Homemade Apple Pie

Homemade Apple Pie

Homemade Apple Pie

There is no butter at all in this delicious pie bursting with apples. Use a deep dish 9-inch pan and a metal or foil pie ring is advisable. ALWAYS AERATE YOUR FLOUR BEFORE MEASURING - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Makes: 8 to 10 servings

Homemade Apple Pie


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (aerate before measuring)
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup milk (low fat or whole milk)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I use avocado oil)

  • Filling:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour or Minute Tapioca
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 pounds apples, cut into 3/4-inch thick slices (9-10 cups) – I use Granny Smith
  • [a Tablespoon of milk + a Tablespoon of sugar for topping]


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Stir in milk & oil all at once and combine using a fork. Shape into a ball by hand.
  4. Divide dough in two. Shape each into a 5-inch disc. Wrap one in wax paper.
  5. Roll the other half between floured wax paper into a 12-inch circle and place into the ungreased pie pan. Patch where needed, trim edges, and add leftover dough to the other half.
  6. Refrigerate both while you prepare filling. (Do not put the other half of the dough inside the pie pan)
  7. Filling:
  8. Combine sugar, flour or tapioca, and spices in a large bowl.
  9. Peel, quarter & core apples. Cut into 3/4-inch slices.
  10. Stir apples into the sugar mixture and place in prepared pie pan.
  11. Roll top pastry between floured wax paper and place on top. Trim or flute edges.
  12. Brush top with milk & sprinkle with sugar, avoiding the rim of the pastry.
  13. Poke about 12 slits in the top using a sharp knife to release steam. Place on baking sheet in case of spills.
  14. Cover the rim with a pie ring or foil. Bake for 50-55 minutes until crust is golden. Cool completely (about 3 hours).

For more on this recipe in my blog click here.

Homemade Apple Pie

281 Comments on "Homemade Apple Pie"

  1. DebM

    I absolutely love, love, love this recipe. Had to increase the amount of flour for the crust to make it easier to manage. The appleness really shines here. I had some filling left, so made an apple crisp (or anything else you desire).

  2. Judy

    Can I use extra virgin olive oil in the crust?

    • Jenny Can Cook

      I suspect that the flavor will be too strong.

  3. Pie Zapf

    This pie 🥧 always turns out great as do her other recipes. The only recipe that I didn’t like was her sugar free waffle 🧇. Was very tasteless. Her ribs turn out great. The key is to let them marinate.for a couple of days. Not easy to put pie 🥧 dough into pie tin unless you’re an expert. But, still excellent recipe.

    • Amie

      Funding it hard to roll and place pie dough in the pan
      Use parchment paper instead of wax paper and flour. . To much worked in flour wrecks the crust makes it too crumbly.2 pieces of parchment top and bottom works like a charm . Once rolled out just remove top paper. Lift bottom parchment and dough place in pie plate and peel the last piece of parchment off.

  4. Athan

    It’s the first apple pie I’ve ever made! I used 1/4 cup of sugar and added in 3/4 cup of raisins and 1/2 cup of walnuts. It turned out great!

  5. MJ

    Made your pie today. Looked good and taste good. I have an electric stove. 400 decrees was Browning too fast, so lowered to 375. I think my crust was too thick. It came out hard. Next time I will roll it thinner and add a little less flour. I never was good at making crusts!

    • Pie

      Practice makes perfect and you’re right. Roll it out a little thinner. You’ll be surprised how good that it’ll turn out.

  6. Ann suson

    Oil crust recipe

    • Ann suson

      I have not made the apple pie yet I will write a comment after I make the pie .i wanted an oil crust recipe and thank you very much.

  7. Raul

    I’ve made this pie for 3 holidays because my fam keeps requesting it’s delicious and so simple

  8. Bee Kellish

    Hi Jenny!
    Just pulled the apple pie I made following your video out of the oven! Looks and smells so good! Loved your video too! Thank you

  9. Vanessa


    Started making the crust for this recipe and it doesn’t seem to be enough to easily make both crusts. I was looking at the recipe for your pumpkin pie recipe so I’m thinking should I just double the crust from the pumpkin pie recipe?

  10. Sue

    Hello – Apple pie recipe lists vegetable oil and in brackets that you use avocado oil, the video shows light olive oil being used. Which would be the best choice for optimum flakiness? Please don’t say any of the three!!!

    P.s. No idea how but I accidentally stumbled upon your website and I am so glad I did!

    Thank you.

    • Jenny Can Cook

      As far as I know, the type of oil does not affect the flakiness of the crust but the mildest flavor oil is the best choice. Extra light olive oil is risky because some brands may still taste like olive oil. Canola oil is flavorless but not all brands of avocado oil are flavorless. That’s why I show the products I use in the blog. I hope this is helpful.

  11. jody

    love this recipe! i used the crust to make my own pie and it turned out AMAZING. love how its healthier than using butter and that I can make it vegan! thank you so much for sharing!

  12. Pie

    Everything that I have made so far has been phenomenal.l made your beef stew and I left everything in it. I used chuck roast instead of stew meat. My friends said that they loved it.

  13. Lynn

    Your apple pie recipe very easy, delicious and the crust so flaky. I have never had a recipe of yours go wrong. I made your no knead bread in my dutch oven last week. Now that was spectacular!
    Stay safe, healthy and keep cooking.

  14. Muriel

    One recipe says use olive oil, the other says vegetable oil. Which is the best?

    • Pie

      Olive oil works just as well as vegetable oil and is much better for you. I used avocado oil and that was great too.

  15. Maricarmen

    Will it be possible to use a different kind of apples ? or does it have to be the green apples; it looks so delicious thank you for sharing your recipe ???

    • Pie

      Yes, I used Honey Crisp apples and it turned out great. My friends Loved it.

  16. Ashley

    Incredibly delicious apple pie, Jenny! I can’t believe this pie is accidentally vegan as well. Many recipes I looked up used vegan butter, and I really wanted to find one that’s made with oil. I love how simple, quick, and vegan-friendly this recipe is. Happy thanksgiving!

    • Ashley

      Oops, I just remembered this recipe had milk, but it’s easily adaptable to vegans 🙂 I just used soy milk instead of regular milk to make it dairy-free. Thanks again Jenny!

  17. Susan

    My all time favourite pie. Hubby peels, I slice up. Wonderfully easy, no fail recipe. If you like it sweeter, add more sugar! Fall in Ontario, well you recall that Jenny, I’m sure! So brisk, so colourful! My favourite time of year!
    Stay healthy and safe from Ontario! ??????

  18. Nichole

    Excited to try. Swapping out milk for oat milk to make it dairy free!

    • Ashley

      Great idea! I used soy milk and the pie came out delicious!

  19. Susy

    Hi Jenny, hope all is well. I made your lovely apple pie twice now and it didn’t turn out as I wanted, and both times for different reasons. First time my apples turned into apple sauce and crust was a little burned, but the rest of pie was good (maybe wrong kinds of apples or my hole on the top of pie was not big enough for steam). Second time my crust completed dried up and raised away from the apples(was this because I didn’t press the top of my dough enough onto the apples?) and way to much liquid inside the pie. please help me figure out why these things happen. Thank you Jenny, God bless and happy Halloween ? to come

  20. Paul

    Yes, I think it would work with a cobbler

  21. Patti

    Hi Jenny,
    I recently discovered your youtube videoes. I made your cinnamon rolls. They were easy to make and so yummy!
    My question is can I freeze a raw apple pie using this pie and crust recipe?

