The best apple pie recipe

The only apple pie recipe you’ll ever need

This apple pie recipe is really super simple and totally delicious. It is – in fact – the only thing you need to make. If you can find flour that is. If you don’t try and make this gluten free apple pie version instead which doesn’t use any flour.

Break up

Here’s another thing I never thought I would say but after 28 years of being together Tom and I are breaking up. I remember – ages ago – when friends of ours broke up after 25 years, I always thought that was weird. Why break up after so many years? But as it turns out it really isn’t such a strange thing to do.

Best apple pie recipe

We’re still really good friends, we are not fighting and no, there are no other men or women in the picture. We’ve just grown apart after all these years. And sure we’ve tried to repair the damage, but a couple of months ago we decided that we should break-up. Better now while we’re still friends than after more years and starting to hate each other.


But even though things are going in good spirits it’s still a lot of complicated stuff. We have a company together, a house and 28 years of history. Just yesterday the offer Tom made on a new apartment was accepted, so that is one important step. Now the mortgage has to be accepted and lots of other stuff is now getting into motion. Which makes it more real all of a sudden.

But we can talk about it to each other and even though it does get emotional at times, it feels good. Sounds weird maybe but that’s the state of things.

All of this has absolutely nothing to do with this delicious apple pie recipe. Sorry about that but I wanted to share this with you too. As people tend to think of us as a given or an item. But that is no longer the case! Case closed.. Haha

The recipe itself you’ll find below!

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Apple pie recipe

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour


  • 175 gr butter icecold
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 300 gr flour
  • 200 gr sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 rusk no whole grain
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 100 gr raisins
  • 6 apples i prefer a slightly tart flavor
  • 1 tbsp cold water


  • Add the flour, 150 gr of the sugar, pinch of salt and 1 egg yolk in the bowl of a food processor. Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the bowl. Turn this into a firm dough. Don't over process, you do not want the dough to turn warm. Check if it sticks by pinching it between your fingers.
  • Turn out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Make a round ball of it by using your hands and roll it into the plastic. Place into the fridge for half an hour to cool.
  • Take a round baking tin of 22 cm diameter and cover this with baking paper. Brush the sides with butter.
  • Preheat the oven to 170˚C
  • Cut the apple into cubes and mix this with the raisins, the left over sugar and the cinnamon.
  • Place the cooled dough on a flat surface sprinkled with flour and roll out into a thin sheet. Place this into the baking tin and cover the bottom and the sides well. I usually just press it into the tin without rolling it out. I find that the easiest way but it is less smooth. Just do whatever works for you.
  • Make sure you keep 1/4 of the dough separate to form the strips on the top.
  • Once the bottom and sides are covered with the dough, take the rusks and crumble them over the bottom. You can use breadcrumbs for this as well. Shake it a bit so it is divided equally across the bottom.
  • Add the apple mixture and divide well over the tin. Rol out the rest of the dough and cut into strips. Place that over the top of the pie in a diamond shaped pattern. Brush the strokes and sides with the other egg yolk and place in the preaheated oven.
  • Bake the apple pie for about 1 hour or until golden and cooked through. Leave to cool in the tin and make sure the sides are loose before opening the tin.


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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