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…


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

Double crust apple pie recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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Double Crust Apple Pie

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours
Yield: 6 plus
Classic apple pie with easy homemade flaky pie crust, served with whipped cream and caramel sauce.



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


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


  • 2 Tb heavy cream
  • 1-2 Tb granulated sugar
  • caramel sauce


  • 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.
  • Roll out one portion of dough to fit a 9-inch pie plate, with additional overhang. Press into pie pan. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.
  • 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.
  • Cool apples on a large rimmed baking sheet for 5-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, roll out remaining pie crust.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F
  • 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. 
  • Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350°F. Continue to cook for 50 minutes.
  • Cool before slicing.
  • Serve with whipped cream and caramel sauce.


Recipe serves roughly 6-8, yields 1: 9-inch pie.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Apple, Pie

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