    • Mimi

      I believe it would be better to cook the pie and then freeze it. I don’t think the apples would do well if you froze them without cooking them.

  22. Mary

    Hi Jenny love all your recipes especially Apple Pie. Can I make the crust a day before?

  23. Lynda

    Hi Jenny, I see you used light olive oil. Can you use regular olive oil, or might that be too heavy with a different effect on the pastry/outcome?

    • Lynda

      Re using regular olive oil instead of light olive oil… If anyone might know, feel free to answer. Thanks…

    • Jenny Can Cook

      I think the strong flavor of regular olive oil would permeate the pie.

  24. Bing

    Hi Jenny my husband found this recipe and have been making it since the shut down. It’s the only crust that doesn’t give me heart burn. I tried it today for the first time( I am not competing with hubby) it was not as intimidating as I thought it was going to be. So going forward this is my pie crust. Thank you so much.

  25. Betty Stone

    Hi Jenny – love your recipes, I have watched all your videos and have made many of them. Just made your pie crust recipe BUT only needed half as making a single crust recipe. What do i do with the other half – keep in the fridge or freeze, will probably not be using it for about 1-2 weeks. Rhubarb custard pie still in oven, really wanted a healthy pie crust so here’s hoping. Thanks be

    • Betty Stone

      OMG this recipe for pie crust is so awesome – soooooo easy to make and rolling it out between wax paper is the best thing since sliced bread. I only wish I had this recipe 50 years ago. I will never buy frozen pie shells again. Thanks Jenny for all your excellent recipes, they are so easy and healthy and uses stuff we have in the kitchen. Keep up the good work!!!

    • Helen M.

      Hi Betty. Jenny has a really good Chicken pot pie recipe and she makes a single crust to go on the top. You could look it up and use those measurements.

    • Sylvia

      I too love this pie crust and what I did was split the recipe in half. Turned out great!

  26. LJ

    Hi Jenny,
    I love that your rolling pin coordinates with your blouse! So cute! Your pie looks delish, and I love that your videos look so easy and fun and also, your voice is soothing to listen to. Great job! I always loved you in your talk show and love you creating your recipes even more. You look lovely by the way! Thank you so much for sharing. <3

  27. Marilyn Johnson

    Love your cooking segments and the way you make cooking look easy.
    I made your apple pie after watching on you tube. Was so anxious to sample it, but was so disappointed with the outcome. Although the crust was nice and brown, the apples were still very crunchy. Wondered why you chunk the apples instead of slicing thin. I will not discard the recipe, but will slice apples thin next time.

    • Jenny Can Cook

      I shouldn’t have used the word chop. I actually slice the apple quarters but I have reduced the thickness of my slices from 1-inch to 3/4 inch because in my last pie, the apples were also too firm so this time I used a ruler and can confirm that 3/4-inch slices always work for me, but “whatever way you slice it” any apple pie is a good apple pie. ?

      • Don

        I find that cooking the apples with all the ingredients before putting them in the crust makes them tender and illiminates the crust from rising away from the apples.

  28. BW

    Hi Jenny, I stumbled across your recipes and have become a baking addict. The breads were awesome////// doughnuts well……..to die for and the apple pie the best I have ever made. That crust was so good. Question: in the past I have always added lemon juice to the apples but with your recipe it was not included/////any reason why you don’ add it? Just curious. Keep those recipes coming I am so hooked. Oh I made the stuffed cabbage also yummly!

  29. Joan (from Campbell River, BC

    Jenny, you are a life saver…your no knead bread is to die for! I can’t wait to take it out of the oven, slather a thick slice with butter mm..mm. I brushed the top with a little butter and it softened it making it easier to slice, because I didn’t want to wait. I told my niece Jean (in the UK) and she found you on YouTube, and so now she (also in isolation) is giving it a try. Thank you Jenny.

  30. Richard Folts

    I made this pie yesterday and when we cut into it four hours later the apples were still hard what did I do wrong?

    • Leslie A Yoder

      This happened to me 2 weeks when I made 2 apple pies for my neighborhood fire station. I think the apple were not soft due to large chunks. Yesterday I made an apple pie and cut the apple into thin slices. Not paper thin but about but thin. Apples were great but my crust was horrible.

    • Jenny Can Cook

      It’s so odd because I’ve made this pie so many times with no issues but I had the same problem last time. (could it be the season and the apples are extra hard?) So I made one today and cut the slices a little smaller (3/4-inch) and it was perfect. I adjusted the printable recipe because undercooked apples are not acceptable and this seems to have fixed it.

  31. Celita Welsch

    So nice and it looks so yummy!

  32. Lisa Nielsen

    Thank you Ms. Jenny! Just made my first apple pie from scratch thanks to your great recipe. I’ve always served store bought pies or used pre-made crusts. Never again. This apple pie is absolutely delicious. Crust is flakey with great flavor. I’ve already shared the recipe with my sister and brought a fresh slice of apple piece over to my neighbor to enjoy. Only thing I changed was I doubled the cinnamon spice since I love cinnamon.

  33. Ria0751

    The pie crust was tough and not flaky.

    • Selene

      The crust was tough from my experience as well. Instead I used 2 tablespoons of butter and about a little less than a 1/4 of extra light olive oil. Butter allows the crust to soften and become flaky while the olive oil still keeps it a little more healthy. If you don’t care about being healthy you could just use all butter and no olive oil. Make sure to pulse the cold butter with some of the flour in a blender for 2 seconds. This allows the butter to spread evenly and make the crust flakier.

      • Selene

        Another tip: I added an egg yoke to the milk. It helps add fat into the crust and make it more flavorful.

  34. Nancy Baker

    Every time I watch you bake it is a totally enjoyable experience. Your sense of humour and casual, easy way of showing us what to do makes it so much fun to watch that I can’t wait to get baking! I noticed you baked the apple pie near the bottom of the oven. Why is the oven level where you bake a recipe never mentioned? It’s not in any recipes that I’ve ever made..except for the recipes from my mother and my sister!

    • Jenny Can Cook

      From my experience it’s always the center rack unless otherwise specified. My apple pie bakes on the center rack. If it looks low maybe it’s because it’s a large oven.

      • Nancy Baker

        Thanks a lot for your reply. Keep on making it fun to bake!!

  35. Lisa Newman


    You are amazing! Thank you for sharing your talented gifts. I enjoy watching all of your videos. I love your cute sense of humor. Best of luck to you and may you stay healthy and keep posting your wonderful easy to follow recipes!!

    Sincerely, Lisa

  36. Jag Mandaher

    Amazing! Changed the sugar amounts to 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 white sugar and a little more cinnamon! Amazing just make sure you don’t eat all of it at once ?

  37. Kathy G

    This is the EASIEST & BEST pie I have ever made! Jenny …thank you for giving us simple to follow and fool proof recipes with list ingredients already at home!

