Double Crust Apple Pie

Classic apple pie with easy homemade flaky pie crust, served with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

Flaky homemade double crust apple pie recipe from @bakedbyrachel

It’s official… I have my first cold of the season. I managed to avoid getting sick every time anyone else in the house got sick so far, it was only a matter of time before it was my turn. And of course, you know that when you’re sick, you just want to curl up and do nothing and eat everything comforting. Only, what I wanted, I didn’t have the ability to make without going to the store… and that wasn’t happening. Oh well! Maybe my craving will last until I get to the store again! Mmm… lasagna!

Also, movie update! I’d been eagerly waiting to see San Andreas and finally got the chance over the weekend. It didn’t disappoint at all. Action packed from start to finish. It’s a definite must see if you enjoy action movies. We also watched Tomorrowland. I had heard a lot of mixed reviews of it, but overall we really liked it. It’s always fun to see George Clooney in unusual roles.

Flaky homemade double crust apple pie recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Because it’s Monday…

And because Thanksgiving is next week…

Pie!!

Apple pie is an essential dessert for Thanksgiving. It’s probably my favorite part of the meal. One of these days I want to switch things up and eat dessert first, but I also kind of like the idea of saving the best for last… ahh decisions.

The only decision you need to make here is how many slices. Because, this pie is an absolute must for your holiday dessert table! Easy flaky homemade all-butter double crust apple pie, served with sweetened whipped cream and caramel sauce! Be sure to add this to your baking plans!

Flaky homemade double crust apple pie recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 1: 9-inch pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus chill time

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 2 hours

Double Crust Apple Pie

Classic apple pie with easy homemade flaky pie crust, served with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 3C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1C unsalted butter, cold
  • 6-8Tb ice water

Filling:

  • 8 large apples, roughly 3lb, peeled and sliced thinly 
  • 3/4C granulated sugar
  • 1Tb cinnamon
  • 3Tb all purpose flour
  • 1/4C unsalted butter

Topping:

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and sugar. Chop 2/3 cup butter into small cubes and the remaining 1/3 cup into 1/4-inch slices. Blend in the cubed butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender until only pea sized chunks remain. Work sliced butter into the mixture with your fingers, leaving varying sizes of butter pieces throughout. Mix in enough water to hold dough together. Divide dough in half, pressing and shaping into discs. Cover in plastic wrap, chilling for at least 1 hour, or longer as needed.
  2. Roll out one portion of dough to fit a 9-inch pie plate, with additional overhang. Press into pie pan. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.
  4. In a large saute pan, melt butter. Add sliced apples, tossing to coat well with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Cook for 5-10 minutes to soften. Sprinkle flour over apples, tossing well. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Cool apples on a large rimmed baking sheet for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, roll out remaining pie crust.
  7. Preheat oven to 425°F
  8. Add cooled apples to prepared pie crust. Top off with second crust. Pinch and crimp edges to seal well. Use a sharp knife to create several vents in the top of the crust. Brush well with heavy cream and sprinkle well with sugar. 
  9. Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350°F. Continue to cook for 50 minutes.
  10. Cool before slicing.
  11. Serve with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

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20 Responses to “Double Crust Apple Pie”

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    Medeja — November 16, 2015 at 6:18 am

    With cream and caramel this apple pie looks just irresistible!

    • Rachel — November 17th, 2015 @ 7:44 am

      Thanks Medeja!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — November 16, 2015 at 7:40 am

    PIE PIE PE! I am so ready for Thanksgiving. This is such a great go to for the Holiday, you nailed it!

    • Rachel — November 17th, 2015 @ 7:44 am

      Thanks Taylor!

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    Marye — November 16, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Yum, this apple pie looks gorgeous!

    • Rachel — November 17th, 2015 @ 7:44 am

      Thanks Marye!

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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — November 16, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    You have true pie skills! Wow this looks beautiful!

    • Rachel — November 17th, 2015 @ 7:44 am

      Thanks Melissa!

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    Linda | The Baker Who Kerns — November 16, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    What a magnificent slice of apple pie! I hope I can make it look this good! Yum!

    • Rachel — November 17th, 2015 @ 7:44 am

      Thanks Linda. I hope you enjoy it! :)

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    Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits — November 17, 2015 at 2:20 am

    Rachel, I hope you fell better!! I haven’t seen San Andreas yet, though I’ve been meaning too. Glad to know that it’s good! This apple pie looks absolutely gorgeous!

    • Rachel — November 17th, 2015 @ 7:45 am

      Thanks so much Lisa! And yes, you must watch it!

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    Lindsey+@+American+Heritage+Cooking — November 17, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Not even a tiny little gap between your top crust and filling! So impressed! Mine needed to come with a “mind the gap” disclaimer! lol That shot with the caramel sauce dripping down the sides…just stop it!

    • Rachel — November 17th, 2015 @ 4:50 pm

      Thanks Lindsey! :)

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    Ami@NaiveCookCooks — November 18, 2015 at 12:00 am

    This APPLE PIE looks to die for! So delicious and I love your photography!!

    • Rachel — November 18th, 2015 @ 7:26 am

      Thanks Ami!

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    Janele — November 18, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Rachel !
    I noticed a little mistake in the recipe – combine sugar and sugar.

    Otherwise, it looks amazing !! Will try!

    • Rachel — November 19th, 2015 @ 7:30 am

      Thanks for the catch. I hope you enjoy it! :)

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — November 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    The answer is always PIE!

    • Rachel — November 19th, 2015 @ 7:30 am

      Always :)

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