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There is nothing more wholesome than a homemade apple pie cooling on your windowsill. Take a page from Grandma’s book and make this American classic apple pie recipe today!

Classic apple pie with buttery flaky pie crust

Best Apple Pie Recipe

I can’t make this apple pie without my kids coming up to me every 5 minutes asking me when it’s ready. It seriously smells so wonderful you’ll be drooling long before you serve up slices.

Easy Apple Pie Recipe

This apple pie recipe is so easy too. And it will come out perfectly every single time you make it, perfect for holidays or taking to potlucks. Or simply because you have so many apples you don’t know what to do! That’s the best excuse I’ve ever had to make a pie!

Ingredients to make delicious apple pie recipe

Apple Pie Ingredients

  • Apples – The star ingredient!
  • Deep dish pie crust – Find it in the frozen section, ready to go!
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg – These essential spices bring out the best in those apples!
  • Lemon – Lemon juice and the zest keep the apples from going brown and bring out the fresh fruitiness of them.

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How to Make Apple Pie

I know the ingredient list looks a little long, but don’t let that intimidate you. Most of it involves pantry staples. It takes only 30 minutes to prep and that’s largely because of slicing, peeling, and coring those apples. You’ll use a frozen deep dish pie crust, make the filling, and bake it. If you wan to go the extra mile you can make your own cold water pie crust from scratch with pie dough but it will take significantly more time. This one is quick, easy, and delicious!

Once you make this classic apple pie with buttery pie crust, I assure you that you will never buy another ready-made pie. And you’ll never attempt to make one with that canned apple garbage they sell on the shelves. It tastes so much better fresh, and you’ll have this one ready almost as fast as you can say “apple pie!”

Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.
Jane Austen

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Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Apple Pie

  • Mix your apples – Using 2 different kinds of apples (in this case honey crisp and granny smith) creates the best flavors of tart and sweet.
  • Don’t let your pie crust get warm – You should thaw it out in your fridge while you get the filling ready.
  • Keep the apple slices thin – This allows them to cook up evenly so you don’t have random chunks of crunchy apples in your pie.

Which Apples are Best for Apple Pie?

If you have the option, I’d choose granny smith and honey crisp apples to give you sweet, tart, and firm texture and taste. If that’s not possible, golden delicious will also work. Idared is a nice tart variety while northern spy is a sweet choice. Any fresh apple is best as long as you mix sweet and tart together!

How to make apple pie

How to Make Apple Pie Filling

Some recipes call for cooking the filling, but that’s not necessary. This apple pie recipe keeps things simple yet yields fully delicious results. I’ve had people beg me for the recipe at holiday potlucks.

You’ll take your sliced apples (making sure they’re not too thick or too thin), add them with sugar, salt, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon (juice and zest), plus vanilla extract. Mix it up and it’s ready! See how easy that is?!?

How do you thicken apple pie filling?

Because this filling isn’t cooked before going into the shell, you won’t have to worry. Apples aren’t like other fruits and berries that unleash extra liquid. You won’t need to use a thickener to get the right texture or consistency.

Secrets to making the best apple pie

What is the difference between regular and Dutch apple pie?

The difference is in the topping. Regular apple pie has a pie crust that is usually sprinkled with sugar to add an extra crispness and sweetness. Dutch apple pie uses a streusel topping made from flour, butter, and sugar.

What are the best apples to use in apple pie?

Why are my apples hard in my apple pie?

If your apple aren’t yet ripe, they can result in a hard filling. So too can cutting the slices too thick. Make sure you’re using ripe apples and cutting them to a good size.

How to make apple pie filling

How Long to Bake Apple Pie

You can pre-bake the crust briefly to keep the bottom from getting soggy. Then make sure your oven is ready at 375F to cook for 50 to 60 minutes. Thanks to brushing the top with egg, you will have a golden buttery crust that flakes perfectly with your fork when it’s ready to eat. Let it cool just a bit before serving so it won’t be runny.

How long do you bake apple pie

Best Toppings to Serve with Apple Pie

I always recommend vanilla ice cream to serve with apple pie. It is the best way to top it off! But you can use whipped cream if you prefer. Or use both! My kids also like warm caramel topping on top of the ice cream and then with the whipped cream added to that. It’s delightful still warm or even completely cooled.

What are the best toppings to put on apple pie

How to Store Apple Pie

Apple pie can stay on your counter at room temperature covered with plastic wrap or go in the fridge. You should be sure to eat it all up before 2 days have gone by. We never have this problem in our house! It always disappears fast!

Homemade apple pie with vanilla ice cream

Can you Freeze Apple Pie?

Absolutely! You should freeze it before you bake it if you can, but you can also freeze a completely baked apple pie. Apple pie will be safe in the freezer up to 6 months.

How to Reheat Apple Pie

Reheating apple pie is easy. Simply preheat your oven to 350F, put the pie on a baking sheet, and cover loosely with aluminum foil. It should take about 15 to 20 minutes to warm it through.

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Classic Apple Pie Recipe

Classic American apple pie recipe like grandma use to make with tender warm apples in a sweet flaky pie crust. The perfect holiday dessert!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 409 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Frozen pie dish (deep dish)
  • 1 Pie crust for topping
  • 1 1/4 lbs honey crisp apples cored, sliced, peeled
  • 1 1/4 lbs granny smith apples cored, sliced, peeled
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tub vanilla ice cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Take frozen pie crusts from the freezer and allow to thaw in the fridge.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Mix until all apple slices are coated in the mixture.
  • Once pie crust is thawed, use a fork to poke holes in the bottom of the crust. Fill the crust with the apple filling. Place pie crust on top and press the fork down along the edge of the bottom crust to seal. Brush the pie with the egg wash and sprinkle with the tablespoon of sugar. Cut four slits into the top of the pie to create a vent.
  • Bake the pie for 50-60 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Allow to cool before slicing, top with vanilla ice cream and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 409kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 325mgPotassium: 264mgFiber: 6gSugar: 56gVitamin A: 142IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
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Knowing how to make a classic pie crust is one of the best things you can do. Instead of using store-bought with added preservatives and artificial ingredients, you can make your own from scratch with just a few simple ingredients. Once you do it once, you will never go back to the pre-made kind!

Best pie crust recipe

Best Pie Crust Recipe

To make the best pie crust recipe, you just need a few simple ingredients you likely have on hand. You’ll want to use this for all pies from sweet to savory to surprise and delight your family.