  38. patricia pomponio

    i love to look at your videos you are so pleasant on top of your recipes being fantastic!!! thank you !! please make more especially at this time of crisis .. what else to do…. 🙂

  39. ron winney

    Apple pie for breakfast— I like the way you think.
    Thanks for all your tips

  40. Marian young

    You are awesome . Love the way you make recipes healthy & simple. I want to taste what you make every time you make something. My pleasure is cooking.

  41. Mary Kadingo

    Need Apple Pie recipe looks so good and easy

  42. Mary Kadingo

    Need Apple Pie receipt

  43. Janene B

    I made this pie yesterday. Filling was good but crust was very tough. ???

    • Clara

      No need to reply, Jenny.

      My experience with this recipe as written and my opinion is that the hydration in the recipe is too low, need one more tablespoon of oil AND milk. OR, add a beaten egg.

      I, also, aerated the flour before measuring BUT, the dough WAS TOUGH, and hard to handle.

      Hope this helps someone else trying this for the first time.

    • Jenny Can Cook

      I suggest that you make sure to aerate your flour before measuring; otherwise, you could be using too much flour. I make this pie crust often and it’s never dry for me. You can see a short 1-minute video on how to aerate flour in my blog. https://www.jennycancook.com/how-to-aerate-flour/

  44. Sue

    Your recipe inspired me.
    I am gf / vegan (used my own flour blend and coconut milk).
    Used 1/2 of your recipe.
    Rolled out dough on my counter top using parchment paper. Placed shredded apples, sweetener, cinnamon & crushed walnuts on top. Rolled up the dough so it looks strudel like. Never took it off parchment paper. Slipped it on cookie sheet, baked at 400 for 30 min in convection oven. Was excellent! Thank you!

  45. Marguerite

    Jenny, thank you for all of those healthy
    with healthy ingredients. I enjoy watching you preparing and explaining them the easiest way possible. I am very confident to use your recipes and to have the best result always. I am amazed by you and you are wonderful. Most of the dishes I wanted to know how to perfectly prepare them I got them now from you. Thank you

  46. Kate M.

    I like pies but not good with crusts so ì prefer crisps, cobblers, & grunts. Do you have any on your YouTube site ?

    • Jenny Can Cook

      I only have an apple crisp on this website, but no video.

  47. Marina

    Hi Jenny!
    The pie LOOKED lovely but I don’t know where I went wrong? My husband is lactose intolerant so I substituted coconut milk in the pie crust recipe. I also used your recommendation for the 3 cup flour version. The crust turned out very hard and the pie itself was very dry. I’m so sad since this is my first try with homemade pie! Any thoughts as to where I went wrong?

  48. Emilia

    hi, Could I use corn starch instead of tapioca?

    • Babs

      Yes, you can. try to use organic corn starch if you can. 90% of American corn is GMO.
      Good Luck

  49. Anita

    Why tapioca for the filling?

  50. (MiMi)?

    WOW!! You Blow Me Out Of the Park!!??
    What an Incredible “Fool Proof”
    Recipe for the Crust & Wonderful Apple Pie!! You “NEVER” Cease to AMAZE ME!!!???
    Thank You Jenny for Shari g this Wonderful Recipe!! I Will “Forever Follow You On YT!!”?
    You have the MOST Delicious & Wonderful Recipes!!! What is the Name Of Your Cookbook?? I Am “Singing Your Praises!!”????????????You Are The BEST!!❤️❤️❤️?????❤️❤️Keep Up The “Good Work!!” .. as God has Blest You With the Gift Of Cooking & Humor!! That Blesses Our Lives So Much!!❤️???❤️?????

  51. Beverlee Nelson

    To prevent the wax paper from sliding, I sprinkle a VERY little water on the board, mostly around the edges. I’ve also had trouble with paper coming off so I peel off the top sheet, LIGHTLY pat it back on, and turn it over to peel off the bottom and use the “still attached” top sheet to lift the dough to the top of the pie..Wax paper comes off easily.

  52. Shari McCartney

    This looks delishious . Your a great cook

  53. Paul

    I am a 99 year old cooking for my wife. She had a stroke 2 years ago.
    I love your apple pie recipes, but I might be too weak to roll out the 2.5
    cups of flour, it is so thin it rips too easily. I would like to use 3 cups of flour,what increase of liquid
    would be required to compensate for an extra1/2 cup flour.

    Sorry but I just can not stretch your 2 1\2 cups, without making a mess of the
    crust around the rim? With the excess I could make a little blueberry snack.l’ll
    be one hundred ,on May 12, 2020.

    • Jenny Can Cook

      Hello Paul! What a thrill to know you are baking from scratch, especially apple pie which can be challenging for anyone. I did some math and came up with what I believe will work for you. I suggest using these amounts for the crust:
      3 cups flour
      2 Tablespoons sugar (no change)
      1/2 teaspoon salt (no change)
      2/3 cup milk
      2/3 cup oil
      Once it’s mixed, if it’s a little too soft you can always adjust with a bit more flour. Please let me know how it turns out. I also want to send my thoughts to your wife and I wish you both the best of everything, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope to hear from you on your 100th birthday!!! ❤️

      • Evelyn

        I loved your reply to the 94 yr old man about the pie crust…I, too, am using the increase in flour and find it to be much easier for my painful hands…Thanks Jenny. I love going thru all your great videos…Miss U

      • Beverlee Nelson

        How lucky these two have each other!! Wish I still had my partner.

      • Elizabeth

        Hi Jenny
        Made your apple pie recipe. The filling was fine but the crust recipe just was not enough dough to go around my pie plate and to cover it properly.

      • Elizabeth

        Hi Jenny
        Made your apple pie recipe. The filling was fine but the crust recipe just was not enough dough to go around my pie plate and to cover it properly.

    • Rebecca

      Happy Birthday! ??????

    • Barbara

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAUL! I, too, am a fan ofJenny’s and was planning to try her apple pie tomorrow. I got readng through all the comments this evening (May 12th) and saw that you turned 100 today! I hope you had a wonderful day. Bless you for baking pies for your wife. You are so lucky to have one another. I hope you are both keeping safe and well during these trying times. God bless you on your 100th birthday!

    • Jenny Can Cook

      Happy Birthday, Paul. ❤️ ? ???
      I hope you’ll come and visit again.

    • gj

      Happy 100th Birthday, Paul. ??????

  54. Diane W.

    Jenny, I made your recipe using your instructions and brought it to our family get together yesterday. It was beautiful to look at and was the best pie I ever tasted. Other family members whole heartedly agreed.

  55. Debra Stiltner

    Thank you for all your recipes

  56. sara

    Simple, easy and always delicious. Baked goods easy and sooo yummy!

  57. Doreen

    The pie is delicious. I love how simple the pie crust is to make and a lot healthier for you. I’m just wondering if I can make a bunch of pies and freeze them? I have a large apple tree in my backyard.

    • Quan wynn

      Make a couple extra and put in the freezer for a month then see how it goes.

  58. mahira bajwa

    what’s the average time you would say it has to say before you cut it?
    because i let it sit for about 3 hours and it was still too watery

    • Jenny Can Cook

      If it was completely cool I suspect you may have not followed the recipe exactly or your oven temperature was not hot enough.

