Grape & Apple Pie

There’s nothing quite like the smell of an apple pie baking in the oven—sweet fruit, warm spices, buttery crust… But even better than smelling it? Eating it. We have 10 awesome recipes that you’ve got to try this season, from crumbly pies to the classic double-crust. No matter what your style, just make sure you bake one before apple season‘s over. Vanilla ice cream optional (but recommended).



Pulse flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor. Add butter and shortening; pulse just until coarse meal forms. Add 1/3 cup ice water; pulse until dough forms clumps, adding more ice water by teaspoonfuls if dry. Gather dough into a ball; divide in half. Flatten into disks, wrap in plastic, and chill for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.

Roll out 1 dough disk on a lightly floured surface into an 11″ round. Transfer to pie dish; press gently onto bottom and up sides of dish. Trim dough flush with edge of dish, leaving no overhang. Freeze until firm, about 10 minutes. Add scraps to remaining dough disk; roll out on parchment paper to a 12″ round. Slide paper with dough onto a rimless baking sheet and chill in refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 375°. Line dough in pie dish with foil or parchment paper. Fill foil with pie weights or dried beans. Bake until edges are just beginning to turn golden, 25–30 minutes. Remove foil and pie weights. Return dish to oven; continue baking until crush is dark golden all over, about 20 minutes longer. Transfer pan to a wire rack; let crush cool completely.


Mix apples, grapes, sugar, and flour in a large saucepan; stir to coat. Cook over medium–low heat, stirring often, until fruit is translucent and juices are thickened, 30–40 minutes. Let mixture cool to room temperature.

Prehead oven to 375°. Transfer fruit to crust. Remove remaining dough from refrigerator. Using a decorative cutter, make a pattern in center of dough, leaving a 2″ plain border; reserve cutouts. Invert dough over fruit in crust; peel off parchment paper. Trim dough along edge of crust, leaving no overhang. Arrange reserved dough cutouts decoratively over top crust, pressing lightly to adhere. Place pie on baking sheet.

Bake pie until crust is golden brown and juices bubble, 50 minutes–1 hour. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. DO AHEAD: Can be made 8 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Serve with ice cream, if desired.

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