This recipe for Grandma’s Apple Pie is based on a delicious apple pie my great-grandmother, Ruby, used to make. We enjoyed it everything Thanksgiving and Christmas growing up. I remember thinking my great-grandmother was so elegant, taking her slice of pie with a wedge of cheddar cheese, while I enjoyed mine with a messy scoop of melting vanilla ice cream. Isn’t it interesting what food memories stay with us?
This recipe is all the good things I remember about her apple pie, plus a few things I’ve learned over the years. First, I like to add 1/4 cup flour to the filling to help thicken the juices. Second, I add leaves cut out of extra pie dough to decorate the crust (click here for a link to the leaf cutters). And third, I brush heavy cream on top for a nice golden finish!
Taken together, this Grandma’s Apple Pie is both modern and classic. And I think my great-grandmother would approve 🙂 If you have questions, please leave me a comment below — I’m always happy to troubleshoot with ya! For other pie options, check out our Bourbon Pecan, Key Lime, Dutch Apple, Peach & Blueberry, or Dulce de Leche pies. They’re all so delicious!