A piece of Deluxe apple pie with ice cream | award-winning apple pie

Deluxe Apple Pie - award-winning apple pie

This award-winning Deluxe Apple Pie recipe has the perfect balance of tart to sweet with green apples and lemon zest in the filling. But the butter and whipped cream make it extra rich and creamy! 
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 450kcal
Author Adapted from : Pg 78 A Guide to Good Cooking, Five Roses Cookbook


  • 3-4 LARGE peeled and cored thinly sliced green Granny Smith apples * like the size of the apple in the lead photo. If your apples are very small, use more
  • 6 tbsp white granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 8 dollops whipped cream * can use spray can whipped cream
  • 2 -9 inch pie shells (store-bought or homemade)


  • 1 tsp white granulated sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk, cream or whipping cream


  • Spray a  9"inch pie plate with non stick spray and place pie shell inside. Trim edges to fit if using homemade pastry.
  • Core and peel apples then slice thinly. Combine sugars, flour, cinnamon, then mix with apples. Spread apples mixture into unbaked pastry shell.
  • Cut butter with pastry cutter or knife. Or grate from frozen (as I do). *You can also grate refrigerated butter, but it's a little messier.
  • Dot apple mixture with butter and sprinkle with lemon zest. 
    apple pie directions- add grated lemon and butter
  • Dab mixture with whipped cream dollops. 
    apple pie directions - add dollops of whipped cream
  • Then cover with top crust, sealing carefully by running water around the rim, then adding crust and using fork to mark and seal. 
    apple pie directions - add pie pastry on top, seal and press down with a fork
  • Make 3 rows of slits (triangles) to allow steam to escape. 3 in outside rows and 2 in the middle.
    apple pie directions - Make 3 rows of slits (triangles) to allow steam to escape. 3 in outside rows and 2 in the middle.
  • Brush on cream, milk or whipping cream and sprinkle granulated sugar. * I used whipped cream in this photo
  • Bake in a hot oven 450 degrees f for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 350 degrees F and continue baking for 20 to 30 minutes  or until apples are cooked (fork can easily go through) 


  • Serve with ice cream or whipped cream with cinnamon sprinkles or whatever you desire. 


*Note: Green Granny Smith apples are the best apples to use for apple pie because they hold their shape (don't become mushy) and have the perfect "tartness"!
Nutrition Facts
Deluxe Apple Pie - award-winning apple pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 254mg11%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.7mg