Ingredients for pie crust

Ingredients for Pie Crust

  • All-purpose flour – all pie crusts begin with some form of flour
  • Unsalted butter – this helps bind the flour together into your dough
  • Salt and sugar – these both balance the dough and add a hint of sweet and salty tastes to really bring out the flavor
  • Ice water – keeps the dough from being too crumbly

Easy pie crust recipe

I have fillings for you 😉
Megan

How do you make pie crust from scratch

Easy Pie Crust Recipe

This pie crust recipe really is so easy that my kids help with it. There’s only 5 ingredients required to make it. The hardest part is deciding which pie you’ll make using this easy pie crust recipe!

Tips and tricks for perfect pie crust

How do you Make Pie Crust from Scratch?

Basically, you combine the ingredients in a food processor. Then you knead your dough, refrigerate it, and then roll it out when you’re ready to use it. While there is a wait time, if you do this on a weekend, you’ll have plenty of time to make your pies.

How to make buttery and flaky pie crust

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Pie Crust Every Time

  • Cold butter – When making pie crust, your butter should be cold. In fact, the colder, the better. Keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to add the cold butter into your recipe.
  • A little water at a time – When it comes to adding in water, add it very slowly in limited amounts. If you want it to stay tender, go easy on that water.
  • Chill the crust – Don’t forget to allow time for the dough to chill. Pie crust needs time to refrigerate, but the wait is worth it!

How long to bake pie crust

Is it worth it to make your own pie crust?

Yes, because you’ll be only using wholesome ingredients. Plus, once you make one, you’ll always know how to do it off the top of your head and it will be easy as pie, pardon the pun!

How to store pie crust

Which flour to use for pie crust?

All-purpose flour will always work the best for pie crust. You can sub in keto or gluten-free options to suit your dietary needs though.

Can you freeze pie crust

Should I Sift flour for pie crust?

Sifting is important for cakes but not for pies. The crust needs to be dense so don’t sift it.

Is butter or shortening better for pie crust

How to make Buttery and Flaky Pie Crust

It all comes down to the butter. That fat is what renders a flaky crust texture for your pie. When it’s very cold, it keeps you from overworking that fat from the butter for the best pie crust around.

Why use vinegar in pie crust

Is butter or shortening better for pie crust?

When given the choice, use butter for your pie crust to make it flakier and tastier. Shortening is great, but butter wins for pie crusts.

How do you make pie crust from scratch without shortening?

Simply use butter and you won’t need shortening. Butter is a better choice for homemade pie crusts.

What is the difference between shortcrust pastry and pie crust?

What is the difference between shortcrust pastry and pie crust?

Shortcrust won’t puff up in the oven and is made with less fat, but other than that, it’s pretty similar to pie crust.

What is the best flour to use for pie crust

Why would you put vinegar in pie crust?

Vinegar can tenderize your pie crust and slightly halt the development of gluten. This recipe uses butter though so you won’t need vinegar.

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Why is my pie crust tough?

If your pie crust is tough, it’s a sign you overworked the dough. Do not over-mix and it should turn out flaky and soft.

Homemade pie crust recipe

Pies to make with homemade Pie Crust

I could probably go on for hours, but you could make apple, cherry, blueberry, rhubarb, chocolate, buttermilk, pumpkin, peach, and so many more pies using this pie crust. You can also use it to make chicken pot pie, a favorite in my house!

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Pie crust in pie dish

How Long to Bake Pie Crust

That depends on the pie you’re making. Fruit fillings will take about 45 minutes and if you want to blind bake the crust, you should plan on doing so for about 10 minutes before adding anything into it. Using pie weights or dried beans can be helpful when blind baking. The key in timing is the filling as well as how brown your crust looks.

Pie crust topping

How to Store Pie Crust

If you bake your pie crust, cool it first, then wrap it up in foil. You can keep it in your fridge until you’re ready to bake your pies the next day.

Can you Refrigerate pie crust overnight?

Yes. Simply wrap it in plastic wrap and it will be ready for you the next day.

Can you Freeze Pie Crust?

Or you can simply freeze it. After wrapping in foil, put it in a freezer bag and label it with the date. You can keep it for up to a month. You’ll want to thaw it out overnight in your fridge before putting it to use.

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Best Buttery Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

A fun and easy recipe tutorial for a delicious buttery flaky homemade pie crust you can make yourself or with the kids. Only a few simple ingredients are needed to make this pie crust recipe that comes out perfect every time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 332 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter unsalted, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 8 tbsp ice water

Instructions
 

  • Place flour, sugar, and salt into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse for about 5 seconds to mix well. Add butter, 1/3 at a time, to the flour mixture and pulse several times after each addition. Continue to pulse until the remaining pieces of butter are about the size of peas. Sprinkle in the ice water and pulse until the dough is just starting to hold together.
  • Empty the pie dough mixture onto a floured surface. Keep a few tablespoons of flour easily accessible for when you need more for your hands or working surface. Separate the mixture equally into two different piles. Knead each pile into a disk similar to the shape of a large cookie, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for one hour.
  • After refrigerating, take the dough and roll out into a circle that is about one foot in diameter and that is about 1/8th of an inch thick. Carefully place onto a 9-inch pie pan and press the dough down so that it lines the bottom and sides of the pie plate. Trim the excess dough, add the filling to the pie, and roll out the second disk to place over the top of the pie plate and filling.
  • Fold the edge of the top piece over the bottom and crimp the edges of the pie plate with a fork and score the top with four 2-inch long cuts or with a circular opening about 1 inch wide.

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 10gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 293mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 3mg
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Nothing beats a classic pecan pie recipe like this. It’s the kind that everyone gobbles up around Thanksgiving and then comes back for more until the entire pie tin is left with barely a crumb. I’m always asked to make this family favorite pecan pie every holiday season, and soon, so will you!

Best pecan pie recipe

Best Pecan Pie Recipe

Truly, this is the best pecan pie recipe. It yields a wonderful flavor and texture. Plus, you may very well have everything you need in your pantry right now to make it. What are you waiting for?

Ingredients for making pecan pie

Ingredients for Pecan Pie

  • Pecans – naturally, these are the whole basis of the pie.
  • Eggs – they are the way to bind this dessert together.
  • Light corn syrup – this keeps the pie from crystallizing while adding sweetness.
  • Sugar – it balances out the rest of the sweetness. Brown sugar can also be used for a more nutty molasses taste.
  • Butter – for that rich taste. No shortening necessary!
  • Vanilla extract – just a touch of contrast to tame that sweetness in the right direction.

How to make pecan pie from scratch

Easy Pecan Pie Recipe

The holidays are full of enough stress. Why not simplify life and make this easy pecan pie? It takes just 10 minutes to prep with only 7 ingredients. The rest of the time is for baking, allowing you to get on the rest of your holiday cooking or simply take a load off and put your feet up. Absolutely one of the easiest and most delicious pies to make at home.

