Perfect Apple Pie

Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 3 hr 0 min
Servings: 8

A classic apple pie takes a shortcut with easy unroll-and-fill refrigerated pie crusts from Pillsbury™.



  • 1 package Pillsbury™ refrigerated Pie Crusts


  • 6 cups (1.5 L) thinly sliced, peeled apples (6 medium)
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) sugar
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) flour
  • 3/4 tsp (3 mL) cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Prepare pie crust according to package directions for Two Crust Pie using 9" (23 cm) pie plate.
  2. In large bowl, stir together filling ingredients. Place filling evenly into pie crust. Top with second crust; wrap excess top crust under bottom crust edge. Press edges together to seal; flute edges as desired. Cut slits in top crust to vent.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Cover edge of crust with 2- to 3-inch wide strips of foil after first 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Apple varieties great for this pie include Granny Smith, Ida red, Spy, Spartan and Empire.