Spiced Apple Pie

Spiced Apple Pie

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Spiced Apple Pie is the pie to have in the oven when prospective buyers come to buy your apartment or house! It was also one of my Father’s favorites. He loved fruit; and to him, anything made with fruit was fruit.

There are thousands of recipes for apple pies, Apple Tarts, and turnovers. Some people prefer a pastry crust- some a streusel topping. Any way you slice it, some version of Apple Pie is a usually a crowd favorite. This particular recipe for Spiced Apple Pie is one I make every year for Thanksgiving. It has all the traditional Thanksgiving spices in it; and its aroma is overwhelmingly tantalizing.

My Father had Thanksgiving at my home for over 40 years. The last five years he enjoyed with four generations at the table. There never was a time that when I presented him with a choice of four or five different pies, that he didn’t choose the Apple Pie first. He might have had a bite of the others; but the first full piece of Apple Pie made with my All Purpose dough for the crust was always for him.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Spiced Apple Pie

By Gloria Kobrin Published: May 30, 2014

  • Yield:

  • 10 Servings


  • All-purpose pie dough
  • 3 pounds Granny Smith Apples peeled, cored, and sliced thinly
  • 1 small lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 1 teaspoon White Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Allspice


  • glass pie dish 9-10 inches
  • large mixing bowl
  • slotted spoon
  • cookie sheet lined with baking parchment
  • cooling rack


  1. Line pie plate with a little less than half the dough. Let 1/2 inch dough hang over the edge of the plate. Prick the bottom with a fork and chill until needed.
  2. Place sliced apples in mixing bowl. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, and spices to apples. Mix gently but thoroughly so that all the apple slices are coated with other ingredients.
  3. Preheat oven to: 400° F. Roll out remaining dough.
  4. Remove pie plate from the fridge. Spoon apples into the shell using a slotted spoon-mounding apples slightly in the middle. Pour juice over the apples.
  5. Roll out remaining pie dough and carefully place over apples. Bend overhanging dough from bottom crust over the edges of the top crust. Squeeze them together to form a seal. Make three slits in the top of the pie. Brush pie (with your fingers or a pastry brush) with one teaspoon of water and sprinkle remaining teaspoon of sugar over the top.
  6. Place pie on cookie sheet. Bake on bottom level of oven for about 50 minutes or until juices begin to ooze out of the slits in the pastry top. Remove from oven and cool on rack. Serve pie warm or at room temperature. This pie may be frozen.