Family is like Pecan pie…something sweet holding all the nuts together.
Anonymous

How to Make Pecan Pie from Scratch

With a ready-to-go pie crust, pecan pie from scratch is even easier. You’ll mix together the filling, pour it into the pie crust, then bake until it’s ready!

How to make pecan pie filling

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Pecan Pie Every Time

  • Half & Half – When it comes to pecan pie, the trick is using part sugar and part light corn syrup. This helps give it that texture you know and love about this pie every time.
  • Homemade pie crust – Though you can make life easier on yourself by getting one that’s ready to go. There’s no need to pre-bake it. Just prep the filling, pour it in, and bake. However, if you have some extra time, a food processor, parchment paper, and pie weights, definitely make your own. Here is a pie crust recipe I highly recommend!

How do you make Pecan Pie Filling?

Some people do it differently, but I think the best way to make pecan pie is to take the corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla and mix it all together. Then you stir in the pecans! It’s so easy!

Is light or dark corn syrup better for pecan pie?

Light corn syrup is the best for pecan pie because it’s lighter and sweeter. If all you have is dark corn syrup on hand, you can use it. It will add more of a nutty flavor.

How long to bake pecan pie

How do you thicken pecan pie?

All you need to do with this recipe is cook it for the 60 to 70 minutes duration and your pie will come out perfectly. It will thicken up as it cools. The thermometer will ensure you get the right temperature and consistency inside.

How Long to Bake Pecan Pie

Pecan pie needs to bake for 60 to 70 minutes at 350F. You can insert your cooking thermometer to see if the center has reached 200F to ensure it’s perfectly done.

Why is my pecan pie so hard?

Chances are, you overbaked it. If you follow the baking time on this recipe, you won’t run into hard pie. If your oven tends to cook quickly, you may want to check on it midway. If the crust looks too dark, you can use a pie shield or cover the edges with aluminum foil.

Best toppings to serve with pecan pie

Best Toppings to Serve with Pecan Pie

I can’t imagine serving pecan pie without whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. My husband loves it with a scoop of chocolate ice cream. Try it!

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How to Store Pecan Pie

Because of the eggs, you will need to store your pecan pie in the fridge. Wrap it with plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. In our house, we never get to that point. It’s always gone by then!

Can you leave pecan pie out?

No, you should never leave it out longer than it takes to either cool or let everyone get a serving. Because of the eggs, you will need to refrigerate it.

Can you Freeze Pecan Pie?

Yes, you can freeze your pecan pie but you will need to bake it first. You can wrap it in a freezer safe ziplock bag or container and keep it there for up to 3 months. You will want to thaw it out the night before you plan to serve it.

How to Thaw Frozen Pecan Pie?

Just let it thaw in the fridge. Then you can warm it up and serve it!

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The Perfect Pecan Pie Recipe

This classic pecan pie is the PERFECT holiday dessert! My family loves pecan pie after Christmas dinner. It has the perfect combination of salty and sweet with the heavenly blend of vanilla and melted butter with toasted pecans. Mmmm!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 515 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup corn syrup light
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 oz pecans coarsely chopped
  • 1 pie crust 9 inch deep dish frozen

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl or deep medium bowl, mix together the corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla with a spoon or whisk. Stir in the pecans and then pour the mixture into the flour pie dough crust. Place your pie pan in the oven and bake for 60-70 minutes or until the center of the pie reaches 200F.
  • Allow the pie to cool sufficiently for at least 2 hours before slicing and serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 515kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 6gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 137mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 3gSugar: 59gVitamin A: 101IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
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For the holidays or when guests come for dinner, I have to make the perfect cheesecake recipe. No one believes it’s made from scratch. They think I picked up a New York-style cheesecake from the bakery. But why would I do that when it takes only 9 ingredients I can pronounce to bake this one? Trust me, this is worth every bit of effort for your next special occasion!

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Best Cheesecake Recipe

There are so many cheesecake recipes out there, but I think this is the best cheesecake recipe because it comes out so rich, creamy, and smooth, melting in your mouth with every heavenly bite. You can then feel free to serve it your way and theme it for a holiday or go for broke with a rich chocolate ganache!

Cheesecake graham cracker crust ingredients

Cheesecake Ingredients (Graham Cracker Crust above, Cheesecake below)

  • Cream cheese – make sure you use the full fat version at room temperature so it comes out nice and rich!
  • Sour cream – helps soften the cheese texture and adds essential moisture with just a hint of sourness
  • Eggs – how else can you get that exquisite light and fluffy yet fully creamy and smooth texture?
  • Sugar – for a balance of sweetness
  • Lemon juice – the contrast of acidity is what brings the flavors together
  • Graham cracker crust – the buttery and crunchy texture is the perfect match for that smooth and rich, creamy cheesecake filling

Ingredients for making cheesecake

Easy Cheesecake Recipe

I used to think the only easy cheesecake recipe was one that was no-bake, but this baked cheesecake is just as easy. You’ll want to plan ahead to make it the day before you serve it, but your actual hands-on time with it is minimal and the rewards and abundant when you make this cheesecake.

Easy cheesecake recipe

How to Make Cheesecake

It all starts with a signature graham cracker crust. You could cheat and buy one ready-made but you might risk burning it. It’s better to make your own and pre-bake it. Then comes the filling. You’ll get it ready, taking care not to overmix it, then submerge your cheesecake into a water bath as it slowly bakes. Mostly, it’s about being patient and waiting so fill your time with other things and before you know it, your cheesecake is ready!

How to make cheesecake

How to Make Cheesecake from Scratch

Making cheesecake from scratch is all about following the steps below. You only need 9 ingredients, most of which I’m betting you’ve already got on-hand. All you need is a springform pan, large mixing bowl, and a rubber spatula, plus time on your hands, and you can make this heavenly cheesecake from scratch.

How to make cheesecake from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Cheesecake

The best advice for your cheesecake to come out perfectly is not to overmix it. As you’re creating your mixture, follow the steps and once you add the last egg, don’t overdo it. It’s ready to go!

The water bath is an essential component that cooks the cheesecake without browning the outside. It keeps the texture rich and creamy, exactly how you want your cheesecake so that with every bite, you can’t help but moan in delight!

How long to bake cheesecake

What soft cheese is used for cheesecake?

These cheese that makes cheesecake legendary is none other than cream cheese. You can use your favorite brand as long as you use the full-fat version.

Best toppings for cheesecake

Can I leave sour cream out of cheesecake?

