When we set out to find the best apple pie recipe of all time, we encountered an unexpected problem: We couldn't pick just one. Thus, behold our top four favorites. If you plan on baking this classic American staple for Thanksgiving (or any other upcoming special occasion), these are the only apple pie recipes you need to include in your holiday spread.
Now that we've narrowed it down to four, it's your turn to choose a personal favorite. Or you could get really ambitious and make all of them for the ultimate taste-testing party. You could take the idea of a test-tasting party literally and host a holiday apple pie potluck for a little friendly competition. Scroll through to see the options and cast your vote at the end. You can't go wrong!
Quick Rustic Apple Pie
This quick rustic apple tart recipe calls for brandy, and it's a quick one—do we really need to say anything else? Pam Anderson, the talented chef who concocted this recipe, tells Foodie Crush that it came out of her desire to care "less about perfection and more about connection." We love the spirit behind this dessert. Admittedly, the delicious flavor doesn't hurt either.
Deep-Dish Apple Crumble Pie
Most dishes make you choose between a pie and a crumble, but not this one! If your favorite thing about pie is the crust, then you'll love this deep-dish apple crumble pie. In addition to a deep crust, this recipe also calls for a mouthwatering oatmeal crumble to top it off. That being said, all you apple lovers won't be disappointed. The deep-dish style also ensures a seemingly endless supply of apple filling.
Cinnamon Apple Crumble Cake
Another hybrid of sorts, this dessert is a pie-meets-cake pleasantry—a cinnamon apple crumble cake, to be exact. With the fluffy, moist perfection typical of cake and the crispy, buttery goodness of pie, this dessert is a dream come true.
Caramelized Mini Apple Pies
And last but definitely not least, we present you with these lovely caramelized mini apple pies. The only thing we love more than bite-size anything is a sweet caramelized dessert. Another unbeatable quality of this recipe is that the ratios are one-to-one, so it's easy to duplicate the perfect portions for any size dinner party.
So now that you've seen them, which is your apple pie recipe pick?