22 Jul 2010

Best Apple Pie Ever

I love this apple pie recipe! It's versatile and can be adjusted for lots of different kinds of fruits. In this video I make an apple-nectarine pie, but I've also tried it with just apples, or apple-rhubarb, strawberry-rhubarb and apple-peach; all combinations were delicious! This recipe is perfect for using up various summer fruit.


  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch crust pie (28cm)
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons (25g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (110g) packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • 8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced*

* In the video I used 5 apples and 5 nectarines, you can mix the fruit as you like.

  • Melt butter in a sauce pan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add white sugar, brown sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce temperature, and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. (Optional: Cover with a lattice work of crust. I skipped this part because I don't like so much dough.) Evenly pour the sauce over the fruits, and the lattice crust if you made one.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes.

This pie is really simple to make, ready in no time at all, and is so delicious! Every time I make this I get nothing but compliments!

Link to the video tutorial


  1. I can almost smell it :D

  2. Thank you for the tutorial! I have copied the recipe and am going to try it! Have a great vacation. Thank you for taking the time to upload while you are vacationing!

  3. Thank you so much for putting it both in Metric and US systems! I love European recipes but I hate the time it takes to convert the to the US system!

  4. I love pies, I'm definively going to try this one.

    Congratulations for your first cooking tutorial, I think it's a great recipe to start your cooking tutorials.
    I must say it takes a lot of practice and patience to prepare and bake a pie, and I really apreciate the knowledge you share with us.

    Hope to see many more cooking tutorials soon!

  5. I'm pretty new to baking myself. I never considered an apple pie with nectarines in it. Definitely going to be trying this!

  6. Anonymous6:43 am

    hi julia, thanks for the recipe, it looks yummyyy!! i need to ask you, when you put it in the oven, what oven option do you use? my oven has some options like if you want to bake something only with air, or like the option where the upper and down sides of the oven are heated or both. which one i should use??

  7. Now I'm hungry! I will have to try it! I plan on making it soon!

  8. Boelima2:15 am

    yummi... cannot stand on my leg.... otherwise I would prepare it right away.... :-)

  9. It looks fabulous! I'm going to make that before the Summer is up. Thank you! :)

  10. Thank you for this recipe...thought I tell you it was a great success with my husband this evening. I did it with apple, peach and raspberries and it was yummy.

    While home at your mums can't you please, pls, pls do a video or post your recipe for your mums jalapeno jam. I have been searching the web ever since you first mentioned it and I can't really find any good one.

    Have a great holiday with your family, I have just returned to Australia after spending 5 weeks with my family in Sweden. Had a great time and are now missing the summer weather, being winter here, so the pie was a great winterwarmer.

  11. Going to try it! :) Thanks for sharing!

  12. Anonymous11:55 am

    hey Julia, you remind me of Elli Medeiros when she was young, you are both beautiful! :-)
    here's the video i was watching and I thought of you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ltf1zraLPzs

  13. Mmm.. I'm definetively going to try this one. Just bought the apples and the crust ;)


  14. Anonymous6:39 pm

    Very good (delicious!) and really versatile because you can use all the seasons fruit or berries. The amount of sugar is rather high; I reduced the amount (50 g sugar and 50 g brown sugar). 200 g sugar is too much, even you like sweet. As an european thanks for the amounts in kilogrammes.

  15. Anonymous11:06 pm

    thanks will try it

  16. Anonymous3:17 am

    I Try To Do It And It Totaly WORK OUT !
    ThanQ So Much For You Videos And Great Idea's !
    Im a Big CRAZY Fan Of You And Im Arabic By The Way !

  17. Hi Julia!

    I made this pie today and just had a slice. it's DELICIOUS! thanks for the recipe :)

  18. Anonymous6:50 pm

    making it today just waiting for it to finish baking =)

  19. you made me real hungry for apple pie so just so you know I've broken my diet and have gone and made myself some apple pie earlier and I'm eating it right now.

    :( its really yummy.

  20. Anonymous12:39 am

    This pie Comes out so lovely.
    My favorite by far of apple pie recipes..

  21. Sasha Rae1:58 am

    Thank you so much for sharing!!

  22. Anonymous4:15 pm

    Hi!! i saw the pie video and just love it!! definatelly i´m gonna try it! :)

    greetings from Argentina!

  23. Danke für das tolle Rezept. Ich backe den Kuchen gerade :)

  24. hi from the raymond and evelyn show, we made the pie and it was so good thanks for the idea.

  25. I can not believe how exceptionally neat your kitchen is. So organised. I would love a big kitchen like yours. The pie looks absolutely delicious and I am definitely going to try it when I have guests for dinner. Thanks for the video!

  26. Julia,this pie is GREAT!! So delicious,i made it today and my husband said it's freakin' good..and the whole pan is almost gone. It's like eating caramel apple. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  27. Julia the pie was GREAT!!, it really is the best apple pie ever. My husband loves it and the whole pie is almost gone just in 30 minutes!. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  28. Anonymous8:28 am

    Hallo Julia,
    was für einen Boden nimmst Du hierfür??
    Ich hab es mit einem Mürbteig versucht, der wollte aber nicht fest bleiben.
    Das Rezept ist genial, die Früchte und das "Karamell" mmmmmhhh. Dem konnte keiner wiederstehen :-) Grüße Kerstin

  29. Tried this recipe yesterday. The caramel never came together, so I eventually poured off most of the butter. I added a couple of tablespoons of blackberry jam, and added some raisins for the last couple of minutes. I also tossed a couple of handfuls of crushed almonds with the fruit. For the last 10 minutes of baking, I sprinkled some sweetened coconut over the whole thing. Despite the initial problem with the sugar mixture, the pie was declared a success. Thank you for this recipe!

  30. Anonymous3:01 am

    im going to make this the dessert for the dinner im cooking my boyfriend for his birthday (he loves apple pie)..i hope it turns out half as good as the one u showed thanks so much:)

  31. Jessica5:31 am

    My friend is hosting "Ameragiving" this weekend (we live in Canada, but like having an extra Thanksgiving just for fun) and I'm going to make this recipe! I've never made apple pie, so fingers crossed that it turns out well!