Easy Semi-Homemade Apple Pie With Almonds – A rich and buttery pie crust filled to the brim with sweet apples and delicious almonds. A twist on a classic apple pie that’s full of flavor and texture!
One of my favorite desserts is homemade apple pie. There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh apples baking in the oven. It’s a comfort dessert that reminds me of family gatherings and Thanksgiving. Plus, it’s a universal pie that pretty much everyone loves, making it ideal for large get-togethers. However, sometimes it’s nice to have a little variation on the standard recipe.
I love to experiment with recipes, so I decided to create a semi-homemade version that uses store-bought crust, cuts out traditional apple pie seasoning, and includes nuances of almond and pieces throughout the filling. For a delicious twist on a classic dessert! If you are looking for an easy way to impress your friends and family, then this recipe is for you! The combination of apples and almonds creates a delicious flavor profile that is sure to become one of your favorite recipes.
Why You’ll Love This Easy Apple Pie Recipe
- A fresh take on a classic – This recipe is a delicious twist on the traditional apple pie. The addition of almonds to the filling gives it a unique flavor and texture that everyone will love.
- Semi-homemade – This recipe uses store-bought crust, making it easier and faster to make. All you have to do is mix together the filling ingredients and bake!
- Impress your friends and family – This recipe is sure to impress anyone you make it for. It’s a delicious and easy way to show off your culinary skills!
- Fresh, crisp apples – The star of this recipe is the fresh, crisp apples. They are baked to perfection and create a delicious filling for the pie crust.
Equipment You’ll Need To Make This Fresh Apple Pie
- 9in Pie Plate
- Medium Bowl
- Apple Peeler
- Knife & Cutting Board
Ingredients You’ll Need For Your Semi-Homemade Apple Pie
- Refrigerated pie crust (or your favorite pie crust recipe)
- Granulated sugar
- Corn starch
- Large eggs
- Unsalted butter
- Dark corn syrup
- Almond extract
How To Make This Easy Apple Pie Recipe With Almonds
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9-inch pie pan with non-stick cooking spray, and place unbaked pie crust in the pan, fluting the edge.
- In a medium bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in butter, corn syrup, and almond extract. Mix in the apples and almonds.
- Pour into pie crust-lined pan. If desired, top pie with pie crust cut out into decorative shapes or cut in strips and arranged in a lattice.
- Bake for 50 minutes or until the center of the pie is set.
What To Serve Alongside Your Apple Pie
This apple pie is perfect on its own, but if you’re looking for something to serve alongside it, try some of these ideas:
- Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
- Warm caramel sauce
- Melty cheddar cheese
- Cinnamon mixed with a bit of powdered sugar and milk to make a glaze
How To Store & Reheat
You can leave your apple pie at room temperature for up to two hours. You’ll want to make sure you let it cool completely before transferring it to the fridge. If you put it away while it’s still warm, your crust will turn soggy. Cover your pie with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
To reheat a slice of apple pie, microwave it at 30-second intervals until warmed through. If you need to reheat the whole pie, preheat your oven to 325 degrees and heat for 15-20 minutes.
Can I freeze this almond apple pie?
Yes! Feel free to freeze your apple pie. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then place it in a freezer-safe bag. It will keep for up to two months. To thaw, let the pie stand at room temperature for several hours or overnight in the fridge before serving.
Almond Apple Pie FAQs
What apples should I use to make this pie?
I recommend using Granny Smith apples. They are tart and firm, making them the perfect apple for baking.
Can I use a different type of nut in this pie?
Yes! You can use any type of nut you like in this recipe. Pecans or walnuts would be great substitutes.
What can I use instead of the dark corn syrup?
If you don’t want to use corn syrup, you can substitute it with honey or maple syrup. You can even use dark brown sugar if you’d like. You’ll want to use a 1:1 ratio for whichever sweetener you sub out.
My pie crust turned out soggy. What did I do wrong?
You probably didn’t bake the pie long enough. The crust should be golden brown and crispy when it’s done.
My pie crust isn’t coming out as pretty as I’d like. What can I do?
If your crust isn’t coming out as pretty as you’d like, you can try using a fork to press into the edges of the crust. This will help it hold its shape while it bakes.
Can I make this pie gluten-free?
Yes! You can use a gluten-free pie crust recipe or store-bought gluten-free pie crust. The rest of the ingredients in this recipe should be gluten-free.