Mastering the Art of Baking: Your Guide to Crafting the Perfect Classic Apple Pie

On May 5, 2024 , updated on May 5, 2024 - 3 minutes to read

Around the world, apple pie is a very popular and essential dessert. Its unique taste, the result of the combination of melting apples and crispy dough, is a real treat for the taste buds! Both simple and refined, it bears witness to our childhood memories and warm moments shared with family. Here is a gourmet journey that will make you discover the secrets of preparing this traditional pastry.

A Little History Before You Begin

First, let’s look at some facts about apple pie. Coming from Europe, this popular recipe is very old. As a dessert or snack, it has conquered everyone’s taste buds and, moreover, across the Atlantic, it has even become a symbol of American gastronomy. Now that you are a little more familiar with the history of your future achievement, let’s move on to its preparation!

The Necessary Ingredients for Your Apple Pie

The first step is to gather the necessary ingredients. For a classic apple pie, you will need:

  • 1 kilo of apples; preferably tangy and juicy varieties like Granny Smith or Golden Delicious.
  • 250 grams of flour ;
  • 125 grams of butter;
  • 100 grams of powdered sugar;
  • 1 egg yolk;
  • Cinnamon ;
  • Vanilla sugar;
  • 2 tablespoons of applesauce.

The Crispy Dough

Preparing the dough is the first step toward making your apple pie a success. Mix the flour with the butter cut into small pieces until you obtain a sandy consistency. Add the egg yolk and a pinch of salt. Mix until you obtain a ball of dough which you leave to rest in the fridge for an hour.

The Sweetness of Apples

While the dough is resting, take the time to prepare your apples. Peel them and cut them into thin slices. Reserve a few slices for the final decoration of your pie and mix the rest with the cinnamon, vanilla sugar and applesauce.

Assembly and Cooking

Remove the dough from the refrigerator and lower it into your tart pan. Make sure it adheres well to the walls and bottom of the mold to prevent it from shrinking during cooking. Then delicately place your apple mixture on the dough then place the reserved slices on top for decoration. Finally sprinkle everything with powdered sugar and bake at 180°C for 35 to 40 minutes.


There you go, your classic apple pie is ready! Let it rest for a few minutes then serve it while still warm to make the most of its flavors. It will be perfect accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of caramel. A slice of this delicious tart will delight your guests and revive your sweetest memories.

So, are you ready to wear the pastry chef hat? Roll up your sleeves, prepare your apple pie and enjoy!


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