Lattice Top Apple Pie Recipe

Lattice Top Apple Pie is an American classic. This apple pie has a twist when you pour cinnamon-sugar syrup over the crust. The mixture coats the crust, and it becomes a crunchy cinnamon sugar lattice top apple pie.  

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Have you noticed how all of the pie plates for sale are either deep dish or 9-10 inches across. Have you also noticed that all of the pie crust recipes are for a small shallow pie plate. I am solving that problem with my Flaky No Fail pie crust recipe. I have the correct portions for either a smaller regular sized pie or a larger deep dish pie. Either way you will have plenty of crust for your pie. The amounts for the larger pie are in the Recipe Notes.

What do I Need to Make This Lattice Top Apple Pie

You will need enough pie crust for a deep dish pie. In addition to the pie crust peel, core, and slice 10 cups of pie apples. Granny Smith are a favorite. However other varieties also work well. In addition, you will need apple pie spice, flour, and sugar. I put some sparkling sugar on top for extra sparkle and crunch. 

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Here is How you can make a Lattice Top Apple Pie

I don’t like to use flour in my apple pie. I like the apple to be a little firm (I don’t like applesauce pie) after the pie is baked. When I use flour in the pie, either the apples are mush, or I can taste the flour.  

For this recipe, I precook the apples in a large skillet with the flour, spices, and a little butter.   The precooking thickens the juices, and I don’t taste the uncooked flour after the pie is baked.  

Once the apples are precooked, I set them aside to cool while I roll out the pie dough for the crust. Let the apples cool for a minimum of 30 minutes before adding them to the pie plate. 

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Roll out the pie dough and place one crust on the deep dish pie plate.  I split the pie crust dough so the bottom crust is larger than the top crust.  Fill the pie plate with the precooked apples and weave the lattice top on the pie. Click Here for how to weave a lattice top on your pie

Baking your Lattice Top Pie

Bake the pie at 425-degrees F for 15 minutes.  Turn the oven down to 350-degree and bake for another 45 minutes.  Cover the edges of the pie with a pie shield to prevent over-browning. 

Serve with some vanilla ice cream.  

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Lattice Top Apple Pie

Lattice Top Apple Pie is an all American classic. This apple pie has a twist when you pour a cinnamon sugar syrup over the lattice crust. The mixture coats the crust and bakes it into a crunchy, cinnamon, lattice-topped apple pie.
Servings 8
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • Deep Dish Pie Plate


  • 1 recipe premade pie crusts (click here for a recipe) see the note below about this recipe.
  • 10 cups peeled, sliced, and cored baking apples (1.4kg)
  • ¼ cup butter(60g)
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar(130g)
  • ½ cup white sugar(157g)*
  • 1 tbsp Apple Pie Spice
  • 4 tbsp flour(30g)
  • sparkling sugar


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Make the apple filling.

  • Melt the butter in a large frying pan and add the apples.
  • Add the apples, brown sugar, white sugar, apple pie spice, and flour, and saute for 3-5 minutes until the flour is cooked.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool.

Assemble the Pie

  • While the apples are cooling, roll out the bottom crust for a deep-dish pie plate.
  • Add the apples to the pie crust. If there is liquid in the bottom of the pan, do not add it to the pie. Pour this into a measuring cup and set aside.
  • Watch this video for how to make a lattice topped pie crust. (click here)
  • Once the lattice crust is finished pour the reserved liquid over the top of the pie. Sprinkle the top of the pie with sparkiling sugar.
  • Bake the pie crust at 425°F for 15 minutes. Then cover the edge of the crust with a pie shield to prevent over-browning. Turn the oven down to 350°°F. Bake an additional 45 minutes if you like your apples firmer, bake an additional 35 minutes.
    When done, remove from the oven and let cool completely before serving.



If you use my recipe for a flaky no-fail pie crust, scroll down to the Recipe Notes for the of ingredients to make a deep-dish pie crust.  A deep-dish pie crust is about 30% larger than a regular pie crust.
*If your apples are sweet, or if you like a tart flavor to your apple pie,  use 1/4 cup white sugar instead of the 1/2 cup. 
Calories: 317kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie, lattice top piecrust, recipe


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 592IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

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