I always boast about how simple and fast dessert recipes are and if they’re not, I usually find a way to simplify it, like buying the Doug instead of making it myself. Of course it’ll never taste the same as if you make everything yourself, but I know not everyone has a lot of spare time, so I like giving you guys the option.

In this case, there’s not much of a shortcut. Just the conviction that it would be a magnificent dessert, close to perfection not because of the dessert per se, but because of who you share it with!

So be patient and follow these steps carefully and you will have a magnificent dessert.



  • Preheat oven to 425F and start by preparing the crust
  • Sift the flour twice, then whisk in the salt and create a little well. Pour in the oil, then milk and stir everything together
  • Once the dough starts to form, finish working it by gently kneading it on a sheet of wax paper. Divide into two parts. Roll each part out in between 2 sheets of wax paper to about 11 “in diameter.
  • Toss the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and flour together. Pour into pie plate.
  • Cut some shapes out of top pastry piece (if desired) and place over pie. Press and crimp the edges together. Cut some slits if needed.
  • Bake at 425F for 15 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 375F and bake for another 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling starts to bubble.
  • Let cool for 2 hours before serving.

If you want to make this recipe even simpler, feel free to use a store-bought pie crust for when you are short on time, but still want to be a rockstar in the kitchen.

If you serve with vanilla ice cream, uuffff you won’t regret it! :p