Apple Pie A La Mode Recipe

Did you know that September and October are the months to go apple picking? No matter where you live in Ontario, or in any other province, you will find many apple orchards that you can visit. For many apple pies are a fall favourite; however, you can eat them any time of the year or make a few and freeze them for later. This apple pie a la mode recipe will become your family’s favourite pie!

What is Pie a la Mode?

If this is a new phrase for you, then you are probably wondering: what is pie a la mode? Well, it is simple and you have probably had it before. The word a la mode is of French origin and means pie served with ice cream, and I think it is the best way to eat apple pie. The ice cream and pie crust go well together and make for a mouth-watering treat, add in a slice of cheese, and you have the perfect dessert.

Apple Pie A La Mode Recipe
A slice of apple pie with ice cream on holiday table

How Many Apples in a Pie?

When it comes to making apple pie people wonder how many apples you need. Well, that depends on how many pies you plan to make and whether you want an even pie or an overstuffed pie. For a classic apple pie, you will probably need about 6-8 apples sliced and peeled. If you want a fuller pie then just add 3 or 4 more apples to the pie crust.

What Apples to use for Pie

We all have a favourite recipe for making apple desserts, but what apples do we use? With so many varieties of apples, some just won’t work for pies, since they are better suited for apple sauce or just as a snack.  

Here are a few apples that work well for pies:

Apples like Macintosh or Red or Gren Delicious are better as sauces or mixed with one from the list of apples above for a good pie consistency.

Apple Pie A La Mode Recipe

Once you have chosen your apples of choice you are ready to begin. I always like to start with the pie crust unless I am using frozen, homemade pie crust is the best, just follow the recipe below. If you want individual pies, check out these Air Fryer Apple Hand pies.

Apple pie and vanilla ice cream

Apple pie is an old fashion dessert from the time of the early ancestors. There are so many variations of apple pie, that books are written just on the subject. From which type of apple is best in apple pies to how to make crumb toppings for dutch apple pies. Which type of pie is best is a matter simply of taste.

Follow these step-by-step instructions and learn how to be a pro at making apple pies.

Pie Crust Ingredients

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 6 tablespoon of shortening
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of ice cold water
pie crust

How to make a pie crust

Place two cups of flour in the food processor with 6 tablespoon of shortening and 1 stick of butter that is cold and cut into chunks. Add in a pinch of salt and pulse until the mixture is very fine. Slowly add in 1/2 cup of ice cold water. Keep pulsing till the mixture forms a ball. Remove from the food processor and knead slightly and put in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

When ready to make the pie, remove the pie crust and let set on your counter for 15 minutes. Divide the dough into two parts.

Recipe with apple pie filling

  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 6-8 Granny Smith Apples or other as mentioned above
  • 3 pats of butter

How to make an apple pie filling

In a large bowl, place the Granny Smith apples, which have been peeled, sliced, and de-seeded. Rinse the apples under some cold water and drain them well. Add in the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and flour. Mix well.

Apple Pie A La Mode Recipe

How to make homemade apple pie

Roll out the bottom pie crust on a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin and place in a buttered pie plate. Trim off the edges with kitchen scissors 1/2 inch below the edge.

For a 1 pie crust, using fingers, go around the pie plate and make indentations or use a fork instead.

Fill the pie plate with the apple mixture and place three pats of butter over the apples.

For a 2 crusts pie, roll out other dough ball to add on top of the filling in the pie. Trim excess dough with kitchen scissor 1/2 inch below the edge. Cover with a top layer of pie crust, overlapping the bottom layer. Join the two crust together with your fingers and fold the edges underneath, so to match the exact pie rim. Using fingers, go around the pie plate and make indentations or use a fork instead. with a pairing knife, score the top of the pie with four 2 inch long slits in the middle of the pie to let the steam from the cooking escape.

Optional: Brush some melted butter on top of the pie crust and sprinkle with some cinnamon and sugar.

Cooking time for apple pie

  1. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for one hour or until the top crust is lightly browned.

Apple pie with vanilla ice cream

Apple Pie A La Mode Recipe

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Apple Pie A La Mode Recipe

Apple Pie A La Mode Recipe

Lyne
Apple pie is an old fashion dessert served with a scoop of ice cream. This apple pie a la mode recipe will become your family’s favourite pie!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 616 kcal

Equipment

  • Pie plate
  • Pairing knife
  • Rolling Pin
  • kitchen scissors
  • Food processor

Ingredients
  

PIE CRUST INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups flour
  • 6 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick of butter
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water

RECIPE WITH APPLE PIE FILLING

  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Granny Smith Apples or other as mentioned above 6 to 8
  • 3 tsp butter

Instructions
 

HOW TO MAKE A PIE CRUST

  • Place two cups of flour in the food processor with 6 tablespoon of shortening and 1 stick of butter that is cold and cut into chunks. Add in a pinch of salt and pulse until the mixture is very fine. Slowly add in 1/2 cup of ice cold water. Keep pulsing till the mixture forms a ball.
  • Remove from the food processor and knead slightly and put in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  • When ready to make the pie, remove the pie crust and let set on your counter for 15 minutes. Divide the dough into two parts.

HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE FILLING

  • In a large bowl, place the Granny Smith apples, which have been peeled, sliced, and de-seeded.
  • Rinse the apples under some cold water and drain them well.
  • Add in the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and flour. Mix well.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE APPLE PIE

  • Roll out the bottom pie crust on a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin and place in a buttered pie plate. Trim off the edges with kitchen scissors 1/2 inch below the edge.
  • For a 1 pie crust, using fingers, go around the pie plate and make indentations or use a fork instead.
  • Fill the pie plate with the apple mixture and place three pats of butter over the apples.
  • For a 2 crusts pie, roll out other dough ball to add on top of the filling in the pie. Trim excess dough with kitchen scissor 1/2 inch below the edge.
  • Cover with a top layer of pie crust, overlapping the bottom layer. Join the two crust together with your fingers and fold the edges underneath, so to match the exact pie rim.
  • Using fingers, go around the pie plate and make indentations or use a fork instead. with a pairing knife, score the top of the pie with four 2 inch long slits in the middle of the pie to let the steam from the cooking escape.
  • Optional: Brush some melted butter on top of the pie crust and sprinkle with some cinnamon and sugar.

COOKING TIME FOR APPLE PIE

  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for one hour or until the top crust is lightly browned.

APPLE PIE WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM

  • Serve the apple pie warm and top it with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 616kcalCarbohydrates: 83gProtein: 5gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 350mgPotassium: 249mgFiber: 6gSugar: 44gVitamin A: 635IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
Keyword apple pie a la mode, Apple Pie recipe, apple pies, dessert, fall dessert, pie recipe, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving dessert
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Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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