Grandma’s Fluffy Apple Pie: A Timeless Comfort Dessert! 🍏🥧🌼

Step into the warm embrace of nostalgia with Grandma’s Fluffy Apple Pie—a classic dessert that captures the essence of comfort and tradition. This timeless recipe combines the sweetness of apples with a fluffy, spiced filling encased in a golden, flaky crust. Baked to perfection, this apple pie is more than a dessert; it’s a cherished memory of family gatherings and the love baked into every slice. Let’s embark on a journey back to the comforting flavors of Grandma’s kitchen! 🍏🥧🌼


For the Pie Crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup ice water

For the Apple Filling:

  • 6-7 cups apples (a mix of tart and sweet varieties), peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed


Prepare the Pie Crust:

  1. In a food processor, combine the flour, granulated sugar, and salt. Pulse to mix.
  2. Add the chilled and cubed butter to the mixture. Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. With the food processor running, slowly add ice water until the dough comes together. Be cautious not to overmix.
  4. Divide the dough in half, shape each half into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Make the Apple Filling:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and lemon juice. Toss until the apples are evenly coated.

Roll Out the Pie Crust:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. On a floured surface, roll out one disc of pie dough to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Transfer the rolled-out dough to the pie dish.

Fill the Pie:

  1. Spoon the apple filling into the prepared pie crust, ensuring an even distribution.
  2. Dot the filling with cubed butter for added richness.

Top with Pie Crust:

  1. Roll out the second disc of pie dough and place it over the apple filling.
  2. Trim and crimp the edges of the pie crust to seal the pie.

Bake to Perfection:

  1. Cut a few slits on the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  2. Place the pie on a baking sheet to catch any drips. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Cool and Serve:

  1. Allow the pie to cool for at least 2 hours before slicing. This helps the filling set.
  2. Serve Grandma’s Fluffy Apple Pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Optional Tips:

  • Experiment with different apple varieties such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Gala for a unique flavor blend.
  • Add a pinch of cloves or cardamom to the filling for extra warmth.
  • Brush the top crust with a beaten egg for a shiny finish before baking.

Grandma’s Fluffy Apple Pie, all things considered, is a sentimental trip back to the cozy tastes of home. This pie is a classic, with its flaky crust, spiced apple filling, and a hint of Grandma’s magic. Savor the warmth of every bite as you share this little piece of tradition with those you love! 🍏🥧🌼