      • Julia Baldea

        Overripe apples can also release more juices

  59. Sam

    Can i use this pie crust recipe to make cherry pie?? Do I still need to refrigerate the crust, if I use premade pie ingredients, as in canned cherry pie filling

    • Dave

      Hi, I’ve used this pie crust recipe for cherry, peach and strawberry and it turns out amazing. Cherry and strawberry were from a can, however the peaches were fresh and I cut and peeled them, tossing them gently in cornstarch and sugar before adding. Good luck 🙂

    • Mary

      Hi Jenny,
      I love cooking but never did well with baking especially if it involved yeast until I found your recipes. They are great and you make it easy. Our favorite is the apple pie. I was wondering could I make the crust the 1or 2 days before?
      Thank you for sharing all your wonderful recipes,
      Stay well,


  60. Samuel D. Osborne

    Hi Miss Can Cook,

    I baked a pie with half the ingredients and it kinda cooked it. Today I am trying again, but half the cooking time (still 400 F). Wish me luck.

    Sam the Pizza Man

  61. Selina

    Hello! You inspired me to make apple pie for the first time. It turned out perfect. But the second time I made it I found that there was a lot of water in the pie once it was fully cooked and out of the oven. I had to drain the liquid from he lie after cutting the first piece. Still tasted amazing but I wonder if you could tell me what is causing this liquid to form and what I can do about it. Thanks !

    • Selina

      Just to clarify. I had cooked the pie for several hours before I cut into it.

    • Colleen

      Selina, it might be the type of apples that you used. Or maybe you forgot the tapioca?

  62. Vivian McDaniels

    It looks so beautiful I can’t wait to try making it ?

  63. Addie

    Can I use less apples like about three and use a smaller pie dish?

  64. Addie

    This was the best pie I’ve e ever had

  65. Nick Yuskiv

    can we leave it in the refrigerator over night

    • Jenny Can Cook

      The pie should cool at room temperature and once it is cooled, you can store it in the refrigerator. I keep mine refrigerated until it’s all gone.

      • LuAnn Carroll

        Can you use this pie crust recipe for any other fruit pies. Love your U Tube Videos starting to become a real baker.

      • Angey

        Hi Jenny ; )…I love love love your recipes they are amazing and very good…Im also about LF, less sugar, less butter, that kind of stuff..ur recipes are right up my alley..I use to watch your shows back way when..I was a motherless daughter who had a mother which she ck’d out after my twin and i were born.. she was a prescription junky..we survived that by the way,1970’s was a interesting time..I live in a world of positive..your cooking style helps me be a better cook so is your humor and the awesome person you are…please keep making YouTube videos your enjoying to watch..love you a bunch AngeyE

  66. Eve Riggins

    Hi Jenny,
    I am totally hooked on All of your recipes. I am polish and all those kind of recipes bring back a lot of memories. I have already taught my granddaughters how to make perogies, pizza, apple pie etc. My goal this year is to make all of your recipes.
    Thanks for being such a great teacher…besides you are funny also

  67. Kelly

    Can I replace sugar with honey for the filling?

    • paul

      I made this pie several times. I have kidney disease.
      I had wonderful results with 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup stevia.
      and followed the recipe to the letter. It was sweet without the harm of sugar.
      Too much honey is also killer as you may know.

  68. Sadie

    Can i refrigerate this dough and if so for how long?

  69. Kathy

    Delicious pie! The crust was lovely and light,I used canola oil for it and gala apples for filling.

  70. Reni

    Jenny, I made your Apple pie – it was the most fantastic pie I I have ever tasted. The crust was out of this world creamy and flaky, and the Granny Smith apples were perfect. I have always hated apple pie, this was so fresh and so apple-y tasting it was unbelievable! The hint on limiting the spices and sugar is what did it. And I just want to say I love your humor – my husband loved your pizza dance, and I coax him outta his office to come and look at your funnies. He loves it.

    • Reni

      I mean: Crust was buttery (although there was not butter in it) and flaky.

  71. Heidi

    Hi Jenny,
    I love your recipes. The apple pie always comes out great. How do I store it? after I put it in the fridge it always gets soggy. Do you have any tips?

  72. Janelynn

    I love you; you do not mince words and do not try to be cute or funny, but you are naturally. I have a tip for apples staying white: cut them into a pan of cold water, drain, and a few squirts of reallemon before adding anything else.

    • Valerie

      lately I’ve taken to partially cooking them in the microwave

  73. Les

    I do wish people would get over the fear of fat. Fats are not created equal. Believe it or not fat is essential to a healthy life. Not the absence of fat.

    • Jenny

      I agree. We need healthy fats in our diet.


        I agree…I love a butter and shortening dough,but I have high lipids and it is necessary to limit them.
        This is an excellent video..thanks so much.

      • Miao Miao


        I can’t agree more: HEALTHY fats, such as olive oil, fats from nuts, etc. This has been my cardinal rule for years and that is exactly why I like your website.

        I will try your Apple Pie today and thanks again!

        ~ Jessica

  74. Maura

    I made it and my family loved it??
    The taste was awesome, the top crust crunchy with a great tan. However, the bottom one was suggy due it was juice on it. It was not like yours.
    I baked it at night, let it cool off during my sleeping time, and cut it until morning time.
    ??What did I do wrong?

    • Bunny

      Hi Maura. All apples are not created equal. Fresh apples are notorious for making LOUSY apple pies. Why? Fresh apples are full of water. However, after those same apples have been in storage for a few months, they lose moisture, concentrate in flavor, and any starches convert to sugar in cold storage (so they taste even better). Stored apples are best for making pies that use an uncooked filling. However, if you want to make pies using fresh apples, you might want to use Shirley Corriher’s technique, where she cooks the filling BEFORE putting it into the crust. Not only does it allow you to get the perfect seasoning and consistency, but you don’t have to worry about the apples still being raw while the pastry is fully cooked (Granny Smith apples are delicious, but they take longer to cook than other apples). Making your filling ahead of time also allows you to use a mixture of apples for a rounded apple flavor, cooking each variety to the perfect degree of done-ness. Also, cooking your apples ahead of time eliminates the gap between the filling and the top crust that sometimes occurs when the apples cook down. Hope this helps.


    Hi Jenny, I made your apple pie, and it turned out amazingly just like the photo. The crust was very nice, however the taste of the granny smith was dry & leathery. I’m thinking of using another apple kind next time. Any suggestions? What do you think about using FUJI apples?

    • Rose

      Try adding one macintosh apple in the mix..you will be surprised at how moist it will make your pie. ?

    • Bunny

      I love Fuji apples for eating fresh. When I lived in the Pacific Northwest, they were always abundant and I ate them regularly, since friends who were apple growers would give them to us by the case. But I did not use them for baking. Crops from young trees can have poor flavor and the apples tend to be juicy (which can make your pie crust soggy) A great, all-around apple that is in abundant supply, good for eating fresh or for making desserts is Golden Delicious. They are great by themselves, or mixed with other apples for pie, tart or strudel. They’re not as hard as Granny Smith, so they cook faster. Golden delicious apples and popcorn was one of my grandparents’ favorite snacks.

  76. June Richardson

    Thank you so much Jenny for not loading tons of FAT in ou receipes. Thank yoi

  77. Ms. G

    I am just discovering you on youtube and your site. What wonderful recipes and the way you show how to make the recipes is so simple. Also I like these lowfat receipes. Jenny do you have a key lime pie recipe?

