Classic Mile-High Apple Pie Recipe: Easy, Foolproof, and Impressive | Cakes

Classic Mile-High Apple Pie Recipe: Simple, Foolproof & Impressive

Thanksgiving – or a special occasion – and cake go together like sugar and a sweet tooth! The biggest problem is deciding which cake to serve. We managed to have three.

We did Blue berry piemine no name cake from my husband’s aunt Ruth and pumpkin pie. The most recent is this one apple pie recipe. Other than some time to slice six apples, it’s easy and makes an impressively round pie that, when combined with a dollop of vanilla ice creamwill turn the heads – or taste buds – of even diehard chocoholics.

Cuisine: American

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Preparation time: 50 minutes
Total time: 70 minutes

Servings: Makes 1 pie


  • 2 store-bought pie crusts (or make your own!)
  • 6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, cooled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar

This is how you make it:

  1. Place a crust in your favorite pie pan.
  2. To prepare the filling, combine sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch with a wire whisk in a large bowl.
  3. Cut apples into thin slices. I use an apple slicer that makes eight pieces and then cuts each piece into four thin slices. Add apples to the bowl and mix to coat the apples completely. Brush the apples with the pieces of butter.
  4. Place the second crust on top, tuck the edges and cut a few slits. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  5. Place the pie on the middle rack of the oven. Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for another 30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling through steam vents.

Remark: You can use other apples, but the sourness of the Granny Smith apples combined with the sugar and cinnamon really make this pie stand out!

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