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Course Dessert
Keyword apple pie, apples, dessert, pie


  • 6 cups apples peeled, cored, sliced into rings
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats for mixing with apples
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats for sprinkling on pie crust
  • 1 egg mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into small cubes
  • granulated sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling on top
  • 2 deep dish pie crusts


  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Take two cups of the apples and place in a non-stick frying pan, sprinkle lilghtly with brown sugar. As the soften, flip gently. 
  • Mix the oats, spices, and sugars and gently toss the uncooked apples in the mix.
  • Once the cooked apples have softened, if there is liquid in a pan, use a slotted spoon to remove and add to the uncooked apples. Tossing gently to mix. Pull out about 6 nice slices and set aside.
  • Sprinkle the two tablespoons over the bottom half of a deep dish pie crust. 
  • Add half the apples, flattening into layers, dot with half the butter.
  • Add the remaining apples, flattening again, and dot with the rest of the butter.
  • Top with the nice slices that you set aside.
  • Brush the edge of the crust with your egg mixture, place the top crust on top, sealing the edge. Cut vents into the top of the pie. 
  • Give the top of the crust a brush with the egg, then sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top. 
  • Place the pie plate on a parchment covered cookie sheet (this will capture any drippings). Bake at 400F for 10 minutes, then lower heat to 375 and bake an additional 40-50 minutes (until the crust is golden brown).


Based off of Anna Olson's Apple Pie recipe. I used store-bought deep dish pie crusts, but feel free to use homemade pie crust if you have the time!