  78. Sylvia

    Hi Jenny!

    So, I was wondering if I could just put in some chopped up dried fruit inside too. I have a lot of extra dried mangoes, apricots, coconuts, plums, and figs, and I wanted to get rid of some of them. Do you think it would be okay to put these in with the apples?


    • Tammy SDM

      Can you use gluten free flour. I have used.it in recipes before but do not know if it would work for the pie dough..

  79. Sharon

    Hi Jenny! I would like to make your pie dough for a meat pie (minced beef, onions and potatoes) Would the dough be too sweet do you think? Also, can I substitute the 1% milk with lactose free milk?

    Thanks a lot and keep on cookin!

  80. Peyton

    Thank you for your recipe. I used the recipe for a 9.5 inch pan and it was awesome. My question is that I would like to use the recipe for a 5″ pan, 4.9″ to be exact, and wanted to know what ingredients need to be reduced and also how long should I bake it. Thanks Peyton

  81. Carla

    Hi Jenny!

    Great recipe 🙂 I tried it tonight and it seems great except I believe the apples could’ve been a little more juicy or caramelized. Is it possible that the kind of apples I used is making it look a little too dry? (I live outside the US so I don’t even know the kind of apple I used).
    I have to wait until tomorrow to actually cut a slice and check but from what I can see from the little wholes it may be too dry.

    Anyway, yummy recipe!!!! Thank you so much ?

  82. Pati

    Hi Jenny!
    Thank you so much for your recipe and funny video!!
    I did everything as you said and it was just perfect, my friends were impressed that it did not had butter!!

  83. Nicole

    Hi, Jenny. I am just a kid, but I still want to make this delicious apple pie for Thanksgiving, for my family. I understand everything very well, but I just have one question. At the end, should you let it cool in the fridge, or should you let it cool, on its own????

    • Jenny

      Anything you bake should always cool on the the counter, preferably on a cooling rack. Refrigerate only after it has cooled to room temperature.

    • Bella

      Let it cool on its own. You should never put something hot in the fridge because it’ll damage your fridge!

  84. june

    would like to try this apple pie. What does it mean to aerate the flour? How is it done? Thanks for any help you can give to me.

    • Jenny

      Please go to my FAQs link and choose Flour Basics.

  85. Elisabeth

    Dear Jenny,

    Love your recipies, I do have one question, 2 cups is not clear for me, I would like to know how much Milligram or Grams are 2 cups.
    Pound I understand, and tablespoon as well.
    Hope to hear your answer
    Take care

    • Jenny

      Please see the metric conversion chart in my blog.

  86. Catherine

    Hi Jenny, I have made all of your pie recipes and they were delicious! Have you ever used whole wheat pastry flour to make the crusts?

    • Jenny

      I tried and was not happy at all with the result.

      • Lisa

        Hi jenny… love all of your recipes! I made the Mexican wedding balls, pecan cookies… absolutely delicious 🙂 I cannot wait to make them again! & making your apple pie on Monday… your a great cook! & seem so cool, funny & down to earth 🙂

  87. Karen

    I loved your tv show growing up & Im so excited to see u on tv again! I absolutely LOVE ALL your recipes & Im a very picky eater! Keep em comin!!?❤️??

  88. shi hui

    Hello Jenny

    Thanks for sharing. The apple pie taste good.
    Can I keep it in fridge and the next day make warm again in oven.


    • Jenny

      Yes, it’s best to keep it refrigerated and serve cold or warm it in the oven.

  89. Rebecca

    Thanks so much for your recipes jenny they are truly amazing! Easy to follow just how I like them thanks

  90. Gina

    Hi Jenny,
    I’ve made your homemade apple pie recipe several times. It was delicious every time. It is now a favorite family recipe. Do you have any other fruit filling recipes you would recommend? I would love to try blueberries, cherries, peaches or other local fresh fruit when in season.

    • Jenny

      I don’t make any of those fillings but you can certainly use my crust with another filling recipe.

    • Robin

      I’ve used the recipe minus the sugar for beef and chicken pot pie and it’s the best I’ve tried yet. Right now I’m preparing fresh pitted and simmered cherries for pie. I was checking the measurements here ? I think as long as you fill the pie shell and not have too much liquid you should be fine with the same directions. ? I’d say go for it and have fun.

  91. katy

    what else could i use instead of wax paper.
    could i use tin foil.

    • Jenny

      Wax paper is the only thing I know of that will not stick and is soft enough to peel off.

    • Lue

      You can use parchment. Paper

  92. Frank

    Im making a pie right now so i can give it to my dad for fathers day and so far its going great for my first time making one thanks !!

  93. Nina

    I just watched about 4 of your recipe videos one after the other. What nostalgia… reminded me of my grandmother’s cooking. She was Polish and I especially love her perogi. She also made an apple kugel with plum jam in the filling. Do you know of such a recipe? It was amazing.

  94. Matt


    I really want to try this recipe, but I was wondering about the calories of it all? Something per 100g would be great to know!
    I also wanted to know if it would be possible to replace the sugar with truvia to reduce cals a bit more. I’m on a cut, so I need to keep it down while satisfying my sweet tooth!

    • Jenny

      Sorry, I’m not much help. I don’t count calories in my recipes and I have never baked with a sugar substitute.

      • Matt

        Guess I’ll just experiment! Thanks for the response.

        • loly

          taking all ingredients and adding the calories came up to 3597 calories. If you cut your pie to make 6 wedges that leaves 599 calories per slice, if you slice your pie to make 8 slices then it’s 499 per slice. Either way it’s a high calorie dessert but the average person doesn’t eat pie everyday. Totally worth it especially if it’s a once in a while thing and shouldn’t even worry about it if you remain active by walking or doing some sort of exercise.

    • loly

      You can find the calories online of all the ingredients. Sum them up then divide the total number into the number of pieces of pie and that’ll give you the calorie count per piece of pie. =)

  95. Lethalda

    I tried this recipe, turned out good. Just wondering what will happen if I reduced the amount of sugar in the filling to 1/4 cup or less? I found it a little too sweet.

    • Jenny

      I’m not sure. That’s quite a big difference and I’m not sure how it would change the texture of the filling. You could use my crust and look for a different filling recipe using less sugar that’s already proven.

  96. Svetlana

    Thank you sooo much for this recipe Jenny. You see, I am totally uncooking person. And more than that I am living in China. To get diary products here not easy I say.
    BUT! with your amazing recipe and so clear comments in the video I was able to cook perfect tasty apple pie!
    I fell like I am kinda actually can cook now)
    Thanks a lot!

  97. Edward

    Made this for my 30th birthday yesterday and it turned out AMAZING! Served it as my cake and skipped getting a cake altogether.

    Only problem was I had a bit of a hollow crust because maybe I didn’t pack the apples down as you mentioned in your YouTube video or I cut them a little too big. Not bad for my first pie ever and was supremely delicious.

    I also used 5 large Fuji apples to fill my 9″ Pyrex dish. Could have maybe used 6 now in hindsight.

