This recipe for Apple Pie à la Mode is a taste of Americana at its best. Fresh apples tossed in sugar and baked in a flaky crust and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Believe it or not, you can make a fresh apple pie at home. The key is to take the time to read the recipe and to have all of your items ready before you start.
How To Make Apple Pie
The first step is to make the pie crust. I like to add a touch of sugar to my crust when making desserts, but feel free to omit the sugar, if you’d like. Be sure that the water you use is COLD. It’s key in helping the crust to become flaky.
For the filling, place sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a large bowl and toss gently to combine.
Once you are ready to assemble the pie, divide the pie crust into two. Roll out a circle large enough to fit your pie pan. Carefully place the bottom pie crust in the pan.
Roll out the remaining pie crust into a circle large enough to cover the top. You can get fancy here and cut a small-ish heart out of the middle to help steam escape. Lay the crust on top and crimp the two crusts together.
I recommend that you place the prepared pie on top of a rimmed sheet pan – just in case the juices should happen to boil over while it is baking.
Note: To make a deep-dish pie, double the filling ingredients and roll out the bottom crust to a 12-13 inch diameter. Nutrition information is an approximation.
Pie Crust Ingredients:
Pie Filling Ingredients:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 608Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 136mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 4gSugar: 29gProtein: 5g
Note: To make a deep-dish pie, double the filling ingredients and roll out the bottom crust to a 12-13 inch diameter.
Nutrition information is an approximation.
Bake the pie as directed. Once it is finished, it should have a nice golden color. Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool completely. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to create the à la Mode portion.