1 (9-inch) pie

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook first 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring often, 35 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, and discard lemon. Add butter and vanilla; cool.

Step 2

Fit 1 piecrust into a 9-inch pieplate according to package directions. Pour applesauce mixture into crust.

Step 3

Roll remaining piecrust to press out fold lines, and cut into 1/2-inch strips. Arrange strips in a lattice design over filling; fold edges under, and crimp.

Step 4

Bake on lowest oven rack at 425° for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden, shielding pie with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning, if necessary. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

LoveMyKitchen's Review

November 15, 2010
This pie is very good, the filling is very delicious. Just be aware that the name of this recipe "Applesauce Pie" describes this dessert well. The filling is like applesauce, it is not a firm apple filling.

kimberly59's Review

September 22, 2010
This is my favorite apple pie recipe. Every time I make it to share I get rave reviews and requests for the recipe.The tiny bit of vanilla really makes a nice addition to the traditional apple pie taste.