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Classic American Apple Pie

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Classic American Apple Pie

Classic American Apple Pie - Fragant apple pie fresh from the oven

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Health Score:
5,6 / 10
1 hr
ready in 3 h. 30 min.
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Nutritional values

The combination of whole wheat flour and apples packs this classic pie with tons of fiber, which helps support healthy digestion. The soluble fiber pectin from apples has also been shown to help lower blood cholesterol levels in some cases.

Acidic apples like Granny Smith are best suited for baking. Their crumbly flesh remains juicy and gives the apple pie a tart and fine aroma. Another plus point: these varieties are particularly rich in vitamin C.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie364 kcal(17 %)
Protein5 g(5 %)
Fat13 g(11 %)
Carbohydrates55 g(37 %)
Sugar added15 g(60 %)
Roughage5 g(17 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.2 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E1.1 mg(9 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin2.3 mg(19 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate20 μg(7 %)
Pantothenic acid0.4 mg(7 %)
Biotin3.3 μg(7 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C13 mg(14 %)
Potassium248 mg(6 %)
Calcium24 mg(2 %)
Magnesium39 mg(13 %)
Iron1.6 mg(11 %)
Iodine3 μg(2 %)
Zinc1.1 mg(14 %)
Saturated fatty acids7.4 g
Uric acid42 mg
Cholesterol34 mg
Development of this recipe:


9 ounces Whole wheat flour
10 ounces Pastry flour
5 ounces granulated sugar
6 ounces Cultured butter
1 tablespoon Malt vinegar (or cider vinegar)
½ lemon
2 ounces brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 large Apple (each about 8 ounces)
3 tablespoons
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Kitchen utensils

1 Bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Fine grater, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Brush, 1 Pizza cutter, 1 Rolling pin, 1 Oven rack, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Food processor, 1 Fluted tart pan (30 cm diameter, or a 28 cm springform pan), 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

Classic American Apple Pie preparation step 1

In a food processor, combine whole-wheat flour, 1 cup pastry flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and 1 generous pinch of salt and pulse to combine.

Classic American Apple Pie preparation step 2

Cut butter into small pieces and place in food processor. Pulse to combine. 

Classic American Apple Pie preparation step 3

Add vinegar and 10-12 tablespoons ice-cold water and process to a smooth dough as quickly as possible.

Classic American Apple Pie preparation step 4

Divide dough into 2 equal portions, wrap each in plastic wrap and let rest for about 2 hours in the refrigerator. (The dough can be made up to 2 days in advance.)

Classic American Apple Pie preparation step 5

Rinse lemon in hot water and wipe dry. Finely grate 1 teaspoon lemon zest and squeeze 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Mix 1/4 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, remaining flour, lemon zest and juice, and cinnamon in a bowl.

Classic American Apple Pie preparation step 6

Peel apples, cut into quarters, remove seeds and cut into very thin slices.

Classic American Apple Pie preparation step 7

Add apples to brown-sugar mixture in bowl and toss to combine well. 

Classic American Apple Pie preparation step 8

Roll out dough on a floured surface into 2 rounds, each about 12 inches in diameter.

Classic American Apple Pie preparation step 9

Press 1 dough round into bottom and up side of tart pan (or springform pan).

Classic American Apple Pie preparation step 10

Pour apple filling into tart pan. With a pizza cutter, cut other dough round into strips, about 3/4 inch wide.


Classic American Apple Pie preparation step 11

Weave dough strips over filling, pressing firmly on edges.

Classic American Apple Pie preparation step 12

Brush dough with milk and lightly sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake on second rack from bottom of preheated oven at 350°F until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling, about 70 minutes. Let pie cool on a cooling rack and serve warm or at room temperature.