Best Apple Pie Recipe

old fashioned gluten-free apple pie

On the hunt for an amazing old fashioned apple pie recipe? Look no further than this option.


  • Double crust for 9” pie
  • 67 cups apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 23 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 Tablespoons butter (optional)

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  1. Mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together.
  2. Toss with apples in a large saucepan until apples are well coated.
  3. Add water and lemon juice.
  4. Stir while heating over medium heat until mixture thickens and begins to bubble.
  5. Stir in butter until melted.
  6. Pour into prepared pie shell, and top with second half of shell.
  7. Bake at 350º for 45 minutes, or until crust begins to turn brown on the edges.


Additional note: I tried using lard in the pie crust pictured here, and I have never had a gluten-free crust that was so hard to roll out! My goodness, forget making a lattice top, it was all I could do just to make a phony lattice! I might as well have used the quick and easy pie crust recipe. In other words, stick to butter, or even coconut oil – lard is no bueno for pie pastry


Note on the pie crust: For gluten-free pie, I recommend a double batch of pretty tasty pie crust – it’s the best I’ve ever used by far! Or, just use your favorite recipe.