Our 9 Best Apple Pie Recipes

Deep-Dish All-American Cinnamon Apple Pie
Photo: Greg DuPree

Nothing screams fall like apple pie—the warm, sweet, flaky results of apple-picking season—and in this roundup, we're giving it the love it deserves. You'll find all kinds of variations including salted caramel apple pie, and even apple pie ice cream sandwiches, in case you feel like switching it up. With 13 recipes to choose from, all you have to do is pick which one to make first.

01 of 09

Cumin and Jaggery Glazed Apple Pie

Cumin-and-Jaggery-Glazed Apple Pie
Marcus Nilsson

Cookbook author and chef Asha Gomez's striking apple pie gets a glossy finish from melted jaggery, a deep amber sugar, and piquant cumin seeds. Save any extra glaze for a last-minute drizzle before serving.

02 of 09

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Salted Caramel Apple Pie
© Abby Hocking

Use a blend of sweet apples and tart apples here—an easy combination is Granny Smith and Golden Delicious. However, if you are sourcing from a local orchard, ask them to recommend a sweet softer apple and a tart firmer apple.

03 of 09

Double-Crust Apple Pie

Double-Crust Apple Pie

Grace Parisi uses a mix of Granny Smith, Pink Lady and Golden Delicious apples for this iconic dessert.

04 of 09

Puff Pastry Apple Pie

Puff Pastry Apple Pie

Cathal Armstrong tells of how a family friend came over for lunch one day and marveled at the apple pie his mother, Angela, had made. When her husband, Gerry, asserted that it must have been the apples he grew that made the pie taste so good, the friend said, "Angela, you tell him pastry like that doesn't grow on trees." Since puff pastry can be tricky to prepare, this version of Angela's pie uses a high-quality, store-bought puff pastry.

05 of 09

Dutch Apple Pie

Imaginative Ways to Cook with Apples
Tina Rupp

Grace Parisi finishes this perfect fall dessert with a delicious brown sugar streusel.

06 of 09

Dried Apple Hand Pies

super flaky apple hand pies
Victor Protasio

As the dried apple slices rehydrate and cook in each delicate hand pie, they transform into a saucy, concentrated filling. To create a smoother, rather than chunky, apple filling, smash apples with the side of a spoon while stirring.

07 of 09

Deep-Dish All-American Cinnamon Apple Pie

Deep-Dish All-American Cinnamon Apple Pie
Greg DuPree

This pie—one of our 40 best recipes—gets its intensely apple-y flavor from macerating the apples in sugar for an hour. The liquid drained from the apples is simmered with a hit of butter until a syrup forms. That rich syrup is mixed with the apples, piled into the crust, and baked until tender and delicious. The pie is excellent the day it's made, but even better the next day.

08 of 09

Apple Pie à la Mode Ice Cream Sandwiches

Apple Pie a la Mode Ice Cream Sandwiches
Eva Kolenko

Top Chef winner Kristen Kish designed this dessert to honor both of her grandmothers, one known for her apple pie and the other for her snickerdoodles. Kish folds spiced apple pie filling into vanilla ice cream, then sandwiches it between chewy snickerdoodle cookies.

09 of 09

Deep-Dish Caramel Apple Pie

Deep-Dish Caramel Apple Pie
© Abby Hocking

This mouthwatering deep-dish caramel apple pie from Kay Chun is drizzled with a luscious homemade caramel sauce and topped with a crunchy oat streusel.

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