Grandma’s Golden Apple Pie Recipe

  • 30 mins
  • 1 hours
  • 90 mins
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When you’ve made a successful apple pie recipe, you’ll be able to make just about any other type of pie. Making an apple pie is about choosing the right apples; if they’re too tart you will have to add too much sugar and if they are too bland you will have add too much sugar. Keeping the calories low in any apple pie recipe can be difficult, but make substitutions when and where you can. 



  • 8 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored & sliced
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 9-inch pie crust
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 tbsp. flour, all-purpose
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan.
  3. Stir in flour until a paste forms then add water and sugars.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  5. Place the bottom crust into pie pan and fill with apples.
  6. Cover apples with ¾ of the sugar mix then cover apples with lattice top.
  7. Pour remaining sugar mix over lattice slowly so it doesn’t spill.
  8. Bake 15 minutes then reduce temperature to 350° F.
  9. Bake additional 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft and crust is golden brown. 
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 512 (2150kJ)
Amount Per Serving % Daily
Total Fat 26.7g 41%
Saturated Fat 11.1g 55%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 31g 10%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 67.8g 22%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 40.3g
Protein 3.6g 0%
Calcium 4%
Potassium 201mg 0%

How To Burn Off 512 calories? (1 serving)

    Burn off the calories in 1 slice of Grandma’s golden apple pie by:

    • 27 minutes of bicycle racing.
    • 46 minutes on rowing machine.
    • 64 minutes of low impact aerobics. 

Special ingredient: Brown Sugar

Brown sugar really brings out the earthy sweetness of the apples in this apple pie recipe. Made with minimal ingredients, this apple pie shines thanks to the molasses found in brown sugar. This recipe calls for light brown sugar but dark brown sugar can work as well, producing a richer flavor that permeates deep into the apples.