Apple Pie

  • 3 eggs (about 150 grams / 5.3 ounces)
  • 80 grams (2.8 ounces / 0.4 cups) sugar
  • 10 grams (0.35 ounces / 0.8 tablespoons) vanilla sugar
  • 80 grams (2.8 ounces / 0.35 cups) sour cream
  • 200 grams (7 ounces / 1.6 cups) flour
  • 10 grams (0.35 ounces / 2 teaspoons) baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Vanilla to taste
  • 300 grams (10.6 ounces / 2 cups) peeled apples, diced
  • 3 apples (about 500 grams / 17.6 ounces) for decorating, sliced


  • Mixing Bowls

    You'll need a few different sizes for combining the ingredients. Stainless steel or glass bowls are ideal.

  • Electric Mixer

    A hand mixer or a stand mixer will help you beat the eggs and sugar to perfection.

  • Baking Mold (Tin)

    Choose a non-stick or a parchment-lined tin to ensure your pie releases easily after baking.

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons

    Accurate measurements are key to baking success, so have these on hand.

  • Oven

    Preheat the oven to 356F (180C) for perfect baking.


Step 1

1. Preheat your oven to 356°F (180°C). Make sure your oven is fully preheated before you start baking to ensure even cooking.

Step 2

2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until they're well combined and slightly frothy. Add the sour cream and vanilla sugar, and mix until smooth. Using an electric mixer can save you time and ensure better mixing.

Step 3

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Sift the dry ingredients to avoid lumps in your batter.

Step 4

4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

Step 5

5. Gently fold in the diced apples. Coating the diced apples lightly in flour can help prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the batter.

Step 6

6. Line your baking mold (tin) with parchment paper and pour the dough into it.

Step 7

7. Arrange the apple slices on top of the batter in a decorative pattern. Sprinkle with sugar and almond petals if using. For an extra touch, you can add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

Step 8

8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes. About five minutes before it's done, you can add small pieces of butter on top of the apples to create a beautiful gloss and caramel crust. Use a toothpick to check doneness; it should come out clean when the cake is ready.

Step 9

9. Once baked, let it cool slightly before removing from the tin. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or pour over some pine syrup. For a fresh twist, try serving with a dollop of whipped cream or a side of fresh berries.


🎉 Looking to make your apple pie the star of the dessert table? Here are some serving suggestions that will wow your guests:

Classic and Simple: Serve a warm slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The cold ice cream melting over the hot pie is pure bliss!

Nutty Delight: Top with a sprinkle of chopped walnuts or pecans for an added crunch. 😊

Sweet and Savory: Add a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of honey; it’s divine! 🍯

Elegant Presentation: Dust with a bit of powdered sugar and garnish with a mint leaf. It looks as good as it tastes! 💁‍♀️


Looking for a gluten-free or vegan twist on this classic apple pie? We've got you covered!

🍏 Gluten-Free Version: Simply replace the flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Ensure your baking powder is gluten-free as well.

🌱 Vegan Version: Swap out the eggs for a flaxseed or chia seed substitute (1 tbsp ground flaxseed/chia + 3 tbsp water per egg). Use coconut cream instead of sour cream.


  • Why is my apple pie crust not as flaky as I expected?

    Ensure your butter is cold and the dough isn't overworked. This helps create that perfect flaky texture.

  • Can I prepare the pie in advance?

    Absolutely! You can prepare the pie, wrap it tightly, and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days before baking.

  • What type of apples are best for this pie?

    Granny Smith apples are a great choice due to their firmness and tart flavor, which balances well with the sweetness of the pie.

  • How do I prevent my apple pie from being too runny?

    Make sure your apple pieces are not too thick and allow the pie to cool completely before slicing, which helps the filling to set.

  • Can I add other fruits to the filling?

    Yes, you can mix in pears, berries, or even some raisins for a delightful variation. Adjust the sugar accordingly.

  • How can I get a beautiful gloss on my apple pie?

    Brushing the apple slices with some melted butter about five minutes before the end of baking adds a beautiful gloss and caramel crust.

Nutrition facts

Spring apple pie
Recipe Yield:8 servings
Calories:Approximately 220-250 calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):220 - 250
Total Fat:7g
Saturated Fat:3g
Total Carbohydrate:36g
Total Sugars:21g