5 Simple Apple Pie Recipes Packed With Fall Flavor

These delicious desserts are perfect for celebrating the sweet-and-spicy season.

I'd never say this in front of my aunt, who always makes the most perfect-looking pumpkin pie for holidays, but that stuff just really doesn't do it for me. I'm on team apple. It's the ideal festive fall dessert, filled with fresh fruit, warming spices, and (just sayin') it doesn't come out of a can.

It's perfectly OK if you don't agree because, in my humble opinion, both of those types of pie should be required at every holiday dinner party from September through December. But from-scratch pie baking can be an intimidating art form, which is why we've rounded up tons of content to make this year's dessert the most delicious one yet.

For starters, find the best types of apples to use in apple pie, then check out Thomas Keller's top tips for apple pie technique. And whether you're just getting started baking or you've been perfecting the perfect pie crust for longer than even my dear Aunt has, chances are you can use some recipe inspiration.

Here, our absolute favorite apple pie recipes for fall, winter, and every other season.

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The Best Old-Fashioned Apple Pie Recipe

Apple Pie

If you're looking to have just one reliable, traditional, and downright drool-worthy apple pie recipe in your arsenal, let this be The One. It's packed with eight cups of fresh apples that get enveloped in flaky pie crust, butter, cider vinegar, and all the warming spices.

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Ginger Apple Tarte Tatin


Christopher Testani

You'll infuse caramel with fresh ginger in this festive take on a French upside-down apple tart.

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Sheet Pan Apple Crisp

Sheet Pan Apple Crisp

This recipe cooks up enough apple crisp for a big crowd. Just make sure you have a pint or two of vanilla ice cream on hand to top it off.

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Apple Pie Skillet Cake

apple cake in a skillet
The Spruce

Honeycrisp apples are our first-choice pick of apples to hold up their crisp texture in this skillet cake.

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Honey-Apple Galette With Pistachio Sugar

Anna Williams

The secret to this recipe's tasty pie dough is pistachio sugar.

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