Classic Apple Pie for Pi Day and a Pie Giveaway


Woohoo it’s Pi Day! What is “Pi Day” you may ask? Oh you know…PI….3.14 aka March 14th aka a day where people celebrate Pie. And I mean, what’s wrong with a “holiday” that involves pie? I sure like it. I’m especially excited about this day because not only do I have a classic recipe to share, but an exciting giveaway and a special offer for all my readers! Sounds like a holiday to me!


As I was trying to come up with a pie recipe to share with you today, I realized that I really don’t have very many pies on this blog at all. I baked a couple with summer fruits last August, but somehow I skipped over them during the fall and winter when pie is all the rage. And in my opinion- no baking blog is really complete without a classic Apple Pie. So I decided to make one. Well actually I made two. It didn’t seem like I made two though, since I used the most adorable 7 inch pie plates ever. Seriously they are the cutest- and they are just perfect for people like me who don’t want to have several servings of pie leftover in the fridge.


Another thing that makes my classic pie special is the “woven” lattice design on top. If you noticed that it’s not really woven- you’re right. I used a fancy tool to make this pretty design in seconds. I mean seriously- it is the easiest way to make a pretty top crust for your pie. Now don’t get me wrong- I actually have fun weaving a lattice top, but sometimes it’s nice to have a variety of crust decor to change things up a bit don’t you think?


Classic Apple Pie for Pi Day and a Pie Giveaway

Classic Apple Pie for Pi Day and a Pie Giveaway


  • 1 pie crust recipe
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar, plus additional for pie top
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch ground cloves
  • pinch of ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out crust into two 1/8-inch-thick circles to a diameter slightly larger than that of an 11-inch plate. (if making 2 mini pies, roll all four of the dough rounds into 1/8 inch thich circles to fit the 7 inch pie plate) Press one pastry circle into the pie plate and chill in fridge until filling is ready.
  2. In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, lemon zest and juice, spices, and flour. Toss well. Spoon apples into pie pan(s). Dot with butter, and cover with remaining pastry circle or make lattice crust using rolling tool or weaving the dough. If you aren't doing a lattice, cut several steam vents across top. Seal by crimping edges as desired. Brush with beaten egg, and sprinkle with additional sugar.
  3. Bake until crust is brown and juices are bubbling, about 1 hour. (45 minutes if making 2 small pies) Let cool on wire rack before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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recipe adapted slightly from: Martha Stewart



  1. Oh my. Kitchenworks is a veritable smorgasbord of fun! I’d get the OXO canisters and scoops first, but man, I’d be spending all my savings there! :) Also like you on FB, as well as like Kitchenworks. Can’t wait to make that apple pie. ;P

  2. Oh my, that was fun visiting Kitchenworks! However, with four kids, we always seem to be breaking glassware, so some new glasses would be an awesome treat.

  3. I can’t believe I missed pie day! Maybe I’ll whip one up when I get home tonight. This looks beautiful – I love the ‘weaved’ top!

  4. All Clad saucepan! I love All Clad and hope to slowly build my collection.

  5. Thank for your great blog and the wonderful hint about kitchen works! I’d like to have that whipped cream dispenser.

  6. That pie looks amazing. I wish I had time today to celebrate Pi Day!

    And for my kitchen, I’d definitely get the stovetop waffle maker P:

  7. I actually want to get one of those rolling lattice cutters. I never do cute pies because it is so hard, but that looks easy!

  8. First, gorgeous pie! That lattice-maker contraption is so handy, I could definitely use one of those.

    But the first thing I’d get for my kitchen is the popover pan, I LOVE popovers but have had a hard time finding a popover tin in town. Boo. Also, I’m following you on Twitter now through my own blog’s Twitter account! Can’t wait to see who wins!

  9. This pie is blowing my mind, absolutely gorgeous, Audra! I love the lattice top, I definitely need one of those! That is definitely the first thing that I would buy from KitchenWorks!

  10. This pie looks amazing!! Love your blog! If I had to pick something I would definitely look into the cookie cutters as well as the beautiful different cupcake paper bake cups.

  11. KitchenWorks has some amazing things! I love all the pie making tools. I could use pie weights and the silicone edge shield. The anniversary bundt pan looks great!

