Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

Occasionally, though, the most popular recipes don’t come from celebs, as is the case with this apple pie. This recipe doesn’t come from someone we watch on television, or follow on Instagram. It’s from someone’s grandmother.




As we began the search for our apple pie contenders, it immediately became clear that “Apple Pie by Grandma Ople,” posted on AllRecipes.com, is the most popular apple pie recipe on the internet. Twenty-three thousand people report having made it, more than 10,000 of them have posted reviews, and more than 3,000 have posted photos. It averages a five-star review.

At first, I couldn’t understand what the hype was about. The ingredient list is simple and unassuming, and the directions are just as short. But when I read through the steps more carefully, I quickly realized it uses an absolutely wild technique I’ve never seen (or even heard of) before. Here’s how it went when I tried it out in my kitchen.

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