Homemade Apple Pie - How Many Calories?

Apple-picking season is in full swing, which means you're likely staring at a quarter bushel of apples sitting in the fridge. You could make applesauce, but wouldn't homemade apple pie be more fun? Time to polish up on your crust-making skills now, instead of on Thanksgiving Day.

But everyone knows pie isn't exactly healthy. Fresh apples aside, common ingredients call for thigh-clinging butter, sugar, flour and shortening. A perfect storm for irresistible weight gain, and exactly why pie leftovers never get lost in the back of the fridge.

How many calories in a one-eighth slice of a 9-inch diameter homemade apple pie?

One-eighth of a slice from a 9-inch diameter apple pie has an ugly 411 calories. This tiny slice is dripping in calories, and that's before an a la mode scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream. Going back to the dessert table for 'just one more slice' has major dietary consequences.

Apple Pie - Easy Recipe for a Fall Favorite

Whether you are surprising your family with a delicious dessert or were put in charge of a Fundraiser bake-sale, apple pie is the perfect choice every time!
The first thing you must consider when baking a fresh, homemade apple pie is what kind of apples you should use. When picking out apples for baking, always remember that the apples with the smooth bottoms are the best choice. Do not use apples that have a bumpy bottom, such as Red Delicious apples. These apples are grainier and will fall to pieces once baked, making your pie taste like mush. Your best options are listed below.

Good Choices for Baking Apples
  • Jonagold
  • Gala
  • Fugi
  • Pink Lady
  • Granny Smith
You can choose to use all of the same kind of apple in your pie, or mix and match according to your own personal taste.


  • 5 or 6 good sized apples
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Flour
  • 1/4 stick of Butter

Pie Crust:

1 package Pillsbury Roll-Out Pie Crust (This will include two roll out crusts, one for the top and one for the bottom of the pie)

You may choose to use a pre-made frozen pie crust found in your grocer's freezer section. However, the Pillsbury crust tastes fresher, as it is found in the refrigerated isle and comes packaged unfrozen. It is buttery and flaky once baked, and is the best choice for this recipe.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the apples you have chosen.
  3. Cut the apples into bite-sized pieces, about 1-2 inches long, and place them in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour to the bowl. Mix well.
  5. Roll out one of the pie crusts into the bottom of your pie pan.
  6. Pour the apple mixture into the pie pan.
  7. Cut the 1/4 stick of butter into small pieces and scatter across the top of your pie mixture.
  8. Roll out the other pie crust over the top of the apple mixture. Using your fingers, pinch around the edges of the crust about every 1/2 inch to seal the pie.
  9. Take a knife and cut a few small slits in the top of the pie.
  10. Bake for 50 minutes or until top crust is golden brown.
  11. Let cool for at least 10-20 minutes before serving. Serves about 8 people.
Use this delicious apple pie recipe any time you want to wow your friends, family and co-workers. Prep time takes only about 15 minutes, depending on how fast you can peel an apple, and in less than an hour and a half, you have a hot, fresh dessert sure to make anyone's mouth water! Take it to work to surprise your boss or co-workers, serve it to your family for a smile-invoking dessert, or save it all for yourself. It's up to you! Enjoy!

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