Homemade Easy Apple Pie

Homemade Easy Apple Pie

An upside down apple pie! And, it’s easy! Wowzee! Take a look! Just a few ingredients. And, it’s super delicious!

Upside Down Apple Pie Recipe

Alright, upfront before you check the recipe. This is easy. Yes. Just a few ingredients. 

The most difficult part of this recipe? Flipping it right side up after it’s baked!

With some patience, time and finesse, you’ll do it. Ready to move on! 

Apple Pie Recipe

Simplicity is what makes this apple pie super delicious. Just a lot of apples. Some warm seasonings. 

And, to top it off a crispy crunchy puff pastry crust! 

Easy Apple Pie Recipe

Most all of my desserts or sweets, yes, pies, cakes, cookies, muffins, the whole shebang, are pretty darn easy. 

That’s probably because I never would position myself as a ‘baker’. I mean a really accomplished baker. 

My creations are delicious, simple, rustic and reflect the happiness of biting into something pretty special. 

Pie Crusts

If you want to make your own pie crust or use a refrigerated roll out pie crust, you can surely do so. I’ve not done this recipe with that type of dough, so I can’t guarantee the integrity of the pie when flipped. 

If you don’t flip the pie, then I know it’s going to work perfectly fine! Check out this blackberry upside down pie and the upside down peach pie. Yep, I love upside down pies!

Easy Apple Pie with Puff Pastry

Now puff pastry for me is a lifesaver! My favorite brand is Jus Rol. Why? Well, several reasons.

  • It’s got a fabulous flavor and texture. 
  • It’s in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. Not frozen. 
  • It comes in one full roll out piece which makes it so much easier than three pieces or frozen dough. 
  • It’s rolled in parchment paper that makes rolling out, at about room temperature, very easy. 

Homemade Easy Apple Pie

There are basically three steps to this recipe:

  • Preparing the apple mixture with spices, lemon juice, and arrowroot.
  • Covering the pie with the pastry dough. 
  • Removing the pie from the pan after it’s baked. 

Easy Quick Apple Pie

Sure hope you try this easy apple pie. It’s full of flavor. It screams of Fall. And, it’s a recipe that you can swap out fruits, try peaches or other berries, and have more great pies! 

And, don’t think it’s just for sweets, you can make a delicious savory pie with tomatoes. This recipe for an upside down tomato pie even made the cover of Food Network Magazine! 

Homemade Easy Apple Pie

Homemade Easy Apple Pie

Homemade Easy Apple Pie

Yield: One 10" pie plate pie


  • 6 apples, honeycrisp, medium size, washed, skin on, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 lemon, large, juice only
  • 1 Tbl. pumpkin pie spice, can use apple pie spice mixture
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot
  • 1 roll out refrigerated puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  • Sea salt flakes


  1. Wash the apples well. Cut into bite size pieces with skin on.
  2. Put in a large mixing bowl with the lemon juice. Toss and blend well coating the apples. Mix together the spice mixture, sugar and salt .in a small bowl.
  3. Sprinkle on the apples. Toss and blend well coating the apples.
  4. Grease the pie plate well. Put the apples in the pie plate and leave about 1/2" around the perimeter. This will be space for the puff pastry dough.
  5. Roll out the puff pastry. Put on top the apples. Take the dough that's overlapping and crimp, pinch and tuck it all around the apples. Snuggle all the dough around the mound of apples.
  6. Brush the puff pastry with the egg white. Sprinkle on a few sea salt flakes. With a paring knife cut a small 'X' in the center to let steam escape. Put the pie plate on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake in a preheated 375 oven for 32 to 36 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  8. When done, remove and use a small rubber spatula to gently go around the perimeter of the baked puff pastry. This will loosen and dislodge it from the sides of the pan.
  9. Let the pie cool COMPLETELY. Place a 10+ inch dinner plate on top of the pie. Carefully flip. Then gently let the pie dislodge from the pie plate. There's a slight 'suction'. Gently jiggle and loosen and the pie will come out with the apples on top and the crispy crust on the bottom.

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Homemade Easy Apple Pie

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  1. This looks so easy and delicious! Will surely try it real soon. Love how you bake and write the recipe in detail โ™ฅ๏ธ

    1. Minahel! You’re a sweetheart! Thank you for letting me know. It’s one of our favorites, and I make all the time! Here’s to easy desserts! xoxx ally

  2. Gay Shelton says:

    I am not a baker, but just made this and it was so simple! Waiting for it to cool so I can turn it over. Thank you for such an easy and what I know will be delicious treat!

    1. Gay! I’m not a proficient baker either! I call myself a ‘rogue’ baker, so here we are uniting, luv! Let me know how the flip went and your tasting! xoxx ally

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