    Instead of using the tapioca you used, I used whole tapioca beads (small), filling was perfect! Another change was that I used 1 tsp of cinnamon because I didn’t have nutmeg. Would advise 3/4 for anyone wanted to just use cinnamon. Nonetheless, it was very delicious and didn’t overpower the filling too much.

    Finally, I used only 1/4 cup of sugar because the Fuji apples I used were quite sweet on their own. Perfect sweetness level in my opinion. However, everyone’s tolerance for sugar varies. Don’t shy away from less sugar though for anyone wanting to try this recipe.

    Thank you Jenny for giving us this recipe it made my birthday one to remember.


    • Jenny

      That’s great to hear, and Happy Belated Birthday!

    • Rich

      Thanks for the comment. I was searching for a healthy and delicious apple pie recipe for my boyfriend’s birthday. Was happy to hear you tried this recipe out for your birthday and it turns out successful.
      Was in love with Jenny after this video. Will definitely trythis recipe out once I had all the ingredients.

  98. Carinna Trotter

    I’m doin it right now hope it will come alright as I’ve seen on you’re video. 🙂

  99. Bernadette

    Jenny I made this pie yesterday and it was delicious – just perfect. It reminded me of my mother’s. thank you for the recipe.

  100. Adinda

    Hi Jenny, I made your apple pie this morning. It turned out well and I enjoyed it so much. Thank you Jenny 🙂

  101. paolina

    Thank you for this amazing dessert, everything worked well.
    I was wondering if you could advise me some cooking school you might know.
    (Apart from Lausanne,…..)
    Thanks for all the videos, it’s a pleasure to watch them!

    • Jenny

      I have never been to a cooking school and know nothing about them. If you’re a home cook there are lots of free tutorials online.

  102. mikayla

    hay jenny do we have to use oil i have problems with oil

    • Jenny

      Most pie crusts use butter and/or shortening and you can find many of those recipe online.

  103. Paul Anthony

    Terrific! We used an old timey apple peeler/corer that makes a peeled apple spiral that you cut into to make individual slices. This makes a lot smaller apple pieces instead of cubes. Or you can do a combination of the two. Next time we are going to use 3 cups of flour for our 9 inch pie dish. We also doubled up on the spices this time, and it was great. I don’t like things too sweet, so next time I will try 2/3 cup of sugar. All-in-all, this recipe is a keeper! We love this type of crust, and it is far healthier than using shortening. We used buttermilk this time, too, and it worked just fine (we had some left over in the fridge). Thanks, Jenny!

  104. Latrice

    If I don’t have wax paper to make the crust what can I use?

    • Jenny

      Parchment paper will work but wax paper is cheaper. I don’t know of anything else.

  105. Rosa

    Hello Jenny,
    I just have to say that every time I bake this pie everyone loves it. I do too. It’s always a big hit. Thanks for sharing your recipie. Just love it.

  106. Ayaan

    Hi Jenny,

    I’m trying to make your delicious looking apple pie but I don’t have the ring. Can still make it, please advice


  107. Patty

    Hello Jenny,
    I loved making this pie. The recipe was so simple yet so fun.
    I have a question though, what can I do to prevent my bottom crust from getting so hard?

    • Jenny

      A couple of ideas come to mind if your bottom pie crust is hard. One is that your oven rack is not in the middle and the bottom of the pan is getting too much heat. Another is you may be making the crust too thick. I roll mine pretty thin between wax paper so try rolling or patting it thinner on the bottom. And lastly, make sure to aerate your flour before measuring. If you don’t aerate it, you’ll be using too much flour and it could make the crust too heavy. https://www.jennycancook.com/flour-basics/

  108. Cathy

    Can I use a glass pan for my Apple pie?

    • Cathy

      I bought the regular tapioca instead of the other kind, can I use it instead or should I use flour?

      • Jenny

        “Minute” brand tapioca is the one most stores carry but if that’s not what you have, you can also use flour.

    • Jenny

      Yes you can use a glass pie pan but make sure the sides are tall enough for all the apples.

  109. Rita

    Can I use Corn Starch instead of Tapioca? Does it make any difference?

    • Jenny

      Flour would be a better choice as a substitute for tapioca.

  110. Fran

    Thank you for the pie crust recipe. I always avoid the tranditional pie crust because it is not healthy (useing shortning). Over the years I have tried useing butter and coconut oil to my pie crustq….. turnned out too buttery or “coconuty” and texture were not my favor. So, we had apples crisp instead for a long time. My daughter asked if there was any better recipe of the pie crust and then I could bake a real pie again. Yes! I found your one! I baked a deep dish Dutch apple pie (use half of your recipe) tonight….. OMG!!! Half of the pie were gone. My family love the pie crust and the best ever. From now on, I won‘t feel guilty about eating pie crust. And I will pass your recipe to my friends and relatives.
    Thank you very, very much.

    By the way, this pie crust is very easy and fast to make than tranditional one. Just don‘t over mix; toss all ingredients to form a ball (ONLY take 10 seconds), plus 30 seconds to roll out the dough.

  111. Oy

    Thanks for your recipe YouTube. I am living in Thailand n came across your vdo and I did make apple pie today It was great n I used coconut oil instead. It worked well. Only problem I found on the pie was I used brown sugar, so it was not sweet enough. I love your kitchen also! You look great as well!


  112. Dave

    Jenny – thank you for responding to my question about the heat level for the spaghetti and meatballs.
    Fresh off that huge success (that I received great compliments on) .. I decided to try your apple pie. And I can say that my effort was a resounding disaster.
    I got as far as rolling the crust between the sheets of wax paper. But the dough was so dry – it literally broke up into bits. I dumped it out of the bowl into the garbage, re-checked your ingredients, did a rewind on your video ….. and tried it again. Nope.
    I have the Gold Medal flour … the Olive Oil … the milk (regular), and the rest of what you list for the crust. But something is definitely wrong. I’m sure it is something simple. Yet I am not experienced enough to self-diagnose; I print out your directions, and have the iPod playing your video in my kitchen as I work. What say you? Thx

    • Jenny

      The problem is likely the way you measured the flour. It must be aerated first or you’ll be using too much so please see my “How To” on measuring flour: https://www.jennycancook.com/how-to/ Also, using whole milk may have made the dough thicker and if you used regular olive oil, the viscosity may be thicker than my extra light version. Baking is an exact science so basically, any change, even something slight, can cause problems. Good luck next try and please let me know how it turns out.

      • Dave

        I watched your video on aerating the flour per your suggestion … huge difference!
        I had a lot of problems with the dough, especially laying it on top – it kept breaking up, it was just too large. I finally pieced it together … but getting the dough from the wax paper to the top of the pie turned into some kind of bizarre comedy show in my kitchen.
        When it came out of the oven … it was very overcooked. Too much milk spread on top??? I follow your instructions exactly, I do not deviate at all – I have the video playing on my iPad on the kitchen counter as you walk me through it to make sure I get it right. The filling tasted very good, the apples seemed to be cooked just right. But not sure what happened with the crust and “The Great Dough Nightmare”. I have all my apples and ingredients ready again … just waiting for any suggestions you reply with, so I can try it again.

