Easy Maple-Apple Pie

I confess  I had never made an apple pie until this fall. In all my 32 years I’d made some other delicious pies (like a tofu pie that sounds weird but is really tasty and I’ll be posting shortly), but never an apple pie. This year, after the overboard-at-the-orchard weekend, I had to prove to Travis we could use up every single apple we picked. And so it became the fall of apple pies.

We don’t use much refined sugar, even in our desserts. We try to eat as simply wholesome as we can. So I dug around and found some tips for good apple pie, and now I present to you…the easiest apple pie you could possibly bake.

I fully admit I should make my own crust, but the Trader Joe’s frozen pie crust is SO good, we didn’t bother making our own after the first pie. If you’d prefer to make your own crust, that’s totally an option!


Easy Maple-Apple Pie


  • 12+ apples, any type, cored, peeled, and sliced into 1-2" chunks
  • Cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 Trader Joe's frozen pie crusts, thawed


  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Toss apples with maple and cinnamon.
  3. Spread apples in a glass baking dish and bake for about 30-45 minutes on a center rack, stirring halfway through. If apples start to break down, remove from the oven - we don't want to make applesauce!
  4. While apples are baking, spread one pie crust in a pie dish.
  5. Fill pie crust with baked apples when they're done.
  6. Top with second pie crust. Cut a design in the top, if you want.
  7. Raise oven to 425*.
  8. Bake pie for 30 minutes at 425, then reduce back to 350* and bake an additional 40-60 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

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