Sunday’s Apple Pie


Transport yourself to a warm, comforting kitchen with the aroma of freshly baked Sunday’s Apple Pie. This classic dessert is a timeless favorite, featuring a golden, flaky crust embracing tender, cinnamon-kissed apples. Follow this full recipe to create a pie that captures the essence of a cozy Sunday afternoon and brings joy to your family or any special gathering.


For the Pie Crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water

For the Apple Filling:

  • 6–7 cups apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (a mix of tart and sweet apples like Granny Smith and Honeycrisp works well)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For Assembly:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces (for dotting on top of the filling)
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (for sprinkling on top)

1. Prepare the Pie Crust:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and sugar. Add the cold, cubed butter.
  • Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to incorporate the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Gradually add ice water, a few tablespoons at a time, until the dough comes together. Be cautious not to overwork the dough.
  • Divide the dough in half, shape each half into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

2. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

3. Roll Out the Pie Crust:

  • On a floured surface, roll out one disc of the chilled pie dough to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Carefully transfer the rolled-out dough to the pie dish, gently pressing it into the bottom and along the sides.

4. Make the Apple Filling:

  • In a large bowl, toss together the sliced apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice until the apples are evenly coated.

5. Assemble the Pie:

  • Pour the apple filling into the prepared pie crust. Dot the top with small pieces of butter.
  • Roll out the second disc of pie dough and place it over the apple filling. Trim the excess dough, leaving a slight overhang. Press the edges of the top and bottom crusts together, then crimp the edges with a fork or your fingers to seal.

6. Add Vents and Egg Wash:

  • Cut slits or a decorative pattern in the top crust to allow steam to escape during baking. Beat the egg and brush it over the top crust. Sprinkle with granulated sugar for a golden finish.

7. Bake:

  • Place the pie on a baking sheet to catch any drips. Bake in the preheated oven for 45–55 minutes or until the crust is golden brown, and the filling is bubbly.

8. Cool and Serve:

  • Allow the pie to cool on a wire rack before slicing. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.

9. Enjoy the Perfect Slice:

  • Slice into Sunday’s Apple Pie and savor the combination of buttery crust and spiced apple filling for a comforting and nostalgic dessert experience.

10. Share the Warmth:

  • Share the joy of Sunday’s Apple Pie with loved ones, creating lasting memories and indulging in the warmth of a homemade classic.



Leave a Comment