Fresh, tart, Granny Smith Apples are peeled, and cut into wedges. They are tossed with a perfect blend of cinnamon, sugar, and butter. Then, they are piled high and tucked into store-bought dough. This pie bakes up high to a deliciously flaky perfection.
Are you looking for a homemade apple pie recipe, but don’t have time to make a pie crust from scratch? I love a homemade pie crust just as much as the next gal, but sometimes you just feel like taking a short-cut to the final goods.
That’s where this Apple Pie Recipe with Pre-made Crust comes to the rescue. The filling uses fresh apples, but we save time by using a store-bought crust and it still tastes amazing!
Making homemade apple pie is one of those tasks that really pays off. With just a small amount of invested time, I can make a large “mile-high” apple pie for my entire family.
Baking is one of those hobbies that I just love and my family appreciates. If I had my own way, I would spend all day cooking.
This past weekend, my family drove over an hour to pick our own apples at Honey Pot Farms (in Stowe, MA). It was a fun time and we left 72 apples later. While we were there, we also bought some apple cider donuts, candy apples, and apple cider. The apple cider donuts were still warm from being deep fried and sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar. They were so delicious!
I just love fresh apples because they are so juicy, and do not have that annoying wax on them that most store bought apples are coated in.
We picked Akane, Gravensteen, Sansa, and Ginger Gold apples. All of which, in my humble opinion, are wonderful for baking and cooking. My kids have been relishing in all the apples we have. To their delight, I have already made 5 apple desserts, which brings me to this perfect apple pie “short cut” recipe.
One of my newest apple pie creations are these sweet and savory Apply Crescent Bombs with Brie Cheese. The combination of flavors explode with goodness in your mouth!
Yes, I do roll out my own pie crust dough more often than not. However, we are remolding our kitchen, so counter space for rolling out dough is super limited.
I barely have enough space to peel, and chop–never mind roll out dough.
There is nothing wrong with pre-made pie crust so that is just what I used for my Easy Apple Pie Using Store-Bought Crust.
It is just as buttery, and flaky as regular crust. Plus, you do not have to worry about getting covered in flour, or sticky dough.
I think I saved quite a bit of time too, and the apple pie tasted amazing! It was so large we got breakfast and dessert out of it!
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Easy Apple Pie Recipe With Premade Crust
- 10 tart apples of your choice peeled cored, and cut into wedges
- 2 pre-made pie crusts (top and bottom)
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup of flour
- 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1/2 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
- Prepare a large pie dish with the bottom layer of crust and gently prick holes in the bottom with your fork
- Add wedged apples to a large bowl, and mix with the dry ingredients, and lemon
- Fill pie crust with apples-it will look really high
- Cover top of pie with additional crust and gently pinch the crusts together
- Poke 4 holes in the top of the pie to vent and cook for 30-45 mins. Since the crust on this pie was not excessive due to the fact that I used a ton of apples, I did not use a pie crust shield. If you have excess dough I recommend using one to prevent excess crust browning.