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Apple Pie A La Mode

Preparation 25 Serves 1     adjust servings

Perfect apple pie, made with a homemade real apple filling and storebought crust.


  • 1 box (2 rounds) refrigerated pie dough
  • 7-8 large apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon apple pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sparkling sugar
  • 1 (half-gallon) carton vanilla ice cream


Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a Sweet Creations ceramic pie pan with one round of pie dough. In a large bowl, stir together apples, lemon juice and zest, brown sugar, butter, flour, apple pie spice and sea salt, until well mixed. Pour apples into crust-lined pan, pressing down firmly to compact the apples as much as possible. Place the second round of pie dough on top, crimp edges. Cut 4 small slits in the top of the pie. Brush beaten egg on top, sprinkle with sparkling sugar. Place pie on top of a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn oven down to 350°F and bake for 55-60 minutes more, until pie is golden brown. Allow to cool slightly. Serve topped with ice cream. NOTE: If pie crust turns medium golden as it cooks, cover gently with a sheet of foil to keep the crust from over browning.

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