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Best Apple Pie Recipe

Best Apple Pie

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"Lemon juice gives this pie some added zing!"

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl mix together flour, salt, and cinnamon. Add apples and lemon juice. Toss until apples are thoroughly coated. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour apples into pastry-lined pie plate. Dot with butter or margarine. Cover with top pastry. Seal edges and cut steam vents in top pastry.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, until crust is golden brown.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 16, 2004

A great recipe. My daughter didn't know there was no sugar and she said it tasted appley. I used 1T frozen orange concentrate instead of the lemon juice

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 02, 2004

Thr recipe was very easy and straightforward. It comes out pretty darn sour with no sugar and that much lemon, like MASMAY said. I used about 1/4 cup of sugar with this recipe, and it was still sour. The lemon overpowered the taste of the apples, and you really rely on the apples for all of the sweetness in this pie. Although I did get some nice comments, nobody came back for seconds. The next time I use this recipe, I'll either cut the lemon in half and add 1/4 cup of sugar (or and equivelence of sugar substitute) or try JSONEAL's idea of 1Tbsp OJ instead of lemon juice.


35 Ratings

Sep 23, 2007

After reading other reviews I took some of their advice, I only put ten drops of lemon juice in, and I added 1/4 c. of sugar, being the sugar fan that I am. I used 6 mac apples and 3 gala which made a great combination. I'll deffinatly be using this recipe again, the taste is amazing.

Dec 17, 2003

I was so happy to find this recipe! My dad loves pies and cakes but is a diabetic and has a hard time during the holidays with all the baked goods around that he can't have. This pie was EASY and SO GOOOOOOD!!! I made this at Thanksgiving - the whole family loved it!

Nov 14, 2004

I cannot say enough good things about this recipe! Very Easy! I lightly covered with tinfoil the last ten minutes of cooking to keep from getting too brown.

Oct 09, 2006

This recipe was excellent. I added a cup of blueberries because I was short apples, used orange juice like the other reader suggested and a splash of vanilla. Overall excellent it doesn't need sugar at all. The granny smith apples made the pie tangy and refreshing.

Nov 28, 2004

I was hopeful this would be great, but it was a disaster. I used granny smiths with the lemon (maybe should have used orange as recommended) and it was sour and not sweet at all. I followed the recipe to the letter, I believe, but had no takers after two pieces. Big disappointment as we have loved a no sugar apple pie from BJ's in the past. Thanks, but it was not for us.

Nov 28, 2009

This was my first ever apple pie and I probably should have paid more attention to the fact that there wasn't any sugar involved, but this pie came out sour and dry. It needs a lot more sweetness and moisture, perhaps pre-cooking the apples would help?


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  • Calories
  • 329 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 5.5 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 318 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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