Impossibly Easy Apple Pie

Impossibly Easy Apple Pie

A homemade pie is such a good comfort food to make. I love this recipe for impossibly easy apple pie, because it really is so easy! Don’t hate on the store bought crust because no one can tell and it makes baking this pie that much easier. People never believe me when they ask me how I make this pie. They don’t believe it’s that easy.

This impossibly easy apple pie is the perfect recipe for when you want some classic comfort food or for your next holiday gathering. I love to make it for both Thanksgiving and Christmas when I’m doing lots of baking. It’s a great end to a big holiday meal with friends and family.

I made this dish recently when my sweet neighbor brought over a ton of extra apples from their son-in-law’s restaurant. If you need another great recipe to use up extra apples, check out my apple cake recipe.

What should I serve this apple pie with?

You can serve this apple pie as is or you can top it with vanilla ice cream. Either way, it’s delicious!

What type of pie pan do I need for this recipe?

I used a deep dish pie pan for this recipe since I used 7 large apples. If you have a regular pie pan use 5 to 6 medium apples. If your apples are larger or smaller you may want to use more less (you should use about 2 pounds for this recipe, 2 1/2 pounds for a deep dish pie pan). Place your pie pan on a baking sheet to avoid spillage while the pie is baking. You will also need aluminum foil to cover the pie while baking.

What are the best type of apples for this apple pie recipe?

Some apples are better for snacking or for other recipes. The best types of apples for this recipe include: Gala, Honey Crisp, McIntosh, Pink Lady, and Red Delicious. If you have other apples on hand you can probably use those but I do think this pie recipe works better with a red or even a golden variety versus a green apple.

What ingredients do I need to make this pie?

Impossibly Easy Apple Pie Recipe Ingredients

Since this recipe is an easy one, there’s no need for any fancy ingredients. You will need:

  • 1 box refrigerated pie dough (one box should contain two pie crusts)
  • Red apples
  • White sugar
  • Cinnamon

Yes, that’s it! Just four easy ingredients. You will want to be sure you have a box of refrigerated pie dough that has two crusts since you will need one for the base and one to top the pie with. Let your pie crust sit out so that it’s close to room temperature. Very cold pre-made pie dough will be difficult to handle.

Impossibly Easy Apple Pie

This apple pie really is impossibly easy. You only need four ingredients for this amazing pie recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple pie recipe, impossibly easy apple pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8 people
Author Two Pink Peonies
Cost $8


  • Pie pan
  • Baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil


  • 1 box refrigerated pie dough (one box should contain two pie crusts)
  • 6 medium red apples (about 2 to 2 1/2 pounds of apples)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


  • Begin by setting your pie dough out so that it reaches room temperature. This will make it easier to handle.
  • Wash, peel, and core your apples.
  • Slice your apples into bite size pieces.
  • In a mixing bowl mix the apples, sugar, and cinnamon together.
    impossibly easy apple pie recipe
  • Unroll and lay your first sheet of dough into a pie dish.
  • Pour the apple mixture over the dough.
  • Add the second sheet of dough on top and tuck it.
  • Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 45 minutes on top of a baking sheet (to avoid any spillage).
  • Remove the foil and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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