We don’t need to say (but we will anyway): Apple pie is an American classic. It needs nothing more than cool whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
But needs is a subjective term. And after you’ve eaten your share of the classic, it can be nice to give apple pie a twist. From a rosemary-caramel–topped version to one with a cornmeal crust, these are our favorite ways to spice up basic apple pie. Just don’t forget the ice cream.