6 New Twists on Classic Apple Pie

There’s more than one way to bake an apple

By Liz Steelman

Published on November 18, 2015

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-Caramel Apple Pie, holiday pie recipes

Make Your Crust with Cornmeal

Apple-Rosemary Lattice Pie
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

Jacques Pepin's French Classic

Maman's Apple Tart
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
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

How to Make Pie Dough

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