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Deep Dish Apple Pie (With Fresh Apples)

Deep Dish Apple Pie (With Fresh Apples)

Simple and delicious homemade, deep dish apple pie! Who says baking from scratch has to be difficult? With this recipe, you will get a deep apple and spice flavor and can use a premade or homemade crust.

If you like a lot of apple in your apple pies, you can’t beat a deep dish recipe. And this deep dish apple pie is super flavorful.

I’ve been making this one for my family for years, and it never fails to impress. Combine fresh apples sautéed in butter with the perfect spice combination for a truly unforgettable flavor and texture.

Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe so you can find it the next time you need it!

You also have the option of using a premade pie crust, or making your own. If you need a great pie crust for your deep dish pie, I’ll show you a simple flaky and great tasting recipe below.

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How to Bake a Homemade Deep Dish Fresh Apple Pie from Scratch

slice of fresh baked apple pie on plate with whole pie in background
With top crust

If you want a bland tasting apple pie, you better look elsewhere. This recipe makes a pie with a ton of great flavor.

It brings together all those classic apple pie ingredients in the perfect ratio for what is a recipe you’ll likely want to make for years to come.

Prep time is less than fifteen minutes and bake time comes in right about a half an hour. And when it comes to baking from scratch, that’s about as good as it gets.

For equipment you are going to need a skillet, mixing bowl, and a deep dish pie pan. And that’s all it takes to make this great tasting apple pie.

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Fresh Baked Deep Dish Apple Pie Ingredients

top view of fresh McIntosh apples on cutting board and table

You don’t need a lot of expensive and fancy ingredients to pack in the flavor. In fact, all you’re going to need are a handful of common ingredients to make your pie.

Most will find they already have all of the below ingredients in the pantry. And if you’re missing something, you’ll find them at most any grocery store.

Pie Ingredients List

  • Apples
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Butter

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Deep Dish Pie Crust Recipe

homemade pie crust in pie pan and bushel of fresh apples on table viewed from above

There is no reason you can’t go with a premade crust for your pie. It’s quicker, and the flavor works just fine.

But one of the easiest ways to elevate the flavor of your apple pie is to make a homemade pastry crust.

There are a ton of recipes out there, but I will link to some of my favorites as well as provide you with a simple and delicious crust recipe of my own.

No matter which way you decide to go, you really can’t go wrong.

Pie Cust Ingredients

  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 6 oz Shortening (room temperature)
  • 1 oz salt

Add all of your ingredients to your mixing bowl and stir until doughy and well combined.

If your dough is too dry, add a teaspoon of water at a time until desired moisture level is achieved.

Dust you working surface with flour and roll out your crust into a circle large enough for your deep dish pie pan.

If you want a top crust, you will want to double the recipe and roll out a second crust.

What Apples to use for your Pie

bushel of fresh picked Granny Smith apples

I almost always use McIntosh apples for this recipe. The flavor and crispness is just perfect. They are also plentiful where I live.

But that doesn’t mean it’s the only type of apple you can use. Check below for other great apple pie apple options you can choose from to make your pie.

  • McIntosh
  • Honeycrisp
  • Granny Smith
  • Jonagold
  • Braeburn
  • Golden Delicious
  • Cortland

Simple Recipe Instructions

top view of homemade deep dish apple pie with lattice top on table with fresh sliced apples
With lattice crust

This recipe requires you to sauté your apples, but you will need a large skillet or heat them in two rounds. That depends on the size of your skillet.

If you need to heat them in two batches, no worries, just keep the first round of cooked apples in a mixing bowl.

Note: If making your own crust, prepare it and line your pie pan before staring to make your filling. If making a top crust, make that first as well.

Step 1: Core and slice your apples

Step 2: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 3: Add butter to skillet and bring to medium high heat

Step 4: Once butter has began to melt, add your sliced apples and sugar and sauté until your apples just begin to caramelize. This tends to take 8-10 minutes

Step 5: Remove apples from heat and transfer to large mixing bowl

Step 6: Add remaining ingredients and stir until evenly distributed

Step 7: Pour apple filling into crust lined pie pan. Sprinkle the top with about a teaspoon more granulated sugar

Note: If using a top crust, add it on top and cut at least four slits for ventilation. You can also make a lattice crust for this pie if desired. When using a top crust, I break small chunks of butter along the top of my filling. I then cover the edges of my pie crust in aluminum foil to prevent it from overcooking.

Step 8: Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes

Step 9: Remove and cool on a wire rack

Step 10: Serve warm topped with ice cream or whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

overhead view of deep dish apple pie on wooden table with fresh apples next to it

Deep Dish Apple Pie (With Fresh Apples)

Wonderful flavor and soft texture. This pie is perfect for serving during the holidays, at parties, and as a special family dessert.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 285 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Large Skillet
  • 1 Deep Dish Pie Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 12 McIntosh Apples cored and sliced
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ginger
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg
  • 4-6 Tbs Butter

Instructions
 

  • Core and slice your apples
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Add butter to skillet and bring to medium high heat
  • Once butter has began to melt, add your sliced apples and sugar and sauté until your apples just begin to caramelize. Turning them frequently. This tends to take 8-10 minutes
  • Remove apples from heat and transfer to large mixing bowl
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir until evenly distributed
  • Pour apple filling into crust lined pie pan. Sprinkle the top with about a teaspoon more granulated sugar
  • Note: If using a top crust, add it on top and cut at least four slits for ventilation. You can also make a lattice crust for this pie if desired. When using a top crust, I break small chunks of butter along the top of my filling. I then cover the edges of my pie crust in aluminum foil to prevent it from overcooking.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes
  • Remove and cool on a wire rack
  • Serve warm topped with ice cream or whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcal
Keyword Apple Pie, Deep Dish, Fresh Apples
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Liv’s Deep Dish Fresh Apple Pie Recipe Notes

  • I’ve made this pie with and without a top crust. You can go with whichever you prefer. When using a top crust make sure you cut ventilation slits unless going with a lattice crust. Chunk up a tablespoon or two of butter and place them scattered on top of your filling before adding your top crust. Then cover the edges of your crust in aluminum foil. This will prevent the edges of your crust from burning.
  • If using a firmer type of apple than McIntosh, your sauté time may be longer. Just be certain to heat your apples until they just begin to caramelize.
  • Some people like to sprinkle their top crust with a bit of sugar, so if you want a little more sweetness and the presentation, go for it!
  • Serve your pie with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. And serve your pie warm!
  • Store your pie covered at room temperature for up to four days.