The Best Homemade Apple Pie

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The Best Homemade Apple Pie

This is my favorite recipe for making a classic apple pie from scratch. I’ve found the perfect method to make the Best Homemade Apple Pie of your life!


  • 1 homemade double pie crust, 2 sheets of pie dough
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • juice from half a lemon, 2 tablespoons
  • 5 pounds apples, 5 pounds before peeling and coring*
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk, for brushing on pie
  • 1 tablespoon beaten egg, optional, for brushing on pie
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar, for topping pie

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