It depends on the recipe. This recipe calls for sour cream which will add a softening effect to the texture of the cream cheese while adding moisture.

How to store cheesecake

What is the difference with New York cheesecake?

With regular cheesecake, the ingredients called for are heavy cream and sour cream. It results in a bit of a silkier and creamier texture. New York style is truly special because it’s heavy with cream cheese that gives it such a dense texture. The flavor comes from sour cream and lemon juice for a tang that is unmistakable.

Can you freeze cheesecake

Is cheesecake better baked or not?

It all depends on your preferences. When you bake a cheesecake, the texture is velvety, rich, and dense. No-bake cheesecakes tend to have a more light and airy feel to them.

Is cheesecake better baked or not

What’s the best way to bake cheesecake?

If you’re going to bake a cheesecake, the best way is by using a water bath. This ensures it cooks evenly without cracking or drying out so you get that rich and wonderful texture.

New York cheesecake or regular cheesecake

How Long to Bake Cheesecake

With this method of making cheesecake, you will want to bake it in an oven preheated to 350F for a minimum of 55 minutes on up to 70 minutes. You’ll know it’s time when the center is almost set. Once it is, you’ll shut off your oven but leave the cheesecake in there in its water bath with the door slightly ajar so it can cool for an hour.

Best way to bake cheesecake in spring form pan

Why is my cheesecake browned on top?

If your cheesecake has browned on top, then it’s likely you’ve overcooked it. Always follow the directions to the recipe to have it come out perfectly.

What kind of soft cheese used for cheesecake

I always carry a knife in my purse you know, in case of cheesecake or something.
Anonymous

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Best Toppings for Cheesecake

You can put just about anything on top of your cheesecake. You can also leave it plain and have toppings on the side so that guests can choose their favorite way to enjoy it. I find this makes everyone happy. I always serve hot chocolate sauce, fresh berries, mixed berry coulis, warm caramel, sprinkles, and whipped cream though feel free to come up with whatever excites you too!

Berries on cheesecake

Can You Freeze Cheesecake?

Yes, freezing a cheesecake is totally fine. Plus, you can keep it in your freezer for up to a month. Freeze it whole or cut it up into slices. Cheesecake is probably one of the best make-ahead desserts because it freezes so well. Simply wrap it in plastic wrap to remove the excess air and then again in aluminum foil.

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How to Reheat Frozen Cheesecake

In my home, we love our cheesecake chilled. But if you’d prefer it warmed or want to thaw a single piece from the freezer to indulge with, heating it for up to 20 seconds at a time should do the trick!

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Classic Homemade Cheesecake Recipe

This Perfect Cheesecake is a crowd favorite that always comes out super creamy and smooth. Its the ultimate classic water bath recipe that can be topped with whatever you love...berries, chocolate, puree, Mmmm!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Cool Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 379 kcal

Ingredients
  

Crust Recipe

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Cheesecake Recipe

  • 4 8 oz blocks of cream cheese full fat
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream full fat
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 large eggs

Instructions
 

Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar with a spatula until combined into a coarse, sandy mixture. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-10 inch pan. Make sure the mixture is tight and compact in the pan. Prebake the crust for 7-8 minutes.

Cheesecake

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl, beat the room temperature cream cheese and granulated sugar together on medium high speed with a handheld mixer until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the sour cream, vanilla extract, and lemon juice and beat until thoroughly combined. On medium speed, add in the eggs one at a time. After the final egg is mixed into the batter, stop mixing. Over-mixing is the number one mistake you can make with cheesecake!
  • Prepare the water bath. Boil a pot of water, about 1 inch should coat the roasting pan you plan on placing your cheesecake in. While the water heats up, wrap the springform pan with aluminum foil and pour the batter on top of the crust. Place the pan inside the large roasting pan, then pour the hot water inside the pan and place in the oven.
  • Bake cheesecake for 55 to 70 minutes or until the center is almost set. Turn off the oven and leave the door slightly open. Allow the cheesecake to rest in the water bath and cool for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, remove from the oven and water bath and let cool completely at room temperature. Then refrigerate the cheese overnight. The next day, loosen the cheesecake with a knife and use a knife dipped in warm water between each slice to ensure precise, clean cuts. Serve with mixed berry coulis and fresh berries, chocolate, or whatever you love on top!

Nutrition

Calories: 379kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 18gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 784mgPotassium: 332mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 440IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 365mgIron: 1mg
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Confession time…I might just be hooked on chocolate chip cookies. I have always found them irresistible. Before having a family, I’d buy them from the bakery. Then, I got more adventurous and got the premade dough. You know the kind! But after becoming a mom, that’s when I realized how much stuff they put in those premade things. So I made my own classic chocolate chip cookie recipe and it never fails to come out just the way you want it, all with 10 simple ingredients.

Best chocolate chip cookie recipe

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Do you like your cookies gooey? I do! I think that’s what makes it so hard to keep from eating all of them at once. That warm, melted butter texture and chocolatey flavor is what makes these the best chocolate chip cookies! I used always make that old original Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe but it needed an update and this original recipe hits the mark perfectly.

Ingredients for making chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients

  • Butter – make sure it’s unsalted!
  • Sugar (both white sugar and brown sugar) – this mix gives it sweetness and that kinda caramelly taste. You can also use dark brown sugar as a substitute for regular brown sugar if you like a richer molasses taste.
  • Flour – all-purpose unbleached flour is an excellent choice. If you’re gluten-free, you can use the gluten-free version and still get great results!
  • Eggs – no need to separate the egg yolks from the egg whites for this recipe.
  • Chocolate chips – because you can’t have chocolate chip cookies without the star of the cookie!

Easy chocolate chip cookie recipe

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Don’t let the time on this great recipe fool you. That’s really all the dough’s time to get itself ready. You will need to plan ahead so it has time to chill, but after that, it’s a piece of cake. Or rather, a cookie!

Cookies make the world a better place.
Megan

How to make chocolate chip cookies

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

Once you make chocolate chip cookies yourself, you’ll never want those prepackaged ones again. The cookie dough comes together really quickly with a mixer. Once you have it put together, you chill it. Then, you’ll bake it and they’ll be ready in 10 minutes!

Making chocolate chip cookies from scratch

Making Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from Scratch

We need to make more things from scratch. Our grandmothers did it as did theirs and on and on down the line. It’s as simple as putting the ingredients together, chilling the dough, and then baking it. The results are worth it!

Secrets for the best chocolate chip cookies

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best chocolate chip cookies will be yours for the baking (ha, see what I did there?) if you soften the butter first. Let it sit out a bit before you get to making your dough and things will go more smoothly.

