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Apple Pie Slice on white dish

Apple Pie with Flaky Crust

A delicious, classic fall dessert with a touch of tartness and a perfectly flaky crust. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Beverly


  • 1/2 Cup Butter Softened
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour

Pie Filling

  • 2 1/2 Cups Sliced Granny Smith Apples
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup No Pulp Orange Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Apple Pie Spice
  • 3 Tbs Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1 Tbs Lemon Juice


  1. For Crust:

    Combine flour, cream cheese, and butter in large mixing bowl. Mix by hand or with electric mixer until a firm dough forms.

  2. Roll dough into a large ball, cover with plastic wrap, and place in freezer for 10 minutes.

  3. Once chilled, remove from freezer, discard wrap and slice the ball into two pieces. 

  4. Sprinkle wax paper with flour and roll each piece of the dough separately to form a top and bottom crust.  Spray pie pan with non stick spray and place one of the crusts into the pan. 

For Pie Filling

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Peel and Core apples and slice into small pieces.

  3. Combine apple slices, sugar, honey,  butter, vanilla extract, apple pie spice, and juices in a large pan. 

  4. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

  5. Remove from heat. 

  6. Pour mixture into prepared crust. 

  7. Top with second crust. Use a fork to pinch the crust down along the edges. Trim away any excess crust. Cut slits to vent. 

  8. Bake for 45 minutes. Allow to cool completely before slicing.