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
Make Your Crust with Cornmeal
The Half-Cake, Half-Pie
Jacques Pepin's French Classic
Put Your Apple Pie in a Skillet
Everything's Better with a Little Salt
How to Make Pie Dough
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