How to Make the Perfect Apple Blossom Pie

Impress your Thanksgiving guests with this beautiful pie that looks a lot more complicated than it is. Follow our seven easy, step-by-step instructions to achieve pie greatness!

Step 1

Core and thinly slice apples. Bring juice to a simmer in a large skillet. Add apple slices in batches, simmering until softened and pliable.

apple blossom pie

Photo by Julie Miltenberger

Photo by Julie Miltenberger

Step 2

With a sharp knife, cut pie crust into 1-inch-wide strips.

apple blossom pie

Photo by Julie Miltenberger

Photo by Julie Miltenberger

Step 3

Coat one of the rounded (outer) strips of dough with sugar mixture and press onto side of pie plate. Press overlapping apple slices along dough, rounded side up. Add a second sugared dough strip and layer on more apple slices.

apple blossom pie

Photo by Julie Miltenberger

Photo by Julie Miltenberger

Step 4

Continue layering dough strips and apples, occasionally pushing dough and apples towards outside of dish.

apple blossom pie

Photo by Julie Miltenberger

Photo by Julie Miltenberger

Step 5

Small strips of dough should be visible through the apple slices.

apple blossom pie

Photo by Julie Miltenberger

Photo by Julie Miltenberger

Step 6

Once you reach the center of the blossom, curl one apple slice around itself and tuck into middle.

apple blossom pie

Photo by Julie Miltenberger

Photo by Julie Miltenberger

Step 7

Tuck any remaining apple slices around edge of pie plate and also use to fill any gaps within center of pie.

apple blossom pie

Photo by Julie Miltenberger

Photo by Julie Miltenberger