Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Old Fashioned Apple Pie

This apple pie recipe from Martha Stewart is the either the same or as close as it gets to my nana’s and mother’s apple pie recipe. (I lost any original I may have possessed – if ever). The only addition I made was noting one could use Pippin apples, because Nana had a pippin apple tree so every apple recipe had pippin apples and they were always delish!


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • Pate Brisee (Pie Dough/Crust)
  • 12 Granny Smith (or Pippin)  apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 3/4 cup sugar, plus additional for pie top
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pate brisee into two 1/8-inch-thick circles to a diameter slightly larger than that of an 11-inch plate. Press one pastry circle into the pie plate. Place the other circle on waxed paper, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill all pastry until firm, about 30 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, lemon zest and juice, spices, and flour. Toss well. Spoon apples into pie pan. Dot with butter, and cover with remaining pastry circle. Cut several steam vents across top. Seal by crimping edges as desired. Brush with beaten egg, and sprinkle with additional sugar (and cinnamon if desired).
  3. Bake until crust is brown and juices are bubbling, about 1 hour. Let cool on wire rack before serving.

Found on Martha Stewart’s site at:

Nancy - Fresh Apple Pie

Nancy - Fresh Apple Pie

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