Apple Pie for 2

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Note to self: I’ve been obsessed with fruits and cheese lately. More specifically grapes and gouda…ugh so good. But I decided to switch it up the last time Moudi and I went grocery shopping and got apples to go with my cheese. And I knew I should’ve just gotten a regular apple but I tried to be fancy and buy the pre sliced apples. It was the worst thing ever. I have no idea what kind of chemicals they put on it to prevent them from browning but they were really tart and had a chemically taste to them. It was super odd tbh, and hard to eat. So to make them more palatable, I decided to make apple pie with them. I peeled off the skin and used the apples in this recipe.

I adapted this recipe from…and tweaked the measurements a bit to fit for a apple pie of 2. I’m surprised at how good it turned out considering the apples were so tart. I also loved that it’s the perfect recipe for just two people. I personally love adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the hot warm pie. Moudi liked it a lot too and he’s not really a fan of sweets so judging alone by that this recipe is definitely a keeper!


  • 2 Granny smith apples
  • 2¼ tsp flour
  • 2¼ tsp of water
  • ½ tsp cornstarch
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • ½ tsp + ⅛ tsp of lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • Pie crust (pre-made or store bought can be used)


  1. Peel and slice 2 apples and place into a bowl
  2. In a sauce pan add 2 tbsp of butter and melt over medium heat
  3. Add 2¼ tsp of flour and mix for about 30 seconds to a minute until butter and flour are combined and a roux is formed.
  4. Add ½ tsp of cornstarch to 2¼ tsp of water and stir until dissolved.
  5. Add water/cornstarch mixture, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 2 tbsp white sugar, ¾ tsp vanilla extract, ½ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp + ⅛ tsp of lemon juice, and a pinch of nutmeg to sauce pan.
  6. Bring to a boil, and immediately reduce to barely simmer. Save a tbsp of mixture to brush on the top of the crust for the apple pie.
  7. Add mixture to apples and stir to combine.
  8. Preheat oven to 425F.
  9. Roll out pie crust to larger than the size of the pie pan or dish.
  10. Place the crust on the bottom of pie pan and press evenly into the bottom and up sides of the pan.  Press down the edges.
  11. Roll out another pie crust out for the top of the apple pie.
  12. Fill with apple mixture and place the crust on top. Crimp and seal the edges, and cut several slits on the top to let the steam escape.
  13. Brush remaining warm sugar sauce over entire top crust.  Sprinkle with coarse sugar and light dusting of cinnamon (optional)
  14. Place pie on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  15. Reduce temp to 350F and bake another 35-45 minutes, until top crust is golden brown and apples are soft.
  16. Use foil to cover pie edges, if they start browning too quickly.
  17. Remove from oven and let it cool before serving.
  18. Top with ice cream or whip cream and enjoy.


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Original recipe adapted from:

2 Comments Add yours

    1. foodjabi says:

      Thank you so much!

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