Apple pie was the first dessert my daughter asked me to make for her. She was very young and had watched a cartoon where the mother baked an apple pie for her son. This gave her the idea to ask me to bake her a pie. So when I finally got around to making the pie, I was pleased with the results. But my daughter was not! Click here to jump to the recipe.
She took one bite, or rather a half bite and pushed it away and stated that she didn’t like apple pie! Was it the recipe?
Later I asked if she wanted to try it again. The answer was always a shake of her head. Then one day a relative, with famous apple pies, bought us one. My daughter decided to try it and she loved it. She had finally found the apple pie that she liked.
So I set out to find a really good apple pie recipe. I looked at dozens of recipes, compared ingredients and figured out the things they all had in common. After experimenting a bit, I came up with this recipe.
I make this a little less sweet for my daughter who doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth.
But if you like things a little sweeter, I have a note in the recipe for increasing the sugar.
Apple pie is classic and has endless varieties. This pie’s secret ingredient is vanilla extract.
Dress up your pie with a fancy-cut crust or leave it humble with a smooth crust. Either way, just enjoy!