*Pro Tip: Measure Flour – Flour needs precise measurements when baking, so do keep true to the recipe. Want more chewy cookies? Make sure your math is correct before you measure out double the recipe. Adding the wrong amount of flour can change the density of the cookies.

If you want the best cookies, don’t skimp on the chocolate chips. That’s the best part!

But the biggest secret of all is to make sure you don’t over-bake your cookies. They still cook even when you pull them out of the oven. Make sure you don’t leave them on the baking tray too long to cool!

How to make soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies

How to Make Soft and Chewy (Gooey!) Chocolate Chip Cookies

For soft, chewy, and ultimately gooey chewy chocolate chip cookies, plan to bake them only 8 to 10 minutes. Remember, they’ll still cook on the tray but as they cool, cooking them less guarantees that warm and lovely center!

How long to bake chocolate chip cookies

How Long to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

That depends. If you want them gooey as discussed above, make it 8 to 10 minutes. Otherwise, go for 10 to 12 minutes. They should be slightly golden brown around the edges.

Why are my chocolate chip cookies flat

Why Are My Chocolate Chip Cookies Flat?

Flat cookies are the result of butter that is too soft. So while you want the butter to soften a little, be careful not to let it get too soft. Not measuring the flour precisely will also cause this problem.

How to store chocolate chip cookies

Why Didn’t My Cookies Spread?

If you added too much flour, your cookies won’t spread. You have to make sure the butter to flour ratio is correct so follow the recipe with exact measurements to avoid it.

Chocolate chip cookie dough balls

Can I Make Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Yes, you absolutely can. All you need to do is use all-purpose gluten-free flour. Be advised though that this will change the texture of the cookie significantly.

Gluten free chocolate chip cookies

How to Store Chocolate Chip Cookies & Leftover Cookie Dough

Grab your plastic containers! You can stack your baked cookies in the containers and separate each layer with wax paper or foil. They’ll stay fresh for up to 3 days on the counter or you can refrigerate or freeze them up to 3 months.

For cookie dough, if you’re going to use it within 5 days, it will be fine wrapped in plastic in your fridge.

Why didn't my cookies spread

Can You Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough?

If you want to speed things along to get the dough ready, you can do so for about a quarter of the refrigeration time. That will get you closer to cookie time!

But if you want to freeze any leftover chocolate chip cookie dough to use at a later date, just wrap it well and it will stay good for 9 to 12 months.

Chocolate chip cookies with milk

How to Reheat Cookie Dough

You’ll want to let your cookie dough thaw out to room temperature after it’s frozen. Put it in the fridge and it will be ready to bake before you know it.

Chocolate chip cookie recipe

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The best chocolate chip cookie recipe EVER! These come out perfectly soft and chewy every single time while maintaining the perfect balance of sweetness. Chilling the cookie dough is the secret that makes all the difference. I make these for our Christmas party every year and they've become famous!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 servings
Calories 301 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer, cream the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed until creamy, about 2 minutes then beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and beat on a low speed until combined. Cover the dough tightly with aluminum foil or plastic and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 2 days. (Chilling is mandatory!)

Ready to cook!

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Take the cookie dough from the refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. With a spoon or ice cream scoop, roll your cookie dough balls, about 1.5 tablespoons of cookie dough each.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies are barely golden brown around the edges. If you like your chocolate chip cookies extra gooey, bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 6gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 170mgPotassium: 139mgFiber: 2gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 3mg
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Soft. Chewy. Chocolatey. Everything homemade brownies should be. This classic brownie recipe never fails me, ever. My kids and husband go bonkers for these brownies. It is always requested at every birthday party and holiday for the dessert table. Bake sale? Make this classic brownie recipe! But be aware, they will have the family clambering for you to make a second batch!

Best brownie recipe

Best Brownie Recipe

What makes the best brownie recipe? I’d say brownies that are sweet with a wonderful soft and chewy texture. They’re moist inside with that rich and fudgy brownie taste. Made with pure ingredients, you won’t find weird artificial boxed brownie mix stuff here.

Ingredients for making brownies

Brownie Ingredients

  • Cocoa powder – Use unsweetened because you’ll be adding plenty to sweeten it up!
  • Sugar – See? I told you so! This brownie recipe calls for white sugar, but you want a moist mapley flavor give dark brown sugar a try.
  • Vanilla extract – It adds that warm sweetness to tie in the sugar and cocoa flavors.
  • All-purpose flour – It’s the most versatile for baking.
  • Butter – Melted butter creates the best flavor and fat-binding of your brownies all in one.

*Optional* – if you like your brownies extra chocolaty, chocolate chips will add more melted chocolate and texture to your brownies.

Easy brownie recipe step by step

Easy Brownie Recipe

Speaking of “The Box,” you can ditch those from now on. Once you make this simple brownie recipe, you will never go back. Made with pantry staples, you will have easy homemade brownies that beat any box mix, any day, in 25 minutes from start to finish.

Feeling downie, eat a brownie.
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How to make brownies from scratch

How to Make Brownies

Making brownies is as simple as combining all the ingredients. First you mix the dry stuff together. Then you mix the wet stuff together. Then you put it all together! But don’t stir it too much. You want to get it all combined and wet, but if you mix too much, you’ll wind up with a cake-like texture.

Not that there’s anything awful exactly about that but, if you want brownies, you’ll want to resist the urge to over-stir.

Soft and chewy brownies

How to Make Brownies from Scratch

Making the perfect brownie recipe from scratch isn’t hard. If you can follow “The Box” then you can follow this easy recipe. Simply round up your measuring cups and the ingredients. Dry ingredients go in one bowl while wet ones go in another. Then they get combined together, poured into the baking dish and voila! They become brownies!

How long to bake brownies

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Brownies

  • Avoid air pockets – This is what causes it to get a more cake-like texture.
  • Watch the baking time – Brownies bake slightly in their hot pan even if you take them out of the oven. You don’t want to leave them in too long and have dried-out brownies rather than fudgy ones with crackly tops.
  • Use the top oven shelf – On your middle shelf, you’ll wind up burning the bottom of your precious brownies and that’s basically a crime!
  • Easy on the flour – Be careful not to add too much flour as it will change the texture from fudgy to cakey.
  • Parchment paper – if you do not have cooking spray or oil. You can always line your 8 inch pan with parchment paper to prevent the brownies from sticking.

How to store brownies

How to Make Soft and Chewy Brownies

Eggs help make these brownies so soft and chewy. I use 3 of them. The ratio with the dry ingredients creates that amazing, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate heaven texture.