  12. I’d love to get a salad spinner. It would get much use in our house. This pie looks so good!

  13. I would love some new cake pans or loaf pans! I just started baking a lot more and the hand-me-downs are quite cutting it.

  14. You want me to pick one thing? Half the store please. I did see a square bundt pan..that would be cool.

  15. Awesome giveaway! These pie tools look pretty awesome. I also love the pasta roller! I’ve always wanted to make homemade pasta.

  16. What an awesome tool! The first thing I would want is an all-clad set of cookware. My pans just arn’t that wonderful.

  17. i’ve never baked a pie before so i’d love to win this! i’d probably get some glass bakeware or a cake pan from the site, too. actorsdiet(at)

  18. I love pie! But the first thing I’d probably buy are some new cookie cooling racks.

  19. oh my goodness! apple pie is one of my favorite treats – thanks for the recipe!

    if i won, i would love to get a tortilla press! i love fresh tortillas and i would really like to try making my own.

  20. I would love to get that edge brownie pan! Your pie looks amazing! Happy Pi day!

  21. call me simple but I would love to buy a blue bundt pan from kitchenworks. I have not got a bundt pan yet and I am dying to try some monkey bread!

  22. I love the large ceramic egg crates. Every store has the small ones but I haven’t seen any big ones!

  23. I would really like one of those rolling lattice cutters, as well! For someone with clumsy hands like myself, this would make it so much easier to make cute pies. Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  24. I can’t enter being an international peep but I had to post just how great your pie looks, Audra. My nana (who is still with us but too poorly to bake anymore) used to make apple pies on a regular occasion so brings back blissful childhood memories! :-)

    I’m adding this recipe to never ending ‘to bake’ list. Thanks for sharing.

  25. First off gorgeous pie! I totally want that awesome tool you used! :)

    There are so many things that I want to buy from KitchenWorks but the first thing I’d get would probably be a tart pan! I have no idea how I’ve gone this long without one.

  26. Your pie looks amazing! I am a sucker for the classics. I never thought of getting an awesome tool like that! I would love to get one in the giveaway or a bunch of cookie cutters!

  27. Holy cow, your apple pie looks amazing! And those 7-inch pie plates are adorable! That lattice top rolling gadget is so cool, I would totally love one of those :) I would love everything from kitchenworks! I would definitely want an offset spatula, I’ve been meaning to get one for a while now and a new baking sheet!

  28. Beautiful pie!!

    I would love to have a full block of Wusthof knives. I have two that I have gotten as gifts and have been pining for a full block ever since!

  29. This looks delicious! The outdoor nonstick skewers wood be great to have for grilling!

  30. I followed Baker Chick on Twitter! Excited to see whats going on here!

  31. Uh, compost bucket, done. We’re just getting our garden going, and a nice wooden compost bucket would go a long way towards getting my husband on board!

  32. Thank you VERY much for posting this recipe! I’m the chosen one every year to make the apple pie at holidays and I always use store bought crust (a little scared to try it myself), BUT your recipe looks SO wonderful and delicious! Thanks again… and as simple as this sounds, I would really love new (GOOD/ACCURATE) measuring cups for my kitchen… and maybe a nifty pie crust cutter!! I might have to take advantage of the 15% discount. Thank you again for everything!

  33. Ok, I’m going big. I’d get a Cuisinart. Just think, it’s like an all in one, so I could have more counter space, because I’d need less supplies. And, I could make pie crust….

  34. I really need two new sauce pans to replace the old ones with nonstick coating that is deteriorating. I love the All-Clad ones at KitchenWorks

  35. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations! First thing I would like to get for my kitchen is a new KitchenAid mixer.

  36. I already follow you on Twitter and facebook, but the first thing I would get is a mortar and pestle. I’d love to be able to grind small items by hand instead of lugging out my Magic Bullet.

  37. Beautiful pie! Where do I even start with what I need for my kitchen haha… I would love a food processor, one of those big ones, that even slices carrots with that little attachment thingy :)

  38. Hi! I would like to have a double burner griddle. Pancakes would be made in half the time.

  39. I want a butter keeper! I’ve wanted one of those forever… just couldn’t find an affordable one. Maybe I’ll be able to convince Hubby to get me this one, the cost is relatively low.

