A Sweet History: The All-American Apple Pie

The Apple Pie is a symbol of American life, as well as being one of the most popular and delicious desserts to be enjoyed. It is a dessert that has withstood the test of time and is likely to remain one of this country’s sweetest staples for many years to come.

The first American recipe for apple pie was recorded in the 17th century. A woman by the name of Mrs Sarah Smith of Massachusetts wrote the first known recipe in 1670. Her recipe called for apples, spices, and raisons enclosed in a pastry shell. Over time, this traditional recipe has been adapted to include a variety of flavorings and ingredients, as well as different types of crust.

Today, the Apple Pie is enjoyed in many households. Whether you enjoy a crumb top or a lattice top, the Apple Pie is a classic favorite for dessert time. This dessert offers a balance of sweet and tartness of apples, combined with spices and a warm, flaky crust. The perfect way to end the day.

American Apple Pie Recipe


  • 2-9 inch refrigerated pie crusts
  • 6-8 tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place one pie crust in a 9 inch pie plate.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  4. Toss the sliced apples in with the sugar mixture until they are thoroughly coated.
  5. Pour the apple mixture into the crust, and dot with butter.
  6. Cover the top with the other crust, and crimp the edges together.
  7. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the top is nicely browned.

American Apple Pie is a classic and an essential part of our culture. Enjoy this easy and delicious recipe, as it offers all the sweet and tartness of apple, combined with the warmth of a flaky pastry crust. There may be many variations of this classic dessert, but one thing is for certain: American Apple Pie will always be a go-to favorite.