Can you freeze brownies

How Long to Bake Brownies

You’ll bake your brownies for about 20 to 25 minutes. They need to have a slight wobble in the middle when you pull them out. Remember, they keep cooking in the hot pan so don’t shove them back in the oven. You’ll wind up with sad, dry brownies if you do.

Make brownies from scratch

Can you use oil instead of butter in brownies?

Yes, but it will change the texture of your brownies. If you are out of butter or don’t have enough, you can make up the difference with olive oil or vegetable oil. The texture will change but it will still be equally delicious.

What does oil do to brownies?

Oil tends to make brownies more dense. If you prefer that, the taste is rich as well.

Are brownies better with oil or butter?

The purpose of oil or butter is to add moisture and texture. Butter really is best for the proper aeration needed when brownies rise. It’s also a richer taste.

What makes brownies fudge vs cakey?

Fudgier brownies have more fat added to them in the way of butter. Meanwhile cakey brownies use more flour and baking powder.

Bake brownies

How to Store Brownies

If you have a batch of brownies leftover, you can store them in an airtight container or cover with aluminum foil at room temperature. They’re safe at room temperature. Even a whole pan that’s wrapped up tight in plastic can last for up to 4 days at room temperature. My family wipes out leftovers the very next day.

Can You Freeze Brownies?

Yes. They’ll be good for up to 4 months in there. Do yourself a favor and wrap them well first. For easy treats, cut them into squares and separate with wax paper for a fast dessert any time!

How to Reheat Brownies

You can warm up your brownies again in the oven. It won’t take very long, but if you want to only heat up one or two, pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Brownie recipe

Best Brownie Recipe from Scratch

This is my go-to best brownie recipe with a rich chocolate flavor that my kids and husband LOVE! Its super easy to make and the brownies always come out soft and chewy with a crinkly top. Serve them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and your brownie lovers will be in heaven!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 224 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup melted butter unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs room temperature eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup flour all purpose
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees and grease an 8 inch pan.
  • In a small saucepan, add the butter over medium low heat and cook until the butter comes to a slight simmer, about 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, stir the melted butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Then add in your dry ingredients, the cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the center is set. Check by placing a toothpick or knife into the center of the brownies. When you can pull the toothpick or knife out without brownie batter sticking they are done.
  • Allow to cool for 20-30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 176mgPotassium: 61mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 414IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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Do you and your crew love browned butter chocolate chip cookies? Whats browned butter you say? Well, get ready for your taste buds to explode with joy. Browned butter is a secret to making some of the best cookies you’ve ever tasted. This takes the classic chocolate chip cookie recipe and really kicks it up a notch. This is my original recipe for the best brown butter best chocolate chip cookies that come out perfect every single time and is one of my favorite recipes!

Best browned butter chocoate chip cookie recipe

Best Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

With browned butter, these go beyond yummy chocolate chip cookies and become almost toasty and buttery all at once. Along with those chocolate chips, these really just melt in your mouth. Make extra because these will vanish into thin air and you will likely be suspect #1 in their disappearance!

Browned butter chocoate chip cookie ingredients

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients

  • Butter – Of course! Browning it is what makes these so distinctive!
  • Chocolate chips – This great recipe gives you all the chocolatey goodness you crave with both semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate morsels! My kids love eating the extra chocolate chips.
  • Sugar – Both white and brown sugar come together to draw out a nice caramelized flavor level.
  • Eggs – You’ll need a whole egg plus 2 yolks to create a richer taste.

Easy browned butter chocoate chip cookies

Easy Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I know the prep time seems like forever and a day, but part of that time is for refrigerating the dough. It’s really so easy to make these browned butter chocolate chip cookies, and once you see the steps below you will know you can do it!

Cookies make the world a better place.
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How to make browned butter chocolate chip cookies

How to Make Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

The key to making these browned butter chocolate chip cookies is in the butter. You brown it lightly in a pan. You have to watch it carefully for butter can go from brown to burnt in the blink of an eye. You’ll then make the dough and you’ll have to patiently await it to chill in the fridge for that’s the secret to making the best, most dense and delightful cookies!

What is browned butter

What is brown butter?

Quite simply, brown butter is butter that is cooked gently over the stove. It melts and takes on a more brownish hue.

What does browned butter do for cookies

Do you stir brown butter?

Yes, much like gravy, you’ve got to keep your eyes on the prize with brown butter. Stirring it helps it cook more evenly.

Should you brown butter for cookies

How do you know if your brown butter is burnt?

It will be too dark and have burnt bits in it. As long as it’s still nutty, you can save it by straining out the burnt parts.

How do you know if your brown butter is burnt

Should you brown butter for cookies?

In many cases, yes. You have to try it at least once. And once you do, I’m pretty sure you’ll be finding an excuse to brown butter for everything (I know I have).

Do you stir brown butter

Making Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from Scratch

I know it’s intimidating to bake from scratch. But our grandparents and their parents and so on and so forth…they all did it. And they by far had less kitchen space, gadgets, and technology to help them.

Making browned butter chocolate chip cookies from scratch

Just focus on the steps below, mixing the dry ingredients, browning the butter, and then mixing things together. Don’t forget to let the cookie dough chill though. It won’t be the same if you rush it!

How to make soft and chewy browned butter cookies

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Browned Butter Cookies

  • Don’t skip the mixed sugars – Using both brown and white sugar creates a special reaction in the oven that makes for a chewy chocolate chip cookie texture and toffee-like taste.
  • Be patient – Refrigeration is the most time-consuming part of making these cookies. It’s worth it though for the best browned butter cookies ever!
  • Don’t over-bake them – You want them to be nice and gooey in the middle.

Adding walnuts into brown butter cookies

How to make Soft and Chewy (gooey!) Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gooey. That’s a horrible word unless you’re talking about cookies. And since we are, these browned butter chocolate chip cookies are that perfect kind of gooey you need in your life.

Brown butter cookie dough

This recipe takes the old original Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe and gives it a much needed update! With this recipe, you’ll notice I’ve included more brown sugar vs white sugar. This leaves you with a softer, moister cookie to enjoy. And that extra egg yolk creates a wonderful chewiness. Please, restrain yourself from eating them all in one sitting. These are difficult to resist.

Substitution: if you like a more caramel-y taste substitute dark brown sugar for the brown sugar. Dark brown sugar has more molasses in it and has a richer taste.

If you are gluten-free, you can use gluten free flour but it will absolutely change the texture of the recipe. I know texture comes down to personal preference but please be advised.

How long to bake brown butter cookies

How Long to Bake Browned Butter Cookies

Once you’ve let that cookie dough get nice and chilled, you can bake these browned butter chocolate chip cookies. And that only takes 10 minutes, tops. Depending on your oven, you may find 8 minutes more suitable so just take a quick peek at that time!