  40. I want SILPAT SILICONE BAKING MAT 11 7/8 x 16 -I make cookies all the time and I wouldn’t have to waste so much parchment paper if I had a silpat :P

  41. I would love to get a 7 quart Kitchenaid mixer for my kitchen. I love to bake and my small dinky mixer can hardly keep up. I also liked Kitchenworks and The Baker Chic on Facebook. Thanks! :)

  42. So many wonderful items on Kitchen Works, but if I had to pick one it would be the 4-tier folding cooling rack to help me start my home pie baking business – Sandy’s Cutie Pies!

  43. Love gadgets & fun pans etc! I would love the 6 CUP LIFT & SERVE MOLTEN ‘N MORE NONSTICK PAN; Item # 928121

  44. This may seem silly, but I would love to purchase the MUFFIN CUP CLEANING BRUSH on Kitchenworks. I hate cleaning muffin tins.

  45. Great giveaway, Audra! That pie tool is too cool. What a fun little gadget, and it made for a gorgeous pie crust! So, let’s see… I like you and KitchenWorks on FB. I would love the 9pc glass bowl set!

  46. I would get the adorable 6 cup Bundlette pan. Those would be so adorable! :)

  47. its awesome that your giving this stuff away and i didnt even know there was a lattice cutter thing.
    Anyways i hope to get the pie plates that would be so very helpful Thank you baker chick for this amazong opportunity and also kitchen works :)

  48. red red red!! The teapots, the cutting board, the glasses. I want all their red stuff. (my kitchen is red so it would look fantastic)

  49. I would love a set of santoku knives, besides everything else from the website! i love this apple pie recipe I use it all the time. The only change I make is I substitute 6 Tablespoons of butter flavored crisco for the crust, it comes out very flakey and delicious!

  50. Just found your blog from Pinterest. I “liked” you on Facebook and followed you on Twitter! And I’d love all sizes of piping bags with decorating tips.

  51. How are you not big as a house w/ all these wonderfully delicious recipes you make/post?!
    This would be lovely to make for guest! I love your posts! And I keep hoping one day I’ll be a winner to one of your giveaways!

  52. Oh, how lovely! I would get a cast iron skillet! We (stupidly) abandoned out cast iron skillet when we moved out west, and I’ve been jonesin’ for one for the past few weeks!

  53. I love the Polish Pottery Spiral Ceramic Cake Plate, it’s so beautiful!!

  54. The first thing I would buy from KitchenWorks would be a new set of knives, in dire need of some new ones!

  55. the first thing i’d like for my kitchen, practically, are some good thermometers (candy/fry and/or instant-read meat thermometers)
    or impractically – a pasta maker . god i love fresh pasta
    i’d also really love a pizza stone.

    …maybe you should have asked what I don’t want haha

  56. I would would like to get a thermometer and a brotform for my bread baking. I’d also like the pasta maker.

    I really love this blog, because you bake things in smaller quantities. I have raise 4 children, three of who are boys, so for over 20 years I have been cooking in large quatities. Now, my last two children are about to head off on their own and we will be in a new stage of life. My husband says that we will just start eating out, like so many other couples who reach the empty nest stage of life, because it is cheaper to eat out than it is to buy and waste large quantities of food and leftovers.

    But I like to bake and your blog is encouraging me to move into fancier baking in small quantities rather than giving up and eating out!

  57. I liked Kitchenworks on Facebook.

    I didn’t realize that their store is located in Chapel Hill. That’s only about an hour from me so I’ll have to go check it out next time I’m in that area!

  58. I would pick up the Copco 2.5 quart Tea Kettle. We just switched to a french press (which is amazing) Or maybe a coffee grinder. I love shopping for my kitchen!

  59. I’m so boring, I would just want new cupcake pans because mine seem to have gone missing somewhere in my house!

  60. This is almost identical to my mom’s recipe, she just used a touch more sugar, but otherwise it’s exactly the same. This warms my heart – and is currently warming my kitchen, as I’ve got a gorgeous pie in the oven right now :)

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