What's an easy apple pie recipe?

Marjorie Nolan Cohn
Nutrition & Dietetics

Easy Old Fashioned Apple Pie Recipe


2 9-inch pie crusts (one for the top crust, one for the bottom crust)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash of salt
2 tablespoons butter
6 cups thinly sliced and cored apple


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, and salt. Stir in the apples.
  3. Place into pie crust, dot with butter. Cover with top crust, and slit evenly to let steam escape. Seal the top crust to the bottom by pinching the edges together.
  4. Cover edge of the crust with a three inch strip of aluminum foil.
  5. Bake 40-50 minutes, until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through top.
Apples and cinnamon-y flavor of oatmeal cookies make perfect sense. Plus, oatmeal gives this pie crust a healthy fiber boost.

Apple Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crust

Makes: 10 servings
Prep Time: 60 min.
Cook Time: 60 min.

Oatmeal Cookie Crust:

2 2/3 cups oat or white flour
1 cup maple or natural cane sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 to 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 egg white
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Canola oil cooking spray

Apple Filling:

6-8 large, tart apples (about 11 cups sliced)                 
3/4 cup maple or natural cane sugar
3/4 cup apple juice, divided
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cornstarch
For Crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon and baking soda.
  3. In another bowl, combine applesauce, egg white and vanilla.
  4. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients; stir until blended. If mixture seems dry, add up to 1/4 cup applesauce.
  5. Spray a 9" pie pan with cooking spray.
  6. Roll out half the oat mixture on a lightly floured surface to make a 12” circle. Press dough into pan to get it in position. Reserve remaining mixture for the top of the pie.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and fill.                         

For Filling:
  1. Peel and core apples and cut into 1/8” slices.
  2. Cook apples, sugar, 1/2 cup apple juice, cinnamon and vanilla in saucepan over medium heat until tender, about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Dissolve cornstarch in remaining apple juice. Add to hot apple mixture, stir constantly until mixture thickens, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Place apple mixture in baked crust.
  5. Roll out remaining crust dough onto lightly floured surface. Roll into an 11” circle. Pierce with a fork.
  6. Cover filling with top crust. Fold top edge under and crimp. Set pie pan on a larger pan to catch drips.
  7. Bake until top crust is firm, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm or chilled.

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