6 New Twists on Classic Apple Pie

There's more than one way to bake an apple

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.

Top Your Apples with Rosemary Caramel

Rosemary adds a subtle, herbal undertone to a gooey caramel sauce that gets stirred into tart apples in this sophisticated yet all-American dessert. Get the recipe for Rosemary-Caramel Apple Pie »

Make Your Crust with Cornmeal

Apple-Rosemary Lattice Pie

A rosemary-laced cornmeal crust adds a fragrant, savory dimension to classic apple pie. Get the recipe for Apple-Rosemary Lattice Pie »

The Half-Cake, Half-Pie

Nanny’s Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake

With a streusel topping and pie-like dough, this Rosh Hashanah apple dessert is half cake, half pie. Get the recipe for Nanny’s Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake »

Jacques Pepin’s French Classic

Maman’s Apple Tart

This dessert comes from the chef Jacques Pépin, who learned how to make it from his mother. Get the recipe for Maman’s Apple Tart »

Put Your Apple Pie in a Skillet

Apple Pandowdy

At Boston’s Durgin-Park, squares of buttery crust are pressed into a simmering apple filling partway through cooking to soak up the spiced sauce in this old-school dessert. Get the recipe for Apple Pandowdy »

Everything’s Better with a Little Salt

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

How to Make Pie Dough