Apple Pie Recipe: A Thanksgiving Favorite for the Whole Family


Maroon Staff

This delicious apple pie can be served with ice cream or whipped cream.

Mykaela Madoff, Writer

This fall season, our autumn traditions of family football games, apple picking, and Thanksgiving dinner may look a little different than they normally do, but no matter how strange things are right now, our favorite recipes still make kitchens smell as heavenly as ever. Each year for Thanksgiving, some thirty or so of my dad’s side of the family gets together for a huge feast where everyone brings a dish. Whether it’s my grandmother’s infamous noodle-kugel or my mom’s beloved pumpkin pie, we leave no crumb behind. Apple pie is a personal favorite of mine, and I’m constantly going back for seconds. Even though we might not be able to all eat at one table this year, here is one mouth-watering recipe to make at home that I know you’ll be sure to love. 

Ingredients (Crust):

  1. 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, a bit extra for rolling
  2. 1 cup unsalted butter, very cold, cut into cubes
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 teaspoon sugar
  5. 7 tablespoons ice water

Ingredients (Filling): 

  1. ½ cup unsalted butter
  2. 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  3. ¼ cup water
  4. ½ cup white sugar
  5. ½ cup packed brown sugar
  6. 8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored, and sliced  


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. In a saucepan, melt the butter and stir in the flour until it forms a paste. Add in water, white sugar, and brown sugar and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let simmer. 
  2. Lay the bottom crust down in your pan. Fill the dish up with apples and cover with latticework crust. Pour the sugar and butter mixture over the crust slowly so that it doesn’t run off too much. 
  3. After 15 minutes of baking in the preheated oven, lower the temperature to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for 35 to 45 minutes until the apples are soft and the crust is golden brown. 
  4. Take the pie out of the oven carefully and enjoy!