Baking browned butter cookies with walunts

 

Brown butter chocoate chip cookie recipe

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Warm and gooey browned butter chocolate chip cookies with walnuts and white chocolate are one of my families absolute favorite cookies. The browned butter is a game changer and the oil from the walnuts and white chocolate adds a velvety texture!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 people
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate (or chocolate chips) coarsely chopped
  • 3 oz baker's white chocolate (or chocolate chips) coarsely chopped
  • 3 oz walnuts coarsely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside. I do not typically recommend using a stand mixer for this recipe as you can easily overmix which can change the texture of your cookies.
  • Cook 1 stick of butter in large saucepan over medium heat stirring often and scraping the bottom of the pan until the melted butter browns, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl.
  • Cut the remaining stick of butter into pieces and add to the browned butter (it should melt, but not sizzle). Once the butter is melted, add in the sugars and whisk until no lumps remain and then add in the eggs and egg yolks. Add the vanilla then fold in the dry ingredients into the butter mixture (wet ingredients).. Add the white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, and chopped walnuts and fold together.
  • Refrigerate the mixture for 1 hour. Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, portion out 24 balls of dough of about the size of a golf ball and place on rimmed baking sheets. If you refrigerate the cookies dough overnight, let your cookie dough sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before rolling into dough balls. For easy clean up, line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Bake the cookies and rotate if necessary. Allow the cookies to bake at 375F until deep golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheets and then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 3gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 228mgPotassium: 106mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 359IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg
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When the holidays come around, I get so excited to make this classic pumpkin pie recipe. And my family is even more excited to eat it after Thanksgiving dinner. By far, it’s the pie I’m most requested to make when the leaves outside start changing color.

Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe

I used to be the kind of person that would just pick up a pumpkin pie at the store. But there’s something missing from it. Only the best pumpkin pie is made with love. With this recipe, you’ll be able to add plenty from your heart too.

Best pumpkin pie recipe

Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Do you have 10 minutes? Great! Then you can make this easy pumpkin pie recipe! That’s all it takes to prep it and get it in the oven. That’s faster than going to the store to pick one up!

How to Make Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

Pumpkin pie really isn’t too difficult to make. Open up your spice cabinet. If you have ground cloves, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger, you’re halfway there. You just need a few other things to pull it all together. In just 5 simple steps, I’ll show you how to make your own homemade pumpkin pie that everyone will love!

To make pumpkin pie from scratch, you COULD smash up your own pumpkin. But I find that’s messy. Plus, fresh pumpkin is better in soups and stews. It has a grittier and earthier taste. When pumpkin is simply pureed and canned (and without added sweeteners), it’s the perfect choice for getting the right creamy and dreamy consistency.

All it takes is 10 minutes to mix everything together. Then you can enjoy the wonderful scent of pumpkin pie as it bakes!

Ingredients for making pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Pie Ingredients

  • Unsweetened pumpkin puree – Don’t use the pumpkin pie mix. It’s got additives in it but this puree is just canned pumpkin without anything else.
  • Sugar – Both brown and regular sugar go into this for that warm, autumn sweet taste.
  • Pie crust – You need the perfect vessel to contain your delicious pumpkin pie, don’t you? If you want to go the extra mile opt for homemade pie crust made from pie dough.
  • Eggs – This recipe calls for 3 eggs plus 1 egg yolk.

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Pumpkin Pie

  • Don’t overcook it – Doing so will leave you with those cracks on top.
  • Pre-bake the crust – I’m a huge fan of doing this because it keeps the crust from going soggy. Your other option is to use a pie shield to keep the top of the pie crust from burning.
  • Go half and half on sugars – When you use half brown and half white sugar, you get a caramelized flavor that will win you mega-compliments for your pumpkin pie!

Easy pumpkin pie recipe

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Filling

This pumpkin pie recipe makes it so simple to create the best filling. You’ll take your unsweetened pumpkin puree and mix it with the other ingredients as listed. Make sure everything is combined well but there’s no need to go nuts and over-mix it.

Pumpkin pie fixes everything.
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Canned Pumpkin or Fresh Pumpkin for Pumpkin Pie?

Canned pumpkin is best for pies though I encourage you to avoid that sugared-up sweetened version. You’ll be adding your own fresh and healthy seasonings from your spice rack. It tastes so much better than pre-seasoned pie mix. Fresh pumpkin is hard to get to the right consistency for pie which is why I prefer to take my fresh pumpkins and make them into a nice pumpkin soup or stew.

How to make pumpkin pie

What is Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Pumpkin pie spice is simply all the spices for pumpkin pie in one handy shaker. Why do I prefer adding each one individually? Because I can adjust each one to my measurements to ensure it has the perfect flavor.

Making pumpkin pie from scratch

How Long to Bake Pumpkin Pie

With this recipe, you’ll only have to wait 35 to 40 minutes until your pumpkin pie is finished. The edges should be set and the center should jiggle. Don’t worry about that because it will finish cooking through when you pull it out. If you leave it in the oven too long, you’ll get that crack on top.

Do you need to blind bake pumpkin pie crust?

You do not need to blind bake pumpkin pie crust. However, if you prefer a crispier crust on your pumpkin pie, you should blind bake. If you choose to blind bake, try using pie weights.

How to Tell When Pumpkin Pie is Done?

The edges will be browned and the center slightly jiggly.

Best Toppings to Serve with Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is always perfect with whipped cream on top. My husband will literally engulf the entire thing in a fortress of whipped cream, a habit he’s had since childhood. Now my kids do the same. Vanilla ice cream is another favorite though if you want to make it look like it came right from a magazine, you can add sugared cranberries on top for the perfect Thanksgiving presentation!

Canned or fresh pumpkin filling

How to Store Pumpkin Pie

After your pumpkin pie comes out of the oven, let it cool down to room temperature. If you’re serving it within 2 hours, you can leave it out but if not, cover it loosely and put it in the fridge. Assuming you have any leftovers, pumpkin pie is good for up to 4 days when refrigerated.

Does Pumpkin Pie Need to Be Refrigerated?

Yes! Pumpkin pie will preserve better in the refrigerator. Please don’t leave it out all day and night.

Can You Freeze Pumpkin Pie?

Yes – and that’s a good plan if you have lots of baking coming up for the holidays. Why stress yourself out more than necessary? You’ll need to bake it first but then once it has cooled completely, you can wrap it up in several layers of plastic wrap. I also like to then slide it in a freezer bag. Then, place it on a level shelf and it will be good for a month.