        • Jenny

          For an inexperienced baker, apple pie can be quite a challenge, even with the easier oil crust. Sometimes it just takes practice. You say you’re not deviating but using whole milk and regular olive oil is deviating and may be causing the dough to be thicker. As for the crust over baking, either your oven is hotter than it reads or the pie is too close to the top of the oven (heat rises). When you roll the dough be sure to flour the wax paper all over and then flour the dough right before adding the 2nd wax paper. Baking is an exact science so follow the recipe EXACTLY, including the size of the pan, don’t rush it, and maybe invest in an oven thermometer. Good luck.

          • Dave

            Yes … I used the exact same brand of extra light olive oil you use, same brand of tapioca, and I also used 1% milk.
            The version earlier today after reading your feedback went much better; and you are correct again … it takes continual practice. I did move the pie down to a lower level in the oven. It made a difference. *And I went out and bought a pie ring – this proves I am a loyal student that knows how to follow directions lol.
            Thank you for your help.

  113. rich

    can I make this crust the day before, I used this as a doubled crust on chicken pot pit it was great

    • Jenny

      I have never made this crust in advance and I looked online to see if any other recipe says you can and was not able to find anything. I hesitate to advise on something I have never done so maybe you can also look for any other oil crust recipes that you can make in advance.

  114. Tori

    Wow. I tried this and it was truly amazing, my family loved it.
    Thank you so much!

  115. Bev

    Jenny this is the best apple pie I have ever made and in over 40 years of pie making, that’s saying something. The pie came out perfect. Finally, I’ve got an easy pie crust that’s not soggy. I didn’t have 1% milk, so I mixed 1/4 cup of skim milk with 1/4 cup cream. I also used Canola oil. My husband inhaled his first piece! He loved it. I’ve tried many of your recipes already and am so happy I came across you on You Tube. Every recipe was delicious and I’ve even started a board for you on Pinterest so keep ’em comin!

  116. James Daneke

    I made the pie with almond milk the first time and the only thing positive I can say is that the filling was great. The second time I made it like the recipe and while my rolling skills can use improvement, that pie is the bomb for taste!

    Maybe I should have you on my show when we do DNA pie identification.

  117. Sylvia

    About how many apples would I need?

    • Jenny

      A really big apple usually weighs 1/2 lb so I usually use 6 very large apples.

      • Tine

        Hello Jenny!:) i just want to ask if I could use canola oil instead of the extra light olive oil for the pie crust?thank you!:)

  118. Sylvia

    Can I use cloves in place of nutmeg?

    • Jenny

      I would not recommend cloves in apple pie. If you don’t have nutmeg, just increase the cinnamon by 1/8 teaspoon.

  119. Nory

    Hello, Jenny!

    I tried this Apple and it tasted great. However, the bottom crust seem to be too small for the pan. It barely covers the sides of the pan. My pie pan is 9″ and 1.5 inch deep. Is it proa

    • Jenny

      My pie pan is a 9-inch deep dish pan and the dough always fits although there isn’t much left over. You may just have to roll it a little bigger, or since you can pat an oil crust into a pan, you can place it into the pan and then keep patting it from the center towards the outer rim, until it covers the entire pan. I hope that makes sense…

  120. Josie

    Hi jenney, you make everything look so eAsy. I made your cabbage rolls,&they were great. I can cook. I have been cooking since I was 8yrs old. I never change your recipe because you are a good cook. Have you written a cook book yet. Thanks for all the great dishes. Your so cute.

    • Jenny

      I published a cook book but you don’t have to buy it. It’s a free download here on the homepage but a lot of the recipes there are older and I have improved and simplified them and have posted the new versions here into my recipe pages.

  121. Barbara

    Hi jenny. I reside in nigeria. I tried this recipe yesterday. Gosh!, I am still smiling. My husband loves this apple pie. I am about to make your peppers with balsamic vinegar recipe. I am sure it will turn out as good as the apple pie did. Thank you

  122. Carole K.

    Jenny, I was just about to put the pie in the oven when I realized I hadn’t coated the crust with milk and sugar! Oh my! Since I already had the pie ring on I didn’t have to worry about milk or sugar getting on the edges. Can’t wait to taste it!

  123. SuperBaker

    Hi Jenny! I made this pie the other day because I just thought it looked delicious and I’d never made a pie before, so I gave it a go. The bottom and edges were a little too hard for my liking, so I ended up cutting the edges off and eating the middle mostly. The pie was great nevertheless, but I was wondering if this may have happened since I was using an 11″ tart pan rather than a regular 9″ pie pan? Also, does the crust having oil rather than butter in it make the crust dry quicker in the oven?

    • Jenny

      This pie works every time for me in a pie pan. I would suggest you make it in a regular pie pan, following my recipe exactly, and then see if there are any issues. Please let me know.

  124. LoveBaking

    Hello Jenny. Does the material a pie pan is made of affect the dough sticking? Yours seems to come out fairly easily, but I don’t have the same kind of pie pan you do. Mine is tin-like almost.

    • Jenny

      The type of pan does not affect the dough sticking but thin, aluminum pie pans are a poor choice because they cook unevenly. If you can, try to double them up and use two. Dull metal pie plates are better then shiny metal pans for making pies. The shiny ones keep the crust from browning properly.

  125. Melissa

    Do I butter the pie pan before placing the crust in it

  126. Melissa

    Jenny do you think instead of making 2 pie crusts out of the 1 dough I could just make 1( I like my crust thick on the bottom ) Would I pre-bake the crust before I add in the apples if I were to do that? Also on the top do you think I could make a pecan streusel? Do you know how to adjust the baking time? Could I put a pecan streusel under the top pie crust

    • Jenny

      It’s great that you’re only 11 years old and love to bake so much but I don’t think I can help you with this many changes. The more changes you make to a recipe in baking, the more chance you have of it not turning out. In this case you may be better off looking for a different recipe that’s closer to what you want. And keep up with your baking – your family must be very proud of you! 🙂

  127. Melissa

    I do not have nutmeg

    • Jenny

      Nutmeg makes a nice addition to apple pie but you can replace it with an equal amount of cinnamon, so you would add an extra 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon.

  128. Chris

    Hi jenny, is your pie plate a 9 inch or 12 inch pie pan?

    • Chris

      Also, can I use tapioca starch instead of minute tapioca?

      • Jenny

        I have never used it so I suggest looking at recipes that use it and then decide if you want to make the change.

    • Jenny

      9-inch. (I added that note to the recipe)

  129. David

    Can I use whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour instead of AP?

  130. Susie

    Hi Jenny,
    Lately, I have been cooking your recipes. They are healthy and simple, and at the same time, it tastes delicious. Today, I made your apple pie. It looks good and smells nice. The problem is the inside. it was too watery… just like soup…What did I do wrong? The only thing I did differently from your recipe, was the use of gala apples and all-purpose flour instead of granny smith and tapioca. Please advise.

    • Jenny

      It could be 3 things: 1) not enough vents in the top crust to release the steam. 2) the wrong apples (Gala have more moisture and are softer then Grannies) or 3) the apples were cut too small. Next time try using Granny Smith apples cut into one-inch chunks, stick with tapioca, which works every time for me, and make sure all the slits in the top crust are open and that there’s a big vent in the center (even a 1-inch vent is good). Good luck next time!

  131. Jade

    Can I use plain flour?

