National Apple Pie Day

Woman cutting a piece of old fashion apple pie in honor of national apple pie day

National Apple Pie Day is cause for celebration

We’ve shared a wonderful gluten-free apple pie in the past but in honor of this day of celebration, we’ve decided to bring you an old-fashioned apple pie recipe that will knock your socks off. And who doesn’t love a good pie?

Wondering what the star ingredient is of this spectacular recipe? If you guessed honey, you are right. Honey will caramelize the apples in the baking process offering a flavor that can’t be achieved any other way.

In this recipe, we also use green Granny Smith apples. The sweetness of the honey offsets the sour apple making a truly delicious pie that has just the right amount of sweetness. Granny Smith apple are a harder apple, so it tends to hold its shape better in the baking process. This adds a nice bite to the pie and does not turn out mushy.

Old Fashioned Apple Pie with slices missing and a cake cutter on dark table accompanied by whole apples and fabric in honor of national apple pie day

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie Recipe

At Waxing Kara, to us a recipe is just a suggestion. We want you to get creative with your food and change it based on your favorite flavors. Here are some ideas on ways to make this old fashioned apple pie your own:

If you try this old-fashioned apple pie, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos! Not a fan of making an apple pie in the summer? Save this recipe on Pinterest and pull it up just in time for Thanksgiving or the holidays!

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie, national apple pie day, old fashioned apple pie
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 428kcal

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  • 6 cups Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice fresh
  • 1 1/4 cups water cold
  • 1/3 cup flour pastry
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon ground
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg ground
  • 1 cup Honey Eastern Shore
  • 2 9-inch pie crusts ready-made or make your own


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix sliced apples and lemon juice in large bowl and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, whisk together cold water, almond flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add honey and mix well. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir until mixture thickens and becomes translucent. Pour honey mixture over apples and stir to coat evenly.
  • Place one pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate. Pour apple mixture on top of pie crust.
  • Place second crust over filling. Pinch together and flute edges of crust to seal. Cut slits in top crust for steam to escape.
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.


Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.9mg

About the Author


Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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