A Winning Apple Pie from Blue Duck Tavern Recipe

A Winning Apple Pie from Blue Duck Tavern Recipe
Staff Writer
Slice of Apple Pie

Courtesy of Arthur Bovino

Slice of Apple Pie

In 2006, this classic American apple pie recipe was selected as one of the top 25 dishes of the year by USA Today. It's as scrumptious as promised, and even more so with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt on top of a warm, buttery slice.  

From Chef Brian McBride of Blue Duck Tavern


For pie dough:

In a mixer with a paddle, mix butter, flours, sugar, and salt just until combined (make sure not to overmix). In a bowl, mix egg yolks and cream together. Add to the flour mixture. Mix very quickly, just until everything comes together. Chill dough before using.

For the pie:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a sauté pan, melt the butter.  Add the brown sugar and cinnamon sticks. Cook until caramelized, and then add the apples. Cook until they are just soft but retain their firmness (chilling the apples before cooking helps this process).

Roll pie dough out until 1/8-inch thick and line the pie tin with it. Add apple sauce to the bottom, spreading it out with a spatula, and then fill the pie tin with the cooked apples. Cut out one round piece of pie dough and place on top. Whisk together egg and milk to create egg wash and brush it over the pie. Sprinkle some brown sugar on top. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

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Calories per serving:

1,029 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 66g 101%
  • Carbs 102g 34%
  • Saturated 40g 202%
  • Fiber 5g 21%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 42g
  • Monounsaturated 17g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 11g 21%
  • Cholesterol 248mg 83%
  • Sodium 340mg 14%
  • Calcium 94mg 9%
  • Magnesium 29mg 7%
  • Potassium 310mg 9%
  • Iron 4mg 24%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 158mg 23%
  • Vitamin A 594µg 66%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 41%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 29%
  • Niacin (B3) 5mg 23%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 6%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 146µg 37%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 6%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin K 9µg 12%
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