Homemade Apple Pie a la Mode Recipe

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Warm, flaky and sweet slices of apple pie topped with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream… No other dessert pairing is quite as iconic as Apple Pie a la Mode!

This delicious pie is filled with a combination of sliced apples, sugar and spices, and baked golden in under an hour.

And it’s easier than you might think to make the pie crust from scratch with only 4 simple ingredients.

Serve warm with homemade no-churn vanilla ice cream for a truly memorable treat!

Apple Pie A La Mode Recipe Feature

What does apple pie ala mode mean?

While a la mode-style is synonymous with “ice cream on top,” the actual French translation is in the current fashion. So, essentially, the term means fashionable pie.

Apple Pie a la Mode Ingredients

The best apple pie is made with classic pantry staples. Nothing fancy needed!

For the pie crust you need:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Ice-cold water
Cinnamon Sugar Nutmeg For Apple Pie

To make the apple pie filling you need:

  • Apples, peeled and sliced
  • Granulated sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • unsalted butter, cut into 4 or 5 pieces

Note: To make a deep dish pie, double the filling ingredients and roll out the bottom crust to a 12-13 inch diameter.

And, of course, for the most delicious apple pie in the current fashion you also need the best No-Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

How To Make No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

How To Make Apple Pie A La Mode

Homemade apple pie is surprisingly easy to make, and can be ready to top with a big scoop of ice cream in just over an hour. (But be sure to make the ice cream at least 4 hours ahead of time so it’s perfectly frosty!)

Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 45-50 minutes
Yield: 8 slices of pie

1. Place the top oven rack in center position and pre-heat oven to 450°F.

2. To prepare pie crust, add flour, salt, and vegetable shortening to a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer. Gradually add ice-cold water until the dough binds together and can form a ball. Wrap the ball in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, add peeled and sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a large bowl and toss gently to combine.

Cinnamon Sugar Apples For Pie

4. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and divide it into 2 even sections. Roll out each piece of dough into a 10-11 inch diameter for a 9-inch pie.

5. Line a 9-inch pie pan with one of the crusts. Transfer the apple filling to the pie crust.

Apple Pie Crust In Pan

6. Place top crust over the pie and crimp the edges together. Cut 4-5 vents into the top crust with a sharp knife and place a small piece of butter in each. Cover edges with foil or a pie crust protector to prevent over browning.

7. Bake for 10 minutes at 450°F. Reduce temperature to 350°F and continue to bake for another 35-40 minutes.

8. Remove from oven and cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving with some No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream for delicious apple pie a la mode. Enjoy!

Apple Pie A La Mode Recipe

This Apple Pie a la Mode recipe is a timeless classic – always very fashionable, indeed! Make it for special occasions, relaxing weekends, or for any dessert that needs some nostalgia with a bit of flair.

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Yield: 8 servings

Apple Pie a la Mode

Apple Pie A La Mode Recipe

How to Make Apple Pie a la Mode - It's easier than you might think to make warm and flaky apple pie that's perfect to top with a generous scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pie Crust Ingredients
  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 1/4 c. vegetable shortening
  • 7-12 T. ice-cold water
  • Pie Filling Ingredients
  • 6 c. peeled and sliced apples
  • 2/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 t. ground nutmeg
  • 2 T. unsalted butter, cut into 4 or 5 pieces

Instructions

  1. Place top oven rack in center position and pre-heat oven to 450°F.
  2. To prepare pie crust, add flour, salt, and vegetable shortening to a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer. Gradually add ice-cold water until the dough binds together and can form a ball. Place in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, add sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a large bowl and toss gently to combine.
  4. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and divide into 2 even sections. Roll out each piece of dough into a 10-11 inch diameter for a 9-inch pie.
  5. Line a 9-inch pie pan with one of the crusts. Transfer the apple filling to the pie crust.
  6. Place top crust over the pie and crimp the edges together. Cut 4-5 vents into the top crust with a sharp knife and place a small piece of butter in each. Cover edges with foil or a pie crust protector to prevent over browning.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes at 450°F. Reduce temperature to 350°F and continue baking for another 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving with some No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream. Enjoy!

Notes

To make a deep dish pie, double the filling ingredients and roll out the bottom crust to a 12-13 inch diameter.

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