Savor the taste of fall with these quick and easy apple pie recipes perfect for a cozy night in or a festive get-together. The classic combo of apples and cinnamon come together beautifully in these different takes on apple pies, whether you prefer a traditional, flaky crust, a crumb topped pie, or something more unique.
Are you a fan of the classic American dessert, the apple pie? If so, you're in luck! I set out to find a few different apple pie recipes to share with you and was blown away by the variety you can find in this humble dessert!
I ended up with twenty-one (!) of the best easy apple pie recipes around, from classic American, Dutch, and Swedish versions to innovative modern creations like pizza apple pie.
If you like traditional double-crust pies there's deep dish, slab pie, or mini hand-pies to choose from. Or if you're up for making a lattice-topped pie, there's one with a complete tutorial. Do you want something super quick? A cream apple pie or crustless pie might be for you! If you'd like something different for a dessert buffet - how about apple pie enchiladas or mini apple pies?
In searching out apple pie recipes I found that preparing this all-time favorite dessert can be surprisingly simple. All the recipes below are designed for both beginners and seasoned bakers alike, promising delicious results with minimal effort.
With easy-to-follow instructions and readily available ingredients, you really can whip up mouth-watering apple pies from the comfort of your own kitchen that will be an instant hit with your family and friends!
- 1. Crumb Topped Apple Pie - Bake Now or Freeze for Later
- 2. Double Crust Iron Skillet Apple Pie
- 3. Skillet Dutch Apple Pie
- 4. Classic Apple Pie Recipe
- 5. Apple Lover's Apple Pie
- 6. Copycat McDonald’s Apple Pies
- 7. Easy Dutch Apple Slab Pie Recipe
- 8. Apple Slab Pie
- 9. Easy Apple Pie Bars (with Crumble Topping)
- 10. Apple Crumb Crostata (Rustic Apple Pie)
- 11. Salted Caramel Apple Pie
- 12. Apple Pie Enchiladas
- 13. Deep Dish Dutch Apple Pie
- 14. The EASIEST Apple Cream Pie
- 15. Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
- 16. Mini Apple Pies
- 17. Snickerdoodle Cream Cheese Apple Pie
- 18. Apple Cranberry Pie
- 19. Caramel Apple Pie Dessert Pizza
- 20. Swedish Apple Pie (Crustless)
- 21. Caramel Apple Pecan Streusel Pie
- Even More Apple Recipes
Not only is this Dutch apple pie (another name for crumb topped pie) lick-the-plate good, it also comes out perfect when made ahead, frozen before baking and then baked from frozen!
Yes, you can put the unbaked pie in the freezer and then bake it right away and you will get a perfectly done, browned pie every time. It's a real time-saver at the holidays and nice for any time you'd like an easy dessert.
A classic apple pie gets an upgrade with a unique brown sugar caramel bottom crust made extra crisp in a cast iron skillet.
With a store-bought crust and a brown sugar crumb topping, this quick-to-make skillet apple pie works for even weeknights!
This classic apple pie recipe includes an all-butter crust and a tutorial for making a beautiful lattice top crust.
A double crust apple pie that is chock full of apples (5 pounds worth!) and calls for cooking the apple filling first to avoid undercooking the apples or creating a soggy crust.
These hand pies would sure be fun at a fall gathering, wouldn't they? Made with crusts of store bought puff pastry, you can have these made and cooked in under an hour.
Make a crumb topped apple pie in a jelly roll pan to feed a crowd! This recipe uses store bought crusts to save time, but you could easily make your own all butter crust fairly quickly.
A classic apple pie from Smitten Kitchen, like a giant, flaky "pop tart" that deliciously feeds a crowd when you need it.
9. Easy Apple Pie Bars (with Crumble Topping)
When you need something more portable than pie or a potluck, these from scratch apple pie bars are just the thing. Made like a classic crumb bar, mixing the crumb topping to use as the crust, too.
10. Apple Crumb Crostata (Rustic Apple Pie)
With a brown butter apple filling, butter pie crust and oat and brown sugar topping, this is the pie to make when you don't want to bother with a pie plate. Served with ice cream and drizzled with caramel topping, this is a showstopper.
This pie is filled with an apple caramel filling, not just drizzled with it, so you have baked-in caramel flavor in every bite.
Bypass making a crust and fill tortillas with apple pie filling! Baked until crisp and then drizzled with caramel sauce, this is a fun and unique fall dessert.
Made in a springform pan for true deep dish pie, the filling for this is a premade canned pie filling, so if you've preserved pie filling, this is a recipe for you.
In this take on a German apple pie large pieces of apple are covered in a cinnamon-sugar mix and then surrounded by heavy cream.
Oh, gosh, this looks incredible, doesn't it? Making mini "cinnamon rolls' with the dough creates this wonderful, cinnamony crust as well as a fun presentation.
16. Mini Apple Pies
With pie dough crusts pressed into mini muffin tins and a crumble topping, these would be perfect on a dessert table to have a smaller serving of apple pie.
When you'd like something a bit more decadent, how about a pie with a snickerdoodle crust and cream cheese layer below the apples? Yum.
Adding cranberries to a classic apple pie not only brings in the sweet tart flavor of cranberries, but gives it a festive holiday color.
What a super fun weeknight apple pie idea - use thin pizza crusts and canned apple pie filling with a simple topping to get all the apple pie flavor we love in about 30 minutes.
20. Swedish Apple Pie (Crustless)
Don't want to bother with a crust, but still want a pie? Swedish pie is your answer! Spiced apples topped with a batter create a cross between a cake and a pie.
Add a bit of crunch to a streusel topping with pecans for a different spin on a crumb topped pie. Drizzle with caramel and serve with ice cream for a perfect fall dessert.