Go Back
+ servings
A slice of apple pie with vanilla ice cream on top

Buttery Apple Pie Recipe

Nothing is more satisfying or comforting than this apple pie recipe with vanilla ice cream. Sweet cinnamon apple slices poured into a homemade, all butter crust that bakes up flaky, tender and delicious. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Pie, Apple Pie Recipe, best apple pie recipe, how to make apple pie
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8 servings
Calories 485kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


For the Butter Pie Crust-

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup cold water or more, if needed

For the Apple Pie Filling-

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 whole granny smith apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar divided
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour


For the Butter Pie Crust-

  • In a large bowl, stir flour and salt together. Cut cold butter into the flour until it is the size of small peas. Slowly stir in cold water, 1-2 tablespoons at a time until the dough comes together. Roll into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate.

For the Apple Pie Filling-

  • In a large, deep skillet (or heavy-bottomed pot), heat butter over medium heat. Add apples, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and lemon juice. Cook 5-7 minutes or until form tender, but still holding their shape. Pour into a strainer and drain off any excess liquid. Cool 30 minutes.
  • Stir remaining sugar, cinnamon and flour together with cooked apples.
  • Remove pie crust from fridge, cut into two, roll one half on a floured board and place into 9-inch glass pie plate. Pour in apple filling and smooth the top. Roll out remaining pie crust and cut into strips. Create a lattice pattern over the top of the pie. Cutaway any excess dough over the sides and crimp edges.
  • Bake pie at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake another 30 minutes or until edges and top of pie are golden brown.
  • Cool at least 1 hour before enjoying. For pieces that cut perfectly and hold their shape, cool completely, reheat and then cut. Serve with vanilla ice cream.


Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg