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mom's flat apple pie

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jen Frame
Sequim, WA

This is a great pie for a picnic or potluck. You can pick it up and eat it with your hands. No gooey, drippy mess, but super moist!! The picture that I posted is one of the pictures of the pie my "little" brother made. He is such a great cook as well.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We love the idea of eating apple pie with your hands! Once baked, this tastes like the fried apple pies you can get at that famous fast food restaurant where billions have been served. Rolling the dough on a cookie sheet is genius. The crust becomes flaky and delicious. The warm apple filling is perfectly sweet with notes of cinnamon. We loved the sweet icing drizzle on top. Eat this warm or at room temp. Either way is absolutely delicious.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 15 serving(s)
prep time 40 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mom's flat apple pie

  • 3 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1
    egg yolk, plus enough milk to make 1 cup of liquid
  • 2-3
    handfuls of Corn Flakes
  • 10
    Granny Smith apples, sliced and cored
  • 4-8 Tbsp
    butter, cubed
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
  • 2/3 c
    powered sugar
  • 2-3 dash
    vanilla extract
  • milk, enough for a thin frosting

How To Make mom's flat apple pie

Test Kitchen Tips
We used a 15x10-inch cookie sheet pan for baking. Also, you could do anywhere between 8-10 apples depending on their size. We only used 8 while testing.
  • Crust ingredients combined in a bowl.
    Mix ingredients for crust (which are the first 4 ingredients on the list).
  • Dough rolled out on a cookie sheet.
    Roll out half of the dough to fit a cookie sheet.
  • Corn Flakes sprinkled over the crust.
    Sprinkle with Corn Flakes.
  • Apple slices on top of the Corn Flakes.
    Place sliced apples on top of Corn Flakes.
  • Cinnamon sugar and butter on top of the apples.
    Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of apples. Dot with butter.
  • Top crust placed on top of the cookie sheet.
    Add top crust to cover.
  • Slit cut into crust brushed with egg wash.
    Beat egg white and sugar and brush on top of pie. Cut a few slits in the top of the pie crust.
  • Flat Apple Pie baking in the oven.
    Bake at 425 degrees F for 25-30 mintues.
  • Drizzling frosting over the warm pie.
    Mix powered sugar, vanilla and enough milk to make a thin frosting. Drizzle over hot pie.