    • Jenny

      All-purpose flour is plain flour. Does this clarify your question?

      • Jade

        Yes;)) one more question, can I coat the apples with maple syrup?

        • Jenny

          I’m sorry I have no idea. It would not be traditionally done with apple pie and might prevent the thickening/cinnamon mixture from sticking to the apples.

  132. Svjetlana W.

    Hi, Jenny, I just want to say THANK YOU FOR THE RECIPE 🙂 I’m from Bosnia and Herzegovina and over here people usualy don’t prepare apple pie this way and I was searching for american apple pie recipe and I found your site! You are so great and I looove all your recipes! Greetings from B&H 🙂

  133. maggie

    Can I use coconut flour for dough.healthy flour

    • Jenny

      I have never made this dough with coconut flour so I have no idea how it would work. You would probably have better luck looking for a different crust recipe that’s specifically designed for coconut flour. My guess is that it probably behaves differently than regular all-purpose flour.

  134. Linda Louise

    Of all the crust recipes I have searched for to get flaky and tender crusts, I chose yours because it’s the best one yet for me to make. I don’t need to use butter or a mixture of butter, then shortening combined to make one. I also like many of your recipes on the site because they look so delicious and less fat, etc. in all of them.
    Your videos too are good for me to watch and your sense of humor is an added plus+ so I am glad I found your website because I want to make so many that are shown here. Regular meals and desserts you add color photos to, are one of the reasons I will refer to your website.
    Thank You Jenny!

  135. Alice Fong

    May I know 2 1/2 cup flour isn’t 2 one cup and one 1/2 cup? I always confusing this issue, can you help?

    • Jenny

      You are correct. 2 1/2 cups means two one-cups and an additional 1/2 cup. The total would be two and a half cups or (five 1/2 cups)

  136. Alessandra Salazar

    I am a college student and am starting to cook little by little,
    and i must say i love all of your recipes and videos!

    You really are my favorite cook! Its refreshing to see someone who can cook
    healthy and delicious meals!

    You are definitely helping me through my college years with all of these delicious and simple recipes!

    Thank you so much Jenny, never stop cooking!! 🙂

  137. Yeda

    Looks amazing, i can’t wait to try this tmmrw!

  138. Shany

    Hii Jenny I wanted to ask if it’s possible to use cream instead of milk, cause I’m not able to use milk thanks

    • Jenny

      I think cream would be too heavy for this dough. I see there are some recipes that use water but I’m not sure if you would use the same amount as you would milk. You could take a look around for oil pie crusts made with water.

      • Shany

        Thanks for the reply well I actually used a little bit of cream and it turned out delicious!! Thankyou

  139. Alice Fong

    Hi jenny,
    Can I left out the nutmeg? Will it make it any different without that?
    How many inch or cm is your dish?
    Thanks. Good day to you.

    • Jenny

      My pie pan is about 7 inches across the bottom. Nutmeg really enhances an apple pie so if you can get it I think you will love this pie. If you can not get nutmeg, you can try increasing the cinnamon by the same amount.

      • Alice Fong

        Thanks a lot Jenny, I really like your video cos it’s so funny that make me smile : ) 🙂 🙂 by the way do you know how to make Churro?

        • Alice Fong

          Hi jenny,
          Can I use low fat milk? Cos I cannot found your type of milk that is 1%..

          Thanks : )

          • Alice Fong

            Hi so sorry to ask you so many question, cos I want to make sure everything is correct as possible..

            1/8 teaspoon is how many grams?
            Thanks for your time 🙂

          • Jenny

            1% milk IS low fat. We have whole milk, 2%, 1%, and skim milk with each one having less fat down to skim milk which is fat free. I never use skim milk because it tastes like white water to me so I choose 1% with just a little fat to keep calories down. I believe your low fat milk would be fine in this recipe.

        • Jenny

          I do not make churros.

          • Alice Fong

            Thank you so much for answering all my question, have a lovely morning to you 🙂

  140. Kasey

    Made this on the weekend and it was delicious, although the crust was very hard to cut and get out of the pie plate. Not sure if I baked it a little too long. I did like the taste and texture of the crust otherwise, no Crisco or shortening, etc. It was nice and light compared to the pies my Grandmother used to make.

  141. Ethan

    Hi Jenny,

    Made this tonight and instagrammed it; The dough was pretty crumbly which made the pie sort of fall apart when I tried to cut it, but that was probably my doing. I’ll definitely get that pie gate!

    • Jenny

      If the dough was crumbly you may have had too much flour, which can happen by the way you measure. Make sure you aerate the flour well before measuring in case the flour has settled in the container. Then gently spoon it into a flat-topped dry measuring cup and level off the top with the back of a knife. If you try that and measure everything else carefully, it might help next time.

      • Ethan

        Thanks! I don’t know how you feel about the metric system, but I think I’ll be converting cups to grams and such in the future; maybe that will help me measure more accurately?

  142. Diane Desrosiers

    Hello, i am from Quebec, Canada. I love your receipes.
    I made the home made Apple pie.
    I think i make exactly the crust like you did. But the mix of my crust was very dry. What happend?
    Thanks To respond.

    • Jenny

      Assuming you used all-purpose flour and did not use fat free milk, I think it may be the way you measured the flour, which can give you too much and would cause the mixture to be dry. Flour can settle and become heavy in the bag or container so you have to aerate it before measuring by stirring it around with a spoon or spatula. Then dip and scoop the flour or spoon it lightly into the measuring cup. Make sure you use a flat-topped cup for dry measuring and not a glass cup for liquids. Do not tap or bang it, just level the excess flour off with the back of a knife. That’s the only reason I can think of since I make this crust all the time and it’s always consistent. This link may be helpful: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe/measuring-flour.html

      • Diane Desrosiers

        Yes, i think you are Wright about it.
        The filling wasssss soooo good!
        Next time i Will pay attention To mesure.
        Thanks Is Will gave you News when I redo the crust.

  143. Barb

    Hi Jenny, I made your apple pie today and it was delicious. Thank-you

  144. Isabel

    Hi Jenny i just love your rescipes. just made the flax muffins. it’so good and the cinnamon buns. my family enjoyed them. I do love cooking especially now when i,m home a lot owing to freezing cold temperatures..thanks again , isabel.

  145. Solmarie Rodriguez

    Just baked this apple pie into mini apple pies. Great for the holidays. 🙂

  146. Michelle Longo

    do you have a pie crust pastry only?

    • Jenny

      This oil crust is the only one I use. If you mean a pre-baked pie shell, I have never pre-baked it but I think you could.

  147. Mary Alice

    Hi Jenny, Love all your lowfat recipes! Do you think this crust would hold up for apple dumplings or fall apart in the syrup? My hubby keeps asking for them but I’ve been trying to cut out a lot of fat as we have cholesterol issues. If this works it would make his day!!

    • Jenny

      That’s a good question. I have never made apply dumplings but I think it could work with an oil crust because if an oil crust can be patted into a pie pan, couldn’t it be patted onto an apple? I think if you don’t roll it too thin and since you can patch it much easier than a butter/shortening crust, it could work. I’m sorry I can’t say for sure but let me know if you decide to try.

  148. LaToya

    Hello Jenny, I was wondering could this crust be used for cobblers?

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