Nanny’s Apple Pie: A Holiday Classic

By Erika Veduccio November 20, 2018

Pie is a classic American recipe served at many holidays. Thanksgiving is no exception! I'm sharing my Nanny's Classic Apple Pie and hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does.  

In my family, our tradition is to gather the night before Thanksgiving and bake the pies. We set up an assembly line and create! From the youngest to the oldest, everyone gets in on the action! It is an event and something we all look forward to year after year... simple, delicious, and a family tradition.

Nanny’s Apple Pie


  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • About 9 cups apples (8-10 medium apples)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg white
  • Two uncooked pie crusts


  1. Peel, core, and thinly slice the apples; add to a large bowl
  2. Add sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter together with apples
  3. Roll out and place an uncooked pie crust in the bottom of a deep 9-inch pie plate
  4. Add the apple mixture on top of the pie crust
  5. Place the second pie crust on top and press down gently, marrying both crust edges together (I fold the bottom crust over the top crust, making a folded look)
  6. Beat the egg white in a small bowl, then gently brush a thin layer of egg white on the top pie crust
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour
  8. If the crust starts to look brown, cover with tin foil
  9. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving with vanilla ice cream

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