Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

This was my grandmother’s apple pie recipe. I have never seen another one quite like it. It will always be my favorite and has won me several first-place prizes in local competitions. I hope it becomes one of your favorites as well!”
Passed down through generations, this recipe is a labor of love that combines the perfect blend of flaky pastry, tart Granny Smith apples, and a mouthwatering buttery sauce. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to experience a slice of heaven!

How to Prepare Apple Pie by Grandma Ople


Before we dive into the step-by-step directions, let’s gather all the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9-inch double-crust pie
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced


1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) to ensure it’s hot and ready when your pie is prepared.
2. Melt the unsalted butter in a saucepan over low heat until it’s completely liquefied.
3. Stir in the all-purpose flour, combining it with the butter to form a smooth paste. This mixture will add a delicious thickness to your pie’s filling.
4. Gradually add the water, white sugar, and brown sugar to the paste, stirring gently to avoid lumps. Watch in delight as the ingredients come together, creating a luscious caramel-like sauce.
5. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then immediately reduce the heat, allowing it to simmer while you move on to the next steps.
6. Take your prepared bottom pie crust and place it in a 9-inch pie pan, ensuring it’s spread evenly across the surface.
7. Now, it’s time to add the star ingredient – the sliced Granny Smith apples! Pile them slightly higher in the center to create a beautifully mounded filling.
8. Take your second pie crust and cut it into strips. Create a lattice pattern over the apple filling, weaving the strips over and under each other for a classic and visually appealing touch.
9. The highlight of this recipe is Grandma Ople’s special buttery sauce. Slowly pour the sugar and butter liquid over the lattice crust, allowing it to gently cascade over the apples. This step adds a mouthwatering glaze that elevates the flavor to new heights.
10. Carefully transfer the pie to the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F. This initial high heat will help set the crust and seal in the flavors.
11. After 15 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking for an additional 35 to 45 minutes. The extended baking time will make the apples tender and fully infuse the pie with their delightful essence.

Can I use a store-bought pie crust instead of making one from scratch?

Absolutely! While the recipe calls for a homemade pastry crust, you can easily substitute it with a store-bought alternative to save time and effort.

Are there any suitable alternatives to Granny Smith apples?

Granny Smith apples are preferred for their tartness, but you can experiment with other varieties like Honeycrisp or Pink Lady for a slightly sweeter twist.

Can I make the pie ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the pie a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, reheat it in the oven for a few minutes to restore its

What complements Apple Pie by Grandma Ople best – vanilla ice cream or whipped cream?

It’s a matter of personal preference, but many people enjoy the pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to balance the sweetness with a creamy touch.

Can I freeze the pie for later consumption?

While the pie is best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze any leftover slices in an airtight container. Just remember to thaw it in the refrigerator before reheating.

Can I add cinnamon or nutmeg to the recipe for extra flavor?

Absolutely! If you enjoy warm, spicy notes, feel free to sprinkle a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg over the apple filling before adding the top crust.

Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Prep Time 14 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 59 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9-inch double-crust pie
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 Granny Smith apples – peeled cored and sliced


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
  • Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a latticework crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not runoff.
  • Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F . Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.
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