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Deep Dish Apple Pie

  • Author: Christina
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x


Apple pie lends a level of nostalgia to the holidays that makes the endeared Thanksgiving pumpkin pie jealous.  [gallery ids="2416,2412,2413,2414,2418,2421,2419,2422,2431,2425,2426,2430"]


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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1 Tbs pats
  • 2 Tbs cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup + 2-3 Tbs ice water


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup old fashioned oats (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 stick (8 Tbs) unsalted butter, cut into 1 Tbs pieces


  • 3 pounds granny smith apples (about 7 apples), peeled and cut
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon (1 tsp)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbs brandy
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch (2 Tbs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or bean paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbs unsalted butter, chopped


  1. First make the pie dough: In a large bowl or food processor, mix the flour, salt, and sugar.  Add in the butter until well incorporated.  Add in the ice water until dough forms into a ball. 

  2. Then, roll out the dough:  Sprinkle some all-purpose flour on a sheet of parchment paper.  Place the pie dough on the parchment paper and sprinkle the top with flour.  Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to the desired thickness.  Place dough into the assembled spring form pan.  Use any excess dough to line the sides of the springform pan.  Just make sure you don’t get an abundance of crust where the bottom of the pan meets the side.  Gently press this extra dough with your fingertips to create an even crust. Using a fork, puncture the crust several times.  Place dough in the freezer for at least thirty minutes.
  3. Next make the pie: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine all pie ingredients, except butter, in a large bowl.  Let ingredients sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.  This is a good time to make the crumble.
  4. To make the crumble: In a large bowl or food processor, mix the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla extract. Add in the butter until just incorporated.
  5. Back to assembling the pie: Remove the frozen crust and fill with apple mixture.  Top apple mixture with the chopped butter.  Top with the crumble.  Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes, until golden brown and you can see the butter/apple juices bubbling.


If you serve this immediately out the oven, the juices make it look like a waterfall of cinnamon sugar when you cut into the pie.  To prevent this, make the night before and allow to cool overnight in the refrigerator.

  • Prep Time: 50 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Thanksgiving food, Fall food, Dessert