A quick and easy twist on a classic apple pie, this Apple Butter Pie has the richness and smooth texture of a pumpkin pie while bursting with caramelized apple flavour.
Apple Butter Pie Recipe
When it comes to which pie to make for the holidays, my family can never agree!
Pecan pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie – everyone has their preference and someone is going to be disappointed if their favorite isn’t the one that ends up being served at the end of the meal.
While I usually make two pies, that still leaves one out! And call me stubborn, but when I’m already making lasagna, a turkey, possibly a ham, homemade dinner rolls, and about fifty side dishes (give or take), I’m not about to make three from-scratch pies to top it all off.
This year, I’ve decided on this decadent apple butter pie and a pecan pie. The apple butter pie is perfect for appeasing the pumpkin pie and apple pie fans by combining the velvety, smooth texture of pumpkin pie with the vibrant, caramelized apple flavor of apple pie. With just six ingredients and no need to cook the pie filling before it’s baked, this apple butter pie is extremely low maintenance, so it won’t be a hassle on a day when you’re already prepping so many other dishes.
For our test recipe, I used pre-made pie shells but the foolproof pie crust in my original apple pie recipe would be perfect if you don’t mind the extra task and time.
Top this pie with whipped cream, vanilla-cinnamon frosting, candied pecans or pie crust cookies for a real showstopper of a dessert.
Can you freeze apple butter pie? Yes! The creamy, custard-based filling used for this apple butter pie allows it to freeze beautifully. Bake the pie as directed and allow it to cool completely (as freezing a warm pie can cause ice to build up.) Wrap the pie with plastic wrap (or your preferred plastic wrap alternative) and place in a freezer bag or your favorite freezer container. (This set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain.)
At least 12 hours (preferably a day) before you want to serve the pie, remove it from the freezer and place in the fridge to thaw. You can heat it up in the microwave or oven before serving if you like it warm – but ensure it is fully thawed before re-heating.
If you can’t find apple butter, check out our recipe for Instant Pot Apple Butter. You can also swap out the apple butter for pumpkin butter, if desired.
More Apple Butter Desserts
Apple Butter Pie Ingredients
- Apple Butter
- White Sugar
- Whole Milk <– evaporated milk also works great if you have it on hand
- 9″ Deep Pie Crust, not baked
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: use your favorite homemade pie crust recipe in place of the pre-made pie crust called for in the recipe, if desired.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cookie sheet
- Mixing bowl
- Electric mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
- Pie Plate
How to Make an Apple Butter Pie
Preheat oven to 350F and place the unbaked pie crust onto a cookie sheet. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with an electric mixer until frothy, about 2 minutes.
Beat in the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and apple butter until combined.
Whisk in the milk until combined.
Carefully pour the mixture into the pie crust.
Place into the oven and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the center is set.
Allow the pie to cool completely on the counter before putting it in the fridge overnight.
Top with whipped cream and dashes of cinnamon.
Cut into slices and enjoy!
Grab your free printable for our easy apple butter pie recipe:
- 1/2 cup Apple Butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 9" deep pie crust, not baked
- Preheat oven to 350F and place the unbaked pie crust onto a cookie sheet. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with an electric mixer until frothy, about 2 minutes.
- Beat in the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and apple butter until combined.
- Whisk in the milk until combined.
- Carefully pour the mixture into the pie crust.
- Place into the oven and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the center is set.
- Allow the pie to cool completely on the counter before putting it in the fridge overnight.
- Top with whipped cream and dashes of cinnamon.
- Cut into slices and enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 761Total Fat: 60gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 752mgCarbohydrates: 115gFiber: 5gSugar: 17gProtein: 14g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This apple butter pie is the perfect mash-up between the texture of pumpkin pie and the taste of apple pie. It’s perfect when you have limited time to prep but still want to make something homemade.