Apple pie

An apple pie is perfect for the fall. My husband continuously raves about his grandmother’s apple pie, and I am so sad that I never got to meet her or taste her amazing food before she passed. Luckily, my mother-in-law had Grandma R’s apple pie and gave it to me way back in 2003. I’ve been too chicken to try making it on my own.

My sister-in-law gave me a pie plate, pastry cutter and a pie crust (dry) mix for Christmas last year. I no longer had an excuse to put off this recipe! My husband was super excited when told him that I was going to tackle this recipe once and for all. The only part I cheated on was the crust – since I had a pre-mixed crust, I did not attempt the homemade version.  Well, at least not yet.  I’ll need to do that next time.

My husband’s Aunt Jo also makes a fantastic version of Grandma R’s apple pie. Of the numerous pie varieties that she makes from scratch, this is by far my favorite. Mom Lu, Aunt Jo and Grandma R, I hope I did you good!

Apple pie

This incredible apple pie comes from my husband's grandmother, who was known for her pies. Although I've never met Grandma R, I am happy to have her famous pie recipe.
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pies
Servings: 10
Author: Eva Bakes


Pie Crust

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup lard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 6-8 Tablespoons water


  • 3-4 apples peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Enough milk to make a thick sauce


Make the crust

  • Mix all ingredients together and stir minimally. Roll thin. Bake at 425 degrees F for about 15 minutes. Turn down to 350 degrees until crust is done.

Make the filling

  • Combine the sugar, flour cinnamon and milk. Toss with the apples.
  • Put the filling into the baked pie crust and top with another layer of crust. Using a paring knife, make a few slits in the crust.
  • Wet the top of the crust with a little bit of milk and then sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Cool and enjoy!


Source: My mother-in-law Lu; originally from Grandma R

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