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Paula Deen’s Apple Pie

Paula Deen’s classic Apple Pie with a buttery homemade lattice top crust and brown sugar apples.

Paula Deen's classic Apple Pie with a buttery homemade lattice top crust and brown sugar apples.

**Originally posted in November 2016

Greetings from we’re-moving-in-a-week-and-I’m-procrastinating-packing central!!

Yup. ONE WEEK ya’ll.

Actually, it’s a little bit longer than that. We close on the house next Tuesday, but we probably won’t move until the weekend after Thanksgiving. But still, I figure I better be packed by the time we close anyway since I know the week will be filled with fence installation, painting, and Thanksgiving family festivities!

But anyway. Welcome to more pie!

 

Paula Deen's classic Apple Pie with a buttery homemade lattice top crust and brown sugar apples.

Do you know which ones you’re making for Thanksgiving yet??

I know for sure we’ll have chocolate chocolate chip pecan pie, pecan pie, and probably a chocolate cream pie. My family doesn’t really do the fruity pie thing. I didn’t either, until I got married. And fruit pie is like my husband’s version of Thanksgiving heaven, so I had to adjust…

In the 10 years we’ve been married, I’ve slowly progressed from all-out fighting him on pie (“How can you want pie for your birthday? No, surely you meant you actually wanted this chocolate cake…”) to begrudgingly bringing along purchased frozen pies for him to eat at holiday get-togethers, to cautiously topping sweet little tarts with 2 or 3 berries… until I finally reached and embraced the mother of all fruit pies.

This golden brown all-the-way-from-scratch beauty of an apple pie. Lattice top, caramel drizzle and all. And guess what? I LOVE IT. Maybe even as much as my Triple Decker Brownie Pie 😱.

Paula Deen's classic Apple Pie with a buttery homemade lattice top crust and brown sugar apples.

This is my go-to Paula Deen recipe. The filling is crazy simple and extra delicious (you know it is, because it came from Paula!). I like drizzling salted caramel sauce on top after it’s baked, but that’s totally your prerogative. And I’ve recently discovered that it’s not all that scary to make a homemade pie crust. If you’re interested, I’ve got step-by-step photos and video to make it a lot less intimidating!

And if you have any day-old leftovers, be sure to nuke a slice with cheddar cheese melted on top! Just trust me. It’s amazing. 😍

Paula Deen's Apple Pie

Paula Deen's classic Apple Pie with a buttery homemade lattice top crust and brown sugar apples.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup flour

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch of nutmeg

7 medium green apples, peeled and sliced

1 tbsp lemon juice

3 tbsp butter, cubed

2 unbaked pie crusts

egg wash for brushing on crust

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Mix together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Place the apple slices in a large mixing bowl. Toss with the dry ingredients mixture to coat.

Press a pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish. Fill with the apple mixture.

Drizzle the lemon juice over the apples. Sprinkle the cubed butter over top as well.

Place the second pie crust over the filling (you can make a lattice top or simply cut slits to vent the steam). Press edges to seal.

Bake for 55-60 minutes. Let cool before slicing.

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Paula Deen's classic Apple Pie with a buttery homemade lattice top crust and brown sugar apples.

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

13 comments on “Paula Deen’s Apple Pie”

  1. Hey, I love a refrigerated pie crust as much as anyone. Sometimes I’d much rather do that than have to clean my food processor and risk cutting off my thumb. I’ve never tried cheese on apple pie, but now I’m intrigued… :)

  2. Mmm, looks so good! I’m liking the whole no dishes thing. :) Thanks for the recipe!

  3. hhmmm…i’m drooling now :) one of my favorite dessert :)

  4. I love anything apple (aren’t apples straight from heaven?!) but I’ve never had cheese on an apple pie before!

  5. I’m all for no extra dishes and this looks yummy! Thanks for sharing. Following you now and looking forward to more fun stuff!

  6. I don’t know if I could do the cheese but the one bowl is calling me!
    I hope you can share at the Artful Rising.

    Erika

  7. Thank you so much for linking up to the Recipe Party @ The Sweet Spot. I hope to see more great recipes from your blog next week!

  8. Yummy! I would love for you to stop by my Linky Party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com.

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  9. Great idea to use a freezer bag instead of bowl. Love it! And I’m a huge fan of frozen pie crusts, too. We made an easy apple recipe this week, too. Love apple desserts!

  10. That looks so delicious! I’m like you, I can’t stand using up tons of dishes so this would work for me!

  11. cheddar cheese on pie is SO good :) awesome job and great photos!

  12. Oh, now THIS looks perfect for me! You are not alone in detesting the dishes! I’ve pinned this and will try ASAP. Thanks!!

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