The star ingredient in this spectacular Old-Fashioned Apple Pie recipe is honey. Honey caramelizes the apples during baking, creating a unique flavor. We use green Granny Smith apples, which complement the honey's sweetness and provide a delightful balance. Plus, Granny Smith apples hold their shape well and add a satisfying texture to the pie. Enjoy a delicious pie with just the right amount of sweetness, and no mushiness!
Make Pie for National Pi Day
We've shared a wonderful gluten-free apple pie in the past, but in honor of Pi Day, we've decided to bring you an old-fashioned apple pie recipe that will knock your socks off. And who doesn't love a good pie?
Making Old-Fashioned Apple Pie
- Bee Inspired Honey
- Pastry Flour
- Pie Crust (ready-made or make your own!)
First: Gather Ingredients
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Next, you'll need to gather all the ingredients needed to make this Old-Fashioned Apple Pie Recipe.
Second: Prepare Apples
Peel and slice the apples. Add lemon juice to a large bowl and set aside.
Third: Create Filling
Whisk together cold water, almond flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a saucepan. Add honey and mix well. Bring to a boil over medium heat, constantly stirring so it doesn't catch. Cook and stir until the mixture thickens and becomes translucent. Pour honey mixture over apples and stir to coat evenly.
Place one pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate. Pour apple mixture into the pie crust. Place the second crust over the apple filling. Pinch together and flute the edges of the crust to seal. Cut slits in the top crust for steam to escape. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
Adapting this Recipe
At Bee Inspired, a recipe is merely a starting point. We encourage you to unleash your creativity and customize it to suit your favorite flavors. Consider these suggestions for personalizing an old-fashioned apple pie:
- Try making the crust with a woven lattice top, or some other creative way of using a pie crust.
- Serve with homemade, dairy-free blueberry ice cream.
- Top the pie with our caramel sauce.
- If you feel creative, try making our homemade cookie dough pie crust.
If you try this old-fashioned apple pie, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #beeinspired on Instagram. We love seeing your photos! Not a fan of making an apple pie in the summer? Save this recipe on Pinterest and pull it up for Thanksgiving or the holidays!