American Apple Pie (Lukrecija, Vilnius)

Very easy to make, tastes great and with little effort can look amazing! 

The most important measurements are given, others please adjust on your own taste.


For crust:

  • 420g Flour
  • 250g butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • Spoon of sugar
  • Couple spoons of cold (!) water

For filling:

  • Apples (6-8 medium ones, depends on the dish height you’re using)
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar (brown preferred)
  • Lemon juice (fresh is always better)
  • Nutmeg

P.S. When I’m feeling lazy or not in the mood of cutting apples, I switch the apple filling for frozen cherries with a spoon of sugar and bake it like that. Turns out super fresh and not too sweet!


  1. Prepare your crust by mixing flour, sugar, salt in a bowl. 
  2. Cut butter into pieces and add it to the mixture. Mix with a blender or by hand until the mixture is even and crumbly. 
  3. One spoon at a time add cold water until the mixture becomes even and sticks together, yet doesn’t stick to your hand. This step is very important as if you add too much water the crust will become hard after baking and if you add too little it wont roll well, but from experience it is better to add less water than too much!
  4. When you’re done with your dough wrap it in plastic and put it in the fridge for at least an hour.
  5. Prepare your filling by peeling the apples and cutting them in even square slices.
  6. Add apple slices into a bowl. Add sugar (a couple of spoons work for me), cinnamon, lemon juice (I usually squeeze about 3-5 spoons of fresh lemon juice), a pinch of nutmeg.
  7. When the dough is ready divide it into two pieces. Roll one piece into even About 0,3-0,5cm thick layer and place it on the butter greased oven bowl. 
  8. Put your filling inside.
  9. For the top, roll the second piece of the dough and cut it in even 1cm strips. Assemble on the top.
  10. Bake for 40-50min in 200C. 

You can easily use this recipe with any filling you prefer and feel free to experiment with different ways of topping the pie!

Posted by: Lukrecija, Image Bank, Vilnius, Lithuania

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