Golden Apple Pie

One of our families Fall traditions, is apple picking. We are very lucky to live in a area that offers many u-pick farms. The farm we usually pick at offers a wagon ride, fresh apple cider samples and tons of great apples to choose from.

Apples at Garwoods

I typically bake pies in the Fall and around the holidays, and just couldn’t pass up the apples today. And having the Fall Festival this week was another great reason to bake.

Apple Pie

Golden Apple Pie


  • 6 c. Golden Delicious Apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 c. plus 2 T. Apple Juice (or apple cider)
  • 3/4 c. Sugar
  • 1 t. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. Apple Pie Spice
  • 2 T. Cornstarch
  • 1/4 t. Vanilla

Directions for Filling:

In a saucepan, combine apples, 3/4 c. juice, sugar, cinnamon, and apple pie spice and bring to boil. Combine cornstarch and 2 T. juice, add to mixture, return to boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 1 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.

Apple Pie filling

Pie Crust


  • 2 c. Flour
  • 1 1/2 t. Salt
  • 1/2 c. Oil
  • 5 T. Ice Cold Water

Directions for crust:

Food Processor method – Sift together flour and salt and add to processor, put lid on. In a measuring cup, combine oil and water, pour into tube and mix dough just until combined.

Traditional method – Sift together flour and salt. In a measuring cup, combine oil and water, add to flour mixture all at once. Stir with a fork until combined.

Form dough into 2 balls, flatten slightly. Roll each between wax paper. Place one crust into pie plate and prick bottom with a fork, fill with apple pie filling and add top crust. Seal edges as desired (fork, crimping etc.)

Apple Pie uncooked

Place pie on a cookie sheet with edges in case of drippings. Bake pie at 400 degrees for 45 –  60 minutes or until golden brown and filling is bubbly.

Apple Pie whole

For more great blog carnivals, please visit:

~Save Room for Dessert hosted by The Krazy Kitchen

~Slightly Indulgent Mondays hosted by Simply Sugar & Gluten Free

~Tempt My Tummy Tuesday hosted by Blessed with Grace

~Tuesdays at the Table hosted by All the Small Stuff

~Tackle It Tuesday hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom


  1. Have you ever tried canning pie filling? We’ll probably have a lot of apples this year, and since our freezer is already full of applesauce, I’d LOVE to can apple pie filling.. and this one sounds like a winner!
    .-= Tiffany´s last blog ..Homemade soft pretzels =-.

    1. @Tiffany, I have not canned pie filling before, but I’m sure you could.Let me know if you give it a try.
      Thanks for visiting!

  2. Yummy! One of my all-time favorites! Thanks for sharing with us! 🙂
    .-= Emily @ marvelous recipes´s last blog ..Creamy Baked Carrots =-.

  3. Just stopping by for the first time via TMTT. This looks delicious. Here in FL the apples never seem to taste right. I grew up in MD and really miss all the fall colors, smells, and food!

    Hope to stop back by again soon!
    .-= Mikki´s last blog ..Tempt My Tummy Tuesday – BLT Pie =-.

    1. @Mikki, Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m sure the weather is better in FL though, at least warmer than up here in Indiana 🙂

  4. jsprik@blog-diggidy says:

    this looks divine!! love apple pie in the fall!! 🙂
    .-= jsprik@blog-diggidy´s last blog ..Tempt My dessert Luvin’ Tummy!!! (Peaches and Cream) =-.

  5. Yum! I can almost smell the pie baking in the oven. I love fall!
    .-= Mrs. C´s last blog ..Tackle It Tuesday =-.

  6. Your pie is gorgeous and apples are so darn good for you!! Apple pie was one of my favorites growing up. I used to sit on a stool and at her kitchen table and help her peel apples.

    Thanks so much for participating in Slightly Indulgent Mondays!

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