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-Caramel Apple Pie, holiday pie recipes

Rosemary-Caramel Apple Pie

Infused with fragrant rosemary, the caramel topping gives a sophisticated edge to simple apples. See the recipe for Rosemary-Caramel Apple Pie »Matt Taylor-Gross

Make Your Crust with Cornmeal

Apple-Rosemary Lattice Pie

Apple-Rosemary Lattice Pie

Cornmeal's nutty flavor is the perfect pairing for sweet apples. See the recipe for Apple-Rosemary Lattice Pie »James Roper

The Half-Cake, Half-Pie

Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake

Nanny's Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake

Crumbly, streusel-topped apple cake gets tucked into pie crust for the best of both worlds. See the recipe for Nanny's Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake »Matt Taylor-Gross

Jacques Pepin's French Classic

Maman's Apple Tart

Maman's Apple Tart

Instead of the American classic, go French with this recipe from Jacques Pepin's maman. See the recipe for Maman's Apple Tart »Todd Coleman

Put Your Apple Pie in a Skillet

Apple Pandowdy

Apple Pandowdy

Skip all the trouble of making a pie crust with this homey New England pandowdy. See the recipe for Apple Pandowdy »Romulo Yanes

Everything's Better with a Little Salt

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

The deep-dish pie that features everyone's favorite sauce: salted caramel. See the recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Pie »Andrew Ingalls

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