15 Reviews

A lovely pie! The three spices were perfect with the apples, and the lemon gave it a fresh taste. I made this exactly as directed, and was rewarded with a pie that smelled heavenly and tasted even better. Served warm, it can't be beat! Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe.

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Miss Annie December 02, 2002

This is an excellent recipe and so easy to make! My seven year old daughter made this using Granny Smith apples and it was so good she made a second one to share with our neighbors. This will definately be a part of every holiday celebation from now on. The lemon zest is the key!

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GeorgeB59102 February 05, 2011

This is an amazing apple pie! I just started baking and I have recieved SO many compliments on this apple pie! People say it's the best they've ever had, and can't figure out what makes it different than all the rest....it's the lemon zest! Simply delicous!

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ClaireBear123 December 15, 2007

Yes, we had this pie again tonight. My daughter made it this time. On the top layer of crumbles, she mixed in 1/4 cup of oatmeal and it turned out even better! Just wanted to share that tidbit if you make this pie.

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Cocoa July 13, 2006

Mimi, your passion for citrus is unusual, but really has brought a fresh taste to your recipes. This one is no exception. This is a new and improved version of an American classic comfort food. This apple pie incorporates both something old and something new. The old and traditional combination of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg with the new addition of lemon zest made this a pie so fresh and fantastic - you'd think your bought at a gourmet bakery. I will be making this again.

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lisa4318 April 24, 2003

Absolutely amazing!! Thank you for sharing this. I made two pies and my son begged me not to give the second one to grandma. I had to remind him that sharing is caring.

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evette32713 June 14, 2015

It's ok. The lemon zest its indeed a good idea and gives it a fresh flavor. Everyone loved it. Will add some pecans or raisins next time as I thought sth. was missing. Though the crust or better crumbs didn't turn out well it still tasted delicious. But for the next try out I prefer to have crust and topping made out of the same dough.

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cfm July 30, 2012

Thanks for a very good apple pie recipe. I didn't have any lemon and still thought it was very good. Thanks!

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JFitz December 01, 2010

Delicious pie. We enjoyed the nice crumbly topping. Thanks Mimi for a great recipe.

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donna in niagara falls December 04, 2005

I love the lower fat and calories in this one crust pie! My husband calls it the apple crisp pie and then eats almost the whole thing. Love it! I like a little stronger flavor, so I doubled all of the spices and the zest.

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Kelly McPherson November 24, 2004
Apple Pie