How to Reheat Pumpkin Pie

My family loves their pumpkin pie chilled or even slightly up to room temperature. But if you or any of your guests would like it warmed, you can take each slice and heat for 10 to 30 seconds just prior to serving.

Homemade pumpkin pie recipe

Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Delicious homemade Pumpkin Pie is the perfect holiday dessert. Warm pumpkin filling in a sweet flaky crust and baked to golden perfection. Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 226 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 29 oz can of unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 tsp cloves ground
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Place the frozen pie crust in the fridge to thaw.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, cloves, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, salt, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, and egg yolk. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Place pie crust into pie plate and poke holes on the bottom with a fork. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the pie shell and spread evenly.
  • Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center jiggles slightly when shaken.
  • Allow to cool at room temp for 2 hours before serving. Slice and serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 239mgPotassium: 337mgFiber: 4gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 21487IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 3mg
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There is nothing more wholesome than a homemade apple pie cooling on your windowsill. Take a page from Grandma’s book and make this American classic apple pie recipe today!

Classic apple pie with buttery flaky pie crust

Best Apple Pie Recipe

I can’t make this apple pie without my kids coming up to me every 5 minutes asking me when it’s ready. It seriously smells so wonderful you’ll be drooling long before you serve up slices.

Easy Apple Pie Recipe

This apple pie recipe is so easy too. And it will come out perfectly every single time you make it, perfect for holidays or taking to potlucks. Or simply because you have so many apples you don’t know what to do! That’s the best excuse I’ve ever had to make a pie!

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Apple Pie Ingredients

  • Apples – The star ingredient!
  • Deep dish pie crust – Find it in the frozen section, ready to go!
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg – These essential spices bring out the best in those apples!
  • Lemon – Lemon juice and the zest keep the apples from going brown and bring out the fresh fruitiness of them.

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How to Make Apple Pie

I know the ingredient list looks a little long, but don’t let that intimidate you. Most of it involves pantry staples. It takes only 30 minutes to prep and that’s largely because of slicing, peeling, and coring those apples. You’ll use a frozen deep dish pie crust, make the filling, and bake it. If you wan to go the extra mile you can make your own cold water pie crust from scratch with pie dough but it will take significantly more time. This one is quick, easy, and delicious!

Once you make this classic apple pie with buttery pie crust, I assure you that you will never buy another ready-made pie. And you’ll never attempt to make one with that canned apple garbage they sell on the shelves. It tastes so much better fresh, and you’ll have this one ready almost as fast as you can say “apple pie!”

Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.
Jane Austen

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Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Apple Pie

  • Mix your apples – Using 2 different kinds of apples (in this case honey crisp and granny smith) creates the best flavors of tart and sweet.
  • Don’t let your pie crust get warm – You should thaw it out in your fridge while you get the filling ready.
  • Keep the apple slices thin – This allows them to cook up evenly so you don’t have random chunks of crunchy apples in your pie.

Which Apples are Best for Apple Pie?

If you have the option, I’d choose granny smith and honey crisp apples to give you sweet, tart, and firm texture and taste. If that’s not possible, golden delicious will also work. Idared is a nice tart variety while northern spy is a sweet choice. Any fresh apple is best as long as you mix sweet and tart together!

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How to Make Apple Pie Filling

Some recipes call for cooking the filling, but that’s not necessary. This apple pie recipe keeps things simple yet yields fully delicious results. I’ve had people beg me for the recipe at holiday potlucks.

You’ll take your sliced apples (making sure they’re not too thick or too thin), add them with sugar, salt, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon (juice and zest), plus vanilla extract. Mix it up and it’s ready! See how easy that is?!?

How do you thicken apple pie filling?

Because this filling isn’t cooked before going into the shell, you won’t have to worry. Apples aren’t like other fruits and berries that unleash extra liquid. You won’t need to use a thickener to get the right texture or consistency.

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What is the difference between regular and Dutch apple pie?

The difference is in the topping. Regular apple pie has a pie crust that is usually sprinkled with sugar to add an extra crispness and sweetness. Dutch apple pie uses a streusel topping made from flour, butter, and sugar.

What are the best apples to use in apple pie?

Why are my apples hard in my apple pie?

If your apple aren’t yet ripe, they can result in a hard filling. So too can cutting the slices too thick. Make sure you’re using ripe apples and cutting them to a good size.

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How Long to Bake Apple Pie

You can pre-bake the crust briefly to keep the bottom from getting soggy. Then make sure your oven is ready at 375F to cook for 50 to 60 minutes. Thanks to brushing the top with egg, you will have a golden buttery crust that flakes perfectly with your fork when it’s ready to eat. Let it cool just a bit before serving so it won’t be runny.

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Best Toppings to Serve with Apple Pie

I always recommend vanilla ice cream to serve with apple pie. It is the best way to top it off! But you can use whipped cream if you prefer. Or use both! My kids also like warm caramel topping on top of the ice cream and then with the whipped cream added to that. It’s delightful still warm or even completely cooled.

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How to Store Apple Pie

Apple pie can stay on your counter at room temperature covered with plastic wrap or go in the fridge. You should be sure to eat it all up before 2 days have gone by. We never have this problem in our house! It always disappears fast!

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Can you Freeze Apple Pie?

Absolutely! You should freeze it before you bake it if you can, but you can also freeze a completely baked apple pie. Apple pie will be safe in the freezer up to 6 months.

How to Reheat Apple Pie

Reheating apple pie is easy. Simply preheat your oven to 350F, put the pie on a baking sheet, and cover loosely with aluminum foil. It should take about 15 to 20 minutes to warm it through.

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Classic Apple Pie Recipe

Classic American apple pie recipe like grandma use to make with tender warm apples in a sweet flaky pie crust. The perfect holiday dessert!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 409 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Frozen pie dish (deep dish)
  • 1 Pie crust for topping
  • 1 1/4 lbs honey crisp apples cored, sliced, peeled
  • 1 1/4 lbs granny smith apples cored, sliced, peeled
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tub vanilla ice cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Take frozen pie crusts from the freezer and allow to thaw in the fridge.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Mix until all apple slices are coated in the mixture.
  • Once pie crust is thawed, use a fork to poke holes in the bottom of the crust. Fill the crust with the apple filling. Place pie crust on top and press the fork down along the edge of the bottom crust to seal. Brush the pie with the egg wash and sprinkle with the tablespoon of sugar. Cut four slits into the top of the pie to create a vent.
  • Bake the pie for 50-60 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Allow to cool before slicing, top with vanilla ice cream and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 409kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 325mgPotassium: 264mgFiber: 6gSugar: 56gVitamin A: 142IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
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