Old Fashioned Apple Pie Recipe

Old Fashioned Apple Pie Recipe

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!

Fresh-baked Old Fashioned Apple Pie with two large slices missing

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


Apples next to two silver jars filled with honey

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.

Fourth: Bake

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.

Person cutting into a slice of Old Fashioned Apple Pie by Bee Inspired


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:


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!