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Overhead view of one slice of apple pie with two scoops of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce in the background.

All American Apple Pie Recipe With Caramel Sauce

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


This American Apple Pie has a great crust, an awesome filling, and is the quintessential American dessert. Treat yourself and your family to this Apple Pie Recipe today.


  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 2 ½ cups white all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup ice cold water (approximate)
  • 5 Medium Braeburn Apples
  • ⅔ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Cut 2 sticks of butter into ½ inch cubes
  2. Place into freezer for 20 minutes
  3. Place 2 ½ cups flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, and salt in food processor and pulse a few times to mix.
  4. After butter has been in the freezer for 20 minutes, add to food processor and pulse 5-6 times. The goal is to mix the butter into the flour. The cubes of butter should be no smaller than peas.
  5. Move flour mixture to large bowl
  6. Add water to flour 2 tablespoons at a time. Toss with fork. We want to get to the point when you take your hand squeeze a handful of flour, it should stick together. For this one, it ended up taking ½ cup + 2 tablespoons.
  7. Once this is done, divide into two. Work each half until it sticks together somewhat well and is in a disk. We don’t want the butter to fully incorporate. If you need to add more water, you can, but do so only very sparingly.
  8. Tightly wrap in plastic wrap and place in freezer for 20 minutes
  9. While freezing, peel and finely slice 5 large apples.
  10. Mix apples, ⅔ cup sugar, ¼ cup flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  11. Preheat oven to 425° Fahrenheit
  12. Take dough out of freezer and unwrap
  13. Get to your zen place. Roll out the dough. I suggest looking at the section above where I talk about rolling out the dough.
  14. Place one pie crust on the bottom
  15. Add pie filling
  16. Add 2 tablespoons butter that has been cubed
  17. Add top crust
  18. Use fingers to pinch crust together
  19. Trim excess dough, but the crust will shink a bit, so leave a bit
  20. Using fork, crimp the two doughs together further
  21. Brush light coating of egg on dough crust
  22. Sprinkle with sugar
  23. Using knife, slit four holes in crust
  24. Loosely wrap the crust edges with tinfoil to help prevent overbrowing of the crust edges.
  25. Put in oven for 35 minutes
  26. Remove tinfoil
  27. Check every 5 minutes and remove when it looks done. 40-45 minutes
  28. Let rest for at least 2 hours
  29. SERVE

Keywords: American Apple Pie Recipe