Delicious, classic apple pie recipe using a graham cracker crust! This homemade recipe is quick and easy to make and perfect for the holidays or for a special family dessert.
If you need a great tasting apple pie and want to use a graham cracker crust, this recipe is the one for you.
I’ve baked hundreds of pies over the years, and this recipe is one of my favorites. It consistently produces a wonderful flavor and the texture of the graham cracker crust compliments it perfectly.
In fact, this is one of the apple pie recipes I bust out every holiday season. It’s always a big hit with friends and family, and I’ve been asked for the recipe more times than I can count.
And I’m pretty sure you’re going to love it too!
Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe so you can find it the next time you want to make a tasty homemade apple pie.
It brings together tender apples, classic apple pie spices, and a wonderful textured topping.
How to Make a Homemade Apple Pie with a Graham Cracker Crust
You’re going to be amazed at how easy this recipe is to make considering how wonderful it tastes. It’s super quick and produces a classic apple pie flavor.
Prep time just a few minutes, and bake time is under an hour. For equipment you will need a pie pan and a mixing bowl. And that all you need to make a delicious, homemade graham cracker crust apple pie!
Note: I almost always use a premade graham cracker crust for this pie, but if you want to make your own, here is a great homemade graham cracker crust recipe.
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Graham Cracker Crust Apple Pie Ingredients
Making this homemade apple pie from scratch doesn’t take a bunch of complicated ingredients. In fact, all you’re going to need are common baking ingredients.
Because the ingredients are pantry staples, you may have everything you need already!
And even if you are missing something, you can find what you need at most any grocery store.
- Graham Cracker Crust
- Egg Yolk
- Apples (sliced)
- Lemon Juice
- Granulated Sugar
- Light Brown Sugar
- All-Purpose Flour
- Ground Cinnamon
Graham Cracker Crust: As noted above, I almost always use a premade graham cracker crust for my pie. It saves a little time, and the flavor works wonderfully well. But, you can make your own if you prefer. If you are looking for a great graham cracker crust recipe, I’ve linked one of my favorites up above.
Egg Yolk: We need an egg yolk to brush on our crust. This creates a barrier between our crust and filling which serves two purposes. It prevent our filling from making the crust soggy, and prevent it from seeping all the way through.
Apples: I always use fresh apples for this pie. The flavor is hard to beat, and the little extra prep time is well worth it. Where I live, apples are well stocked at my grocery store so I rarely have trouble getting them for my baking. But if you need a good canned apple pie recipe, I will link it below. You will also find my recommendations for the best types of apples to use for your pie below.
Lemon Juice: This provides acidity for our pie, and really makes all those tasty flavors pop. I do not recommend skipping lemon juice without using a good alternative.
Spices: Just as important as using the right kind of apples, getting your spices right is a must when baking a homemade apple pie. Over the years I have spent a lot of time perfecting my spice levels, and this recipe is about as close to perfect as I have ever got. And nothing produces that classic apple pie flavor better than cinnamon and nutmeg.
Try this recipe: Apple pie using canned apples
Best Types of Apples for Apple Pie
There are a number of different types of apples you can use to make your pie. I prefer McIntosh, but there are many more equally great options.
When it comes to choosing your apples, go with one of the varieties below. They will all provide you with the flavor and texture you need.
- Granny Smith
- Golden Delicious
- Pink Lady
- Northern Spy
- Red Delicious
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Simple Recipe Instructions
You’re going to love how easy this pie is to make, and your family is going to be impressed with your baking ability!
This recipe allows you to produce a delicious apple pie without spending the entire day baking. It’s a great recipe for holidays, parties, and for the family.
So, once you have your ingredients gathered, it’s time to get baking!
Note: If making your own graham cracker crust, prepare it before moving on to the recipe below.
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Step 2: Brush your crust with your egg yolk.
Step 3: In your mixing bowl, add your sliced apples, granulated sugar, lemon juice, light brown sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until apples are evenly coated.
Step 4: Pour apple mixture into your crust.
Step 5: In your mixing bowl, add 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 brown sugar, and crumbled butter. Stir until combined.
Step 6: Sprinkle mixture on top of your pie.
Step 7: Bake your pie for approximately 50 minutes. Your pie is done when golden brown and your filling is bubbly.
Note: I like to place my pie on a baking sheet when in oven in case the filling bubbles over the edge.
Related Recipe: Granny Smith apple pie
Apple Pie With Graham Cracker Crust
- 1 or 2 Mixing Bowls
- 1 Baking Sheet
- 1 9" Graham Cracker Crust
Apple Pie Filling
- 1 Large Egg Yolk beaten
- 5½ Cups Apples sliced
- 1 Tbs Lemon Juice
- ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
- ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar packed
- 3 Tbs All-Purpose Flour
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp Nutmeg
- ¾ Cup All-Purpose Flour
- ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar
- ¼ Cup Brown Sugar packed
- ⅓ Cup Butter softened
- Note: If making your own graham cracker crust, prepare it before moving on to the recipe below.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Brush your crust with your egg yolk.
- In your mixing bowl, add your sliced apples, granulated sugar, lemon juice, light brown sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until apples are evenly coated.
- Pour apple mixture into your crust.
- In your mixing bowl, add 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 brown sugar, and crumbled butter. Stir until combined.
- Sprinkle mixture on top of your pie.
- Bake your pie for approximately 50 minutes. Your pie is done when golden brown and your filling is bubbly.
- Note: I like to place my pie on a baking sheet when in oven in case the filling bubbles over the edge.
Liv’s Graham Cracker Crust Apple Pie Recipe Notes
- Bake your pie on a baking sheet to avoid filling bubbling out onto the bottom of your oven.
- You can use a premade or homemade graham cracker crust for your pie. I’ve linked to one of my favorite recipes above in case you need one.
- Your pie is done baking when the top is golden brown and your filling is bubbling.
- Store your pie covered at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Your pie will stay good for up to four days in the fridge and three at room temperature.