A traditional apple pie is as American as, well, apple pie. This classic dessert doesn’t need much dressing up — a dash of cinnamon stirred into the filling and a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream on top, and it’s ready to dazzle. It’s perfect for any holiday table or any time you want a simple, delicious, homemade dessert.
Apples come in a wide range of varieties, and many will work well in pie. Granny Smith is an old standby for good reason. Its flesh is crisp and firm, so it keeps its shape during baking, and it offers the balance of sweet and tart you want for a pie. Other excellent options include Gravenstein, Braeburn, Fuji, Pippin or Pink Lady.