Maple-Ginger Apple Pie


In this healthy apple pie recipe, a touch of maple syrup spiked with lemon zest, cinnamon and ground ginger coats the apples while they bake. Serve this amazing homemade pie with lightly sweetened whipped cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
10 servings


Butter Pastry Dough

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), cut into chunks

  • 4-5 tablespoons ice water


  • 8 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples (6-8 apples), a mix of sweet and tart, such as Cortland and/or McIntosh

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup

  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • Sugar for sprinkling (optional)

  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. To prepare crust: Mix flour and salt in a large bowl or food processor. Work butter into the flour mixture using a pastry blender or two knives or by pulsing in the food processor until it's pebble-sized. Add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough is evenly moist (but not wet) and is just starting to clump together, being careful not to overmix. Divide dough into 2 pieces and pat each into a 5-inch disk. Wrap with plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days. Remove from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before rolling out.

  2. To prepare filling & bake pie: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  3. Roll one portion of dough between sheets of parchment paper into a 12-inch circle. Peel off the top sheet and invert the dough into a 9-inch pie pan (not deep-dish). Remove the second sheet.

  4. Toss apples in a large bowl with flour, maple syrup, lemon zest, cinnamon, ginger and salt until evenly coated. Spoon the apple mixture into the crust. Roll the second portion of dough between the sheets of parchment into a 13-inch circle. Peel off the top sheet and invert the dough onto the fruit. Peel off the remaining sheet. Tuck the top crust under the bottom crust, sealing the two together. Flute the edge of the crust with your fingers or crimp with a fork. Brush the crust with egg, cut several slits in the top and sprinkle with sugar (if using).

  5. Place the pie on a baking sheet to catch any drips. Bake for 20 minutes.

  6. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees . Continue baking until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbling, 50 minutes to 1 hour more.

  7. Let cool completely on a wire rack before serving. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare pastry dough (Step 1) and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Loosely cover pie and store at room temperature for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
15g Fat
41g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 14g
Added Sugars 5g 10%
Protein 4g 9%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Vitamin A 489IU 10%
Vitamin C 4mg 5%
Folate 94mcg 23%
Sodium 243mg 11%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 14mg 3%
Potassium 145mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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