.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the sliced apples, cinnamon, sugar and corn starch; mix well.
  4. Add the apple mixture to the pie crust; then add the butter pieces throughout the apples.
  5. Add the remaining pie crust to the top of the apples, seal the edges either by pinching them together or using the back tines of a fork and pushing down to seal the edges.
  6. Brush the egg on top of the pie crust then place in the oven for 50-60 minutes or until the apples have softened and the crust is lightly browned.


  1. Chez Denise et Laudalino
    November 21, 2012 at 1:51 am - Reply

    HI Carrie,

    Found your site via the Kitchen Daily Network – excited to check out some new inspiration. I have to agree with Kirsten, that pie plate is adorable and I am guessing the recipe is tasty. Nothing like homemade apple pie to warm up the house and the bellies. Denise – Chez Us

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      November 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you Denise and so nice to meet you! 🙂

  2. kirsten
    November 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    What a cute pie plate! I’m taking the plunge tomorrow and will attempt my first nut crust. Otherwise it’s Pillsbury for me, too!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      November 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm - Reply

      Thanks Kirsten, I hope your crust came out ok!

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